Reply To: BA “New” First Class

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VintageKrug
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NF rollout did not start in “early 2010”.

New First was introduced in July 2010 on the 777-300ER and required certification by CAA as it was anew seat design (unlike some who say it wasn’t, it’s a completely different seat mechanism, with some footprint changes from the previous seats).

That’s about 36 months, during the depths of a recession exacerbated by a cabin crew union intent on bankrupting BA, to refit 74 aircraft, about two a month in the most efficient manner possible (alongside scheduled maintenance, the burden of which was increased by the need to keep older airframes in the fleet for longer than anticipated), including the work to refurbish the interior of some 767s and introduce new WT and WT+ in some aircraft which was not originally in the time plan.

I’d say that’s rather an achievement.

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