Reply To: BA seat 60B – upstairs 747-400Back to Forum
Indeed open fly, without the contributions from the forum’s British Airways “analysts” this is indeed the only conclusion one can arrive at, that 60B is a perk for the Captain. Whether it is an excessive perk or not, (nobody really needs 2 rest areas, pilot or otherwise) is something that BA and their pilots / managers should consider.
All I will add is the next time you read a post about crew and service reductions, such as Disgusted’s often critical view on the CE offering that you think about the lost revenue of seat 60B that could easily cover the cost of 1 may be 2 cabin crew additions back on to the 747. The same seems to apply to the 777.
This thread was never about pilots pay/perks, but about BA’s lost revenue and reduced services. Remember that when these long range aircraft were designed, Boeing considered the rest needs of the crew all of which have been approved by the CAA/FAA.
The flight deck staff has a perfect opportunity to lead by example and show the cabin crew that they too could make an equally valuable contribution to savings for the airline by suggesting that they forgo a perk that is clearly in the main not being used as intended.
I get “uppity” Jordan as this perk is unnecessary, excessive and as a shareholder is the direct cause of reduced revenue and services.