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Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Sat May 19, 2001 9:42 pm

These shots were taken inside G-BYGC @ MEL earlier on this month-now, I would have NO problem flying down to MEL in here!!


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And when are we going to get the inside of a BMI Biz class cabin?

Rgds,
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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Sat May 19, 2001 10:03 pm

I don't get to fly 1st Class anyway so i don't really care.

Except to French Guiana on an AF A340, caus i am Project manager son Big grin


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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Sat May 19, 2001 10:11 pm

Hey,

There are allready pictures of the BMI Business Class in the database:


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Jeremiah Teahan

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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Sun May 20, 2001 1:16 am

Whoever designed the BMI seats should be shot! Those are the ugliest things I've ever seen.

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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Sun May 20, 2001 1:21 am

i would have no problems flying across the atlantic ocean in BMIs business class seats.
Hey, anythings better than coach
Drew
 
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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Sun May 20, 2001 1:23 am

Teahan,

Thanks for those photos-I guess I am sometimes too lazy to search properly-they look very comfy!!-they should put those seats in the flightdeck. Big grin

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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Sun May 20, 2001 1:30 am


Working this flight on Monday night and I am really looking forward to it. The new First cabin is fantastic and has a real lounge feel and look to it. The new toilets are a laugh with their clear windows and its amazing how many people at 36000 feet still close the blind?????
 
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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Sun May 20, 2001 2:05 am

Aussiestu;

I've got a couple of questions-hope you don't mind!

Are you based in SYD?

What fleet do you work on mainly? (Any eligibility to work on B777 too?)

Are the most senior CC rostered to work in First all the time?

How many "bullet flights" do you do? (ie. LHR-JFK)

Are you rostered to operate on other flights, apart from the Kangaroo flights?

Chances of getting upgraded on staff travel?

Rgds,
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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Sun May 20, 2001 6:11 pm


Hi CP

Here are the answers to your questions???

I am based in LON but have a home in SYD which I try to get to as much as possible.

I work the 747-200 and 400 and 777 Fleet.

The crew can work in whatever cabin they like. We choose our working positions on seniority. So the most junior gets what ever is left. I personally think its a good system.

As for bullet flights you can be rostered any amount. We do what we call a back2back roughly every 28 days which means its either a 5 day or 6 day trip. The 6 days are normal and you go LHR-USA-LHR-USA-LHR. By USA I mean either JFK BOS IAD ORD EWR DTW PHL or CAN YTO YMQ. The 5 day trips mean a trip LHR-either BOS or JFK and then the next morning back from the USA to LHR getting back to LON that night. Then up the next day and off to the US again. Hard work and you seem to always be in uniform. At NWA they do a double b2b!!!!!!

My rosters can take me anywhere in the world that BA flies. We have a system to request a flight and thats what I am doing tomorrow night.

Chances of upgrades on staff travel......well depends how goodlooking you are?????????

Hope that explains that? Just ask!!!!!
 
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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Sun May 20, 2001 7:25 pm

Thanks Aussiestu,

Looks like you're having a wild time!

BTW, just one more question: are you limited to the LHR fleet, or do you also get rostered to fly Gatwick flights too?

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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Sun May 20, 2001 8:34 pm

AussieStu:

Is there a set number of flights you have to do a month? You have to do a b2b every 28 days, what about the gaps in between? I imagine the rostering system ensures that you fulfil the contractual hours/no of days working etc, you're obliged to do under the terms of your contract?

Next question, where are the Flight Engineers for the B747-236's going after the 200's are retired?

Regards G-CIVP

PS Great answers BTW. Interesting to see how the "system" is organised.
 
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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Mon May 21, 2001 1:36 am


Hi guys. And here are some more answers you wanted.

Yes I can be rostered to work from LGW but I would have to report at LHR first and then be bussed down to LGW. Quite annoying when I have to drive past LGW to get to LHR but its rules and hours etc etc. The FD can bid to fly from LHR or LGW and also just report to which ever base they are flying from? Unfair for us but thats the rules.

I do not have a set number of flights per month but the rostering system will endeavour to have you fly as often and as legally as you can re: hours etc. Although we do a B2B every 28 days it is not necessary that you do it......I have not done one for ages. Worth good money for us!

I very rarely fly 747-200 as there are so few nowadays but the last time I did and we asked what was happening to them it was said that most will leave BA and find jobs at Air Hong Kong or someone else I cannot think of just now. Basically they are going to have to find jobs for airlines with Classics.

I think I covered everything. Thanks guys!!!!
 
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Dfleet7

Mon May 21, 2001 2:07 am


I would rather fly coach than not fly at all!!!
See coach is better than some things
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
 
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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Mon May 21, 2001 2:53 am

I have just returned from a trip to DXB - both flights in F on a 777 in the old BA colours. Unfortunately, this aircraft had the old-style private cabins - didn't even have any laptop power points!!

Note to BA - why is it that the DXB flights park in the T4 'finger'? Is this to get the pax used to walking ... something they have to do big time at the new DXB terminal?!?!
 
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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Mon May 21, 2001 2:56 am

Cally, I know what you mean-the RUH flight also leaves from that finger-perhaps that's where they've always been assigned to park?

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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Mon May 21, 2001 4:51 am

Cheers AussieStu - Have a good flight Monday. G-CIVP
 
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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Mon May 21, 2001 9:01 am

Just one more question Aussiestu!


Which routes are considered unpopular? From reading pprune, it would appear the flights to Tel Aviv are loathed!!?

Is this because of the situtation, the pax or the flight times?

Rgds,
CP
 
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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Mon May 21, 2001 5:27 pm


Hi CP

The routes that are loathed are dependent on the individual. I personally like TLV as its a good route for money and short flight little time change and minimum stay with the beach across the road. Most of the women dislike Saudi simply because of the restrictions placed on them. Trips to SEA & YVR are disliked due to the long flights on a 747-200 with no bunk rest and just a night stop with an 8 hour time change. NRT is disliked by many due to the time change and being unable to do anything really in tokyo. MIA is disliked as the flights are always full and you get the most complaints on that one. KIN was disliked due to pax. travelling this route.

LOS is disliked due to the full loads and non stop service. It all depends on the individual crew member. Of all the trips we do i would have to say that KIN was my worse but we dont do that any more although it is to come back to LGW when the AML contract ends. Although I am at LHR now.
 
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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Mon May 21, 2001 6:08 pm

Once again, many thanks for all your interesting info! For a moment there, I thought you meant KIN to be Kinshasa, DRC!! After looking it up....

Rgds,
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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Mon May 21, 2001 6:30 pm

For some reason I find those bmi seats not very comfy but then again Im used to flying coach and to be honest I love flying coach because hey Im still on a plane.
Chepos
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RE: Slight Change In Style In BA First Cabin

Mon May 21, 2001 6:38 pm

Nope, Capt Picard - when you see you've been booked to FIH that's when it's time to change your booking! Big grin Big grin Big grin

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