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New First offering, from 31 March 2019 [general discussion]

New First offering, from 31 March 2019 [general discussion]

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Old Apr 3, 19, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by noFODplease View Post
By 'No-name manufacturer' I assume you really mean 'Name-I-have-not-personally-heard-of manufacturer'

They are high-end and also British. A good match.

Bit premature to be wishing for Bose (American) when you have yet to try them.
How much "British" is debatable. I remember years ago some others squired a huge chunk of ownership.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 8:07 am
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Originally Posted by NoY View Post
Thanks for this - very interesting (though uninspiring!) I am flying the BA122 DOH-LHR in F shortly - is this the menu for April flights? Thanks!
Yes it is for April. AS CIHY mentioned what else would you expect for breakfast, though I wouldn't mind something with a poached egg like benedict or florentine.

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Old Apr 4, 19, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by LionRed View Post
Yes it is for April. AS CIHY mentioned what else would you expect for breakfast, though I wouldn't mind something with a poached egg like benedict or florentine.
Thanks for confirming - I flew the route today & indeed that is the menu. Given the departure time (06.30am) I feel a light breakfast should be offered followed by a full lunch (rather than afternoon tea) before landing (at Noon) but there you are, it is what it is. The changes to the F service product are just what was needed (much more First-like) but the food has, unfortunately, not changed one bit (Still adequate but really no more than that). Overall though to BA for implementing this.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 1:22 pm
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Originally Posted by spanishflea View Post


Why not? What would you have instead? Spending more than £20 on a bottle of white wine thatís not a Chardonnay is pretty tough, especially in the volume needed for an airline
German riesling by a good producer will easily get you above 20 quid. LH/F tends to do well on its selection of rieslings
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Old Apr 4, 19, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
I made the mistake of asking for soup *and* starter once... I was firmly put in my place by the "friendly" crew
Iím not in the habit of defending BA ó itís a middle of the pack carrier at best and one I regularly avoid when better alternatives exist ó but I regularly ask for soup and starter in F and have never yet been met with anything but polite (and accommodating) attitude in response. There are many failings in BAís F product, but this one is foreign to me. Not saying you are wrong, but perhaps you were simply unlucky?
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Old Apr 4, 19, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by NYLON Boy View Post



Iím not in the habit of defending BA ó itís a middle of the pack carrier at best and one I regularly avoid when better alternatives exist ó but I regularly ask for soup and starter in F and have never yet been met with anything but polite (and accommodating) attitude in response. There are many failings in BAís F product, but this one is foreign to me. Not saying you are wrong, but perhaps you were simply unlucky?
I had assumed DYKWIA was talking about Club World here.
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Old Jun 4, 19, 9:10 am
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I just had my first flight with the enhanced F product on A380, and I find the improvements significant.
it is customary here to bash BA F, but I really find my A380 F to be a solid F experience.
Sure the very spacious A380 seat makes a big difference compared with the tiny 747 seat. But the overall experience seat/mattress&duvet/service/food/drinks to be really First.
Many improvements have been discussed before. The food service has been enhanced (I like the amuse bouche) and it takes a bit more time to be served. This is customary on all airlines when you get into more sophisticated serving, as preparation/presentation of individual dishes takes longer. That is an unavoidable tradeoff.

As opposed to many, I liked the earphones. I found the PJ very basic and missing a pocket. The wines have been downgraded a while ago, but are decent. The Chateau Chauvin 2012, one of some 70 Saint Emilion Grand cru was good. But all wines/champ are a notch or two below what is served on top F airlines.
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