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    VintageKrug
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    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:

    Boeing 777-236
    G-VIIU, G-VIIV, G-VIIW, G-VIIX, and G-VIIY

    Boeing 777-336
    G-STBA and G-STBB

    Boeing 747-436
    Hi-J: G-BNLK, G-BNLO, G-CIVF, G-CIVG, G-CIVH, G-BYGA and G-CIVM
    Mid-J: G-CIVN

    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)
    777-336: G-STBC

    http://www.ba.com/first

    [EDIT: as at 19/2 29 aircraft have new F]


    joeadvisory
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    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 months


    travelworld
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    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.


    VintageKrug
    Participant

    Here is one of the best Trip Reports currently available for New F:

    http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/trip_reports/read.main/178062


    AdrianHenryAsia
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    I understand that GYMMK is already back in Service with NF!

    G-BYGB is also fitted with NF and G-STBC arrived in LHR yesterday ready for service.


    AdrianHenryAsia
    Participant

    G-STBC entered service today on BA107 to DXB


    VintageKrug
    Participant

    So that’s 17 aircraft with new F.

    Does anyone know how many aircraft have new F in each of LHR and LGW?


    AdrianHenryAsia
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    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.

    For example

    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)


    AdrianHenryAsia
    Participant

    G-BNLN has arrived at LHR today with NF fitted – I think this brings the total to 19


    FCTraveller
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    Is there a target completion date I wonder?


    travelworld
    Participant

    End 2011 I think.


    FCTraveller
    Participant

    If the launch date was anything to go by, that may mean end of 2013


    continentalclub
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    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.


    Alasdair
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    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.

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