First First tomorrow - thank you

Old Aug 6, 19, 4:36 pm
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First First tomorrow - thank you

Iím just popping on to say thank you to everyone on FlyerTalk for the ideas and wealth of information contained in this forum. Iím going to be flying First for the first time tomorrow (as well as my first time in 1A in CE). Weíre off to JFK on a 2-4-1 redemption. The info Iíve been able to gather from here will hopefully help me to make the most of the experience. So thank you!
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Old Aug 6, 19, 4:47 pm
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Enjoy the flight!!!
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Old Aug 6, 19, 8:18 pm
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Enjoy your first First! Make sure you report back about your experience
Safe travels - and enjoy the Big Apple too!

PS: Live reporting from CCR and the plane pre-takeoff is always fun
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Old Aug 7, 19, 2:18 am
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Enjoy the flight! And donít forget to tell the crew that itís your first First. Iím sure theyíll look after you well.

Just one thing, itís hard to go back to the real world of CW, PE or economy after that 😊
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Old Aug 7, 19, 2:37 am
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Originally Posted by Tredders View Post
Just one thing, itís hard to go back to the real world of CW, PE or economy after that 😊
Weíre coming home in J, so we may have no choice. Need to get out of BHD first though - no-one is going anywhere anytime soon!
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Old Aug 7, 19, 2:42 am
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Originally Posted by IMetThePieMan View Post


Weíre coming home in J, so we may have no choice. Need to get out of BHD first though - no-one is going anywhere anytime soon!
Hope you get out soon, and enjoy the flight!
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Old Aug 7, 19, 2:58 pm
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It didnít go according to plan, unfortunately.

A 3hr delay in BHD, followed by nearly 3hrs sitting on the plane once we arrived at LHR meant that we missed our flight to JFK. The only seats available to NYC tonight were in J, so we took the downgrade (with CCR access though!) and weíre on our way on BA183.

What a day!
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Old Aug 7, 19, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by IMetThePieMan View Post
It didn’t go according to plan, unfortunately.

A 3hr delay in BHD, followed by nearly 3hrs sitting on the plane once we arrived at LHR meant that we missed our flight to JFK. The only seats available to NYC tonight were in J, so we took the downgrade (with CCR access though!) and we’re on our way on BA183.

What a day!
Best laid plans and all that. I hope the downgrade didn't spoil your trip too much. Hopefully you'll have the another F to look forward to soon.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 3:19 pm
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Thatís a shame but at least you are on your way. If you are G-BYGB then youíre on an 86 Seat refurbed 747. So you have the new Panasonic IFE, which is awesome and you get the new(ish) bedding and catering in J. There should also be WiFi. Enjoy it despite it not being F itís all better than Y
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Old Aug 7, 19, 3:40 pm
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Best laid plans and all that. I hope the downgrade didn't spoil your trip too much. Hopefully you'll have the another F to look forward too soon.
Make sure you claim compensation for the delay! Have a wonderful time in NY
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Old Aug 7, 19, 3:42 pm
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Oh no what a pain; I can empathise after my BA001 was taken from me after booking it months earlier.

Fingrs crossed you can get it soon, we have our 1st First in October
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Old Aug 7, 19, 3:45 pm
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Sorry to hear that, from a fellow BHD flyer.

At least you got CCR and NYC isn't a bad end destination!

Have a great trip.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 4:02 pm
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Tell the crew it is your first First!

And enjoy!


EDIT: saw your update: whoops!
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Old Aug 7, 19, 7:31 pm
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Hopefully you'll be upgraded on your return flight.
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Old Aug 7, 19, 8:51 pm
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What a pity! If you donít get F for the return youíll have to wait for the experience.
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