Not surprised to see the cancellation of Singapore, as others say, with the competition the yields were never going to be there to sustain profits even with high load factors. Rio won't be an easy market either - BA operate the 787 and use Mixed Fleet cabin crew on the route, it's a very cost-effec...Jump to post
I’m Crew with BA and I can tell you we definitely can not refuse to go to a destination and there are no premium payments for doing any flights.
When you accept the job you agree to go anywhere on the network
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Yes when I'm working on the flights to/from India the majority of passengers are transferring to the US/Canada and we (BA) have crew bases in DEL, BOM, MAA, BLR.
There is no base in HYD but the BOM based crew work that route too.
Actually, a little off topic, but do BA, AF etc nightstop their crews in Tehran? Does anyone know if they nightstop!? Or operate it rountrip? I'm actually really interested to know! And back on topic, despite the fact that it was announced that the embargo was being lifted it seems as though under ...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KaiTak747" class="quote" target="_blank">KaiTak747</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> NAS is goin...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/shuttle9juliet" class="quote" target="_blank">shuttle9juliet</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Incidentally the cabin crews w...Jump to post
There is not usually an inflight business manager (IBM) on a flight though so it is up to a purser or csd to perform an assessment on main crew every once in a while and an IBM will assess a CSD every once in a while. An IBM will not assess a main crew member they are mainly point of contact for the...Jump to post
They are largely office based managers. They have a group of main crew, pursers and cabin service directors to "look after" dealing with sickness, disciplinary issues, appraisals etc. They will fly every so often with their Cabin service directors to observe, they will be wearing a uniform then and ...Jump to post
Some of the 777's do have overhead crew rest facilities, some have none and a few have this bunk area built in where seat 5K would be. I don't really know the reason for this variation and why <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> didn't get them with the bunks factory installed but decided ...Jump to post
Quoting flylonghaul (Reply 33): QF and BA in particular do not serve peanut products on their flights in any class, and the snacks that are served in place are certainly sufficient. Quoting flynhi808 (Reply 24): BA And AC both serve nuts in Y. If I wanted to avoid peanuts on BA, which of these two a...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dfwjim1" class="quote" target="_blank">dfwjim1</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Yes, when I was...Jump to post
I was born and raised in Baltimore, but moved on after college, Univ. of Maryland, College Park. There is a great deal of Washington's suburbs that are closer to BWI then IAD. There is also many people who would rather fly from BWI to Europe then go to NYC or PHL. (YUK). I believe that the city give...Jump to post
Yes just to clarify the traveller and traveller plus seats have not been changed to the 777-300 seats as jetblast has said. They have only been covered in the new fabric to match the 777-300. They do have new carpet, curtains, sidewalls and modified overhead locker doors that are slightly curved out...Jump to post
Just to answer some of the questions from theaviator380 hope you don't mind palmjet! The crew stay in Nassau and then do the "shuttle" to Gran Cayman or Providenciales and back to Nassau either the next day or the day after. Some crews will do 2 of these shuttles some do 1 and then return to London ...Jump to post
Nice pictures and report. Just a word about catering, afternoon tea on long haul varies depending on the length of flight. Sometimes it's just a sandwich and a kitkat , no scones for example to New York. The refurbished 767's look a bit more modern and certainly feel less cramped than the 787 in eco...Jump to post
The last commercial DC10 flight out of Gatwick was on 27 March 1999. it was supposed to be a <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> flight but I was crew on the Baku flight that day (also on a DC10) and we were delayed and actu...Jump to post
Yes if you are talking about a complete First service with a full menu etc then Moscow is the shortest flight with First service.
On the short Middle East shuttles the only service is generally drinks and canapés.
Quoting ajs123uk (Reply 22): Work on jetties in terminal 7 has meant that there is not enough room for all the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> departures so the BA177 is leaving from terminal 8 for the most of March. BA116 is the affected service. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width...Jump to post
In no particular order..... European Airlines; British Airways, British Midland/<acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym>, Aurigny Air Services, Air France, Brit Air, Iberia, KLM, KLM Cityhopper, Lufthansa, Augsburg Airways, SAS, Blu...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfklganyc" class="quote" target="_blank">jfklganyc</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Work on jetti...Jump to post
Thanks for the lovely comments. I agree that Swiss First is understated and not in your face a la Emirates but having only ever seen photos of Emirates First I suppose I should reserve judgement although its pretty hard to with all that bling!! The return journey was in Business class which was also...Jump to post
A quick report of a trip I took to Dubai earlier this year. I decided I wanted to try out Swiss and their (relatively) new longhaul product and they had some very good fares in First so I took the plunge and booked my ticket. Hope you enjoy the report and pictures. Sector 1 <acronym title="London - ...Jump to post
Thanks for the replies and comments. Gabrielchew, not sure if I got a discount for flying Economy Extra on Blue1 it cost 50000 eurobonus miles altogether. Yes I would agree the C class service was the best on the CPH-LHR sector. FlyingFinn76, no unfortunately I couldn't spare the time to spend the n...Jump to post
Background. I had some Eurobonus points to use up before the end of June so I planned a trip to Helsinki for a couple of nights. Unfortunately this was at the time of the ash cloud saga so my flights were cancelled and points reinstated. However with the points still expiring at the end of June and ...Jump to post
Although this flight was taken about a year and a half ago I've only just got round to writing this report, to tell the truth working out how to put the photos on has taken that long! I'm not sure how much the service has changed since then but all the information was relevant at the time and I hope...Jump to post
Yes all longhaul 767 have PTV with AVOD (and in my experience seem to be the most reliable with the AVOD system, in fact all longhaul aircraft have PTV, 747 all AVOD, 777 mostly all AVOD) <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>- <acronym title="London ...Jump to post
As a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> crew member who works on 747,777 and 767 I wuld definately go for the 767 over the 777 option for your flight from Dubai. All <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> longhaul 767 have AVOD all 777 have PTV but not all of them have AVOD. The co...Jump to post
The number of seats for sale as of 7am 23 dec are much the same. Still about 50 seats for sale in world traveller, this doesn't include overbooking figures but reckon there will be a good few spare seats. Enjoy the flight. By the way since you are ariving into London on Christmas day there is very l...Jump to post
LazialeMKD,reply=14]is the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> B777 on <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> flight, 3 class or 4 class configuration?[/quote] 3...Jump to post
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A good read, especially since I flew Austrian to <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym> in Jclass a couple of months ago. Like you I enjoyed the food, fantastic selection of coffee and I agree the IFE was nothing special. I thought the seat was on ...Jump to post