Guests in First

Old Jun 20, 07, 9:36 am
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Guests in First

For complicated reasons BA are upgrading me from Business to First on a flight tomorrow. I have a colleague traveling in Economy. Does anyone know how the crew would respond to me inviting her up to First for a coffee? I'm not suggesting that she occupies any empty seats - except my 'guest' seat.

Thanks for any advice.

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Old Jun 20, 07, 9:39 am
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You can invite someone from a different cabin for a drink but not a meal.
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Old Jun 20, 07, 9:39 am
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Your guest is more than welcome to sit in your buddy seat for drinks AFTER the meal service has been completed.
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Old Jun 20, 07, 9:40 am
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And it's customary to spit at them as they leave for the long trek back to the anus of the plane.
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Old Jun 20, 07, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by bmifly View Post
For complicated reasons BA are upgrading me from Business to First on a flight tomorrow. I have a colleague traveling in Economy. Does anyone know how the crew would respond to me inviting her up to First for a coffee? I'm not suggesting that she occupies any empty seats - except my 'guest' seat.

Thanks for any advice.

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Don't forget, if this is a non-OPUP upgrade, and you get to use the CCR, then you can bring him into that as a guest as well.
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Old Jun 20, 07, 9:47 am
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Don't forget, if this is a non-OPUP upgrade, and you get to use the CCR, then you can bring him into that as a guest as well.
Are you not allowed to use the CCR room if on an op-up? I thought full benefits applied that came with J or F tickets irrespective of a purchased ticket or an op-up ticket
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Old Jun 20, 07, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by latitude View Post
Are you not allowed to use the CCR room if on an op-up? I thought full benefits applied that came with J or F tickets irrespective of a purchased ticket or an op-up ticket
No, if you get op-upped to J at check-in and attempt to access the lounge, you get sneered at by the dragons & firmly put in your place. They then set the starved dogs onto you before making you wear a T-shirt that says "I'm a freeloader"

.... or something like that.

Experience has shown me however that BD and UA do however allow you to use the lounge of the class you've been op-upped into. I suspect most airlines follow this tactic.
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Old Jun 20, 07, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by More Champagne Sir? View Post
Your guest is more than welcome to sit in your buddy seat for drinks AFTER the meal service has been completed.
On my CPT flight the other day the chap behind me had a guest from the time the seat belt sign was switched off, until the upper deck purser came down and informed the guest his dinner was ready.

He made a rather poor case of arguing for his guest to get upgraded, as ever the crew were having none of it!
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Old Jun 20, 07, 9:55 am
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Are you not allowed to use the CCR room if on an op-up? I thought full benefits applied that came with J or F tickets irrespective of a purchased ticket or an op-up ticket
Ground benefits apply to the paid ticket - if you ask and get let in, it's luck not a right. I was denied lounge access on a Y->J OpUp as Bluescum way back when. In fact, quite often they will scrawl 'INVOL U/G' on your BP to make double sure. Though the last time I had that it was as a Silver from WT+ to J ex-LGW. Quite what they thought it would achieve given I was going to the Terraces and Terraces only regardless, I have no idea. Still, I don't care what they write on it as long as it's accompanied by a lower seat number
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Old Jun 20, 07, 9:59 am
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Still, I don't care what they write on it as long as it's accompanied by a lower seat number
Wouldn't you prefer something in the 60's?

And besides, wouldn't you rather sit by the window?
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Old Jun 20, 07, 10:03 am
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Experience has shown me however that BD and UA do however allow you to use the lounge of the class you've been op-upped into. I suspect most airlines follow this tactic.
I've been denied entry to the Virgin Clubhouse at LHR when op-upped from PE to Upper.

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Old Jun 20, 07, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by spanishflea View Post
On my CPT flight the other day the chap behind me had a guest from the time the seat belt sign was switched off, until the upper deck purser came down and informed the guest his dinner was ready.

He made a rather poor case of arguing for his guest to get upgraded, as ever the crew were having none of it!
On recent CPT LHR flight ,chap in front of me in F had 3 kids in J or WT+ or WT ( Dont know) . Every 15 mins or so they were in and out of the F cabin. I have nothing against kids in the F cabin but this really did annoy me.
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Old Jun 20, 07, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by Teece View Post
Wouldn't you prefer something in the 60's?

And besides, wouldn't you rather sit by the window?
Not at LGW as that would mean you had been bumped to another airline!
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Old Jun 20, 07, 10:17 am
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On a recent flight to SIN on LH, I was in J travelling on the same flight as a family member who was in F. After my meal service, I decided go up to the upper-deck to visit my family member in F.

LH usualy has a metal barrier to prevent people entering the F cabin, but on this flight it wasn't in use. Normally I would have introduced myself to the cabin crew and asked if I could visit my family member, but as they were quite busy in the galley, I decided to just walk past.

After I had made my way half-way across the F-cabin, one of the LH matrons lunged towards me, claiming I looked like I was making a mad-dash for the cockpit. In the end she allowed me to continue, but claimed that they treated all guests to the F cabin as a security risk.

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Old Jun 20, 07, 10:41 am
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If you're op-upd at JFK, they allow you to use the CCR.
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