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Old Aug 9, 17, 4:50 am
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Originally Posted by HilFly View Post
I am about to book a flight on an aircraft that has 17 seats in the F cabin. I don't think I've ever flown in a 17 seat cabin before. Is there any downside to this aircraft? Rubbish IFE or anything?
According to BASource it's Thales

http://thebasource.com/seatmaps/772/17f48j24w127y.html
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Old Aug 9, 17, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly View Post
Thank you. I take it from the smiley that Thales is good.
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Old Aug 9, 17, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by HilFly View Post
Thank you. I take it from the smiley that Thales is good.
The Thales IFE is better than the Rockwell Collins but not as good as the Panasonic system fitted to the Super Hi J 747s.
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Old Aug 9, 17, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by golfmad View Post
The Thales IFE is better than the Rockwell Collins but not as good as the Panasonic system fitted to the Super Hi J 747s.
Thank you, golfmad. I don't know how to tell them apart but as long as I can watch a movie or a couple of episodes of something, and I can pause it, I'll be happy. I actually love slow TV but BA seems to have given up on it. Sitting on a long flight is just about the only time I have to watch slow TV!
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Old Aug 9, 17, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by HilFly View Post
Thank you, golfmad. I don't know how to tell them apart but as long as I can watch a movie or a couple of episodes of something, and I can pause it, I'll be happy. I actually love slow TV but BA seems to have given up on it. Sitting on a long flight is just about the only time I have to watch slow TV!
Well, seeing as how you mentioned 'pause', one of the useful features of the Thales system is the 1 touch pause button on the remote. It can come in handy when the cabin crew appear if you're watching something and don't want to miss it while being polite with the crew.
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Old Aug 12, 17, 2:34 pm
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I'm booked in F on both a 747 back from Vancouver and then a 777 back from Dubai, which seats are best for a solo traveller on these planes?
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Old Aug 16, 17, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by Alan Holden View Post
I'm booked in F on both a 747 back from Vancouver and then a 777 back from Dubai, which seats are best for a solo traveller on these planes?
Take an 'A' or 'K' seat. 1a is often kept blocked for GC holders but youfirst might be able to get it for you if nothing else is available.
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Old Aug 16, 17, 8:44 am
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When solo I quite like 2 or 3 A / K on the 747 as you get a bit of separation from the person next to you (1A / K can be considered by some to be a bit 'cosy' as it's in the nose where the aircraft starts to thin a tad). from 4 backwards you have the middle seats next to you so again there's some proximity with the person next to you.

but 1) This is definitely a 1st world problem and 2) It's very subjective.
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Old Aug 25, 17, 3:14 pm
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OH and I are flying from NRT to LHR in F on the 12F 777. Should I go for 1K and 2K or 2A and 3A?
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Old Aug 25, 17, 3:17 pm
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100% 1K and 2K.
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Old Aug 25, 17, 3:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
100% 1K and 2K.
Thanks CIHY.
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Old Aug 25, 17, 5:02 pm
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Family of 5 in 12F 777, one gold. Currently have 1A/E/F/K and 2K. Our 1A is not gold and was moved there after an equipment swap about a week ago. What are the chances it'll kick him from 1A? Should I be proactive and pick a different seat before it kicks him out?

Also, any recommendations for 5? Only 2A is taken right now. I'm happy with what we have now, but if we have to leave 1A then not sure.
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Old Aug 27, 17, 2:47 pm
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We are flying our first First from Mexico City to Heathrow in November. I picked 2A and 2K after booking (we have no status) as the initial aircraft was a 747.
Aircraft has been changed to a 787-9, no complaints here, and our original seating confirmation was kept.
We picked the original seats as there was nothing in between us but would like a middle pair on the new configuration but no seats are available for selection other than the ones we are in.
I understand BA keep seats back for top tier frequent fliers and have no issue with that, I also understand the 787-9 cabin only has 8 seats, but is there any chance the 2 pairs of middle seats will open up so we can sit together? On the 747 we had planned to dine together with me on the buddy seat, whilst I can get over that no probs, it would be nice if we weren't separated by the 2 centre seats.
We are flying get our first first and we will get on with it whatever (our first club world on the way out) but it would be really nice to sit together if possible.
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Old Aug 27, 17, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by mcmichael View Post
We are flying our first First from Mexico City to Heathrow in November. I picked 2A and 2K after booking (we have no status) as the initial aircraft was a 747.
Aircraft has been changed to a 787-9, no complaints here, and our original seating confirmation was kept.
We picked the original seats as there was nothing in between us but would like a middle pair on the new configuration but no seats are available for selection other than the ones we are in.
I understand BA keep seats back for top tier frequent fliers and have no issue with that, I also understand the 787-9 cabin only has 8 seats, but is there any chance the 2 pairs of middle seats will open up so we can sit together? On the 747 we had planned to dine together with me on the buddy seat, whilst I can get over that no probs, it would be nice if we weren't separated by the 2 centre seats.
We are flying get our first first and we will get on with it whatever (our first club world on the way out) but it would be really nice to sit together if possible.
When you say open up are they actually free and blocked or already taken? I didn't think the middle pairs on the 789 were held back so if they are not free presumably they are already selected by others?
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Old Aug 27, 17, 2:59 pm
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Thanks Karfa,
Sods law, I've just checked and 1E and 1F were available so we have taken them - I meant that everything beforehand in the cabin was blanked out as not available, guess 2A and 2K will be available now
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