From time to time you hear stories about which aircraft pilots like - and dislike, from a handling viewpoint. Some might fly very well, but are a bit of a handful on landings (MD11, for example); some might be a bit slow on departure on climbout, but very pleasant to fly otherwise (A340). Others, l...Jump to post
Pretty sure you could just ask for a non alcoholic beverage at this time.... What a weird post.Jump to post
Edit: Just saw you want to connect in the US somewhere... surely that'll make for a more uncomfortable experience, as you'll get a number of hours sat on a narrowbody shorthaul jet with no IFE, no food/drinks service, etc? Just an observation: not EVERY flight within the US is on a narrowbody. Ther...Jump to post
The 747 for sure. Probably the smoothest ride out there although I hear the A380 is just as good or better. I haven't had a chance to ride on the A380. The A380 is considerably more comfortable to fly on, even for non-aviation geeks like us. It isn't even close. Anyone who'd prefer a 747 over an A3...Jump to post
I know both their -8 and -9 use the Trent 1000 engines, but are the issues affecting every variant of the Trent 1000, or just a subset thereof? And in the case of the latter, are all BA's 787 fleet affected or just a subset?
andymartin wrote:Thanks for the advice, if transiting through Canada do we need a Canadian visa(ETA??) even if we are flying on to the USA? Those Air Canada fares look pretty good!
BA are a good option to SFO as one of their flight pairs is on the A380, which is probably the most comfortable plane to fly on. To my knowledge, most carriers now unbundle the seat allocation cost from their most basic fares, so you will have to pay to assign seats more than 24 hours in advance. Ed...Jump to post
I think a free upgrade would be highly unlikely, unless you held a considerable status with the airline. It's definitely worth asking about paid upgrades though. Last year, a buddy and I bought the remaining two Upper Class seats on the LGW-LAS flight. We were going from PE -> Upper Class, and the c...Jump to post
I can sympathise with the OP's frustration a bit. I've complained before about wanting to avoid the 747 and all I get is a load of, "Oh but it's the Queen of the skies!", "greatest machine everrrr!!!" fanboy nonsense. Without them realising that having lived in London for many ye...Jump to post
The demographics was said to be a broad mix of age, income, travel frequencies. I imagine the only thing unique from the norms about the survey is including Europeans who may be biased for Airbus against Boeing. Europeans are far less likely to do that. The whole blindly support X product/company, ...Jump to post
If I'm driving the other end then I try and keep it sensible.
If it's a long haul flight with no commitments at the other end, I tend to get relatively tanked up. Once the food service has finished, I'll generally drink as I would at a bar until the end of the flight.
TheFlyingDisk wrote:69bug wrote:Include Malaysia as well. Sodomy is a crime here.
p.s. I'm Malaysian.
Sodomy laws applies to heterosexuals too, so not merely a tool to oppress homosexuality.
I've flown BA Club World a few times recently and it was very good.
The Anti-BA posters on here are showing how out of touch they are.
Wow Major props to the airliners.net community for finding out the cause of the ET crash within 12hrs. And then quickly implementing a worldwide grounding of 300+ aircraft. You have saved a lot of lives today airplane fans.....bravo! Glad to see this arrogant little comment eventually proven wrong.Jump to post
I personally wouldn't have bothered. But I have a trip to SFO soon with BA and I am currently being offered an upgrade to CW from WT+ for £590 which I am considering but given my tier point year ends in May, I will be losing the surplus. After the trip, I will have enough just to maintain Silver an...Jump to post
I was on a BA flight from JFK to LHR last night seated in the Y+ cabin. I asked the BA personnel at the bag drop / check-in counter if there were any upgrades available and if so how much were they. There were two of us travelling and our initial thinking was that, given the holiday weekend in the S...Jump to post
The only people I see hoarding food from hotel buffets are Chinese tourists. Still quite irresponsible of you to try to claim that yogurt is in any way unhealthy. It's also extremely easy to get plain yogurt at hotels. Just ask. Yes, plain yoghurt i.e. natural, plain Greek-style yogurt does have va...Jump to post
Lots of good advice in this thread! Except: What's wrong with yogurt? Yogurt is one of the healthiest breakfast foods, IMO. High in protein and (potentially) low-fat and low-carb. Combined with fruit, that is quite a healthy breakfast! What on earth is the problem with yogurt? "Instead of brin...Jump to post
"Disabled passenger of size"... Haha. Wow.
What a time to be alive.
Hi all. Quick question that you aviation whizzes might have the answer to: I'm booked on BA287 LHR-SFO (and therefore BA286 SFO-LHR) in June, and currently it's showing as an A388. However, looking through the flight history this week, it's been a pretty eclectic mix of 772, 744 and 388. The latter...Jump to post
Hi all. Quick question that you aviation whizzes might have the answer to: I'm booked on BA287 LHR-SFO (and therefore BA286 SFO-LHR) in June, and currently it's showing as an A388. However, looking through the flight history this week, it's been a pretty eclectic mix of 772, 744 and 388. The latter ...Jump to post
Sounds like LHR staff made a simple mistake and it's been blown enormously out of proportion, simply because the affected person was disabled. Nothing horrendous happened other than him being subjected to an annoying delay. He does not deserve any compensation and, as the poster above said, he soun...Jump to post
Sounds like LHR staff made a simple mistake and it's been blown enormously out of proportion, simply because the affected person was disabled. Nothing horrendous happened other than him being subjected to an annoying delay. He does not deserve any compensation and, as the poster above said, he sound...Jump to post
I (the man) enjoy flying, but I'm not a child anymore, so taking it in turns seems the fairest approach.
SHE likes the window seat too, so I (the man) don't mind swapping with HER.
+1 for the 787 in Y opinion. It's not a like for like example, but I've flown on a VS 789 and an AA 788 and I found them both perfectly comfortable. The AA 788 wasn't hugely spacious, but it wasn't the nightmare lots of people on here claim it is. It's a really nice jet to fly on with the huge windo...Jump to post
I use them on domestic AA and QF flights within the United States and Australia respectively. They can be surprisingly good value, with taxes and fees that are much, much lower than ex-UK flights. For example, I just did a quick check on a domestic sector in Australia - for 9,000 Avios and a measly...Jump to post
Gloom thanks your reply. 1) everyone 2) Any altitude 3) no 4) jet Mach speeds from 0.78-0.92 would pretty much cover all commercial jets in currently in operation. At 35,000ft this would equate to 515mph-610mph. Most modern widebody jets (like the 787 or a350) cruise at mach 0.85, which is 564mph a...Jump to post
So I've got around 150k Avios in my BA Exec Club account and wanted to check what would be the wisest way to use them. I'm London based and not really interested in using them for Club Europe. Ideally I'd use them for a long haul upgrade to PE or even Business. Not overly bothered in using them to g...Jump to post
Can you get miles for American Airlines on Level? I don't believe so. They are Avios points and I had to credit mine to Iberia and then transfer to my BA account. Interesting. I have a ton of avios points in my BA Exec Club account - is it possible to use those for LEVEL flights too? Also, another ...Jump to post
She looks drunk in the video.
Either way, she'll now have to pay out of her own pocket to get a good stretching out by the BBC she seems to love so much. You had it all before girl and look at you now - you've ruined it for yourself!
AA seem to catch a lot of grief on here for various things, but having recently flown LHR-ORD-DEN-ORD-LHR in Y, I left with a very positive impression of AA and I wouldn't hesitate to fly them again on my next trip across the pond. The good: - The 787-8 has a very strong hard product for the most pa...Jump to post
I flew LHR-ORD-LHR on AA last week for the first time and I was pleasantly surprised by their hard and soft product in economy. Admittedly, we had a brand new 788, which had the latest IFE, Wi-Fi, at seat power, etc. However, their soft product was nice too: the food was decent (especially the Engli...Jump to post
I recently flew JFK-LHR on a BA B744, and it had the new cabin. I can vouch for the fact that the new cabin is an improvement in every way, with modern IFE and seat back controls. To be honest, the cabin on my 20-something year old B747 was cleaner, fresher and with much more entertainment content ...Jump to post
I prefer the 777-300ER. Its huge fuselage and massive engines make it look very imposing.Jump to post
Woooo GO WOMEN!Jump to post
No. It's not racial profiling at all. They were acting like idiots and contrary to the safety of all other passengers so Delta dealt with them accordingly. People who think this is racial profiling are clearly advocating blacks be subject to more relaxed rules for fear of offending their precious co...Jump to post
Am I right in assuming that the pressure differential between the air outside and the cabin, plus the fact that the doors open inward first, mean that even if they were unlocked the person wouldn't be strong enough to pull the door open?Jump to post
British Airways & Virgin Atlantic London Gatwick - Las Vegas Boeing 777-200ER & Boeing 747-400 8454 km / 5253 miles Done it twice on VS and once on BA - it's a full 10 hours and a long slog in economy. Usually with mates so it's doable, but any longer and I think I'd consider an upgrade, ev...Jump to post
Oh ok - that seems pretty unilateral then Thought it'd be tight for some reason!
MaxTrimm wrote:What sites did you use to find the information on your old flights?
Absolute joke to be honest. There isn't enough traffic between Taiwan and London for this to be sustainable, especially now that they went for Gatwick. I don't think many long-haul to Asia survives there. This was tried and tested (and failed) back in 2010 at Heathrow. How are they gonna connect pe...Jump to post