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#41
(24/01/2017, 19:52)NK53 TKT Wrote: I am off on BA1335 and BA1338 just after you come back and I get an A320/A321 respectively

What time does the flight to Tampa leave, just I am flying out at 10:20am to Montego Bay from Gatwick and I wonder if flying to Heathrow the night before to save a hotel is worth it, at present I am going by train but this isn't booked. 

EDIT: Not worth flying to Heathrow with the flight being £150pp


Flight to Tampa leaves Gatwick at 11:20, The first Orlando flight leaves around 11:40 if I remember correctly, The second Orlando flight is due out at 13:45 if I remember right.

Ive got A320's both ways
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#42
(25/01/2017, 18:12)South Tyne Lad Wrote: Flight to Tampa leaves Gatwick at 11:20, The first Orlando flight leaves around 11:40 if I remember correctly, The second Orlando flight is due out at 13:45 if I remember right.

Ive got A320's both ways

A bit tight then because that means if BA1321 is late you may miss the Tampa flight, mine leaves at 10:20 and is Thomson so we are staying overnight and getting the train down
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#43
(25/01/2017, 20:40)NK53 TKT Wrote: A bit tight then because that means if BA1321 is late you may miss the Tampa flight, mine leaves at 10:20 and is Thomson so we are staying overnight and getting the train down

Shouldn't be expecting it to be late departing, As it's the same aircraft that stables in Newcastle for the night after arriving from the last Heathrow flight, So has quite a few hours spare to be checked over for faults than it normally would.

Me and my Dad would've happily travelled down the night before and stayed in Gatwick but my Mam and Sister would prefer to do everything in one go, As they'd rather be in Florida than waiting around Gatwick!

Are you leaving on the same day?
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#44
(25/01/2017, 23:04)South Tyne Lad Wrote: Shouldn't be expecting it to be late departing, As it's the same aircraft that stables in Newcastle for the night after arriving from the last Heathrow flight, So has quite a few hours spare to be checked over for faults than it normally would.

Me and my Dad would've happily travelled down the night before and stayed in Gatwick but my Mam and Sister would prefer to do everything in one go, As they'd rather be in Florida than waiting around Gatwick!

Are you leaving on the same day?

I will train down on the 28th May flying on the 29th May
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#45
(31/01/2017, 19:33)NK53 TKT Wrote: I will train down on the 28th May flying on the 29th May

http://mediacentre.britishairways.com/pr...=HeroStory

Interesting move
Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340-600 763, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
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#46
(31/01/2017, 19:52)8222 Wrote: http://mediacentre.britishairways.com/pr...=HeroStory

Interesting move

Getting straight to the most important bit, I wonder what the eligibility is for the terrace and free food?
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#47
Hi all,

I'm looking to fly to Moscow in the summer for a few days with BA. I know BA send their ex-BMI birds and 777/747 long haul fleet to DME. When looking at the prices, it's coming up 'world traveller' - does anyone know if I'll get food? I know it's definitely different to the LED/Europe flights but not sure if they have changed this.
Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340-600 763, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL
Favourite bus: Go North East 8267

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#48
(12/04/2017, 12:12)8222 Wrote: Hi all,

I'm looking to fly to Moscow in the summer for a few days with BA. I know BA send their ex-BMI birds and 777/747 long haul fleet to DME. When looking at the prices, it's coming up 'world traveller' - does anyone know if I'll get food? I know it's definitely different to the LED/Europe flights but not sure if they have changed this.

If it is down as World Traveller you get food
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#49
(12/04/2017, 21:53)NK53 TKT Wrote: If it is down as World Traveller you get food

I thought it would be. You wouldn't believe I'm a regular BA flyer!  Huh
Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340-600 763, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
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#50
(13/04/2017, 11:27)8222 Wrote: I thought it would be. You wouldn't believe I'm a regular BA flyer!  Huh

Exactly, I am off in two weeks to London for Bank Holiday weekend
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#51
(14/04/2017, 18:31)NK53 TKT Wrote: Exactly, I am off in two weeks to London for Bank Holiday weekend

Very nice. I've got trips to Madrid, Phoenix, Dallas and St Petersburg planned.
Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340-600 763, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL
Favourite bus: Go North East 8267

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#52
BA are offering kids fly free deals at the moment. Worth looking at if you have kids. Or, suggest it to the folks if you are one.
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#53
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40083778

What's everyone's view on Alex Cruz? I personally hope he is forced out of BA ops and back to Vueling/Level as I feel he has destroyed the morale of the airline with mixed fleet strikes and having to pay for food - something that may seem trivial but if I'm paying the premium to fly from LCY and fares that are still as much as they were two years ago from LHR, I expect a decent service. I have noted service and customer care levels plummet over the past 2 years of flying British Airways and morale amongst cabin staff seems low. I'm not impressed with him and hope he is forced to leave. Let's see what happens.
Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340-600 763, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL
Favourite bus: Go North East 8267

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#54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCoQwZ9BQ9Q

New safety demo. Glad the proper Flower Duet is back! Although I'll miss how cheesy the outgoing demo is...
Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340-600 763, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL
Favourite bus: Go North East 8267

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#55
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/plane...34466.html

777 'catches fire'
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#56
Morning all,

I've been away for a while but thought I'd share my summer experience with BA when flying back from Santiago via Madrid. I decided to stop for a few days in Madrid to break up the journey on the way back during the middle of the Mixed Fleet strike. I was flying back on BA459 when I noticed my aircraft changed to a 757 - which I thought was strange as BA have no 757s in their fleet. Turned out I'd be flying on Titan Airways. When I checked in online, they upgraded me to Club Europe, too, with no warning.

I got to Barajas and there was an apology letter on the check in desks for customers on my flight - saying that it would be operated by Titan and that they'd have the same levels of standards etc. I pondered this in the Iberia lounge. When I boarded the 757, it was really beautiful inside. Legroom was stunning and the cabin staff bringing drinks before take off. I was speaking to the cabin staff who said the aircraft gets charted by people and the likes of the Queen had flown on it (G-POWH) and that it often goes to extremely remote places around the world. The service was far better than BA; all customers got food (albeit that it was limited as someone had a severe nut allergy) as they couldn't operate the M&S buy onboard programme. Obviously our drink selection in Club Europe was better (with alcohol!) than Euro Traveller.

I wasn't sure about flying with Titan when it first came up; but what an absolute treat it turned out to be.
Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340-600 763, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL
Favourite bus: Go North East 8267

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#57
Hello all,

In MEX right now with work having flown on yesterday's BA243. Firstly - it has changed to a 787-9 from my beloved 744. I do approve of the 787-9; but it is SO narrow if you get an exit row seat in World Traveller.

However, the safety video has now changed! Here is the new one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ9Xpzi4qkU

I found it far funnier than last year's!
Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340-600 763, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL
Favourite bus: Go North East 8267

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