cambrian
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Flying BA Club World To PLS

Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:59 pm

I am flying in BA Club World to the Turks and Caicos on Sunday. I haven't flown Club World since the days of the cradle seat on their 742's.

I am assuming that they do not offer a sleeper suit in Club on the way back.
Will BA introduce First on this route at some time in the future? I usually fly First, but it seems that recent enhancements in Club World have brought it nearer to First anyway.

Is there any way of knowing if the aircraft will be configured in the "new" Club World?

I am also wondering if passengers are allowed to leave the plane during the stop at NAS.

Does anyone know what the loads are like in Club on BA253 on Sunday?
Also, how long is the sector between NAS and PLS? Quite short, I imagine.
 
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RE: Flying BA Club World To PLS

Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:04 am

The aircraft will be new configured with the flat beds as all LHR longhaul 767s now operate in the refurbished layout.

First was offered on the route, but as the 767s were dusked, i.e. refurbished, First was removed and World Traveller plus added. Only way First would return was if BA used a 777 on the route with a four class layout.

As for flight time NAS-PLS, check the BA website. Might also find information on whether you can leave the aircraft at NAS and exactly what should be on offer in Club World.
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RE: Flying BA Club World To PLS

Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:20 am

Quoting Cambrian (Thread starter):
Also, how long is the sector between NAS and PLS? Quite short, I imagine.

Just put 'NAS-PLS' into Google for you, and journey time is showing as 1h45...but that could be with any airline on aircraft type! So thats not really a good answer for you Big grin
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RE: Flying BA Club World To PLS

Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:24 am

Total scheduled time is 1:20 NAS-PLS.

* 1A PLANNED FLIGHT INFO * BA 253 3 SU 04DEC
APT ARR DY DEP DY CLASS/MEAL EQP GRND EFT TTL
LHR 0950 SU JCDIWTYBHKM/M 767 10:10
RVNLSQ/M
NAS 1500 SU 1600 SU JCDIWTYBHKM/- 1:00 1:20
RVNLSQ/-
PLS 1720 SU 12:30
 
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RE: Flying BA Club World To PLS

Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:24 am

They don't normally let you disembark at Nassau in transit as there are no transit facilities at the terminal. (The international terminal is pretty basic from memory so you wouldn't be missing much anyway.)

You won't get a sleeper suit as there is no first class on the route.
 
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RE: Flying BA Club World To PLS

Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:20 am

Quoting Cambrian (Thread starter):
I am assuming that they do not offer a sleeper suit in Club on the way back.

Sleeper suits in First only, although apparently the duvets and what not have been made a little better than the blankets for overnight flights. I didn't see any difference when I last flew overnight in CW.

Fraser's tip: Sleep on top of the duvet or blanket, the cabins overnight are usually warm and the seat has a tendency to be a little tough. By sleeping on the blanket you don't get hot and your backside is more comfortable.

PS. The wooden comb has been removed from the new First amenity kit. Just had to mention that  Wink
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cambrian
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RE: Flying BA Club World To PLS

Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:54 am

Thanks for the comments, guys. I will try to do a trip report when I get back.

Fraser, thanks for the tip about the duvet. Your trip reports are a tough act to follow!

PS. The wooden comb has been removed from the new First amenity kit. Just had to mention that

You have the memory of an elephant! Frankly, as it is only Club, I won't care if I look like I have been dragged backwards through a hedge!
I have never used the Molton Brown spa in all my years of travelling- I am thinking of giving it a go this time. Do you have any recommendations? I suppose that booking ahead is a good idea?
 
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RE: Flying BA Club World To PLS

Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:09 am

Quoting Cambrian (Reply 6):
I have never used the Molton Brown spa in all my years of travelling- I am thinking of giving it a go this time. Do you have any recommendations? I suppose that booking ahead is a good idea?

Heresy!  Wink

Unlike the VS Clubhouse you cannot book ahead for treatments, it is on a first come, first served basis. I've not had a problem in booking on the day and usually am given a few options about when I'd like the massage. If possible they try and make it closest to departure time as possible, usually I end up going straight from the appointment to the boarding gate. However they do often get booked up so if you arrive an hour before the flight it is unlikely you'll get an appointment, therefore I try to make it my first airside port of call.

The choices are face, hand, foot and back massage. I always go for the back massage, tried it once and was superb so haven't bothered to change although in fairness I am no massage expert. The appointments usually last 20mins although the window given is 30mins.

If you like Molton Brown stuff say nicely at the end, I've been giving a fair few samples (and more!) on occassions.

One thing to note is the Arrivals Lounge massage is not the same. The departure lounge one is a full on lie-down, clothes off, oil based massage whereas the one in Arrivals is done in one of those odd chair things and there is only one masseuse, First time I did it I made a real fool of myself trying to work out how to sit down! It is upstairs in the T4 Arrivals Lounge, turn left at top of the stairs and it is a door off the Combiz area with a small bronze MB plaque.
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