When it comes to basic economy class, British Airways is really in a class of its own. The seats are comfortable, the service is good, and the food is tasty. The entertainment system is also robust.
Cons: "Seats are cramped. Also I was sitting on the aisle seat and the food trolley hit my elbow so there isnt much space for it to go down the aisle"
Cons: "Direct flights to and from South Africa to USA not via Middle East"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Sears very uncomfortable flight was running 45 minutes late when it landed in Palma and due to a glitch couldn’t check-in on line"
Pros: "Crew were intuitive - how about a little drink / you look as though you’d like another cup of coffee / come and have some chocolate / without me having to ask ."
Cons: "27D has got those awful metal boxes under the seat in front ."
Cons: "BA need to stop the silly practice of boarding according to status - it’s inefficent and leaves me with the impression that BA is obsessed with pseudo hierarchy."
Cons: "One of the worst experience I’ve had, if not the worst. Lack of communication between flight attendants at gate was the main reason for missing our flight, after 2 delays from the previous flight. When we got to the gate they closed it at that moment, earlier than it should have. A Mr. Fenney, person in charge at the gate, didn’t help much. Just went through the motion and as slow as possible trying to help us. It seemed he just wanted to pretend he was helping us. Worse was his attitude when telling is the gate has already closed, didn’t do anything to help us, nothing at all. We had to literally get information out of him. We then went to customer service were the same thing happened, a lack of care that we missed our flight due to things out of our control. Even to the point where the agent told us “be sure to be there on time this time”, like if it was our fault we missed it (we told her the details of our situation). Till this point they don’t seem to care. They left about 15 people, that i know of, hanging. If they had better comunication between gates and waited a miserably 5 more minutes (although they closed the gate earlier then they should have) everyone would have made it. Throughout the whole process we noticed that american airlines employees did not care that many on that first flight had connection flights. They were just going through the motion, slowly while all of us were a bit desperate knowing that the layover time was going to be very close."
Pros: "There was a good selection of very different movies to watch. I found four that I wanted to see."
Cons: "There were not enough chairs in the waiting area. There was a long wait, first, just to get on the plane, then, instead of letting us stay in the waiting area, we were all seated, and left waiting for at least an hour, most of that time without explanation, sitting in a stifling plane at the gate, without being allowed to get up and move around. Also, the ratio of carbohydrates to protein in the main meal was way out of kilter. I don't want rice + potatoes + bread + crackers all in one meal, with zero vegetables. The tiny piece of cheese helped."
Cons: "It was a smaller aircraft than the one on the way there. So a lot more cramped. And it was SO HOT. I dont know why they give blankets when they keep it so hot. I thought I was going to lose it."
Pros: "Staff very pleasant"
Cons: "Old 747 poor video poor seats old toilets full of dust these plans need to be retired"