How many BA aircraft now sport “New” First…Back to Forum
AnonymousGuest20 Nov 2010
This info was current as at 17/11. I reckon (though not certain) there are about 80 longhaul aircraft with First on board in the fleet, so the rollout is almost 20% complete now:
G-VIIU, G-VIIV, G-VIIW, G-VIIX, and G-VIIY
G-STBA and G-STBB
Hi-J: G-BNLK, G-BNLO, G-CIVF, G-CIVG, G-CIVH, G-BYGA and G-CIVM
Aircraft believed due to re-enter service with NF in the next few weeks:
747-436: G-BNLV, G-BNLU
777-236ER: G-YMMK (12 seater)
[EDIT: as at 19/2 29 aircraft have new F]20 Nov 2010
do any of these go to miami.
completely sick of old 1st on miami even club is better or otherwise fly to atlanta and go on new delta which is what i have been doing last few months20 Nov 2010
It’s well worth it. I flew to DXB return last weekend in New First on a 777-300 and found it a vast improvement- in fact rather better than the reviews I’d read which implied it was more evolutionary rather than revolutionary. I thought the seat was much more comfortable, the BMW-esq I-Drive seat adjustment impressive and the IFE superb. Plus, the adjacent personal wardrobe was excellent. Only disappointment was that the loo looked a bit bare shorn of all the fake wood, not that the fake wood looked that good.20 Nov 2010
I believe all of the current aircraft fitted with New First are based at LHR.
That said, there are a few examples when aircraft reposition to fly from LGW for certain flights, although I have no idea why and when those decisions are made.
G-VIIU flew LGW-BGI-LGW on 20/11
G-VIIW flew LGW-Bermuda-LGW on 16/10
G-VIIU flew LGW-Bermuda-LGW on 8/10 (which was the first ime New First made an apperance at LGW)22 Nov 2010
The upgrade to New First is carried out during scheduled maintenance and, as this is undertaken on a fixed cycle, any upgrade programme (once started) is likely to be stuck to fairly rigidly.26 Nov 2010
That is pathetic! Only 15 after all this time and media fanfare regarding it’s rollout. If I do chose BA, then it will never be “chanced” in First… Club for me.27 Nov 2010