*The outbound trip last friday was flown on a BA146. I don't appreciate the fact of flying in an aircraft built to seat 5 people abreast, yet seating 6 people abreast with B.A.
planning to remove the BAe146's from the fleet? If I'm not mistaken, also the DHC8 will go (they want to become an all-jet fleet).
I would like a correction when I'm wrong: the LGW
based B737's would go to MAN
becoming an A319 airport), and the MAN
based DHC8's + RJ100's would be phased out.
*The cheese sandwitch that I asked happened to be half smaller than the meat one. This discrimination is simply not acceptable.
Strange indeed... I would have asked for a second sandwich!
*I wanted to check in early at LHR today (flight leaving from LGW). This was not possible. I was unimpressed by the fact that electronic tickets can check in on the web but not from anther airport B.A. self-checkin.
Why didn't you try at a check-in counter?
*Upon check-in at LGW, the self-checkin only offered middle seats, while once in the aircraft, there was actually one window seat left (in Y, not in C).
It's very well possible that the pax of the window seat did not show up for the flight. Can you blame BA
for this? In an other thread, you wrote that you had almost missed check-in, which means that almost all pax had already checked in. Quite logic that all window seats were taken at that time?
I was unimpressed by the fact that the A319 we should have been flying tonight was replaced by a 737-500 (536 ? I'm not even sure...)
So the first A319's of BA
are already based at LGW
? Anyway, if they are already based at LGW
, only a very few flights are operated by them. It is perfectly possible that BA
switched your flight to a B735 for operational reasons (the inbound flight of the aircraft was maybe delayed? Maybe technical problems?). As a passenger, you can't "ask" BA
to put you on a specific aircraft. Aircraft changes are something we have to life with... Can you blame BA
*Overall, you might have read one very positive review from me earlier. That was three flights ago. Those last 3 flights were blatantly awfull for me, and I am revising my opinion on B.A.
It is of course your choice to revise your opinion of BA
, but I find that your arguments are not strong enough to blame the airline. For me it is important to get a nice crew (I did not see a complaint about this, so I guess you got a good crew? Even then, every airline has bad crews! I had a horrible crew on a BA
flight last year, but they are still one of my favourite airlines!). Also important is a good service (a pity about the small sandwich), on time flights (but delays happen on every airline, and one hour delay is not that much) etc etc.
It would be nice to read more about your other bad BA
experiences! (This is about one flight, what went wrong on the other 2?)