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Old 17th Mar 2017, 13:46   #41 (permalink)
 
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Do they stall have the snack bar in the galley for economy passengers?
They do indeed upstairs on the 380. I've never been downstairs so can't comment but I would imagine they have a similar set up.
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Old 17th Mar 2017, 17:34   #42 (permalink)
 
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Completely subjective. I have always found BA fine although it seems to suffer a disproportionate percentage of nit-pickers as pax, and I have to say that BOB in Europe is a notable turnoff.

Accounts of BA cabin crew handling of emergencies (Las Vegas, YMMM, even the One-Eleven windshield failure) invariably show the most outstanding professionalism by the cabin crew, sometimes in notable comparison to incidents on the "fine service" operators. You can guess which combination I prefer.
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Old 19th Mar 2017, 11:50   #43 (permalink)
 
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Just back from Jakarta with Garuda.
Ok business class with my preferred window seat/table isle side,very private,very comfortable.
Excellent attentive cabin crew,very quiet cabin,food great,drinks excellent,great wifi (inclusive).Excellent for doing work.
15 hours up there but seemed much less.
If Ba had the same seats and offered a direct flight then i would give them a go,although i dont like the ba club world seats and prefer direct routes.
Going to JFK next month with Ba, club world. for some reason i cant work out why this 7 hour flight costs £765 more, that the above 15 hour flight,
Its my money so i like to get value.
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Old 19th Mar 2017, 12:42   #44 (permalink)
 
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i cant work out why this 7 hour flight costs £765 more
Supply and demand? Nothing to do with distance.
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Old 19th Mar 2017, 18:03   #45 (permalink)
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Indeed, the price is the maximum the market will bear. Changeable by the day/hour/minute if needs be.
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Old 19th Mar 2017, 19:49   #46 (permalink)
 
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The Cabin ?
Has something changed at BA ? I have just had an interesting text
from a colleague in bound from the Far East on BA business class who as a BA woman passenger through and through said "that's it" flown with them as long as I have employed her +10 yrs . I do not know what they did but this girl is BA to the hilt (Dad was BOAC/ BA) and has not followed the example of the rest of my staff and moved carrier, so I will find out Monday, but she is /was frequent flyer, not sure level but high, as she does a lot of my leg work so I will see what happened. She has been more than tolerant in the past of what I would consider to be a show stopper, but as London based she has stuck with BA, but not for much longer it appears. Anybody else noted a drop off in quality as not now a regular BA user.
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Old 19th Mar 2017, 23:15   #47 (permalink)
 
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London - New York is THE premium business route and business class fares are around 5X economy fares. Fly from a leisure or non business airport, or a route which carries low cost migrant labour, eg Manila - Kuwait, and business class can be had for around 3X economy fare.

Leisure routes are good value for using FF miles to fly in a premium cabin as it allows the airlines to burn off the miles in a seat that would otherwise be empty. Business routes are very poor value with few seats available and max miles being required as the airlines would rather sell these seats for money.

Supply and demand.
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Old 20th Mar 2017, 06:53   #48 (permalink)
 
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One cut too many?

BA cut back on further frills causing dismay among staff | Daily Mail Online

Flowers yes but First snacks no way.
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Old 20th Mar 2017, 07:31   #49 (permalink)
 
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Unfortunately Alex Cruz, current CEO at BA, never got the memo that he was heading up a mainstream business-oriented airline, and thinks he is still at Vueling.
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Old 20th Mar 2017, 09:52   #50 (permalink)
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You mean, WHBM, that they promoted someone from inside the Group? Rather than take the risk of hiring someone who understood the business? After all, if they had done that, the new CEO might have wanted to do things that the Board did not approve of.

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Old 20th Mar 2017, 16:59   #51 (permalink)
 
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Alex Cruz

To paraphrase Churchill; A modest (or reserved/retiring) man...he has much to be modest about.

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Old 28th Mar 2017, 11:40   #52 (permalink)


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Fave 5.......erm......well......Emirates, Qatar, Gulf Air, KLM and Singapore Airlines

Great food, well presented aircraft & staff (ground and cabin), always smiling even when they have a pax from hell on board

B(loody) A(wful) have alot to learn and til they learn it, I will still wish BCal was flying
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 12:19   #53 (permalink)
 
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Fave 5.......erm......well......Emirates, Qatar, Gulf Air, KLM and Singapore Airlines
Itís a long time since I flew on KLM. Maybe things have improved, but one thing I remember was how awful the food was. Iíve only ever had two genuinely inedible airline meals in my life; both on KLM, both in Business ClassÖ..
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 12:33   #54 (permalink)


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KLM is not bad on the food, I like the amount of choice.....and its a dying breed, a full service airline and in all the years I have flown, so far not had anything served to me that was not edible or identifiable

One other airline I love flying with, mainly cos of the direct flights is Brussels Airlines, MAN to BRU simply cannot be beaten, brilliant little airline, great crews and some lovely special paintjobs too
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Old 29th Mar 2017, 17:17   #55 (permalink)
 
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The cabin
My colleagues BA flight was "a challenging experience" her words, but she asked that I do not post anything, as she is taking it up with BA. Also as she also occasionally visits this forum she said she would post, if she felt the need to vent. All I will say is you would not believe it of "the worlds favourite airline".


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Mrs Mac also speaks highly of them as she used to use them on her regular trips to Vancouver, I have not flown with them for some years but also had a favourable view. I also liked the porcelain (Delft ?) houses you got, we must have a small village tucked away somewhere between us !
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 11:54   #56 (permalink)
 
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Consensus in our (business class) office is Garuda / Singapore / Qatar. The order varies.

Personally, I also like Finnair and Iberia, but then I almost always take night flights and only care about the seat.

The BA supporters club has retired, and is not being replaced.
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