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‘FLUB’ class: travel in First (F) cabin but with Club (J) service on 4-class aircraft

‘FLUB’ class: travel in First (F) cabin but with Club (J) service on 4-class aircraft

Old Mar 21, 2023, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by tom31
A couple in club complained to the crew that they were gold and should have been upgraded. The crew said the passengers that were upgraded had better status.
Some reports coming out that it was the same guy in 1A on the 1466 to Inverness this weekend.
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Old Mar 21, 2023, 7:22 am
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Originally Posted by RichieMc
Some reports coming out that it was the same guy in 1A on the 1466 to Inverness this weekend.
Im pretty sure that guy, the one in the DYKWIA thread, was on the Mexico route returning to Inverness and not the HND route.
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Old Mar 21, 2023, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by PETER01
Im pretty sure that guy, the one in the DYKWIA thread, was on the Mexico route returning to Inverness and not the HND route.
Was not supposed to be serious Mr. Party Spoiler!!!
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Old Mar 21, 2023, 7:33 am
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Wink

Originally Posted by RichieMc
Was not supposed to be serious Mr. Party Spoiler!!!
In that case your supposed to put a wink or similar emoji to indicate your not serious
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Old Mar 26, 2023, 1:51 pm
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789 Flub

Evening all - just a wondering to ask...

Heading to BOM in a few days am in club (no first on sale) on a 789. The first cabin is blocked off as normal. Do the cabin crew ever invite/allow people to sit there on the actual flight? I am a GCH and just wondering if they might offer up the first cabin once we get on the plane despite it not being open on the seat map at check in. Just curious that's all... am already in 7k so a really first world question.

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Old Mar 26, 2023, 1:56 pm
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I got it on a 787-9 last week from TLV I think J was over sold as my boarding pass changed from 13 A to 1A at the gate

was a nice experience , wardrobe and longer bed etc
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Old Mar 26, 2023, 2:05 pm
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You can read about other's experiences here:
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...rcraft-30.html

Basically, just keep watching and hoping. The cabin crew won't allow you to move up there unless they are staffed to service the extra seats and in that case the cabin will usually have been opened before you are boarding.
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Old Mar 26, 2023, 2:08 pm
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First will be closed off unless the Club loads exceed the capacity. The crew won’t offer the First cabin and it they’ll say no if you ask. As IFMs we’re pretty insistent FMU keep it closed off unless necessary.
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Old Mar 26, 2023, 2:24 pm
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Yeah fair that is what I was thinking that it would come down to staffing levels. No problems am already quite content with my 7k.
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Old Mar 26, 2023, 2:31 pm
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Well it doesn't come down to staffing levels. It comes down to whether there are more people in Club than there are seats. If there are too many people in Club, they will move some people forward. You'll still get normal club service.
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Old Mar 26, 2023, 2:31 pm
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I’ve experienced it before where the F cabin was closed, even at the check in desk at LHR but once seated, the IFL came and asked me to move seats to 1A. There was the captain’s son, one CC’s parents and me in the F cabin. You may get lucky.
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 2:35 am
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Originally Posted by studentflyer96
Evening all - just a wondering to ask...

Heading to BOM in a few days am in club (no first on sale) on a 789. The first cabin is blocked off as normal. Do the cabin crew ever invite/allow people to sit there on the actual flight? I am a GCH and just wondering if they might offer up the first cabin once we get on the plane despite it not being open on the seat map at check in. Just curious that's all... am already in 7k so a really first world question.

Cheers
It happened to me a few weeks ago on the 245 to EZE (789) where I boarded with BP 13B and the IFM was looking out for me as I stepped on board and invited me to head to the front and see his colleague, who directed me to 2A. I'm GCH.
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Old Mar 31, 2023, 11:20 pm
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Husband and I (both GCH) were Flubbed from HND this afternoon. Very happy since it’s a 14 and a half hour day flight!
We’d already checked in, boarding passes updated about 4 hours before the flight it seems.
Side note, the First lounge in HND is stunning. And it was almost empty as there were very few JAL flights today.
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Old Apr 10, 2023, 12:56 am
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I’m flying on BA908 to FRA on Tuesday which is being operated by a 787-9. Rows 1 and 2 have become available to select in MMB. Would this be a sure sign the flight is operating with FLUB on the day? I’m currently in 7A and want to minimise getting bumped back to a random seat if F closes.
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Old Apr 10, 2023, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by astra19e
Husband and I (both GCH) were Flubbed from HND this afternoon. Very happy since it’s a 14 and a half hour day flight!
We’d already checked in, boarding passes updated about 4 hours before the flight it seems.
Side note, the First lounge in HND is stunning. And it was almost empty as there were very few JAL flights today.
Indeed it is. Very much enjoyed perusing the memorabilia in the small room towards the end while enjoying some bubbles and a small sake
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