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Old Feb 10, 10, 4:00 am   #1
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New First seat: First Review

The secret place:


EDIT:

Overview of seat in bed mode - it certainly looks more spacious. Whether that's camera angle I don't know, but it must be helped by the now recessed arms.



And the other pics:





http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/ba-first is the teaser article.

The main one is: http://www.businesstraveller.com/new...-airways-first

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I notice there's no Krug on the table! But, the wardrobe is a nice addition, hopefully this will stop us pestering crew and give those in 1A/K a bit more privacy.

Apparently the table flips up and back with the touch of a button - hopefully no one accidently knocks it mid-meal.

Overall, it looks like quite a nice futuristic swish design! But, as everyone says it is more of an evolution, than revolution.

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Old Feb 10, 10, 4:11 am   #2
  
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Nice soothing lighting and the champagne looks tasty. I can't wait!
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Old Feb 10, 10, 4:15 am   #3
  
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Nice soothing lighting and the champagne looks tasty. I can't wait!
That is Charles Heidsieck NV. Nice enought but CE fare at best!
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Old Feb 10, 10, 4:26 am   #4
  
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Looks good to me, and picture in picture to watch the skymap someone has listened
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Is the light for the seat mounted on top of the champagne bottle? BA seem to have a thing for putting lights on top of unconventional objects
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Personally I like the look they've gone for. Classic and understated. But I'm not a fan of all the bling.
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Old Feb 10, 10, 4:54 am   #7
  
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The secret place:


No direct overview of seat, but there is:

looks like your champagne is going to block Mr Bean on the telly
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Old Feb 10, 10, 5:00 am   #8
  
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BT have just posted the seat width....

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Upright it's the same width, but reclined it is wider - going from 19 inches up to 32 inches because of the side arms reclining (although, admittedly, I can't recall what currently happens with the arms in First).
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Old Feb 10, 10, 5:12 am   #9
  
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Personally I like the look they've gone for. Classic and understated. But I'm not a fan of all the bling.

Agree - the back of the seats looks similar to the material used in CX F.

The wardrobe looks a little cheap - an interiro light would have given it a more lux finish.

Can't wait to try it out
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Old Feb 10, 10, 5:20 am   #10
  
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Do we know if there is still a buddy seat?
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Old Feb 10, 10, 5:22 am   #11
  
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Do we know if there is still a buddy seat?
Yes there is.
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Old Feb 10, 10, 5:23 am   #12
  
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Now, if BA would have First on GIG-LHR I'd try this in a flash. Anything to avoid the close contact and poor storage of the current CW solution!
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Old Feb 10, 10, 5:37 am   #13
  
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I wasn't aware all the B777 aircrafts will have the new First cabin before any of the B747-400*

747 might not see new First until 2011! Glad I'm booked on a 777 now

According to: http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/ba-first
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Old Feb 10, 10, 5:45 am   #14
  
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Some more pics here - BA's official images
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Not sure I like. The window looks like a gimmick and the cabin appears very stark, more so than Club. Like the additional width when sleeping (current arm rests are fixed) though I hope the armrest recline isn't linked to the seat recline as it is with NGCW.

I'll have a thorough poke around in March (or earlier if the op-up gods smile on me).
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