Club Europe sold out to TFS

Old Apr 3, 17, 10:20 am
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Club Europe sold out to TFS

Hello, I have just been looking at booking a CE to TFS for last week end in April and when booking it said that CE was sold out. I was surprised because I thought they would just move the curtain, or are there a maximum number of CE passengers allowed re flight crew or some other reason. Not a big problem as I am flexible with dates, just surprised.

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Old Apr 3, 17, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by Fatpenguin View Post
Hello, I have just been looking at booking a CE to TFS for last week end in April and when booking it said that CE was sold out. I was surprised because I thought they would just move the curtain, or are there a maximum number of CE passengers allowed re flight crew or some other reason. Not a big problem as I am flexible with dates, just surprised.

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Moving the curtain backwards means losing six Y seats to gain four J seats. If Y is already full, or if BA thinks it can sell six Y seats at a higher total revenue than at most four J seats, it may not be worth it.

There is also a limit to how far the curtain can go back on the A320s, although it can go further than the current 8 rows.

If you put yourself on the full fare J waitlist revenue management might change their mind.
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Old Apr 3, 17, 10:28 am
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Had the same problem with FUE in February. Could buy two seats, not three. I guess there comes a point where it's not economical for BA to take any further risk.
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Old Apr 3, 17, 11:25 am
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The curtain can only go as far back as row 8 on the Gatwick A320s. On my recent flights to/from TFS the curtain has been back as far as it can go and every seat in CE was full.
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Old Apr 3, 17, 12:26 pm
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It's row 8 already. But it can go behind the exit row right?
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Flights to Spanish destinations seem to be considered "holiday" routes and CE is always packed. We went to AGP last month and there were 8 rows of CE with 28-30 passengers outbound and return.
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Old Apr 3, 17, 4:13 pm
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It is worth keeping an eye on it though, as they might do an equipment change and release more tickets. The likes of the 321 can have a curtain quite far back.

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Old Apr 3, 17, 4:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Calchas View Post
It's row 8 already. But it can go behind the exit row right?
Can only do 14 rows (56pax) on the A321, not A320.

I've seen it before from LHR-BCN and it was kind of bizarre.
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Old Apr 3, 17, 4:28 pm
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And BA don't operate A321s from LGW.
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Old Apr 3, 17, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by BA6501 View Post
And BA don't operate A321s from LGW.
They have done and it is an option that is open to BA.

http://thebasource.com/british-airwa...-gatwick-base/
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Old Apr 4, 17, 1:56 am
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But the 319 or some other a/c can go past emergency exit row?

Or am I thinking of the 737 days ?
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Old Apr 4, 17, 2:34 am
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The flights to JMK from LHR in summer often have the curtain just behind the exit rows (A320). Was just shifted back again for my flight in summer.
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Old Apr 4, 17, 5:31 am
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But the 319 or some other a/c can go past emergency exit row?

Or am I thinking of the 737 days ?
Yeah the A321 was past the exit row with all 14 rows filled. That's what made it so striking.

Was flight BA0472.
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Old Apr 4, 17, 7:01 am
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Yeah the A321 was past the exit row with all 14 rows filled. That's what made it so striking.

Was flight BA0472.
On the 321 it happens quite often on the premium heavy routes (NCE in particular).

I didn't realize that the A320 could only get back to row 8. In that case the cabin is physically full.
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Old Apr 4, 17, 12:28 pm
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I do TFS a couple of times a year and yet to see an empty seat in a 32 seat CE cabin. When I booked for November CE was only 20ew more that ET.
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