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Old Feb 28, 19, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by GetSetJetSet View Post
but when will we see a mock up of it?
Is "it" the new CW or the new F?

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Old Feb 28, 19, 2:25 pm
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I can't remember if it was Willie or Alex who said a couple of years ago that the paying F passengers were commenting that F was no longer as premium because there were (paraphrasing badly) 'too many staff travel and too many rewards' available, In the words of FT 'too many tesco tourists'

So the remedy is in BAs hands - restrict staff travel in F and increase the avios needed for an outright redemption and for upgrades or just limit the number of seats available for rewards Of course that shouldn't happen until I've cashed in my avios for an F trip

I've not seen an ex INV F fare for £1800 in quite some time, It's my first search when pricing a trip as it really is a bargain - if anf when it appears. Though my routes are to the US so others may have better luck going to other parts of the world.
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Old Feb 28, 19, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by GetSetJetSet View Post
but when will we see a mock up of it?
if it’s anything like new club world. About 3 months before the plane is delivered.
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Old Feb 28, 19, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by RB211 View Post
Is "it" the new CW or the new F?

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both, either.
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Old Feb 28, 19, 2:49 pm
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The controls are already with BA to restrict redemptions, they can choose whether or not there are any seats released. I have had a couple of flights where there were no already booked passengers in First but no redemption availability. Obviously BA anticipated being able to sell the seats.
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Old Feb 28, 19, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by T8191 View Post
From these comments I assume I and my wife are thus deemed unworthy of flying in First.

Thank you for your DYKWIA perspectives.
Ah a great number of 2-4-1 and other aspirational F dreamers will now join the ranks of " the Great Unwashed" !
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Old Feb 28, 19, 3:32 pm
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I am hopeful that, in the near future, entry into the F cabin will be limited to those passengers who know the difference between "less" and "fewer."
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Old Feb 28, 19, 3:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve in Olympia View Post
I am hopeful that, in the near future, entry into the F cabin will be limited to those passengers who know the difference between "less" and "fewer."
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Old Feb 28, 19, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by A P Yu View Post
I doubt it will only be just for fare paying passengers, or all the pilots would go on strike as First priority standby is one of their perks (hence probably a good reason to downsize it)
I would bet the pilots can use the empty seats but cannot get the perks
How many remember when American carved a prime beef in first
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Old Feb 28, 19, 5:56 pm
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Old Feb 28, 19, 5:58 pm
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Originally Posted by icegirl View Post
Nope. Just where employees take advantage of their travel expenses and gain points to redeem for personal travel in premium cabins like First.
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Is it accurate to say that you mean: If my company paid for my business travels, I credit the points / miles earned to my personal account , I CANNOT REDEEM them for PERSONAL travel ?

Have you traveled on company paid tickets ?
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Old Feb 28, 19, 9:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve in Olympia View Post
I am hopeful that, in the near future, entry into the F cabin will be limited to those passengers who know the difference between "less" and "fewer."
..or the difference between "entry to" and "entry into".
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Old Feb 28, 19, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Guvner067 View Post
..or the difference between "entry to" and "entry into".
The examples in the Cambridge English Dictionary appear to prefer the latter.

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/.../english/entry

To stay on topic, all F cabins should be stocked with an unabridged dictionary, preferably from Cambridge.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post


Like Swiss, La Première is available to top tier Flying Blue members.
Apologies for the OT correction, AF F can be booked by any FB member above the basic explorer level (Silver, Gold, Platinum). The real barrier is the insane amount of miles required (200K+ for one way!) and the very limited award availability
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Old Mar 1, 19, 1:19 am
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Doesn't this make the CCR lounge now useless. They may as well cut the lounge in half just like they have to the F allocation
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