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by ba319-131
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 316
Views: 54490

Re: BA to permanently close LGW short-haul ?

Traffic numbers are going to be soft for years, Frequencies will be much reduced so lots of spare slots, it makes sense to consolidate short haul traffic @ LHR.

There is little connecting traffic on the BA LGW beach fleet so no real need to maintain LGW short haul to be brutally honest.

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by ba319-131
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23814

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

The problem with transatlantic LCC's is that outside of the summer all the legacy carriers essentially dump economy seats into each others hubs at laughably low prices to fill seats which is made viable by the high and stable business class fares. There is money to be made undercutting in the summe...

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by ba319-131
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 34059

Re: British Airways 787-10

Looks like delivery is pushed to July now, no official source.

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by ba319-131
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to Fly a DL 777 Before Retirement
Replies: 24
Views: 4264

Re: How to Fly a DL 777 Before Retirement

The only way I see a 777 coming back into service is if SYD gets the green light in the next couple of months. It's loaded for August right now, but I wouldn't hold my breath that it operates. There's enough A330s, A350s and 767s out there to take care of any international flying right now. Delta a...

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by ba319-131
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7418

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)

Car hire firms typically self insure their vehicles, nobody to claim these losses from.

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by ba319-131
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33963

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

longhauler wrote:
Wow. I give up.

Sometimes the Anal Alices on this site make it not worth the effort. It’s probably why most of the “old guard” no longer frequent this site.


- your not wrong.

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by ba319-131
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9918

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

Bunches of A320/A321 of VN4 (VN, VJ, QH, BL) are spotted being grounded in SGN ... https://i.imgur.com/eP40jqD.png https://i.imgur.com/b1qrxTR.png ... and HAN : https://i.imgur.com/Yl2cgtu.png P/s: this time with the credit :D The JetStar's are 737's. I am sure planes other than Airbusses are being...

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by ba319-131
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 399
Views: 55917

Re: Airbus A320neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

G-NEOY is now due next week, don’t have a date yet or reason for the delay.

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by ba319-131
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Pratt & Whitney get on the 787 or A350?
Replies: 18
Views: 3089

Re: Can Pratt & Whitney get on the 787 or A350?

I think P&W re-entering the current WB market is highly unlikely, their previous WB engine track record was hardly stellar....

RR’s offering on the 787 has had pretty substantial issues, GE have had issues with the new 777-9 engine, who would risk a punt on P&W?

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by ba319-131
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA orders 20 additional 787s
Replies: 71
Views: 16630

Re: ANA orders 20 additional 787s

A much needed boost to the 787 line to help maintain production levels though a big blow to loose ANA as a 787 customer, suspect despite the issues and compensation from RR, GE gave them a great deal & NH are a 777-9 customer for GE engines too.

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by ba319-131
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New observation deck opens at SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 3229

Re: New observation deck opens at SFO

Excellent, can’t wait to pay it a visit.

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by ba319-131
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64832

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

jules48 wrote:
IAG.To split between BA,IB etc


- highly unlikely

Agree with a few others, suspect ordered by China to split between the big 3.

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by ba319-131
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester
Replies: 176
Views: 28711

Re: Rumor: British Airways To Launch Long-Haul Flights From Manchester

BA longhaul @ MAN ‘might’ work with A321-200XLR but is it really worth the effort & investment? - I doubt it.

MAN itself is a terrible airport, surly staff, terrible security screening process, cramped terminal layout, at least T3, its an awful passenger experience.

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by ba319-131
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 333
Views: 97806

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

I'm waiting for CX to suspend SEA because of their reductions, since it's the newest US destination. SEA & IAD are the two I think most at risk. I've ready many times that IAD has struggled. Now with SQ in SEA I just can't see how CX makes SEA work when DL couldn't. - Quite a few A350-1000 oper...

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by ba319-131
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Different BA 777 interior configurations
Replies: 24
Views: 6232

Re: Different BA 777 interior configurations

I fly now with the "old" config 777-200 between LHR and BKK and it has the 9 seat abreast in economy. Maybe not the newest plane but much more comfortable then the new config with 10 abreast and bloody uncomfortable seats in economy. I hope that they keep the old config as long as possibl...

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by ba319-131
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 19632

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

I’d be interested in knowing where all the MAX Operators have stored their MAX’s, of the top of my head, below is a few places I know of which have some stores. - Southwest, VCV - FlyDubai, DWC - Thomson, MAN + Others - Icelandair, currently at KEF but being ferried to TLS - Norwegian, scattered th...

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by ba319-131
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines’ Seattle Inaugural September 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 15427

Re: Singapore Airlines’ Seattle Inaugural September 2019

Thanks Carfield, nice read & pictures as always.

Totally agree with the amenities comment, PJ’s should be served, especially on the SIN/EWR vv route, that’s a long flight - which I did enjoy, but found the catering odd.

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by ba319-131
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Transcon: JetBlue Mint A321 BOS-SEA-BOS
Replies: 9
Views: 12772

Re: Flying Transcon: JetBlue Mint A321 BOS-SEA-BOS

Great report & pictures, thanks for sharing.

Mint does look a good product, must try it!

Thanks again.

Cheers

BA319-131

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by ba319-131
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and the A350-1000
Replies: 37
Views: 9974

Re: BA and the A350-1000

Airlines send their best aircraft on their most valuable routes. A350-1000, or any airbus wide-body for that matter, is not good enough for premium routes - What a daft thing to say, obviously a Boeing fan boy..... I would say the width of A350-1000 is not enough for a 1-2-1 F layout. F passengers e...

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by ba319-131
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR > MAD > LHR on the new BA A350-1000
Replies: 7
Views: 17087

Re: LHR > MAD > LHR on the new BA A350-1000

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.

Cheers

BA319-131

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by ba319-131
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct MIA-IAD flight?
Replies: 25
Views: 3912

Re: Why no direct MIA-IAD flight?

UA used to fly it in the 1990’s, flew it on a 767-300.

UA UA914 MIA IAD 767-322 ER N656UA

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by ba319-131
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured
Replies: 16
Views: 5015

Re: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured

Reading Australian media reports on the incident it seems the majority of the injured where not wearing seatbelts. I always leave the seatbelt on for the whole flight, and actually get annoyed if the person next to me removes mine as they could then land on me and cause injury. . - people actually ...

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by ba319-131
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore Airlines A350-900ULR | SIN to EWR | Asia’s Best Airline 2019 | Premium Economy | Trip Report and Video Link
Replies: 3
Views: 6443

Re: Singapore Airlines A350-900ULR | SIN to EWR | Asia’s Best Airline 2019 | Premium Economy | Trip Report and Video Lin

Thanks for sharing.

I flew the final EWR-SIN A340-500 flight and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I recently flew the same flight as you, though in J. Flight was almost completely full, great service & food, slept a good 8-10 hours, it’s a great experience!

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by ba319-131
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WestJet’s Boeing 787-9 Transatlantic Business Class Experience
Replies: 11
Views: 6695

Re: WestJet’s Boeing 787-9 Transatlantic Business Class Experience

Great read & pictures as always Carfield, thanks for posting.

Westjet J looks good, work to be done still, but if they keep the pricing right, they can take market share.

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by ba319-131
Wed May 29, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to launch Newark-Seville next year
Replies: 47
Views: 11796

Re: United to launch Newark-Seville next year

Seville is a fantastic city, have been several times, but a 5 x weekly service from the USA seems a bit overkill, that said, one assumes UA have done due diligence on the route.....

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by ba319-131
Tue May 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Route LHR <-> TFS Once a week
Replies: 17
Views: 3382

Re: BA Route LHR <-> TFS Once a week

Flew this TFS-LHR a few weeks back, full flight & 12 rows of Club, imagine BA will be doing well on this weekly flight.

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by ba319-131
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Spotting Death Penalty at Phuket (HKT)
Replies: 15
Views: 6857

Re: Plane Spotting Death Penalty at Phuket (HKT) - Just Wow!

Reading the article, I took it the death penalty was more for those flying drones or shining lights at planes, not taking pictures.

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by ba319-131
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 11900

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

The US 3 flying the 737 MAX planes have relatively small fleets, I expect the odd cancellation here and there with a bit of re-booking will sort the issue without too much grief?

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by ba319-131
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B77W
Replies: 42
Views: 8675

Re: British Airways B77W

Arion640 wrote:
JFK in the summer.


- And winter, flow on in Feb.

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by ba319-131
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options
Replies: 254
Views: 49431

Re: British Airways commits to ordering 18 777-9 plus an additional 24 options

Quite a small J cabin vs the current High J cabin, would have expected about 80 J and a smaller Y cabin given the 744 High J is 86 seats.

Going to miss the BA 744 upper deck J cabin!

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by ba319-131
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 15145

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?

After observing this thread and many other A380 related posts not just in recent weeks but in general, it really shocks me about how much joy a large number of members are taking from seeing the A380 line close. Every opportunity some get, they will say the most ridiculously negative things about w...

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by ba319-131
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LGW-FRA?
Replies: 24
Views: 4210

Re: Why no LGW-FRA?

BA used to fly to FRA from LGW, not sure when they discontinued the service, I flew it in 1994 according to my records.

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by ba319-131
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 112
Views: 26170

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

I think the Airbus order was a legacy from Continental. United are Boeing true and true... I guess that explains all those A320s that United had. To be fair, I think the A320's were all bought for TED and were just shunted to mainline when that operation went bellyup. But I do believe that post you...

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by ba319-131
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96509

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

What a dull new look, very boring.

The sky is getting very dull, full of twin engines Eurowhite planes.

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by ba319-131
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56605

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

My impression is that Delta may be satisfied with the A350; that it fills a specific flight profile they have and does it well enough. However, they are not enamored with it based on the deferral of scheduled deliveries. I'm not sure anything else can really be deduced at this time. Have a great da...

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by ba319-131
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56605

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

LAX772LR wrote:
DylanHarvey wrote:
Pretty sure CX have the 275t version running IAD-HKG, EWR-HKG, and other routes longer than what DL operates with the A359.

CX's A359s aircraft were uprated to 277T, and IAD is operated with an A35K not A359.


- IAD was downgraded to a 359 some time ago.

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by ba319-131
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 21014

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

I think it looks fantastic!

Looking forward to fly one of these NH A380’s next year.

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by ba319-131
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines drops first class, rebrands it as Business Suites
Replies: 27
Views: 6474

Re: Malaysia Airlines drops first class, rebrands it as Business Suites

Don’t understand the point, same service but cheaper.

It would have made more sense to drop F, but offer these former F seats to their/OW higher status passengers in pad J.

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by ba319-131
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 50358

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

The A380 is a great plane, huge amount of love for her after 25 flights, but she is not the right fit for many Airlines.

The world population continues to grow, as does disposable income for travel, she came 15+ Years too early.

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by ba319-131
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Satisfy your hunger at lunch time on British Airways Club Europe flying London Heathrow to Dublin
Replies: 4
Views: 4711

Re: Satisfy your hunger at lunch time on British Airways Club Europe flying London Heathrow to Dublin

The short haul catering is much improved, do like the beef salad, it is particularly good.

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by ba319-131
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 25684

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

Indeed a shame to see them go, the BZH ones are only just over 20 years old.

Flew them extensively with BA, always full on the domestic runs, are least on the flights I took. Much as I like the A321, it’s no 763 replacement.

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by ba319-131
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: EVA Air's Boeing 787-9 Inaugural - BR 867 TPE-HKG in Business Class
Replies: 5
Views: 8284

Re: EVA Air's Boeing 787-9 Inaugural - BR 867 TPE-HKG in Business Class

Nice read and pix as always Carfield.

I saw this plane in HKG in October, must have been on crew training prior to officially entering Service.

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by ba319-131
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Wideroe Have Issues With its E190s?
Replies: 16
Views: 5033

Re: Does Wideroe Have Issues With its E190s?

I think they cancel the Liverpool rotation due to low loads, the flight into BGO then continues as an AY flight to HEL and that has only seen 2 cancellations.

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by ba319-131
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Wideroe Have Issues With its E190s?
Replies: 16
Views: 5033

Re: Does Wideroe Have Issues With its E190s?

I must admit this is an odd route for WF. I’m booked on a service in November, hopefully it happens!!

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by ba319-131
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air considers keeping A330s
Replies: 22
Views: 6155

Re: Gulf Air considers keeping A330s

LHR is all 789 now with Gulf Air

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by ba319-131
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9970

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

I just want to ask because I wasn't old enough when 9/11 happened... what was it like photographing airliners back then? I've heard of stories where spotting planes was very easy and hassle-free at most airports. Quite a few even had observation decks or dedicated areas to watch planes. Then 9/11 h...

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by ba319-131
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 10673

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

I quite like HNL myself, the open air spaces and walkways are wonderful.

Good to see UA investing here, they are the no 1 of the big 3 to the islands.

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by ba319-131
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)
Replies: 19
Views: 6094

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)

Fantastic pictures, such a shame they don’t do tours, I’d definitely be taking one!

Best Wishes

BA319-131

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by ba319-131
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: After 8pm, airlines in the USA serve no meals in domestic first class. What do you get on AA on ORD-DEN in First?
Replies: 22
Views: 10080

Re: After 8pm, airlines in the USA serve no meals in domestic first class. What do you get on AA on ORD-DEN in First?

Wow, I did wonder what they served on the later flights, that’s a bit shocking.

Surely a small salad and a slice of pizza would be ok, it’s not as if the ticket prices are that much cheaper on the later flights!

I don’t mind just a drinks service on an hour or so flight.

Not impressive.

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by ba319-131
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A midnight dinner on British Airways 777-300ER service from Boston to London Heathrow in World Traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 10884

Re: A midnight dinner on British Airways 777-300ER service from Boston to London Heathrow in World Traveller

Not flown BA long haul in Y for about 15 odd years, but it always seems to be pretty reasonable & I don’t recall having any complaints myself. These days it’s a mix of WTP & Club, I just feel the need for more space. Re the catering on this fligh, looks good, except the breakfast offering, w...

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