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  • mkcol 49 posts

    I did not know that the Gatwick fleet now has A321s.

    Scheduled to fly LGW-FUE on 23rd April & it’s showing as such. I’d post a screenshot but don’t know how to here, if possible.

    SamG 1,636 posts

    Quite a few now, IIRC the older “ceo” A321s never went back into service at LHR after COVID

    Janeyferr 1 post

    I’m to FUE on the 27th April. Started in an A320, moved to an A321, then the flight disappeared from expertflyer for a bit (whilst the return on the 7th started showing as an 777, so something was hinky). Now back to the A320, and 40 minutes later than at booking.

    Richie 970 posts

    They can take time to board everyone on busy flights, particularly if there aren’t many rows of CE.

    Omegaman 39 posts

    I’m due to fly on one next week. Has anyone got experience of the row 9 and 10 layout? They show as exit seats in club. I’m booked further forward but tempted to change.

    Richie 970 posts

    I’m due to fly on one next week. Has anyone got experience of the row 9 and 10 layout? They show as exit seats in club. I’m booked further forward but tempted to change.

    Row 9 seats don’t recline and it’s only aisle seats, less daylight.

    Row 10 seats are slightly narrower as the tray table folds into the arm, also cabin crew move in front of you during take off and landing to and from their crew seats.

    There could be 32 CE passengers in front slowing down any quick exit.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,045 posts

    Still plenty of time for the curtain to move and for those exit rows to end up as economy.

    Personally I’d only consider moving to them once OLCI is open and the cabin layout finalised.

    Ihar 111 posts

    I’m also doing LGW-ACE in April and showing as A321. Have currently got exit row 24 booked (CE prices a bit crazy – £765). Layout looks a bit quirky. Anyone have experience??

    Omegaman 39 posts

    Still plenty of time for the curtain to move and for those exit rows to end up as economy.

    Personally I’d only consider moving to them once OLCI is open and the cabin layout finalised.

    I’m due to fly on one next week. Has anyone got experience of the row 9 and 10 layout? They show as exit seats in club. I’m booked further forward but tempted to change.

    Row 9 seats don’t recline and it’s only aisle seats, less daylight.

    Row 10 seats are slightly narrower as the tray table folds into the arm, also cabin crew move in front of you during take off and landing to and from their crew seats.

    There could be 32 CE passengers in front slowing down any quick exit.

    Thanks for the replies, I’ll stick with row 3.

    AndrewT 54 posts

    @Ihar, you don’t say how many people/seats you have booked, but BE CAREFUL as row 24 is not a real exit row. The BA seat map implies it is and they may charge you for the privilege, but it ain’t.
    Row 23 (two pairs of seats B/C/D/E) are exit seats, along with 24A/F only. These have acres of legroom as there is no seat in front, but 24B/C/D/E have no extra legroom whatsoever.
    The correct layout is shown on the Aerolopa seat map

    Ihar 111 posts

    @AndrewT – thanks so much. We are 4, but 2 boys have long legs so the A/F is a good choice for them. Nothing worse than getting a bad seat choice when you’ve booked it yourself!! 😉

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