BA Domestic Seating

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  1. straitman

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    Does anyone have any knowledge or preferences with regard to seating on BA A319 & A320 a/c used internally within the UK?

    The aircraft is all Y seating configuration.
     

  2. Dave Noble

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    Seat map attached
     

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  3. straitman

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    Thanks Dave,

    I've looked at the seat maps previously and thought I'd ask in case someone had a personal experience. (good or bad)

    We're only talking about 1:20 flight so no big bikkies.
     
  4. Dave Noble

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    Anything in the section of the plane in the area marked "Club Europe or Euro Traveller" is decent with a 34" pitch. The best seats are the exit rows plus row 1. Avoid the rows at the back of the plane marked "Euro Traveller" since they have a 31" pitch.

    Being a domestic flight, there is no Club Europe cabin so all the plane will be available to economy

    Dave
     
  5. straitman

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    Thanks Dave.

    We are currently in row 3. I'll bid for an exit however thought I'd ask first.
     
  6. Tooner

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    If I remember correctly, Dave's view on the seats at the back is correct. We were in Row 13 (I think) as we had a 9 month old, and the seats weren't too bad there. We had all three seats, however (2 adults, 1 child and an infant).
     
  7. straitman

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    Thanks Tooner
     
  8. spiggy_topes

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    Don't get caught the way I did a few months ago. I needed an internal flight from London to Glasgow and booked it from the Qantas site using points. The site offered business class and economy seats on the BA aircraft, and I went for the business class option, thinking it would be the same sort of arrangement as they have here. Mistake! 16,000 points for a very ordinary seat, indistinguishable from economy (athough it was close to the front).
     
  9. Kiwi Flyer

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    ouch - expensive mistake to make
     
  10. Dave Noble

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    eeep... u dont want to do that again ( unless no status/ruby and prepared to pay 8000 points for lounge access )

    You woulda had the same forward seat even with economy. The BA system , I believe, offers business class availability for awards primarily for those connecting onwards in business class to provide greater availability.

    On the plus side with BA for paid tickets, buy a full fare domestic ticket and since they use business class booking codes , you can get business status credits on an economy fare

    Dave
     
  11. Tooner

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    I'd have to say that BA domestic / Europe is more like Jetstar than QF or City Flyer. From what I observed, being at the front is all Club Europe gets you.
     
  12. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    On domestic, there is no business class; I have not seen a hot breakfast on QF domestic in economy for a while whilst I have had it on BA

    I disagree about the description for European; although not as nice as QF business, you do get a wider seat, lounge access, better meals and drinks services.

    Dave
     
  13. Kiwi Flyer

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    Same here on my BA club europe flights.
     
  14. Tooner

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    Dave, I stand corrected. I must admit it was on a flight to Amsterdam, and I only caught a glimpse when walking past!
     
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