Flying the BRITISH AIRWAYS BOEING 747: New York to London in Economy Class

  • čas přidán 18. 01. 2019
  • Here's my trip report from my flight from New York to London Heathrow with British Airways in World Traveller / economy class, onboard the Boeing 747 onboard flight BA178.
    I was interested to see how the older Boeing 747 compares to the newer Airbus A380 in economy.
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Komentáře • 410

  • Ben Healy
    Ben Healy Před 10 hodinami

    To be fair to BA, the 747 is quite old and it looks like its been operated for a long time so its windows are bound to be scratched

  • Calvin Breakwell
    Calvin Breakwell Před 9 dny

    I did this from Miami to London in February and it was the worst flying experience of my life

  • tjfSIM
    tjfSIM Před 9 dny

    I should hope the IFE has been updated at least once in 20 years! 😂

  • kaylee healy
    kaylee healy Před 19 dny

    I’m going London to Chicago on a Boeing 747 jet and I’m terrified as I have never flown before but this video has reassured me that it’s a safe plane and not as scary as I thought

  • David Tidbury
    David Tidbury Před 19 dny

    An enjoyable video spoilt by the music

  • Plane Expert
    Plane Expert Před 21 dnem

    Mum said 1 video before bed

  • Bob Rogers
    Bob Rogers Před 25 dny

    I could do without the music, and at one point the vocalist made part of your commentary unintelligible. I would think that badly scratched windows would compromise the strength of the panes. The food service seemed good for Economy. How was the legroom?

  • El Fulano
    El Fulano Před 26 dny

    That window reminds me of my reading glasses.

  • Jane Grant
    Jane Grant Před 28 dny

    I've flown BA London to Cape Town twice on a 747 - was in seat B and was totally squashed. It really was an endless night - there seemed to be very little legroom, and the reclined seat in front made it even more claustrophobic. A day flight would actually have been better as you don't expect to be able to sleep. Are the 380's better?

  • Mark Turner
    Mark Turner Před měsícem

    You should do a BA flight to Thailand business class

  • David Grant
    David Grant Před měsícem

    Hi Noel, like your videos, but the music is too loud for your quiet voice.

  • sadat ali Khan
    sadat ali Khan Před měsícem

    Which football club are you a fan of ?

  • ElenarMT
    ElenarMT Před měsícem +1

    Curiously, if I watch this on my TV I cannot hear you at all over the loud music.
    On my phone I can hear you better, but yes, the music still drowns your voice out entirely

  • Steve R
    Steve R Před měsícem

    BA is utter crap will never fly with them ever again. They’ve fallen a long, long way since the 80s.

  • Semsem Eini
    Semsem Eini Před měsícem

    Rubbish. Economy is not economy on all airlines. Legroom on British is bad. 31". Your window was at least clear. Not fogged like on South African. You left morning arrived evening. the best flight to take. Only to London, Dublin and Rekavik. The latter 2 in summer. Yes BA crews are nice.

  • Denzil
    Denzil Před měsícem

    Great video. Did you encounter any problems from the flight crew regarding filming.

  • Joyce Anthony
    Joyce Anthony Před měsícem

    The background music very annoying

  • David Foreman
    David Foreman Před měsícem

    Looping too loud music seems to be the norm now

  • Jamie Houten
    Jamie Houten Před měsícem

    Give this guy some micro mesh and he can buff those scratches out. First world problems 🙄

  • TSBalasubbramaniam
    TSBalasubbramaniam Před měsícem

    Do buy a UK lottery ticket - if u win u can give me half - good wishes n best of luck

  • TSBalasubbramaniam
    TSBalasubbramaniam Před měsícem

    Good view of surroundings areas of London

  • Ryan Smith
    Ryan Smith Před měsícem

    Struggling to hear the narration due to the unnecessary and intrusive music.

  • MS 37
    MS 37 Před měsícem +1

    How does an airplane window get that scratched? Great video

  • Twin Flames Merge Patricia McNeilly

    Hi Noel, thank you for your video, I actually did not realize that 747s were still being flown, and your video came up on my feed. Based on your video, I realized, I really must get back to London, its been TOO long! thank you!

  • Thomas Mortimore
    Thomas Mortimore Před 2 měsíci

    So BA are spending all that money renovating T7 and yet when T8 is finished expansion/renovation they’ll be moving there

  • BloomingOnion
    BloomingOnion Před 2 měsíci

    What time of year was this? It couldn't have been January!

  • BloomingOnion
    BloomingOnion Před 2 měsíci

    I love the B744s and BA usually do not disappoint with good service and decent food. Most of the B747s they use from JFK-LHR will have the refurbished cabins like you had. They have newer seats, comprehensive IFE, a great moving map, charging ports, etc. It's very good, very competitive, except for the windows. Ha. My family and I flew over on a half-full plane in 2017, it was a great experience all around. In my humble opinion, not much separates BA from Virgin Atlantic, but they are both better than American, Delta and United for transatlantic flights. I've never done the daytime flight eastbound though... thank you for sharing.

  • solomon sesay
    solomon sesay Před 2 měsíci

    Japanese airlines has one of the best economic classes .

  • Robert Morrow
    Robert Morrow Před 2 měsíci +1

    Same my window was scratched I was on this flight to day but 7 30 departure from jfk I seemed I was the only 1

  • joe bloggs
    joe bloggs Před 3 měsíci +1

    I can hear the music more then I can hear your voice! Do you not watch the video before you upload it?

  • Gary Kee
    Gary Kee Před 3 měsíci

    Will Young? That you bro?

  • Ron Riesinger
    Ron Riesinger Před 3 měsíci

    Good video. I always enjoy flying BA when I can, both trans-Atlantic and within Europe.

  • warriorprince101010
    warriorprince101010 Před 3 měsíci +4

    Turn the music down.

  • Carroll Planespotting
    Carroll Planespotting Před 3 měsíci +3

    Actually I was on the BA 747 recently and I had the old interior on landor livery so not all the 747s have the new interior

  • M W
    M W Před 3 měsíci

    BA is a bad airline and every regular traveler knows that too. I'm European, and without wanting to lure the British now, UK is famous for a lot but food is not one of them. BA is no exception to that. The food is just ridiculously bad compared to other European airlines. Unfortunately, the cleanliness at BA is a problem. As far as punctuality is concerned, BA is at least average. If you take the price into consideration, I can not recommend BA to anyone. If you want the best results, Lufthansa, Swiss or Turkish airlines. If you want to spend a little less money to have an almost as good service for it, I can recommend Air France or KLM. Air France is rarely punctual, but on the long haul they offer realy decent food.

  • Walt Ned
    Walt Ned Před 3 měsíci

    Great Video as ever but PLEASE hold down the "plinky plonk" music in the middle and towards the end of the video which distracts, keep the music in the background and like the presenter, "cool".

  • s125ish
    s125ish Před 3 měsíci

    I got told off for using them pods , I was just trying it out

  • Turbo Jet
    Turbo Jet Před 4 měsíci +1

    music . . . . ruined it all

  • Paul Spindler
    Paul Spindler Před 4 měsíci

    I don't think all Ba 747's have been refreshed, the one I just flew down to Miami in World Traveler Plus had seen better days for sure. G-CIVL. The entertainment screen was about the size of my hand and it was so old the contrast was shot to pieces. it slid neatly under the armrest, which was held together with tape. The crew were good though and the pilot was very informative.

  • Celebrity dream
    Celebrity dream Před 4 měsíci +2

    Cant hear your voice due to the music

  • thegeneral123
    thegeneral123 Před 4 měsíci +4

    Music was horrible and too loud. On a more positive note though, loved the location edits you did and the speed alterations via edit. An interesting over view but you didn't speak about the seat at all. Which is a must for an economy review. It's probably the most important aspect and the thing most of us are interested in.

  • Love JetFuel
    Love JetFuel Před 4 měsíci

    For a flagship airline of a first world country,BA is about the worst airline you can go on

  • Carroll Planespotting
    Carroll Planespotting Před 4 měsíci

    Doe anyone know what he films with? Thanks

  • sharif sayfe
    sharif sayfe Před 4 měsíci

    Stop this silly music

  • James Hoopes
    James Hoopes Před 4 měsíci

    I thought you might be exaggerating about the window scratches, until about 8:00. Wow, that’s bad!

    GRAHAM EDWARD WHEELER Před 4 měsíci +1

    Love your videos but the music on this one was AWFUL and much too loud!!!

  • Bruce
    Bruce Před 4 měsíci +1

    Why torture yourself in coach?

  • Lavanya T
    Lavanya T Před 4 měsíci

    🇱🇷 so nice airways 🇧🇴

  • Ryan Barnes
    Ryan Barnes Před 5 měsíci

    Can I just say great video but can I ask without causing any offense but why do English people call the republic Of Ireland Southern Ireland it’s really called The republic no ??

  • Robert Armour
    Robert Armour Před 5 měsíci

    Unpretentious, factual and accessible. Your videos are a breath of fresh air. You're normal - a bit of a rarity on CHclip!

  • Forgetthehorrorhere1
    Forgetthehorrorhere1 Před 5 měsíci

    I flew with BA two weeks go from London to Bridgetown. They ran out of pretty much everything about 4 hrs in to the 9hr flight. 1 drinks service the entire flight. Not in a hurry to use them again.

  • Vera
    Vera Před 5 měsíci +1

    Having trouble understanding you over the music.

  • Gabor Kerek
    Gabor Kerek Před 5 měsíci

    Good video but with your higher voice you might want to set the music lower. It was annoying to try to pick out what you were saying....

  • Roger Edwards Marketing TV
    Roger Edwards Marketing TV Před 5 měsíci +5

    Great video. World Traveller Plus isn’t just economy with more legroom though. It’s a bigger seat (2x4x2 instead of 3x4x3) and a better meal service.

    • David Lazarus
      David Lazarus Před 3 měsíci

      Roger Edwards Marketing TV Also additional luggage allowance.

  • Breezzyy
    Breezzyy Před 5 měsíci +1

    7:42 song name ?

  • The Lusk Letter
    The Lusk Letter Před 5 měsíci +1

    Great video but music too loud..

  • Nick Plays
    Nick Plays Před 5 měsíci +2

    This guy must be rich going on so many flights 😂 💰

  • kiwitrains
    kiwitrains Před 5 měsíci

    Loved the place names, wonderful aeroplane

  • kiefer Woods
    kiefer Woods Před 5 měsíci

    It’s a window at least you could see out of it

  • Vanduraa sr
    Vanduraa sr Před 6 měsíci +1

    Do you not review your own videos?
    The music is dire.