I used to use the Manchester to Heathrow shuttle about once a month as the “no bags” fare was only marginally more expensive then getting the train and I preferred to use the shuttle. However, as part of the changes to prices/Avios you no longer can choose a seat (as a Silver member) in advance unless you pay £7 each way. This was the last straw for me and I now use the train. What is more galling is that BA do not seem to have passed on savings from the drop in oil prices to its customers. Am I alone in starting to feel disenfranchised by BA?