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    British Airways Filth Class

    Video: 'Filth class': TV presenter captures 'disgusting' conditions in British Airways first class - Telegraph

    A TV presenter has published footage of “filthy” conditions inside a first class cabin of a British Airways flight.

    Owen Thomas, an anchor who has worked for Bloomberg, BBC World News and CNN International, says he saved for a “trip of a lifetime” to St Lucia. Rates to the Caribbean island in BA's priciest cabin start at £2,700 per person.

    But his 30-second video – uploaded to YouTube and Twitter on Sunday, the day after his flight – shows marked and grubby surfaces, and dust and dirt in the foot well.
    “It is absolutely filthy,” he says in the clip. “You see marks here which you can scrape of with your finger. You can see the stains down here.”

    Clearly livid, he continues: “It’s when you open your seat, the real horror begins. This is first class. This is British Airways first class. It’s disgusting.”


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    Perhaps they hire British Indians to do the cleaning and they do it to their own standard. You have to be multi-cultural.

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    My first trip in years, last November, with BA, never again. Appalling food, terrible service, no control over drunken yobs on the flight (cabin crew hid in the back until I told them I was going to deal with the situation) and they lost our pushchair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxyjohn
    My first trip in years, last November, with BA, never again.
    I stopped flying BA more than 15 years ago due to consistent bad service and rudeness from their customer complaints department, false promises when problems occurred, etc. I found most of the actual onboard time fine, so if that's gone downhill too then there really isn't a lot left going for them...
    How do I post these pictures???

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    UK version of Delta.

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    Bastard BA left me for dead as a human shield hostage in Iraq on a flight fro London to KL. - 131 days.

    Zero compo. Uk government used BA as a quasi military transport, landng several hours after Iraq invasion of Kuwait to insert a military recon team. All other sitlines diverted

    The plane was later blown to pieces (presumably by the coalition) and all evidence/black box destroyed or missing
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    They have a horrible configuration of Business class seats facing alternately forward and backwards.

    I think it's supposed to improve privacy but it's shit.

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    Anyone who has seen a British pub with all the lights switched on, or with the windows open during daytime, won't be the least surprised at this report.

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    ^But you don't pay thousands of dollars to sit in a pub for 8 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound View Post
    Bastard BA left me for dead as a human shield hostage in Iraq on a flight fro London to KL. - 131 days.

    Zero compo. Uk government used BA as a quasi military transport, landng several hours after Iraq invasion of Kuwait to insert a military recon team. All other sitlines diverted

    The plane was later blown to pieces (presumably by the coalition) and all evidence/black box destroyed or missing
    There's a good doco on that.

    Perhaps BBC. It was good, so wasn't Nat Geo or any American production where they need to repeat the previous 10 minutes every 15 minutes in case you've forgotten.

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    I have a free flight to Dodger land using frequent flyer points.

    Fuk it, I'll never go to that shit pit.

    The place is fuked EH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    UK version of Delta.
    Only difference being that Delta has always sucked.....not even a part of world-class carriers, as BA/BOAC once was.

    Sad, a once proud and reputed airline [like many] that has fallen into dismay.

    Sign of economic times - no one can afford to maintain their fleets to class standards any more. That, doubled with the fact that there is no de facto wealth in the UK [or anywhere in the West] - all the phony baloney riches and influence shifted to Asia a generation ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Sign of economic times - no one can afford to maintain their fleets to class standards any more. That, doubled with the fact that there is no de facto wealth in the UK [or anywhere in the West] - all the phony baloney riches and influence shifted to Asia a generation ago.
    BA is more an underfunded employee pension scheme with a side line in old planes than a world class airline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    I have a free flight to Dodger land using frequent flyer points.

    Fuk it, I'll never go to that shit pit.

    The place is fuked EH.
    So you have a free flight to England but you won't take advantage of it because depite never having been there you've decided it's a "shit pit".
    WTF? That's a pretty sad attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by oxyjohn
    My first trip in years, last November, with BA, never again.
    I stopped flying BA more than 15 years ago due to consistent bad service and rudeness from their customer complaints department, false promises when problems occurred, etc. I found most of the actual onboard time fine, so if that's gone downhill too then there really isn't a lot left going for them...
    My only trip on British Airways was around 2002, and when I got home I received a letter from the Los Angeles County Health Department warning me I had been exposed to Tuberculosis on the flight. I don't blame the airline for the exposure, but thought they could have contacted me directly and included such information as how far I was sitting from the infected person instead of snitching me off to the health department. Even if they are legally required to notify the health department they could have at least had the courtesy of sending me a letter personally.

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    I flew with them a couple of years ago from Bkk to Lhr and they were fine. Food was edible, the seats comfortable, staff efficient and pleasant in that human way as opposed to the facile, hypocritical and utterly false manner adopted by Thai. The entertainment console worked and the movie selection more than met most needs. The trip was uneventful and we arrived on time.

    Sure, I've had shit experiences with them before but then, that happens with most airlines some time or other.

    Had a huge barney once with cabin crew on a Singapore Airlines flight when I raised the thinggy over the window to look outside and let streamimg sunshine into my bit of the cabin. A demented, sink trolley dolly hurtled up and slammed it closed without so much as a by or leave. I raised it again and she came back with flared nostrils and much yammering and tried to reach over me to close it again. I stopped her and demanded an explanation for her conduct. She told me I was disturbing Singapore airline trainees in the row behind me who were trying to sleep. I love raising my voice when I'm angry and feeling self righteous but that time I rather excelled myself - got the purser in the end who eventually conceded that a fare paying passenger took priority and wrung an apology out of the little fucker. The mad sink bitch remained elsewhere for the remainder of the flight.

    Never happened on a BA flight. In fact, I have always found them to be good fun and quite intelligent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    ^But you don't pay thousands of dollars to sit in a pub for 8 hours.
    You do in the UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    I love raising my voice when I'm angry and feeling self righteous but that time I rather excelled myself
    Face it, thegent...You're a right little pest...And lucky you didn't see jail time...Or a public caning...Heh...

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    I flew business class with them about 10 years ago. The flight was good and the food was excellent. No complaints about that flight.

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    Makes you wonder what maintenance is like!

    Been on BA twice and the quality was piss poor. Said it all along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^But you don't pay thousands of dollars to sit in a pub for 8 hours.
    My local's taken me to places BA couldn't ever reach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post


    So you have a free flight to England but you won't take advantage of it because depite never having been there you've decided it's a "shit pit".
    WTF? That's a pretty sad attitude.
    Yes, my cousin will agree with you on that one, but anyway, nothing will change.

    I have no desire at all to go anywhere near Pomgolia.

    Shit weather, full of Immigrants, expensive as fuk and most smart Poms have left.

    My points will take me to many more places . Might go hang out in New York for a while.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    No such thing as a free flight, Still have to pay the taxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by oxyjohn
    My first trip in years, last November, with BA, never again.
    I stopped flying BA more than 15 years ago due to consistent bad service and rudeness from their customer complaints department, false promises when problems occurred, etc. I found most of the actual onboard time fine, so if that's gone downhill too then there really isn't a lot left going for them...

    Yep, me too, they are very bad, broken promises down the line and supercilious staff (what for, nothing to be "cilious" about)

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post


    So you have a free flight to England but you won't take advantage of it because depite never having been there you've decided it's a "shit pit".
    WTF? That's a pretty sad attitude.
    Yes, my cousin will agree with you on that one, but anyway, nothing will change.

    I have no desire at all to go anywhere near Pomgolia.

    Shit weather, full of Immigrants, expensive as fuk and most smart Poms have left.

    My points will take me to many more places . Might go hang out in New York for a while.


    Pretty ignorant Tez, London and England (bits of it) are terrific places to visit.
    Sights there would knock your socks off, puts Oz to shame as a tourist destination.

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