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Old Oct 12, 18, 7:11 am
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A321 Club World flights

Fascinating that BA offers this specific version of CW on certain flights. I rarely see it discussed and am trying to know if these planes have bassinets available in CW? Assuming if they do its row 1. Interestingly, multiple BA phone agents couldnt provide an answer about these planes!
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Old Oct 12, 18, 7:36 am
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Doesn't look like it.............

https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Br...bus_A321_C.php

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Old Oct 12, 18, 7:46 am
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thanks, I had seen that and hoped it was just an omission.
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Old Oct 12, 18, 7:59 am
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I don't recall for sure, but row 1 has their IFE screens and foot cubbys on the bulkhead, so nowhere left for the bassinet shelf/fixings AFAIK.

Here's 1A
, the other side with 2 seats/screens would be even less accommodating.
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Old Oct 12, 18, 9:16 am
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I don't recall for sure, but row 1 has their IFE screens and foot cubbys on the bulkhead, so nowhere left for the bassinet shelf/fixings AFAIK.

Here's 1A https://www.flickr.com/photos/u07ch/9714172847 , the other side with 2 seats/screens would be even less accommodating.
Yikes, I wonder why the BA team got back to me saying yes indeed 1A was a confirmed bassinet seat!???
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Old Oct 12, 18, 9:20 am
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No bassinet positions in Club World, 2 bassinet positions are available, one each side, in the front row of World Traveller.
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Old Oct 12, 18, 9:26 am
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No bassinet positions in Club World, 2 bassinet positions are available, one each side, in the front row of World Traveller.
Oy! Thanks!
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Interesting! Is this on the London - Madrid route? I heard that route gets CW instead of CE because the execs are flying that route often between HQs.
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Old Oct 12, 18, 12:21 pm
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These midhaul aircraft are mainly used on TLV, AMM, BEY but they can go to MAD, or even LHR-NCL (I've had 4 rides on them on this sector this year, complete with Theoretical Seating in CE, which seems a bit harsh in a 3 seat per row layout). MAD also gets 777s, but it's much more to do with (a) amount of freight (b) sheer number of passengers and (c) available alternative aircraft lying around in the LHR warehouse. It can't be taken for granted, there are often late changes in different directions, and the service on board is CE Long rather CW (or for that matter CE Medium).
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Old Oct 12, 18, 12:24 pm
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I’m flying one tomorrow morning to DME, apparently.
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Old Oct 12, 18, 12:43 pm
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Iíve literally just boarded one now to fly up to Newcastle and I can confirm, no bassinet in Club!
People acting very surprised to see TVís on a domestic flight. Iíve never actually had the IFE activated when flying on them short haul though. Has anyone else?
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Old Oct 12, 18, 2:03 pm
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Iíve literally just boarded one now to fly up to Newcastle and I can confirm, no bassinet in Club!
People acting very surprised to see TVís on a domestic flight. Iíve never actually had the IFE activated when flying on them short haul though. Has anyone else?
They shouldn't.. they only have IFE licences for the medium/long haul routes.
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Old Oct 12, 18, 3:12 pm
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Interesting! Is this on the London - Madrid route? I heard that route gets CW instead of CE because the execs are flying that route often between HQs.
No. Even the 2 flights operated by longhaul planes are mostly unusable for 'the execs', especially on daytrips ex LHR (by the way, there's no IAG HQ in Madrid; the office where IAG is registered is an empty 'villa' in La MuŮoza, IAG's all in Waterside. There's a fair movement of people between MAD and LHR for various business reasons, but on a given day you won't see more than 2 or 3 people flying on duty on the BA456 or 458).
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Old Oct 12, 18, 3:17 pm
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Flown this to AMM a bunch of times, babies on laps up front.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 9:37 am
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Don't forget, IB has a major hubbing activity at MAD. My brotther more than once has bought a BA code share to S America etc etc via Madrid, and I suspect the timing is to connect to / from a lot of the over night S American IB routes
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