New First soft product: your experiences

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Old Apr 4, 19, 9:20 am
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Looks great.

However i'm disappointed to see (it would appear at least) that the eye masks from the old F washbags have been retained! Very limited utility for the larger-faced humans on board. So will still have to travel with my (far superior) BA J eyemask that is now starting to look a little tatty...

Have LHR - PVG F coming up later in the month, looking forward to the rest of the new service!
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Old Apr 4, 19, 9:23 am
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We are flying out this weekend from Seattle to Greece in F to celebrate my husband's 75th birthday. While we are not flying on his actual birthday ( it's a few days later)...is there any point in telling YouFirst or even the cabin crew about this special occasion...of course keeping expectations low.
Absolutely, have a quiet word with one of them.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 9:28 am
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If in doubt, have the Charlotte, then the cheese. Wow.



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Old Apr 4, 19, 10:07 am
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Originally Posted by DrBenO View Post
Looks great.

However i'm disappointed to see (it would appear at least) that the eye masks from the old F washbags have been retained! Very limited utility for the larger-faced humans on board. So will still have to travel with my (far superior) BA J eyemask that is now starting to look a little tatty...

Have LHR - PVG F coming up later in the month, looking forward to the rest of the new service!
No. The eye mask in the new amenity bag is new, and very comfortable it is too. It is bigger (at least in the men's bag) and very soft, you hardly realise you are wearing it.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 11:11 am
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If in doubt, have the Charlotte, then the cheese. Wow.



Lovely, thanks for sharing. Any views on starter and mains?
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Old Apr 4, 19, 11:33 am
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Just pointing out the picture above shows clearly where the manual window controls are located, it is to the right of the feet.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 1:14 pm
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As per the menu in post #1 of this thread.
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Canapés



Seared Scallops



Vichyssoise



Seared Filet of Halibut
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Old Apr 4, 19, 1:38 pm
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Not sure if it is because of the new service items or the crew, but the food does look much more better plated than before.

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Old Apr 4, 19, 2:13 pm
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Vichyssoise cold or hot?
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Old Apr 4, 19, 2:19 pm
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Normally cold but can be served hot as it is on BA.
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Many thanks to those who have taken photos and posted their experiences so far
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Old Apr 4, 19, 3:37 pm
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Wow. This looks great. Thanks. I’d say that’s First class for plates of food. Surely these photos would silence some of the critics on here or at least welcome some praise where praise is due?!
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Normally cold but can be served hot as it is on BA.
Brilliant, I would expect nothing else of BA, though one of my fellow Ambassadors is probably shrieking! My (French) mother always serves it hot.

The photos above do look very impressive I have to say, photos can be deceptive in both directions, but it gives the impression of being an upscale restaurant experience.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by david55 View Post
We are flying out this weekend from Seattle to Greece in F to celebrate my husband's 75th birthday. While we are not flying on his actual birthday ( it's a few days later)...is there any point in telling YouFirst or even the cabin crew about this special occasion...of course keeping expectations low.
Definitely. We flew on 2 April and my birthday was 4 April. My partner mentioned it to one of the cabin crew during the initial drinks service/chit chat and towards the end of the flight appeared a cake and bottle of champagne... and an attempt at singing Happy Birthday! YMMV, not sure whether telling You First would help - can't harm.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 4:26 pm
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The photos above do look very impressive I have to say, photos can be deceptive in both directions, but it gives the impression of being an upscale restaurant experience.
I have to agree it does look excellent. Certainly better than any flight in F I've ever had.
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