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British Airways:London Gatwick-Tampa International  
User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 27495 times:

Hi,

Just thought I'd try to upload a few pics from the last flight I managed to take from London Gatwick to Tampa International with British Airways. Was a long but quite a fun flight, hope the pics turn out ok.

Was quite sunny when we left in the morning:



British Airways checkin/fast bag drop at London Gatwick (landside):



London Gatwick airside (just after security):



BA2167 to Tampa departure 12.50pm:



London Gatwick airside (again):



British Airways 777's (they fly to a range of destinations from here):







London Gatwick airside (again but different part):





British Airways Boeing 777 pushback/taxiing:



British Airways Boeing 777 cabin (I was quite impressed with how clean it was and also how roomy it is with the overhead baggage bins well concealed/out of the way):



Pillow, blanket and amnety kit (heaphones, socks and toothbrush):



Wing view (huge wing):



Just the display saying the entertainment is not currently available (before takeoff):



Distance to destination 4423 miles (I think) (makes the flight roughly 9-9.5 hours):



Map view (apologies for the picture quality):



Outside view (before pushback):



Taxiing to runway 26L. Easyjet plane (ex GB Airways):



Helicopter parked:



Air Malta narrowbody:



Portugalia (Fokker 100 I think?):



Runway 26L takeoff (cloudy). Straight-out departure to the West:





Above the cloud:







Amnety kit (socks/toothbrush):



High Life inflight magazine:



Drink (I had an apple juice) and mini-pretzel snack:



Apporaching/in cruise:



British Airways lunch. (Prawn cocktail, choice of Shepherd's Pie I think or chicken curry, bread and butter, red wine (choice of Bordeaux or another choice), banoffee pie, Twix bar, mineral water, coffee:



Chicken curry main course (tasted better than it photographed!):



Banoffee pie dessert:



Map view (apologies for the picture quality):



In cruise:



Wing view:



Snack box/coffee was presented about 2 hours before arrival:



I watched Madagascar 2 and Slumdog Millionaire both of which I thought were pretty good to pass the time.



Snack box contents (sandwich, fruit, cake, water, coffee):



Map view (past Bermuda/approaching the Florida coastline). The route was basically across the Atlantic south of Newfoundland and Canada then North of Bermuda and direct to Florida:



In cruise/descending:



Descending with speedbrake:



Descending:







Final approach (Northerly runway I think):



Landing:





2 Delta aircraft/taxiing:



Taxiing (JetBlue plane I think):



Parking at the gate:



Inside TPA Terminal:



Hope the pics were ok. Was quite a cool flight at the time.

Any comments etc. welcome.

Many thanks,

Pierre

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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 27487 times:

Its been a while since Ive flown through LGW and also a BA 777 so this report brings back some good memories.

Some great pics in there and glad you enjoyed the flight on BA



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User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 27441 times:

Nice TR. The cabin looks very comfortable and the LGW pics are great. The catering on board also looks very good. A very solid product from BA.

Thanks for posting
EI320


User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 27344 times:

Hi,

Just to say many thanks for the comments/encouragement. Was worried the report would turn out bad but cool it's not too bad.

Many thanks,

Pierre.


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8503 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 26747 times:
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Nice report & pictures, looks like another standard BA light, nothing wrong with that!

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 25528 times:

Hi,

Just to say many thanks for the comment/encouragement. Was quite a cool flight at the time and with the movies definitely didn't feel like 9 hours which was cool.

Many thanks,

Pierre.


User currently offlineFCA767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 1740 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 25468 times:

Nice Lot's pics...nice to see  Smile

User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 25348 times:

Hi Pierre,
thanks for this report. Wondered about the BA 772 product, since I'm flying on BA2173 (LGW-JFK) in 3 weeks. Still didn't figure out if my flight will be a 3 class or 4 class B772.
Is BA staff coming around with various drink offerings throughout the flight? Or do you get them yourself in the galley?
One tip, try not to use flashlight when making a picture of e.g. the IFE screen. That's why they look so bright. For the rest, pictures are of good quality!

Regards,
Eric



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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 25129 times:

Hi,

Just to say many thanks for the comments/encouragement.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 7):
since I'm flying on BA2173 (LGW-JFK) in 3 weeks

Didn't know that British Airways flew from Gatwick to JFK. Sounds like a pretty cool flight (would make a cool trip report maybe).

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 7):
Is BA staff coming around with various drink offerings throughout the flight? Or do you get them yourself in the galley?

The drink/snack I pictured was offered as part of the service. They also came round with water/orange juice during the flight which I didn't take though. Generally I don't notice service that much but luckily this time the guy serving my section was generally very nice which helped too.

Many thanks,

Pierre.


User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined exactly 6 years ago today! , 1651 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 24930 times:

Nice TR, impressed that BA gave you a whole bottle of wine.

Quoting Ps76 (Reply 8):
Didn't know that British Airways flew from Gatwick to JFK. Sounds like a pretty cool flight (would make a cool trip report maybe).

If memory serves me right, the 767 doing MAN-JFK was axed in favour of operating the flight from Gatwick. It's a relatively new route.


User currently offlinePhatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1346 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 24896 times:

Thanks for the TR. I believe this is the first nonstop transatlantic trip report for TPA on here. How full was the flight?

User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 24562 times:

Hi,

Just to say many thanks for the comments/encouragement.

Quoting Phatfarmlines (Reply 10):
How full was the flight?

Have made the flight twice before and the flight this time was quite full like normal (maybe 80-90%). I know there are flights to Miami and Orlando but the Tampa International flight is always well booked for British Airways.

Many thanks,

Pierre.


User currently offlineMHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1105 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 24540 times:

Very nice TR! I took this flight back in 2006 and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was nearly 100% full.

User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 23777 times:

Hi,

Just to say many thanks for the comment/encouragement. Cool the report turned out ok.

Many thanks,

Pierre.


User currently offlineCarlisle From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 271 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 22741 times:

Great TR and photos. It was truly nice to see a London to FL flight, even more so, on a 777!  bigthumbsup 

Cheers,
Jeremy Carlisle



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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 22369 times:

Hi,

Just to say many thanks for the comment/encouragement. Cool the report turned out not too bad.

Many thanks,

Pierre.


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17052 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 22357 times:

Nice TR

Your pictures came it pretty good.

Seems like a good BA flight.

Any return TR?


Thank you for sharing

B747forever



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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 22353 times:

Hi,

Just to say many thanks for the comment/encouragement.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 16):
Any return TR?

Will maybe try to make one (am still in Florida on holiday) but the only problem is it's a night flight and the pictures, especially of outside, normally don't turn out too well. Might be able to get some pics from within the cabin though so will hopefully make a post.

Many thanks,

Pierre.


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