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Review: British Airways

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Another no-frills BA flight, with poor transfer facility at Gatwick

  • By SilverTraveller Ian.Waugh

    216 reviews

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  • March 2017
  • Glasgow
  • Naples
  • Wife
  • Economy

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BA Glasgow-Napoli via Gatwick … departed Glasgow and arrived Gatwick on time … then onto air bridge, downstairs onto apron , onto bus … upstairs (four flights with no obvious lift/escalator) and thru exit – no transit option (same as recent flight to Nice via Gatwick) … so had to go to departures again and go thru security, despite having done so in Glasgow and being in possession of our onward boarding passes.

Tried hot meal option in Gatwick (Nandos – see separate review) as next flight not ‘till 1430 and knowing we’d have to pay on the BA flight in any case …

LGW-Napoli flight departed and landed on time.

Good value for money as subsidised by our remaining BA-Avios points.

Having commented recently about BA having become a ‘no-frills’ airline, read in the newspaper that, next year, BA will be moving to 29-inch legroom (as against EasyJet 30-inch). So, although BA do still include a hold bag (and some flights offer ‘hand baggage only’ prices) they really are moving to the EasyJet/Ryanair model?

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  • sandra_42
    over 4 years ago
    Once the hand baggage only fares became popular BA introduced a policy whereby hand luggage only passengers could not choose seats even at check in. This does not really affect us because we always pay extra on booking to get the emergency exit seats.

    This sounds like those little planes which operate from London City will be unaffected.
  • Ian.Waugh
    over 4 years ago
    Well .. . I picked up a couple of freebie newspapers on my way through, and read the article that's now on this link (amongst others no doubt) ...

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4284504/Why-BA-soon-legroom-Ryanair.html

    I guess it'll be a while before existing 'planes are 'updated' with this latest change, but it does show where (following the other changes like the 'no snack/coffee' and 'hand baggage only' prices), our 'national carrier' is headed.

    Ho hum
  • sandra_42
    over 4 years ago
    Is that really true? I only stick with BA because of the legroom.