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Anonymous29 Nov 2013
I am putting together a letter to BA and would really appreciate it if anyone can assist me.
The situation is that when logged onto ba.com, I don’t get a message alerting me to BA188 being a sleeper service, but when logged out, I do.
The message either appears (or not) on the ‘About Your Flight’ box on the Price Quote/Buy Travel page of the booking process.
The route is LHR-EWR and I’ve been using a departure date of 3 December, returning 4 December on BA188 and the class is Club World.
If anyone could try and see if you get the discrepancy, I’d really appreciate it, so I know whether this is a one off bizarre thing for me or whether it is a repeatable error.
Thanks29 Nov 2013
Hi DoS, I got the following info in my system when selected the BA188…
“DEPARTS EWR TERMINAL B – ARRIVES LHR TERMINAL 5
ADD ADVANCE PASSENGER INFORMATION SSRS DOCA/DOCO/DOCS
PERSONAL DATA WHICH IS PROVIDED TO US IN CONNECTION
WITH YOUR TRAVEL MAY BE PASSED TO GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES
FOR BORDER CONTROL AND AVIATION SECURITY PURPOSES”
It definitely looks to be a sleeper service, considering the time i’d be suprised if it wasn’t. Why the BA website isn’t showing this when logged on is a mystery to me.29 Nov 2013
Thanks for checking, conshaldow, I’m trying to see if it is a bizarre error limited to my account (as I have tried it on more than 1 pc and the result is the same) or whether it happens to others, too.29 Nov 2013
“About Your Flights
Operated by British Airways
This is a Sleeper Service flight – a tailored service aimed at maximising your sleep on board
Pre-flight supper available in the lounge”
Not sure what happened to the previous thread, but FDoS I’m surprised that you had to go without food for 17 hours. The crew will usually try and patch something together for you – what was your dietary requirement?29 Nov 2013
Was going to compare myself to a Polar Bear traipsing the sahara or A camel in Yellowknife. basically when it comes to computers I’m as out of place as Jo Brand at the Playboy Mansion.
However, Using my works PC i logged in just through Ba.com and there was reference albeit small to being a sleeper service.
I then tried the same flight details through the BAEC and there is no reference to sleeper service.
Furthermore, I could be wrong but the 2 totals didn’t match either !29 Nov 2013
The crew couldn’t do anything about it, if they could have, they would have, being a good bunch.
The onboard meals were pretty stodgy/heavy and even the breakfast fruit was high GI ( not good for me.)
I needed low carb/low sugar/low fat. In the lounge, they’d geared up for a Thanksgiving oriented evening and it was pretty heavy stuff (although it looked very tasty, I resisted the urge, knowing I had ordered a special meal.)29 Nov 2013
Thanks – the totals didn’t match on mine, either.
So you and I have the same problem, but some others don’t.
It will be interesting to see what others find.29 Nov 2013