SapphireLHR
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New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:29 pm

BA are to fly the first aircraft NLN ,fitted with the new Club World Seats today to LAX.
Was fortunate to fly on the shakedown flight to trial the new seats, result, excellent, very comfortable, big improvement, couple of minor hiccups which probably won't even be noticed by fare paying pax. The new Video on Demand system, brilliant. The new seat "Z Bed" setting suberb. New Club kitchen help yourself best I've experienced.
Total overall result.......Certainly one of the best around, well done BA, been a long time coming.
 
albird87
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RE: New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:36 pm

I have a point to ask though then about the window seats?

If the config is like the last club world then if the people in the isle seats are fully reclined and sleeping, how do the FA serve the people in the window seats?? it looks like with the little privacy shells that they have given every seat, and with the private divider that it will be very hard for FA to serve them?
Perhaps you can shed some light on this??
 
CHRISBA777ER
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RE: New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:43 pm

I'm doing BA's annual credit review next week - any chance of emailing me some of the promotional stuff for it? I'm more interested in how quickly the product will be rolled out, and what routes are getting it first.

Cheers,

CM
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
 
acefreighter
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RE: New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:07 pm

It will be on the Terminal 1 routes first as the first aircraft fitted is one of the higher power H-T engine aircraft so will operate at Los Angeles and Johannesburg plus possibly the other routes first.
 
planesarecool
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RE: New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:20 am

Quoting AceFreighter (Reply 3):
It will be on the Terminal 1 routes first as the first aircraft fitted is one of the higher power H-T engine aircraft so will operate at Los Angeles and Johannesburg plus possibly the other routes first.

Los Angeles (269), Johannesburg (055), Hong Kong (025) and Tokyo (005)
 
tcxdegsy
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RE: New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:58 am

Quoting AceFreighter (Reply 3):
It will be on the Terminal 1 routes first as the first aircraft fitted is one of the higher power H-T engine aircraft so will operate at Los Angeles and Johannesburg plus possibly the other routes first.

Any chance of this including San Fran???

Any BA chaps able to list which flights are destined for the new cabin in Dec?

I'm LHR-SFO on 14th.........fingers crossed I can luck out!
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planesarecool
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RE: New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:09 am

Quoting TCXDegsy (Reply 5):
Any chance of this including San Fran???

Any BA chaps able to list which flights are destined for the new cabin in Dec?

I'm LHR-SFO on 14th.........fingers crossed I can luck out!

Not G-BNLN - both SFO flights are currently operated by Low-J aircraft, and BNLN is a High-J

If it operated to LAX today, then it's planned flights would probably be:

1 Dec: BA025 LHR-HKG
2 Dec: BA026 HKG-LHR

After which, it could then go on to operate the BA005/006 NRT flight, the BA269/268 LAX flight, or be moved across to T4 where it would operate mainly JFK routes.
 
8herveg
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RE: New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:31 pm

Are they still putting the New Club World between WTP & WT on some of the aircraft?
 
acefreighter
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RE: New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:33 pm

No - not on the high J (70 seat) aircraft. These will stay as they are currently. the ones to be changed are the low J (38 seat) aircraft which will be reconfigured to 52 J seats with the WTP in between F and J on main deck. (Upper deck stays J)
 
anstar
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RE: New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:58 pm

Quoting Albird87 (Reply 1):
it looks like with the little privacy shells that they have given every seat, and with the private divider that it will be very hard for FA to serve them?

Apparently it will be easier. The new divider is electronic so th eFA just has to push a button. Much easier than mucking around with the Fan divider
 
tcxdegsy
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RE: New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:16 pm

Anyone have an update on the dedicated ClubWorld website, which was supposed to be fully updated and launched today, but hasn't been yet?

www.newclubworld.com
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jacobin777
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RE: New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:56 am

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
I'm doing BA's annual credit review next week - any chance of emailing me some of the promotional stuff for it? I'm more interested in how quickly the product will be rolled out, and what routes are getting it first.

How will their pension deficit affect their credit?

Also, anything interesting in their RFP?

Thanks in advance..

Cheers...
"Up the Irons!"
 
trekster
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RE: New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:08 am

Quoting TCXDegsy (Reply 10):

I hear its still awaiting the final go ahaed to be fully published, though i would o fthought it would of been by now. Flyertalk aint happy about it.
Where does the time go???
 
tcxdegsy
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RE: New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:09 am

The site is now fully launched
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tcxdegsy
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RE: New BA Club World First Pax Flight Today

Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:12 am

Trekster - can you confirm what Planesarecool says - I've got no chance of getting New Club on 14th Dec? booooooo
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