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British Airways premium economy class

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British Airways premium economy class

I've travelled BA premium economy (they called it World Travellers Plus) as I booked it almost the last minute and the price of standard economy was almost as expensive as PE class, so I might as well booked that. I have to say the seats were more comfortable and spacious, but everything else really was more or less the same as standard economy. For example, they handed out a dinner menu with starter, main courses and dessert, but everything was just served in the same tray with a tiny box of starter and dessert each. Service wasn't really much different from what I got in standard ecomony either.

Just wonder what your experience is and would you pay extra to travel BA premium economy?

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11. Re: British Airways premium economy class

BA don't fly to Bedrock

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My wife and I had PE seats with British Airways in August and September 2013 because my wife has a bad back and we wanted the extra legroom. Might as well have gone standard economy as the seating and legroom was not noticeably better, the catering no better and the cabin staff were indifferent. Even the layout of the cabin was all wrong with the galley next to the toilets.

In comparison to Qantas PE, British Airways are a freight airline. With Qantas PE you get value for money. You can even cross your legs in their PE, the food is pretty good and the cabin staff are obviously proud to work for Qantas.

Never again will we travel PE with BA.

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Hi - I am about yo book return flights from Manchester to NYC as a birthday surprise for my hubby and I. Not having made a trip of this duration before could anyone who knows advise on best airline/ticket types? Thank you v much.

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I'm more than a little surprised that Quartz2 found the WT+ leg room 'not noticeably better' since WT+ seat pitch is 38 inches v 31 inches in WT. Catering for main meals was improved last year, and is certainly different from the meals given in WT. The seat width on QF's 747s is 19 inches v 18.5 inches on BA's jets, not sure how QF's is 'far better'. All airlines have crew who some pax may view as indifferent.

If one's expectations aren't met, that may say more about the expectations of the person rather than the airline.

Angie, please start a new thread with your question. Let us know when you and Mr C plan to travel, how long you'll stay in New York, whether you have a preference of airlines and whether you would prefer flights to and from JFK or if you're willing to include EWR in your plans.

Let us know as well if you're looking for tickets in Economy, Premium Economy, Business or First.

Thanks.

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Legroom is definitely noticeably better. There is no question about that part of PE cabins vs economy cabins of the major airlines that offer the PE product.

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17. Re: British Airways premium economy class

Maybe Quartz is unaware of what constitutes seven inches

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I flew WT+ from LHR-LAX on a BA 777-300. I thought the service was average but the thing I really didn't like was the fact that when the seats in front of you recline, it is almost impossible for you to move or even get up. Really uncomfortable in my opinion. My seatmate agreed.

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19. Re: British Airways premium economy class

Obviously some of you either have vested interests or just don't have standards.

Fly PE in both BA and Qantas then you'll see what I mean.

PS - our latest international flight with BA was last week from London to Singapore. On takeoff the plane shuddered violently to the point everyone was looking around at each other with very concerned looks.

My flying days with BA are over. We got better experiences with Easyjet and that's saying something.

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20. Re: British Airways premium economy class

Quartz2, one could suggest you have vested interest in Qantas as you think they are great. Why when someone doesn't agree do posters (not just you) then suggest people have vested interests. It always amuses me. And I have no vested interests in any airline. I'm open to flying most carriers if the price, timings and destination is right for me. BA does suit me but that's because I'm UK based, nearish to LHR & LGW and they fly to many many destinations non stop but I do fly other carriers.

How one views an airlines, service, quality etc is a very subjective thing and we all view things differently. Not everyone is always going to agree, just let others have their view and agree to differ.

Out of interest are you suggesting the plane was unsafe because it shuddered? May it have been something to do with weather conditions? Did the plane make an emergency landing? If not, then it was not a mechanical problem. Do remember the crew are not going to fly an unsafe plane, they have are concerned about their own safety even before concerns about your safety.

Happy flying in the future and enjoy your chosen carrier.

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