Epic report ! So enjoyable. I'm planning a couple of "TP Runs" on QR ex EU next year so many thanks !Jump to post
Greetings - Work was taking me to Dublin. Aer Lingus are using their new A321neoLR once a day on the route in between hops across the Atlantic, so this was to be the chariot to take me on the short hop to Dublin. Having pledged my allegiance to BA it was a rare outing from LHR T2. Arrived at 0730 fo...Jump to post
It was time to fly another European widebody. It was the BA460 1250-1615 & return BA461 1745-1915. I had flown this aircraft/rote before but being as I'm based at LHR, a spare day & some Avios to burn, just for fun, I booked Club Europe - same aircraft. Previous aircraft I'd flown on this ro...Jump to post
It was time to try another widebody around Europe. I'd noticed IB were randomly using the A359 into LHR again so this was to be the one. Arrived at MAD on a clear crisp morning. Snow capped mountains could be seen all around MAD in the distance : https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49167883793_0df1a...Jump to post
ba319-131 wrote:Nice pictures, thanks for sharing.
Didn’t manage to catch the first round of MAD flights on the 350, but am booked on an October one, looking forward to it.
EAR111pt2 wrote:I like the looks of the new CW product that is slowly being rolled out. BTW, how is the Speedbird IPA?
Thanks for the report. I do have to say that i find the interior very very bland and grey. Could have given some more "personal" tocuhes, it looks very generic now. Yes I know what you mean. Some would say bland, some you say classy. When the blue mood lighting is on it does actually look...Jump to post
For me the day had finally arrived ! A new aircraft with new on board product. The much anticipated Club World Suite was here on the A351 and flying, for crew familiarisation, to Madrid. Flights were booked somewhat hopefully (based on the knowledge of another forum) as upto three days before was st...Jump to post
Have flown this route a few times in CE on 777 & 789. The Club World cabin absolutely gets used for Club Europe bookings. A good way to experience this long haul seat/cabin. No pillows/blankets/IFE but full meal service of course. One time having booked in Y I was able to select seats in Y+ whic...Jump to post
From a realiable source : BA have been inquiring with several stations with regards to short haul flights utilizing the A350 and their ability to handle them. This includes Domestic stations. So expect to see more than just MAD for trials. Apparently, unlike the 787/A380 introduction, the BA pilots ...Jump to post
A lot of great ideas - thanks all ! The A343 flights are very tempting. Once the BA A351 arrives I will be burning some Avios in J to MAD & reporting on here ! Cheers TAP is believed to schedule A340-300 between LHR-LIS this summer... Do you know when or which flights? I can only find A330s on ...Jump to post
Have flown on their 787 MAD-TFN so not actually long haul but can tell you the cabin is decent, good seat, good IFE as it should be in a new aircraft. Much different to the A330 BCN-MAD I also took. Have heard good & bad about UX. If you’re travelling long haul for sure try to get on the 787’s o...Jump to post
Most of USA have these eclectic mix of aircraft types. Does seem a bit all over the place right now. 787 issues dont help I guess.
I am booked in March on BOS-LHR which has just changed from A388 (I booked for that type) to B744 - only good thing is I'm now upper deck CW 747 !
Aer Lingus A330 on the DUB-AGP this summer. As for this as EI has no business in Europe you can get the flat beds, international business for just an extra legroom seat cost on ALL economy fares. @george77300 - thanks so much for all this info. Will be looking at some of these. Forgot to mention I ...Jump to post
Dear All just looking for some fun flying within Europe on widebodies please ? Apart from the usual ones below all of which I've taken : BA 777 LHR-MAD - think this is finishing after March/April ? IB 340/350 MAD-LHR AY 350/330 HEL-LHR LA 787 MAD-FRA TK 777 IST-LHR Anyone know of any with Ethiopian ...Jump to post
Nice report - always nice to get a new widebody on this short flight. TG J class does look nice. Well done !Jump to post
Who is the market for this airline? Point to point? If it's no longer picking up DXB-LHR passengers. Surely Brunei isn't a major hub for Australia or New Zealand? That's a long way to fly on a Dry airline (not that it should be primary reason for flying of course but still).... Sorry if I come acro...Jump to post
Who is actually flying this route ? This must be a limited market ?!? Don’t know anyone who has been to Brunei or transited through there. With the number of Brits who holiday in UAE (including & have taken BI, me) this dropping of DXB does surprise me. Even with multiple EK/BA/VS competition on...Jump to post
Nice report. I took TUi Dreamliner to PMI & yes absolutely agree, always better flying a long haul aircraft short haul !Jump to post
Nice TR, I was tempted to book the same flight - but having experienced ALWAYS last minute fleet changes on IB, I decided no to go! Looking fwd to the Hainan TR - I was booked on Hainan as well, but just received an email, that Hainan will discontinue the service... :cry2: So maybe you are the luck...Jump to post
Very nice! I love the novelty of snagging a longhaul configured aircraft on shorthaul routes such as this. With LHR-MAD having 346/777/789 lately it's increasingly easy to do as well. A friend of mine leaps on these flights every couple of months or so. Yep me too. I have previously taken the BA B7...Jump to post
Speedalive wrote:Awesome report! There's something about the A346. Such a beautiful plane! I'm sure there will be plenty of opportunities to fly the 350 in the future!
It was time to try another widebody around Europe. When IB announced they were using the A350 to LHR I knew I had to try. With some Avios to burn the booking was confirmed for a quick LHR-MAD-LHR run in J on their new A350-900. A couple of weeks had passed when upon checking my booking the aircraft ...Jump to post
Yes I guess so although it’s only MEL they fly to and I’ve never known anyone go vacation in Brunei or connect to other Asian cities (BKK/HKG/SIN ... etc) through BWN. I still find it a bit of a mystery about who will actually fly BI. At least DXB-LHR-DXB is pretty much busy year round ! I’m sure se...Jump to post
Good report - I flew this route couple of years ago & whilst not being wow’d I enjoyed the flights with BI. I am very surprised about dropping the DXB stop - even with a lot of competition on that route surely that DXB stop was winner for them ?!? No ?? Will also become one of the longest flight...Jump to post
Really good report with stunning pics of Venice. As a BA Silver always nice to pictures of F Wing & Flounge - something I've not yet been able to use ! And despite a lot of grumblings I always enjoy BE CE & with catering upgrade coming should make this a very pleasant experience. CheersJump to post
@ilyagran - Agree Agree Agree !Jump to post
Great report. I think all your points are valid & correct about the seat & service. I’m probably in the minority but I’m a big BA CW fan. Like everything about it. Just hope direct aisle access is introduced in the A350 ?!? CheersJump to post
Brilliant report ! I have the IB A350 coming up in a few days - cannot wait ! LHR-MAD.
Was also eyeing up those Jet2 A330’s around Europe - will have to try one for trip reporting purposes.
Good report. As much as anyone could love Y flying I think BA is good as anything ! Seat, food, IFE, crew - big BA fan. CheersJump to post
Nice report BUT pictures not showing for me. Would really like to see. Anyone else ?Jump to post
Not sure what they actually expected but this is economy flying. I also just flew BA upper deck SIN-LHR, good comfort seat, side bin, good IFE, the food was decent. G&T, wine. You would do well to beat BA in Y tbh !Jump to post
RE : crossing the Welsh coast : “We didn't and I didn't write that anywhere”
You may want to check again and re-label a picture as it’s clearly stated under a photo of a coastline (In the linked report I meant) It’s there !
Great report. Flew the TG 74’s many times out of LHR. Always good service also. CheersJump to post
One question : ARN-LHR how did you manage to cross the Welsh coast ?!?Jump to post
Nice report. My last few BA CE flights I must say have all been superb. Much like your experience here. I am LHR based but BA, I think is a step above. Big fan ! CheersJump to post
Nice & detailed report ! One thats on my list before it disappears. There is one thing .... to call BA Club World on normal fleet "Pathetic" is a bit over the top ?! Yes they are first generation dated product but IMHO seated at a window these seats still give more privacy than other O...Jump to post