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    BA short haul in Europe uses the same planes and roughly same leg room as all low costs WizzAir/EasyJet etc. First class is a scam where they have a table put on the middle seat to separate you from the other passenger, and a curtain that separate you from the cattle class + "exclusive" use of the front lavatory. You might as well by 3 tickets in another low cost to the same effect and 1/2 of the price.

    Check the flight time for the Iberia flight, chances are it's the same as BA and it's shared flight (or whatever it's called).

    slEasyJet is not that bad and the planes equipped with the Recaro seats have decent legroom. As others already pointed Speedy boarding is often useless.

    Overall go for the cheaper option ,as there won't be much of a difference in the quality of service

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    Booking an internal flight recently, we had to pay to get seats together... at least according to the website they randomly assign seats otherwise. Whether they genuinely do that to ensure you wont be together unless you pay, or they'd tend to put you together, I don't know - for a 1hr flight we figured we could probably cope being apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sal View Post
    BA short haul in Europe uses the same planes and roughly same leg room as all low costs WizzAir/EasyJet etc. First class is a scam where they have a table put on the middle seat to separate you from the other passenger, and a curtain that separate you from the cattle class + "exclusive" use of the front lavatory. You might as well by 3 tickets in another low cost to the same effect and 1/2 of the price.
    They called it Business Class last time I used it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    The choice is obvious - First Class on BA, you might get a chance to meet MF in the Concorde room where he works overtime as a janitor to make up for his bookie losses.
    That's an MF level mistake you made there - BA only do First on their long haul flights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    That's an MF level mistake you made there - BA only do First on their long haul flights.
    Great MF buys redundant First Class ticket to get access to the Concorde Room even when he flies short haul

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    Food is not free anymore at shorthaul flights with BA
    ...in the back.

    It's still free up front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    Booking an internal flight recently, we had to pay to get seats together... at least according to the website they randomly assign seats otherwise. Whether they genuinely do that to ensure you wont be together unless you pay, or they'd tend to put you together, I don't know - for a 1hr flight we figured we could probably cope being apart.
    I doubt they (you didn't specify an airline) are "punishing" non-payers, besides for party of 2 you can easily get fellow travelers to swap and/or ask the cabin crew to help you in that regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    ...in the back.

    It's still free pre-paid up front.
    FTFY

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Great MF buys redundant First Class ticket to get access to the Concorde Room even when he flies short haul

    HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Are you taking bags or not? If not, BA do a basic fare now which has no baggage.
    BA don't have speedy boarding (unless you have bronze/silver/gold executive club)
    What other extras were you thinking of?
    Are you hiring a car when out there?

    Oh, and the Iberian is probably a BA codeshare.
    Iberian will definitely be a codeshare. I'm guessing Alitalia will be the only other direct scheduled option, and I properly filled my trousers last time I flew with them (aborted take-off after a loud bang from the engine). BA will be a slightly more pleasant experience than Easyjet, but as others have pointed out, BA is effectively a budget airline in all but name. There's really not much in it, I'd go with the departure time that suits you best.
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