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Whole Upper Deck blocked off BA66 PHL-LHR 28th May

Whole Upper Deck blocked off BA66 PHL-LHR 28th May

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Old May 28, 19, 11:37 am
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Whole Upper Deck blocked off BA66 PHL-LHR 28th May

First time I have seen on Expert Flyer all Upper Deck seats on tonights BA66 are blocked off.
Could that be due to Crew sickness and the’ve had to close the cabin and move booked passengers to down stairs? I suspect there will be some unhappy pax tonight if moved from Upper Deck window to centre seat downstairs. Club availability is now zero tonight.
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Old May 28, 19, 11:41 am
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Also showing J0. Perhaps it is a crewing issue which would explain blocking out the whole cabin (rather than simply being reserved).


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Old May 28, 19, 12:01 pm
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This must be a technical fault. I was due to be on the BA116 JFK-LHR on this frame last night and the cabin was blocked out and my seat reassigned.
Luckily I was able to move to an earlier flight with a seat on the upper deck.
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Old May 28, 19, 2:03 pm
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The only time I have seen this on any flight that I have operated is when the catering lift is out of order. I would doubt it is down to crew sickness.
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Old May 28, 19, 3:59 pm
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I've had this once when there was no lighting on the UD.
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Old May 28, 19, 4:04 pm
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The cart lift on G–BYGA is currently unserviceable. Which seems to be the reason the U/D is blocked off as no catering would be available upstairs.
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Old May 29, 19, 12:57 am
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They could pre-warn passengers that they would need to bring a take-away on board...
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Old May 29, 19, 1:05 am
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On that particular sector they could probably fill UD with grateful CWers happy to get no service, no interruptions on a short overnight flight. I'm sure they could provide tea and water on request.
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Old May 29, 19, 2:21 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
On that particular sector they could probably fill UD with grateful CWers happy to get no service, no interruptions on a short overnight flight. I'm sure they could provide tea and water on request.
Excactly!! I much rather sit upstairs in 64K with no food and just drinks than sitting downstairs
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Old May 29, 19, 4:38 am
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I'd go fetch my own food if they'd agree to bring me drinks. More than happy with that....
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Old May 29, 19, 5:17 am
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Things are not what they used to be...

When I was left school, my first summer job was loading the catering onto 747's out of PIK for NWA
I use to have to carry the bars (They were large equipement carriers rather than trolleys) to the upper deck via the spiral staircase at door 1... they were heavy and you could only just fit your hand round the containers and had to be careful not to catch your knuckles on the vertical supports of the banister.

H&S would have a fit these days.
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Old May 29, 19, 5:49 am
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Originally Posted by Garuzle View Post
This must be a technical fault. I was due to be on the BA116 JFK-LHR on this frame last night and the cabin was blocked out and my seat reassigned.
Luckily I was able to move to an earlier flight with a seat on the upper deck.
I flew this aircraft on Friday to JFK and sat on the upper deck no issues

On the 116 return on Monday night they informed me at check-in that I needed to move to the main deck. Gave me 17K with 17J left empty - was actually perfect having rarely flown on the main deck i really didn't mind it - higher ceiling and felt like there was better air circulation. 15 minutes waiting for the bathroom however wasn't fun.
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Old May 29, 19, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by TCX69 View Post
The cart lift on G–BYGA is currently unserviceable. Which seems to be the reason the U/D is blocked off as no catering would be available upstairs.
Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
On that particular sector they could probably fill UD with grateful CWers happy to get no service, no interruptions on a short overnight flight. I'm sure they could provide tea and water on request.
If it is the case that the lift is inop, then there would be NOTHING in the upper deck galley, including bins (so nowhere to put rubbish), no washbags, nowhere to stow bottles of water, nowhere to stow tea bags, nowhere to put the dirty tea cups etc. I think even tea and water wouldn't be served under the circumstances as everything would have to be brought up and down by hand. I think the only thing being carried upstairs will be the flight crew meals out of necessity. It's definitely easier to just block the cabin off, rather than have to explain (repeatedly) why tea and water aren't available.
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