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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 Mar 6, 19, 6:33 am
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Originally Posted by londonexpert View Post
HIGH TEA????? what??? Isn't it Afternoon Tea?
https://www.differencebetween.com/di...afternoon-tea/
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Old Mar 6, 19, 6:34 am
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Exactly!!! So they used the wrong term!
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Old Mar 6, 19, 7:55 am
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Looks like the pen has a stylus tip now, at least the one for ladies.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by LTN Phobia View Post
I see two different sorts of PJs. The lady in the photo is wearing one of them with a cross-over design at the collar, whereas the other one seems to be just the edging around the neck.

Are there going to be male/female versions of PJs, I wonder?

(Being that I quite like Temperley, I am not complaining, and I'm glad to see BA having picked a British fashion house for it!)
  • Exclusively-designed male and female Temperley London loungewear, amenity bag and slippers
So for once I can wear Temperley and not just see the shop on my Coutts statement.

I do hope they are desinged for my size. My style is more M&S coffee and cake, thank lycra sportsman.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 8:13 am
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Lycra sportman paints a scary picture in my mind.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 8:25 am
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Housekeeping notice

The content above was originally posted in the New First Class thread but as it relates to a new, confirmed development of the First service, this nuanced discussion definitely deserves its own thread.

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Old Mar 6, 19, 8:26 am
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Must admit when i first read this thread I thought they were giving out "temporary" loungeware and that also painted some scary pictures!
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Old Mar 6, 19, 8:31 am
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I am intrigued by the elevated afternoon tea plate stand and how it mounts from the tray table
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Old Mar 6, 19, 8:37 am
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
I am intrigued by the elevated afternoon tea plate stand and how it mounts from the tray table
My guess:

Two rings joined by a vertical 'pole' (with bends), none of which is in the photo.
One of the rings sits under the lower plate, the other ring sits under the upper plate. The pole (or two) joining the lower and upper rings supports the upper ring on which the upper plate sits.

I've tried to find an example online but I can't find it. I have seen the ring system with a vertical 'pole' at the side though (it saves space compared to a normal two-tier plates with a pole in the middle).
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Old Mar 6, 19, 8:38 am
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I look forward to the new improvements! It sounds very positive. I'll admit that I'm not too keen on the look of the new amenity kit shown (ladies?) but on the other hand, I really like the look of the new glasses, plates, and the sound of the new pyjamas and menu (though looking forward to more details on the latter). As always, I'll wait to see what this all means in practice, but if this follows the J improvements, I am optimistic that this will improve the onboard experience.

My only thought is that I wish they had taken the opportunity to replace the pillows and duvets to move to feather.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 8:40 am
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I just wish that they'd implemented the changes two weeks earlier - for my only F flights this year (and likely none next year).
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Old Mar 6, 19, 8:47 am
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You know that awkward moment where a women walks up to you extends her arms and says ‘well what do you think, don’t you love it, I wasn’t sure either it’s so different from what I do normally, but didnt it turn out great?!?’

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Old Mar 6, 19, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by Hannibal Lecter View Post
"The airline will also be introducing a new signature afternoon tea service"



Mostly this.

I'll find out in April on 787-9 and August on A380 exactly what all this means, I suppose...
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Old Mar 6, 19, 9:19 am
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I quite like the bag in that pic. Fancy!

Any pics of the new pjs being worn?
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Old Mar 6, 19, 9:20 am
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This looks like some good news and some good investment. Look forward to trying it

HANDS OFF THE LPGS THOUGH! I hope that is staying!
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