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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, 12:54 pm
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So, is there a picture of the male amenity kit, or do we get the same flowery design as the ladies? My money is on boring black again.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by kanderson1965 View Post
So, is there a picture of the male amenity kit, or do we get the same flowery design as the ladies? My money is on boring black again.
You can see the men's amenity kit next to the chap wearing pyjamas. And yes, it's black.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 12:59 pm
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Very sceptical, ever heard of the phrase "polishing a turd?" The steak will be dry, the scones will be rock hard and the service dismal. But maybe I'm jaded!
Really? Yes you are jaded!
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Old Mar 6, 19, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by hearingdouble View Post
You can see the men's amenity kit next to the chap wearing pyjamas. And yes, it's black.
They always have to make the male amenity kit boring compared to the female - and now there is less stuff in it!

That said, I'm liking all the other changes. And I'm actually hoping that the afternoon tea service might return to West Coast USA now.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by hearingdouble View Post
You can see the men's amenity kit next to the chap wearing pyjamas. And yes, it's black.
You can tell how excited he is with it as it looks unopened, unlike the young lady who was obviously excited to see what was in herís.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 1:43 pm
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Fingers crossed for 4 April - I seem to have the new menu without a main course salad, so itís looking positive...
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Old Mar 6, 19, 1:44 pm
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Our First First is coming up on April 10th so this is a nice surprise to see an update. Kinda bummed we are missing the Liberty bags though

Is the loungewear handed out on day flights too? We are returning home in J. Although given my proportions I don't hold out much hope for the sizing to be right anyway.

Not a fan of Elemis but its not like they were going to go with anyone else.

Glassware looks good though!
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Old Mar 6, 19, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by sondra_finchley View Post
Our First First is coming up on April 10th so this is a nice surprise to see an update. Kinda bummed we are missing the Liberty bags though

Is the loungewear handed out on day flights too? We are returning home in J. Although given my proportions I don't hold out much hope for the sizing to be right anyway.

Not a fan of Elemis but its not like they were going to go with anyone else.

Glassware looks good though!
Yes, PJs are provided on all First flights.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by sondra_finchley View Post
Our First First is coming up on April 10th so this is a nice surprise to see an update. Kinda bummed we are missing the Liberty bags though

Is the loungewear handed out on day flights too? We are returning home in J. Although given my proportions I don't hold out much hope for the sizing to be right anyway.

Not a fan of Elemis but its not like they were going to go with anyone else.

Glassware looks good though!
Hi,

Yes, the loungwear is handed out on dayflights too.

Regards

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Old Mar 6, 19, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by jlemon View Post
It will be interesting to see if they up their wine game, especially with regard to Bordeaux. I certainly hope so.....
Given the reported limited budgets Bordeaux (and even moreso Burgundy) is exactly what they should be avoiding.

Much better wine available from elsewhere at the price points suggested. I'd prefer people to broaden their wine horizons rather than drink mediocre claret.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 2:19 pm
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When I was last in F from LHR-SFO and asked for ice cream, they told me to go back to the club kitchen and get it.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by RichardInSF View Post
When I was last in F from LHR-SFO and asked for ice cream, they told me to go back to the club kitchen and get it.
Are you serious? What did you say? Hope you complained!
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Old Mar 6, 19, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by LTN Phobia View Post
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).
i think youíre envisioning the same sort of thing I am- kind of like this one but with a lot of the extraneous structure removed
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Old Mar 6, 19, 7:39 pm
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Originally Posted by RichardInSF View Post
When I was last in F from LHR-SFO and asked for ice cream, they told me to go back to the club kitchen and get it.
Were you asked to pay with exact change ?
Joking aside, that is a new low.......hope you brought it to the CSD's attention.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by nancypants View Post




i think youíre envisioning the same sort of thing I am- kind of like this one but with a lot of the extraneous structure removed
The third photo in post #6 of this thread confirms your understanding, the stand is 2 circles connected by a 'C' shaped bar.

It's the out of focus bit to the left of the stem of the champagne flute.

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