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Old Oct 13, 18, 9:20 pm
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Oops.... [Flying F has its issues - everything else seems disappointing?]

Flying in F is bad. It makes you want it.

Nothing else will feel the same

Iím broken.
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Old Oct 13, 18, 9:42 pm
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It's addictive isn't it (said as a very occasional F inhabitant) but isn't that what the Avios stash is for
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Old Oct 13, 18, 9:42 pm
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CW is close enough ��
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Old Oct 14, 18, 4:47 am
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Try flying most other airlines' F. You'll not want to go back to BA.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 5:05 am
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Try flying most other airlines' F. You'll not want to go back to BA.
My wallet might recommend a return to BA.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 6:08 am
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I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not but I don't feel this way at all. After our last F, Mr W said (quite unprompted) that he thought we shouldn't bother again and that he felt CW was a more consistent and better value option. He doesn't feel it's worth either the Avios or cash premium.

After the recent improvement in the CW offering, it's even more of a no-brainer. But I recognise other people's experiences and choices vary.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 6:20 am
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Originally Posted by HighwayToHEL View Post
Flying in F is bad. It makes you want it.

Nothing else will feel the same

Iím broken.
like Jerry said... i can't go back to coach.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 3:32 pm
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BA F hasn't been our favorite. But we had a wonderful fight a few months ago.

Thus far, with only four different airline F experiences (several more booked - gotta continue the experiment for the sake of science), BA has been our least favorite, but phrasing it like that sounds very unfair. We had a terrific flight, comfortable sleeping and good food. Not great, but good, and we'll take "good" any day on a flight!

But our comparisons include JL and CX, and alas (so to speak), JL and CX F were our first F experiences. Better yet, they were both 14-15+ hour flights, where it especially made a difference.

The closest non-F experience we've had was twice, about 4 years ago, in Alitalia's Magnifica class. In both cases, due to changes of equipment, we were upgraded at no cost to Magnifica. We still joke that it was a "the first one is free" "scam"
We had fabulous flights both times, and the trolley service dinner was actually wonderful. Nice surprise!
The year before, even in a relatively nice premium economy, these aging bodies started balking and complaining painfully (literally), and... there was no going back. For long flights, it will need to be at least J (flat bed), or, save for some emergency, we just won't go.

Ah, I take it back. I think our first 2 "tries" at F were on United and American, but those might have been a "domestic F", which was more like J. Those were VERY cramped, and in AA, the foot "compartment" was just too, too small. I don't have large feet, but I couldn't really fit my feet in, so I have no idea how Mr. Geezer managed. I especially have no idea what the designer of that space was thinking!

But we really cannot complain about the BA F, and when one combines that with the comfy Concorde Room for a moderately long connection, all the better.

I'm sure our good fortune (with the assistance of an awards service) will eventually fail, and we'll have opportunities to try international J. We are trying to promise each other we won't complain. We need to keep this all in perspective, as possibly one of the "top" first world problems...

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Old Oct 14, 18, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by South London Bon Viveur View Post
CW is close enough ��
Have to disagree there, F on BA is miles in front of CW in every way.
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Old Oct 14, 18, 6:21 pm
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Have to disagree there, F on BA is miles in front of CW in every way.
Indeed. Even more so if you don't have certain BAEC status.
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Old Oct 15, 18, 2:03 am
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Originally Posted by Annalisa12 View Post
like Jerry said... i can't go back to coach.
Coach, thatís a x3 downgrade!
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