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speedmarque
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BA: New Club World On The Way?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:00 pm

Dear all,

Below is part of Willy Walsh's first chat to us staff after he took over today....

"There are further opportunities for efficiencies all across the airline that we will need to deliver to ensure our financial viability and to allow us to invest in the future. Within a year, we will make significant investments in our Club World business class cabin, inflight entertainment and in the ba.com website."

Sound like more than a re-fit to me as they have only just started refitting with softer beds etc. Although CW is excellent, VS has a far superior business cabin and bed now, is BA thinking of something radical and new for CW?

Hope so.
 
Concorde001
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RE: BA: New Club World On The Way?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:15 pm

I posted a topic a few months ago, here is the link
BA First & Club World-brand New Upgrade? (by Concorde001 Jun 14 2005 in Civil Aviation)

In short, here is what I posted:

"New Arrivals at BA
It has recently been suggested to staff attending BA's OOF courses that a significant upgrade of First and Club World cabins is to be announced at years end. Definately needed for First but apparently Club is going to be something completely new, a new way of travelling as we have been told. The project was approved for finance two weeks ago by the board. Also a new AVOD IFE system is to be launched shortly!!!
WATCH THIS SPACE!!!!"


This was posted by a BA employee on PPrune!
 
speedmarque
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RE: BA: New Club World On The Way?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:22 pm

Sounds good Concorde001. Looks like Willy is giving us confirmation that something is afoot in my post then?

Great, cant wait to see what happens.
 
georgiaame
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RE: BA: New Club World On The Way?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:55 pm

Wow, if only Delta managment were capable of reading!
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Alitalia744
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RE: BA: New Club World On The Way?

Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:50 pm

Quoting GeorgiaAME (Reply 3):
Wow, if only Delta managment were capable of reading!

Delta's management are capable of reading, and if it weren't for finances right now, you'ld see launch of the new BizE seat...

all in good time.
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B747-4U3
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RE: BA: New Club World On The Way?

Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:25 am

Well, BA revolutionised air travel when they launched flat beds in business. I am sure they will do it again this time.
 
wrighbrothers
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RE: BA: New Club World On The Way?

Tue Oct 04, 2005 5:00 am

As has been previously mentioned , BA were the first to introduce flat beds in first and bussinness class , however , with all their ideas focusted on cost cutting, they have let the compotition slip ahead , If BA were to put a EK style seat in first and put a VS/ANZ style seat in Bussiness , they would be laughing. Add larger flat screen IFE screens in all classes with AVOID , make World Traveller pitch 34-36in , WT+ pitch to 40-42in , C/W pitch to 6ft8in with a VS style cabin configuration and First class a 7ft long bed with grey leather seat covers and all the latest toys
Such as , live IFE , AVOID , Television/radio , DVD player , CD and Minidisc player. Separate computer screen with inbuilt internet , flip out keyboard and mouse, private side lamp , Improved catering options , in-seat massage machine , aotomaticly adjusting seat , EK style 500+ channel IFE and added with the BA service , and your in for one good flight  Big grin
I can dream , but seriously , i could see some of those ideas in the near future.

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