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Anonymous3 Aug 2009
Anyone know the latest with BA’s new First product rollout? The last I heard it was looking like an autumn launch, but not had any updates recently. Given all that’s going on with them at the moment i wouldn’t be surpised if it was delayed…3 Aug 2009
A few weeks ago the First crew told me the new seating would be avail early 2010 and will include a closet/locker to overcome the lack of storage in the curent seat. This is due to the all the bedding and amenties to be stored.4 Aug 2009
They do need that.
On a recent flight I noticed that one of the FAs was standing in the vacant First seat next to me with a giant green bag.
Gave me a bit of a turn since I thought it was a body bag and she was going to lay some deceased passenger out next to me, something I’ve heard about in the past.
In fact it was just one of several that was then filled with the duvets and pillows which had been used on that flight. Much less alarming. Once filled, the three large bags completely occupied the vacant seat.
When there isn’t a spare seat in First, these same bags are apparently stacked in front of one of the doors / exits !
Something soft to jump onto in case of emergency?4 Aug 2009
I think you will find the bag of used bedding is stowed before approach and landing…
Anyway. The most recent BA Staff magazine has revealed 10 ‘faces of First’ – the members of staff chosen to be part of the launch of First in the Autumn. So it seems it is all on track for Q4.4 Aug 2009
I’ve heard from a reliable source that BA have integrated personal lockers into the seat design thus removing the need for that cupboard in the front of the 747’s between 1A and 1K ! Great!!17 Aug 2009
Word on the street is that some form of “fireplace” might be incorporated into the design…this would link nicely with the “fireplaces” in the Concorde Room as a design leitmotif.
We shall see….19 Aug 2009
As long as the service on board stays higher than that in the Concorde Room. IMHO the staff there are just lazy and ruin all the hard work put into the design of the lounge.20 Aug 2009
The new First seat and wall panelling, with the new window treatment, has reportedly been installed in the T5 Crew Report Centre, as part of the staff familiarisation programme.
Hopefully, we’ll be seeing same very soon.15 Oct 2009