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Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:33 am

What configuration on the 777 does British Airways have? What are your impressions of Club World? I've flown the Virgin Upper Class Suite and first class on UA and LH, so how does it compare?

I'm flying SEA-LHR-BLR in Business class today, and I just noticed on the British Airways website that Club World service is not offered to Bangalore India according to the Club World route map. What service do they have? The flight is supposed to be a 777.

Flight: British Airways flight 48 on a Boeing 777 Jet
Depart: Seattle/Tacoma, WA (SEA) - 6:30pm
Arrive: London Heathrow, UK (LHR) - 12:00noon

Flight: British Airways flight 119 on a Boeing 777 Jet
Depart: London Heathrow, UK (LHR) - 1:40pm
Arrive: Bangalore, India (BLR) - 4:45am


The flight from SEA to LHR is supposed to be a 777 with the full four classes of service. This is the first time I've ever flown BA in Club World as I've only flown Club Europe and World Traveller, so I'm curious to experience what they have to offer.

Thanks for your help. Any other thoughts about the flights and Club World? What type of lounge offerings can I get in LHR terminal 4? Is there enough time to enjoy them? This is one of the longest single stop itineraries that you can take, so I hope to be comfortable, but I'm also really excited.

[Edited 2006-12-24 19:38:12]
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:35 am

The 777 will most definately have flatbed club world. Every longhaul a/c does.

I assume the omission from the map is caused by BLR being a relatively new route, and somebody at BA's web dept being a bit slow in updating the map!
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:00 am

Envious about your trip!

On a 777 the Club World seat is lie flat as are all Club World seats. So that is what you will have on both sectors. It's a great experience, and you will arrive well taken care of and rested. To me, it's a top-class flying experience.

In London, the lounges are excellent at T4 (there are two), and you can avail of the food, drink, showers, pressing, massage and internet facilities. I used to actually cross customs, step out (the fresh air makes a HUGE difference), use the Arrivals lounge and check-in again. I don't do that anymore as T4 security procedures are too cumbersome.

Now your 1:40 connecting time is too short to do much, so here's my .02:

1. Get off the flight briskly, and sprint to the 'Connecting Flights' area where you go through security, and head upstairs to the Departures concourse.

2. Check to see which gate your departing flight's assigned to. If it is 22 or higher, you will be be in the dreaded 'Victor Zone', an extension that take an additonal 15 minutes to get to the aircraft. This will also dictate the choice of Lounge you will use.

3. If you are at the Lounge by 1 pm latest, I would urge you to have a shower as it really refreshes you for the long trip ahead.

4. T4 has excellent shopping - I like the bookstores as you find interesting stuff that you dont get in the US market.

Enjoy your flight, and feel free to send me a message if you have any questions.

PS: If you smile nicely at BLR you may get upgraded to FIRST on the way back....

Bon Voyage!
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:02 am

All 777s has the same Club World and you will get the same, nice, flat seat on both your flights. Enjoy!
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:57 am

Quoting DavidT (Reply 1):
I assume the omission from the map is caused by BLR being a relatively new route, and somebody at BA's web dept being a bit slow in updating the map!

That probably could be an explanation.

One unfortunate thing is that BA does not offer first class to BLR. I would be flying in first if it was availabe, but Club World isn't bad at all.
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:44 am

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 4):
One unfortunate thing is that BA does not offer first class to BLR. I would be flying in first if it was availabe, but Club World isn't bad at all.

They offer First class to Bangalore on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday services, and 3 class the rest of the week.
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:24 am

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 5):
They offer First class to Bangalore on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday services, and 3 class the rest of the week.

Oh. That would have been nice to know when the travel agent booked the ticket.

However Club World should be pretty nice. I'm sitting in the Seattle Airport British Airways lounge about to board the 777 to LHR and there are only 13 people in the 48 person cabin, so there will be plenty of space. Flying on Christmas Eve and Christmas day is good for international, especially between destinations that celebrate Christmas.
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:01 am

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 6):

Wish I was on that flight Big grin. Wil be nice for you
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:18 pm

Hopefully you see this at some point before departing for BLR! As you're going to be in T4 on Christmas Day it may not be the zoo it normally is. When you go check in for a shower, see if they can accommodate you for a free massage. Hopefully your departure gate is near the Gate 10 lounge complex as that's where the spa/shower is. Just go in, show your boarding pass to the attendant, turn left and take the elevator all the way down.

No Concorde Room access on Club World travel, sadly. If you're a Oneworld Emerald they MIGHT just let you in though. I've gotten lucky twice when not in FIRST as an AA Execplat. Otherwise, if Emerald you'll be directed to the FIRST lounge. Not worth fooling with IMO. The Terraces lounge is airier, roomier, and much less crowded.

[Edited 2006-12-25 04:22:39]

[Edited 2006-12-25 04:23:32]
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:34 pm

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 6):
However Club World should be pretty nice. I'm sitting in the Seattle Airport British Airways lounge about to board the 777 to LHR and there are only 13 people in the 48 person cabin, so there will be plenty of space. Flying on Christmas Eve and Christmas day is good for international, especially between destinations that celebrate Christmas.

It's a very nice lounge isnt it?

I'm curious - did you get Christmas Dinner on the plane? Big grin
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:44 pm

I thought SEA-LHR was a 744 route?
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:58 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 10):
I thought SEA-LHR was a 744 route?

It's currently a 10x 777, but the daily 049/048 flight goes to a B747-400 in the new year. BA053/052 will remain a B777-200 at 3x weekly, with the Wednesday flight being operated by a 3-class configurated aircraft (YMMA-F)
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:45 pm

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 4):
One unfortunate thing is that BA does not offer first class to BLR. I would be flying in first if it was availabe, but Club World isn't bad at all.



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 5):
They offer First class to Bangalore on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday services, and 3 class the rest of the week.

I thought BA's non-First Class 777s were only based at Gatwick to operate the more 'leisure' type routes?

Which other routes does BA operate to without First Class from Heathrow?
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:14 pm

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 12):
I thought BA's non-First Class 777s were only based at Gatwick to operate the more 'leisure' type routes?

G-VIIO,VIIP,VIIR and VIIT are based at Gatwick and operate to Orlando, Antigua & St Lucia/Tobago/Grenada, Tampa, Kingston and Atlanta (3 of 7 weekly). G-YMMA,B,C,D,E and F are based at Heathrow, and have no First.

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 12):

Which other routes does BA operate to without First Class from Heathrow?

Currently,

Denver
Montreal
Kolkata
Dhaka
Chennai
Harare (1 of 3 weekly)
Bangalore (3 of 7 weekly)
Seattle (1 of 10 weekly)
Beijing (2 of 6 weekly)
Newark (2 of 20 weekly)
Chicago (1 of 20 weekly)
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:26 pm

Quoting Kanebear (Reply 8):
Hopefully you see this at some point before departing for BLR! As you're going to be in T4 on Christmas Day it may not be the zoo it normally is. When you go check in for a shower, see if they can accommodate you for a free massage. Hopefully your departure gate is near the Gate 10 lounge complex as that's where the spa/shower is. Just go in, show your boarding pass to the attendant, turn left and take the elevator all the way down.

I'm in the Terraces lounge right now in LHR. Unfortunately there is no time for a massage. My connection is not long enough, but there is time to squeeze in a shower. Only the gate 10 lounge is open today. For some reason they decided to close the other lounge because it is Christmas day. So it is really crowded in here. I can barely get a seat. My opinion of Heathrow is not that good, but it is a single stop connection and worth it.

Quoting Kanebear (Reply 8):
The Terraces lounge is airier, roomier, and much less crowded.

The terraces lounge seems very inadequate. I expected much more. There is plenty of food, but it is not very relaxing and is too crowded.

Quoting DavidT (Reply 9):
I'm curious - did you get Christmas Dinner on the plane?

They did serve Christmas dinner on the SEA-LHR flight, although I opted for pasta as I really am not a fan of Christmas dinner and am not one to really celebrate the holiday anyway. They replaced the chicken main course with turkey. The dessert was something Christmas dinner related. It tasted fine, but I didn't know what it was. I asked the flight attendant and he said something, but I didn't really understand.
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:35 pm

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 13):
G-VIIO,VIIP,VIIR and VIIT are based at Gatwick and operate to Orlando, Antigua & St Lucia/Tobago/Grenada, Tampa, Kingston and Atlanta (3 of 7 weekly).

Wow, only four? I could have sworn when I was at LGW earlier this year I saw more than 4 BA 777s.
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:40 pm

Quoting DavidT (Reply 15):
Wow, only four? I could have sworn when I was at LGW earlier this year I saw more than 4 BA 777s

They have seven 4-class 777's based there aswell as the four 3-class aircraft.
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:11 am

Ah, that would explain why then! Thanks.
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:31 am

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 14):
The terraces lounge seems very inadequate. I expected much more. There is plenty of food, but it is not very relaxing and is too crowded.

I think Kanebear actually meant the Terraces at Gate 1, now called simply the "Gate 1 Lounge". The Terraces at Gate 10, called the "Terraces" is much smaller than the Gate 1 lounge.

Gate 1 lounge was closed today due to the reduced number of longhaul flights and minimal shorthaul schedule from Terminal 4.
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:10 pm

I happily made it to BLR and there was club world seats. I'll write a full trip report when I get some time. Seats were great. Crew was great. Food wasn't. I couldn't believe that they served a stale cheese sandwich wrapped in plastic for breakfast. That was ridiculous.

Quoting LHR777 (Reply 18):
Gate 1 lounge was closed today due to the reduced number of longhaul flights and minimal shorthaul schedule from Terminal 4.

I guess it is good to cut down on the number of staff necessary on Christmas day, but the terraces at gate 10 was overly crowded and not very relaxing at all. My impression of terminal 4 is pretty bad. There was a severe lack of windows and anything other than duty free stores.
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:10 pm

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 19):
I couldn't believe that they served a stale cheese sandwich wrapped in plastic for breakfast. That was ridiculous.

Are you sure it was stale? Perhaps it could have been some weird. tough English cheese Big grin (also did they not offer a choce? normally don't they have a choice of sandwiches? how was your main meal?)
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:43 pm

Quoting DavidT (Reply 20):
re you sure it was stale? Perhaps it could have been some weird. tough English cheese Big grin (also did they not offer a choce? normally don't they have a choice of sandwiches?

I've had that very same sandwich! It's what replaced those nice reception sandwiches you used to get. In comes wrapped in cellophane, about which much has been written in these forums. It's basically a sandwich from Pret-a-Manger.

You're right, it's made from a fancy English cheese, but at 3 am in the morning, hard to swallow. A breakfast service would make more sense at that time.
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:04 am

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 12):
Which other routes does BA operate to without First Class from Heathrow?

All there long haul 767s dont have FIRST but they have club world and Y plus and Y.

Also i hear that the 767s are not getting the new club world seats! Do BA expect to have replaced these aircraft soon???
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:07 pm

Quoting Comorin (Reply 21):
You're right, it's made from a fancy English cheese, but at 3 am in the morning, hard to swallow. A breakfast service would make more sense at that time.

Dry stale bread wrapped in plastic does not signify Club World to me even if it has the nicest cheese.
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:48 pm

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 23):
Dry stale bread wrapped in plastic does not signify Club World to me even if it has the nicest cheese.

Well, now you can enjoy piping hot masala omelets, idlies, dosas and real coffee in BLR for a while! Not to mention the spicy veg and chicken patties, yum!

Have a good time.
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:04 pm

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 13):
Denver
Montreal
Kolkata
Dhaka
Chennai
Harare (1 of 3 weekly)
Bangalore (3 of 7 weekly)
Seattle (1 of 10 weekly)
Beijing (2 of 6 weekly)
Newark (2 of 20 weekly)
Chicago (1 of 20 weekly)

Are they with the 777 or 767 though?
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:47 pm

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 25):
Are they with the 777 or 767 though?

777 (G-YMMA/B/C/D/E/F)
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:53 am

Quoting Comorin (Reply 2):
In London, the lounges are excellent at T4 (there are two), and you can avail of the food, drink, showers, pressing, massage and internet facilities.

Ha, the lounges at T4 (Concorde, First and Terraces) are a discrace. Always crowded, run down, and crappy food. Although they tried to tart up the one at Gate 1, they didn't do it very well.

Quoting Comorin (Reply 2):
1. Get off the flight briskly, and sprint to the 'Connecting Flights' area where you go through security,

An hour 20 minutes, good luck. That's what the express line at T4 usually takes at the best of times.

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 14):
I can barely get a seat.

Welcome to T4 lounges

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 14):
The terraces lounge seems very inadequate. I expected much more. There is plenty of food, but it is not very relaxing and is too crowded.

BA doesn't give a stuff - there moving to T5 in about 10 years ...

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 19):
I guess it is good to cut down on the number of staff necessary on Christmas day, but the terraces at gate 10 was overly crowded and not very relaxing at all. My impression of terminal 4 is pretty bad.

Normal, in my experience. BA should be ashamed.
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:30 am

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 25):
Bangalore (3 of 7 weekly)

I thought Bangalore was served 5 x weekly?
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:36 am

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 28):
I thought Bangalore was served 5 x weekly?

It's been daily since October.
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:25 pm

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 29):
Quoting 8herveg (Reply 28):
I thought Bangalore was served 5 x weekly?
It's been daily since October.

How is this route generally doing?

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 28):
Quoting 8herveg (Reply 25):
Bangalore (3 of 7 weekly)

Is this due aircraft rotation or market cannot support daily 4class service?
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:30 pm

Quoting ANother (Reply 27):
BA doesn't give a stuff - there moving to T5 in about 10 years ...

2 thank you, not 10

Quoting Albird87 (Reply 22):
Also i hear that the 767s are not getting the new club world seats! Do BA expect to have replaced these aircraft soon???

The 767's have literally just been finished being upgraded to the current club world product, so will not be getting the new product. I dont see BA keeping them for the next 10 or so years so there is no money in upgrading them again.
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:28 am

Well I thought I would revive this thread in a form of complaint. I'm sitting in the Terraces lounge in LHR again. This time it is because my flight to Seattle is having issues. I am flying the return BLR-LHR-SEA and we had a tight connection in LHR and boarded the flight to SEA. Unfortunately after waiting two hours in LHR due to mechanical difficulties, we are booted off the plane and are now awaiting a new plane. We are delayed at least 4 hours. I hope I make it home in time for new years!

I must say though that the British Airways Club World seat is great for sleeping, although the food is less than what I expected and the flight attendants vary from good to not so good. Oh well it's raining and miserable at LHR. What a surprise?
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:30 am

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 32):
Well I thought I would revive this thread in a form of complaint. I'm sitting in the Terraces lounge in LHR again. This time it is because my flight to Seattle is having issues. I am flying the return BLR-LHR-SEA and we had a tight connection in LHR and boarded the flight to SEA. Unfortunately after waiting two hours in LHR due to mechanical difficulties, we are booted off the plane and are now awaiting a new plane. We are delayed at least 4 hours. I hope I make it home in time for new years!

I must say though that the British Airways Club World seat is great for sleeping, although the food is less than what I expected and the flight attendants vary from good to not so good. Oh well it's raining and miserable at LHR. What a surprise?

Wow, I flew BACK SEA-LHR today in F, the 777 landed about 2 hours late because it arrived at SEA 2 hours late, and that was because of bad weather (at LHR). The 777's they use to SEA (atleast on the 2 flights I went on) had the old 12 channel Marconni IFE system (small screen).

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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:35 am

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 32):
Well I thought I would revive this thread in a form of complaint. I'm sitting in the Terraces lounge in LHR again. This time it is because my flight to Seattle is having issues. I am flying the return BLR-LHR-SEA and we had a tight connection in LHR and boarded the flight to SEA. Unfortunately after waiting two hours in LHR due to mechanical difficulties, we are booted off the plane and are now awaiting a new plane. We are delayed at least 4 hours. I hope I make it home in time for new years!

I must say though that the British Airways Club World seat is great for sleeping, although the food is less than what I expected and the flight attendants vary from good to not so good. Oh well it's raining and miserable at LHR. What a surprise?

Wow, I flew BACK SEA-LHR today in F, the 777 landed about 2 hours late because it arrived at SEA 2 hours late, and that was because of bad weather (at LHR). The 777's they use to SEA (atleast on the 2 flights I went on) had the old 12 channel Marconni IFE system (small screen).

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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:12 am

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 32):
I hope I make it home in time for new years!

I'm guessing you're still in London, due to BA49 night-stopping, due to mechanical, then crew going out of hours. Well, if you're in F/J you're at the Hilton T4, with dinner and breakfast. W and M class passengers went to the Renaissance, I believe.

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 32):
Oh well it's raining and miserable at LHR. What a surprise?

Absolutely, positively, nothing to do with British Airways, whatsoever!

Wherever you are in the world, Happy 2007.  Smile
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:20 am

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 34):
The 777's they use to SEA (atleast on the 2 flights I went on) had the old 12 channel Marconni IFE system (small screen).

For info the only aircraft with the new AVOD today are
NWR NWS NWT NWC and NLC.
In January the following will be fitted
IVS NLK IVX.
 
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:33 pm

Quoting LHR777 (Reply 35):
Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 32):
I hope I make it home in time for new years!

I'm guessing you're still in London, due to BA49 night-stopping, due to mechanical, then crew going out of hours. Well, if you're in F/J you're at the Hilton T4, with dinner and breakfast. W and M class passengers went to the Renaissance, I believe.

Very true. I spent the night in the T4 Hilton. Not a bad hotel. I get to say that I spent New Years in London. But yes it is back to the Terraces lounge. I've gotten on two planes to Seattle in the last day from LHR and both had mechanical failures. Eventually the crew did run out of hours. However they were quite nice to us. The flight attendants did a full dinner service on the ground while they waited to make accomodations in the hotel. BA did well, but I want a 777 that works so I can finally get to Seattle. This will be a fun trip report.

Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 36):
Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 34):
The 777's they use to SEA (atleast on the 2 flights I went on) had the old 12 channel Marconni IFE system (small screen).

For info the only aircraft with the new AVOD today are
NWR NWS NWT NWC and NLC.
In January the following will be fitted
IVS NLK IVX.

The first plane to SEA had the new screens, but the second one did not and had those tiny little screens. I believe we are going to go on the second 777 that we boarded yesterday, so that means small screens. My SEA-LHR, LHR-BLR and BLR-LHR flights all had the new screens, but the system was not on demand. I thought it was odd that there were touchscreens, but no AVOD.

[Edited 2007-01-01 10:55:23]
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RE: Does British Airways Have Flat Seats On 777s?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:51 pm

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 37):
The first plane to SEA had the new screens, but the second one did not and had those tiny little screens. I believe we are going to go on the second 777 that we boarded yesterday, so that means small screens. My SEA-LHR, LHR-BLR and BLR-LHR flights all had the new screens, but the system was not on demand. I thought it was odd that there were touchscreens, but no AVOD.

There's 3 different IFE systems on BA's long haul now. A select few of the 777's have the older Marconni system, with much smaller screens and only 12 channels. The rest of the long haul fleet have an 18 channel system, bar a few which have the new AVOD.