No more reclining seats on s/h flights

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Old Jan 7, 18, 4:34 am
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No more reclining seats on s/h flights

Page 3 of the Sunday Times today - article that routes under 4 hours will no longer have reclining seats - BA confirm in the article
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Old Jan 7, 18, 4:35 am
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This is not new news, but I think it is a good thing personally, reclining seats cause more problems than they solve
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Old Jan 7, 18, 4:36 am
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discussed extensively already, see NEO thread
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Old Jan 7, 18, 5:17 am
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Page 3 of the Sunday Times today - article that routes under 4 hours will no longer have reclining seats - BA confirm in the article
The 4 hours thing sounds weird, I think they meant all short haul routes. ATH/IST/LCA would be some of the longest short haul routes and can be over 4 hours and I fear they will have no recline.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 5:24 am
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NEOs and a couple of SH changes
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Old Jan 7, 18, 5:26 am
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Originally Posted by ahmetdouas View Post
The 4 hours thing sounds weird, I think they meant all short haul routes. ATH/IST/LCA would be some of the longest short haul routes and can be over 4 hours and I fear they will have no recline.
ATH is 3hours 40
LCA is 767 I believe so will have reclining seats
IST similarly is served by Mid-haul/Long-Haul aircraft and will have reclining seats still
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Originally Posted by navylad View Post


ATH is 3hours 40
LCA is 767 I believe so will have reclining seats
IST similarly is served by Mid-haul/Long-Haul aircraft and will have reclining seats still
The 767s will be gone soon so I suspect LCA will be operated by A321Ns.
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Old Jan 7, 18, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by florens View Post
The 767s will be gone soon so I suspect LCA will be operated by A321Ns.
looking at flights in December itís an a320 currently
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Originally Posted by navylad View Post


looking at flights in December it’s an a320 currently
Regardless - it'll be the new config of non-reclining seats in ET as soon as the 767 is gone, whether it'll be the reconfigured A320s/A321s (CEO) or A320N/A321N in the coming years, unless they upgauge to widebody aircraft (787 for example).
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Originally Posted by florens View Post
Regardless - it'll be the new config of non-reclining seats in ET as soon as the 767 is gone, whether it'll be the reconfigured A320s/A321s (CEO) or A320N/A321N in the coming years, unless they upgauge to widebody aircraft (787 for example).
will be interesting to see, perhaps they will once the last few narrow body with reclining seats are gone? One can hope

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Originally Posted by navylad View Post


ATH is 3hours 40
LCA is 767 I believe so will have reclining seats
IST similarly is served by Mid-haul/Long-Haul aircraft and will have reclining seats still
This is incorrect. LCA is sometimes 767 and sometimes 320/321 and both are short-haul variants.
My last IST was the last one I will take until BA remove their dumb laptop ban like others on the route, but also because it was a short-haul config 321. 4 hours is really too long to sit on a plank of wood.
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Mir will be interesting to see
(My bold)
BA is flying into space now?!
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BA is flying into space now?!
sorry, my phone keeps autocorrecting into German whilst over here, no space travel involved
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BA is flying into space now?!
I do hope so, otherwise it's a bus. I guess that could be the next enhancement.
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Originally Posted by Tafflyer View Post


This is incorrect. LCA is sometimes 767 and sometimes 320/321 and both are short-haul variants.
My last IST was the last one I will take until BA remove their dumb laptop ban like others on the route, but also because it was a short-haul config 321. 4 hours is really too long to sit on a plank of wood.
drom what I can tell it is a daily 767 Service until 25 March when an addition A320 flight is added for the summer season.

As as I say it will be interesting to see what happens
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