GBNWB
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:02 pm

I guess we will know the answer when BA publish their profits a reasonable amount of time after the introduction of SH BOB.

I cannot imagine anyone would ever dream of tipping cabin crew in the UK. Is this even done in the USA? Tipping everyone for doing their job in the USA seems so bizarre to the British. ( I realise some people in the US are paid crap wages due to the expectation of tips.)
 
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:41 pm

concordeforever wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Osiris wrote:

If there was an option of an intra-Europe widebody I'd have done the same, don't worry ;-)


Well its out on the 767 and returning the next day on the A340 of Iberia :)



Hope you're on the afternoon flight as the morning Madrid departure from Heathrow is now a 777....


6:20 is the 763 and 7:20 will be the 772 or 777E. So should be the 763 as I'm flying at 6:20. The omg o'clock start should be worth it as this may be the only time i'll ever get on a 763.
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:04 pm

If BA GAVE M&S sandwiches to long haul passengers then they might save the day however trying to charge passengers is a complete no. I would never fly them again.
 
TheGeordielad
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:13 pm

I think it's unlikely this will happen. It seems Alex Cruz is ruining BA
 
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:36 pm

goosebayguy wrote:
If BA GAVE M&S sandwiches to long haul passengers then they might save the day however trying to charge passengers is a complete no. I would never fly them again.


The sad thing is the meals that are currently there now would probably be cheaper than giving out free m and s sandwiches.
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:28 pm

PEK777 wrote:
Can people seriously not endure 6 hours without a meal? I am sick of the whining. I can regularly go 36 hours without a meal. Eat something after you land.


You must be malnourished if you're regularly going without a meal for 36 hours What a ridiculous comment. The point is that a supposed legacy carrier not offering a meal within the already overpriced ticket on a longhaul sector is stupid.
 
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:54 am

Perhaps he was meaning something along the lines of what Hawaiian currently does, which is still offering the complimentary normal-catering meal, but also offering the opportunity to buy-up to a more substantial premium offering.
 
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:21 am

Lets see. Reasons not to fly BA?
1. To get anywhere with them I have to travel to LHR, because lets face it BA seem to think that only LHR exists. (And for me a 3 hour journey down there).
1a. Only people south of Watford want or need to fly anywhere.
2. Expensive when compared like for like with other similar airlines, thinking KLM or Lufthansa.
3. Now going to charge for meals on board.
4. Probably will start charging to breath the same air as them.

Reasons to fly with BA?
1.?

Yep run out of ideas.
 
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:11 am

If they do go to buy on board in the future they are not going to need all that expensive galley space and ovens, rip em out and cram in some more seats. :lol:
Really do not find Mr Cruz an inspiring leader.
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Lentini2001
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:41 am

PatrickZ80 wrote:
If BA gets into financial trouble because nobody flies them anymore they can only blame themselves.


No, they won't, they'll blame brexit.

Just like everyone else where things aren't going the way they expected, blame brexit. It is, and will be, the perfect scapegoat for burying bad news.
 
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:48 am

Onboard a legacy brand airline I expect some basic standard service at no extra cost. If everything is buy on board I just opt for the lowest ticket price. Typically to be found at some lowcost specialist airline not a legacy airline.

From a continental european passenger perspectice it is sort of painful to connect at Heathrow so even more one expects some free goodies as compensation. Plain bare bones travel can be found elsewhere and cheaper. I hope BA keeps free catering.
 
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:22 pm

Wow. Kind of sad. I still remember champagne in BA Economy in the 90's and cocktails all around served by chipper stewards. Food always tasted decent. Is it the end of an era for BA? Who has the best economy class service to Europe now?
 
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:31 pm

usdcaguy wrote:
Wow. Kind of sad. I still remember champagne in BA Economy in the 90's and cocktails all around served by chipper stewards. Food always tasted decent. Is it the end of an era for BA? Who has the best economy class service to Europe now?


But what would the economy fares you paid in the 1990s be worth today? Probably what you now pay for premium economy on BA (if that)?
 
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:50 pm

Didn't EI leave OneWorld years ago because their service standards were reduced to the point that they didn't meet the the level required to be a member? If BA go down the BoB route for long-haul, surely this would mean a reduction in standards to equal the EI move.
 
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:56 pm

LHRFlyer wrote:
usdcaguy wrote:
Wow. Kind of sad. I still remember champagne in BA Economy in the 90's and cocktails all around served by chipper stewards. Food always tasted decent. Is it the end of an era for BA? Who has the best economy class service to Europe now?


But what would the economy fares you paid in the 1990s be worth today? Probably what you now pay for premium economy on BA (if that)?


They would be roughly $750-$1,000 return after tax in summer from the US to Europe, $500-$700 in winter, always considered a bargain. That translates, in my mind, to $1,100-$1,450 now in summer and $700-$950 in winter. Not really enough for a normal Prem Econ fare.
 
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Re: BA Considering Long Haul Buy on Board

Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:52 pm

lapper wrote:
Didn't EI leave OneWorld years ago because their service standards were reduced to the point that they didn't meet the the level required to be a member? If BA go down the BoB route for long-haul, surely this would mean a reduction in standards to equal the EI move.


No. EI left Oneworld because they didn't want the expense of the necessary IT changes when JAL, Royal Jordanian and Malev joined Oneworld.

There's absolutely not a chance of BA going full scale BoB on long-haul in the next few years when all of its joint-business, alliance partners and all other Heathrow airlines are offering free food.

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