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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8589 posts, RR: 54
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 9945 times:
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30.04.09 BA1438 A320-232 G-EUYB 5A
1st Flight on this aircraft & 85th A320 Flight
SCH DEP 08:50 SCH ARR 10:10
ACT DEP 09:03 ACT ARR 10:14


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Another week and another trip to Edinburgh to view progress on our new project, unlike other trips this would be a day trip.

The alarm went off and 06:00, after the usual morning stuff it was out of the house and off to Heathrow, I arrived just before 7am. The shuttle left some 10 minutes or so later, after a short trip the shuttle pulled up on the arrivals level.
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The only problem with being dropped at arrivals is getting to departures, do you take the lift, numerous stairs or the escalator?

Stairs? – No!
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Escalator
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And the next one
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And the final one
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Finally, depatures!
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Boarding pass in hand I headed through security, it was 07:18, 9 minutes later I emerged airside.

From my weekly visits, I have to say that security at T5 is not as quick as it used to be, shame as it used to be excellent.
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Breakfast was in order so I hit the South Lounge
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New feature outside the lounge
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A few shots inside the lounge
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Decent stuff in the toilets
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Left the lounge with plenty of time to spare, today’s flight was leaving from gate 1, the same flight last week left from gate 19! – I kind of thought the same flight on the same day of the week had a good chance of leaving from the same gate, seems not the case.

Heading to gate 1:-
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The gate area was busy, looking like another full flight – where is the recession?

My plane:-
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A little close:-
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General boarding started at 08:45, the front door on the plane closed at 08:58, we had a full load this morning – again!

Push occurred @ 09:03, a short taxi between T5 and T5B led us to 09R, this mornings departure runway.
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EUYB held for a DL 333, CO 772 and a LH 320, our turn next, wheels up at 09:23.
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Flight time today was advised as 55 minutes, breakfast service started just after passing over the Luton area, the usual hot breakfast.
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My only gripe is that the tea/coffee run is done after the meal so you either wait for the tea/coffee or you eat your meal and have the tea/coffee later.
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Trays were cleared away during descent, views were rather cloudly, weather not that great!
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Leith:-
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Wheels touched down at 10:14, some 4 minutes behind schedule.
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5 minutes later we were parked at our remote stand. Edinburgh Airport is undergoing extensive upgrade works to the airside departure lounge, as a result pretty much all of the front terminal gates are out of action.

Leaving the plane:-
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Once in arrivals I headed off to visit the project, progress is good.


30.04.09 BD59 A320-232 G-MIDR 6A
3rd Flight on this aircraft & 86th A320 Flight
SCH DEP 14:55 SCH ARR 16:25
ACT DEP 15:10 ACT ARR 16:27


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After returning the car, I headed off to the BMI self service machines for my boarding pass. I had 6F allocated but looked at the seat map just to see what was around, 6A was free as was 6C, no seat showing for 6B so I took 6A, then off to security, it was 13:35.
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Normally security at Edinburgh is just awful, the queues are long and it take a good 10-15 minutes to get through, today there was nobody in the queue, yes nobody, I had a whole machine to myself, not even a minute to clear it today, a new world record!

I’ve taken this flight before so normally expect to see lots of people around, today was different:-
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I had a pint and finished the paper then headed down to gate 3, appears our plane was little late arriving as it was just pulling into the gate when I arrived.
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Boarding by pre-board then row’s started at 14:55, doors closing at 15:09 – push back occurred 2 minutes later, just in time for the next BD aircraft using the gate:-
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MIDR taxied out to the active, holding for a departing Dornier and arriving Flybe Dash 8, our turn arrived, wheels up at 15:24.
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Today’s flight was quite full, not as full as the morning BA flight, but not far from it. The decision to take 6A was good as row 6 had the business convertible set up of 2-3, always like to have a little more elbow room.
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Row 6 was also the first row of economy so we had the first pick of meals/snack for purchase, not having had lunch I ordered a sandwich and cup of tea, being a Blue Plus cardholder these were free, one of the limited benefits of this card.
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The rest of the flight was uneventful, approach was over London, here are a few pictures:-
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Richmond Park:-
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Wheels down on 27L @ 16:27, just behind schedule.

Durning taxi to the gate, T5C under construction
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Summary:-

Can’t fault BA, excellent service as usual, really nice cheerful crew too.

Can’t fault BD either, still a shame they downgraded their product to this BOB one, they used to have a great product, I like many (I guess) chose this flight over BA, it was only £39 when I booked it, the next nearest BA flight was about £40 more.

Feel free to drop comments or questions.

Kind Regards

Mark


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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 9885 times:

Hi Mark,

nice comparison on this domestic journey. BA is indeed much better nowadays.
I used to fly BD quite often years ago, also did quite some flights in their C class, top class product. But nowadays, no,... I wouldn't choose them so soon again.
Good pics. T5 pics good too, it's a nice terminal, but still LHR. I dislike that place, especially the security and transfer facilities...  Sad

Regards,
Eric



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User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9687 times:

Great trip report, good pics too!


seemyseems
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9668 times:

Nice TR

The pics are really good.

Seems you had a flawless BA flight, and also a great BD flight.


Thank you for sharing

B747forever



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User currently offlineJFKMan From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 9590 times:

Hello Mark.

Very nice TR! A good comparison of BA and BD. I enjoyed it.

I like BD...but BOB is a shame.



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1721 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9335 times:

Hi Mark,

You have covered more flights on the 320 than I have logged in total Big grin
That's amazing! How many UK registrated 320 are still missing from your log?  Smile
Nice comparison between BA & BD, where BA clearly takes the lead. THe BOB product is a real bummer for BD as they seem to have their act together quite well.
Thanks for sharing your report!

Cheers,
Joost (D-ALCE)



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User currently offlineAirthanet From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9281 times:

Nice trip report,

glad to see that you enjoyed the BA service - the breakfast looked great and, yes, the tea/coffee service on BA is a bit annoying



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8589 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 9207 times:
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Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
nice comparison on this domestic journey

- Thanks Eric  Smile

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
BA is indeed much better nowadays

- Despite my Silver tierage and thus general alliance to BA, I would have to agree.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 1):
I used to fly BD quite often years ago, also did quite some flights in their C class, top class product. But nowadays, no,... I wouldn't choose them so soon again

- Yes, I had some great C class flights a few years back to CDG & BRU, a real shame the old Diamond product has gone.

Quoting Seemyseems (Reply 2):
Great trip report, good pics too!

- Thanks  Smile

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
Seems you had a flawless BA flight, and also a great BD flight.

- Yes, both were good flights, no issues.

Quoting JFKMan (Reply 4):
Very nice TR! A good comparison of BA and BD. I enjoyed it.

- Cool, thanks for the line  Smile

Quoting DALCE (Reply 5):
You have covered more flights on the 320 than I have logged in total

- Ha, amazing!

Quoting DALCE (Reply 5):
How many UK registrated 320 are still missing from your log?

- Too many!  Smile

Quoting DALCE (Reply 5):
Nice comparison between BA & BD, where BA clearly takes the lead. THe BOB product is a real bummer for BD as they seem to have their act together quite well.

- I still think BD are missing a trick, they have the ability to create a real decent product, however don't seem interested in it, it's almost as if they are quite happy to take whatever is left when the other carriers are sold out.

Quoting Airthanet (Reply 6):
Nice trip report,

glad to see that you enjoyed the BA service - the breakfast looked great and, yes, the tea/coffee service on BA is a bit annoying

- Thanks, yes, wish tea/coffee came at the same time.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27312 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8885 times:

Hi Mark,
Really enjoyed this report. Sometimes the shortest flight can be very pleasant. I love the model BA A380 at the lounge !!

Nice pics .

Philip


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5186 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8885 times:

Hi, Mark,

always nice to follow LHR reports with all that interesting aircraft around.
And especially your story´s surrounded with nice pics, well done.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
A320-232 G-EUYB 5A
1st Flight on this aircraft & 85th A320 Flight

Always good to catch a new reg, with that good number of A320 planes around.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



Next: London City connections!.
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8589 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8852 times:
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Quoting Oa260 (Reply 8):
Hi Mark,
Really enjoyed this report. Sometimes the shortest flight can be very pleasant

- Hi Philip, thanks for reading and dropping a reply, and yes, even short flights can be good.

Quoting Oa260 (Reply 8):
I love the model BA A380 at the lounge !!

- Me too, looking forward to flying on it too!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 9):
Hi, Mark,

always nice to follow LHR reports with all that interesting aircraft around.
And especially your story´s surrounded with nice pics, well done

- Thanks Markus  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 9):
Always good to catch a new reg, with that good number of A320 planes around.

- I know, been lucky, my last 3 BA 320 flights have been new ones to me  Smile

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8784 times:

Hi Mark,

Nice comparison between BA and BD and some great pictures. Flying different airlines on the same route is probably the best way to compare their products.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Stairs? – No!

Why not? - Would have been some nice morning exercise.  Wink

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
breakfast service started just after passing over the Luton area, the usual hot breakfast.

The free hot breakfast that BA offers on domestic flights is really a great thing that sets them apart from any competitor. It looks good. I have never tried it as unfortunately they don't offer it on European international flights in Economy.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineJER757 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8616 times:



Quoting Contact Air (Reply 11):
The free hot breakfast that BA offers on domestic flights is really a great thing that sets them apart from any competitor.

Yeah but they took out the hash-brown from it a year or two back. It was the best bit!!

Good TR anyway. Its a shame BD have the BOB product. As said above they do have the opportunity to grow a great business, but it just ain't happening. They also have some of the best looking aircraft around in my opinion!



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User currently offlineElevate From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8593 times:

Hi Mark,

Another well written report - well done!

Looks like great spotting opportunities from T5 when 09s are in use...

A bit disappointed you didn't take the stairs though... Big grin


Sam


User currently offlineFlanders From Belgium, joined Oct 2008, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8124 times:

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the report! Nice pictures & the breakfast on the BA flight looks delicious!

PS: I'm looking forward to part 6 (HKG-LHR) of your Asia 2009 trip! Also on BA if I'm not mistaken!  Smile

Greetings,

Flanders.


User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2500 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7940 times:

Hi Mark,

I just came back from a spring holiday and I was flying BA. And I must say I love BA!

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Stairs? – No!

I think if I would stay overnight in LHR, I would bring along my jogging shoes.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
the usual hot breakfast.

That was our breakfast too from LGW last morning!

Thank you for the lovely TR!

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6456 posts, RR: 38
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7806 times:

Hi Mark,

Another interesting report! Thanks for sharing!
Now Wembley's added on the TR Stadium list from above.. Great to see what they're all like from above.

It seems like BD aren't too bad after reading a few other reports over the last few months of them. Food looks great on BA for such a short flight too.

Anymore in the pipeline?

Regards,
Nicholas



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6939 posts, RR: 77
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7592 times:

Hi Mark,

very nice report with many great pictures as usual.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
My only gripe is that the tea/coffee run is done after the meal so you either wait for the tea/coffee or you eat your meal and have the tea/coffee later.

The tray looks quite small and the presentation could be better IMO.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Row 6 was also the first row of economy so we had the first pick of meals/snack for purchase, not having had lunch I ordered a sandwich and cup of tea, being a Blue Plus cardholder these were free, one of the limited benefits of this card.

At least there were sandwiches available. When I flew BD between LHR and DUB in March (0700 departure) they weren't able to sell anything which was simply ridiculous. Too bad I haven't found the time yet to write a report. But I'll definitely post it in a few weeks after my return from California.


PH



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8589 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7475 times:
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Quoting Contact Air (Reply 11):
Hi Mark,

Nice comparison between BA and BD and some great pictures. Flying different airlines on the same route is probably the best way to compare their products.

- Thanks Christoph, yes, quite correct, same route, same plane type, very different service.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 11):
The free hot breakfast that BA offers on domestic flights is really a great thing that sets them apart from any competitor. It looks good. I have never tried it as unfortunately they don't offer it on European international flights in Economy.

- Brakfast is great, shame it's not served on the european flights, if they did, what on earth would be get in Club?

Quoting Elevate (Reply 13):
Another well written report - well done!

- Thanks Sam  Smile

Quoting Elevate (Reply 13):
Looks like great spotting opportunities from T5 when 09s are in use...

- Very true

Quoting Elevate (Reply 13):
A bit disappointed you didn't take the stairs though...

- Ha, not with a bulging laptop bag & a full carryon!

Quoting Flanders (Reply 14):
Hi Mark,

Thanks for the report! Nice pictures & the breakfast on the BA flight looks delicious!

- Glad you enjoyed Flanders  Smile

Quoting Flanders (Reply 14):
PS: I'm looking forward to part 6 (HKG-LHR) of your Asia 2009 trip! Also on BA if I'm not mistaken!

- Yes, slightly delayed, too much work - this TR was quite quick hence it appearing first.

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 15):
Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Stairs? – No!

I think if I would stay overnight in LHR, I would bring along my jogging shoes.

- Yes, great idea, I might be able to shed a pound or 2!

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 15):
Thank you for the lovely TR!

- Thanks Suryo  Smile

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 16):
Another interesting report! Thanks for sharing!

- Thanks Nicholas.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 16):
It seems like BD aren't too bad after reading a few other reports over the last few months of them

- They do the job, a step up from Easyjet.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 16):
Anymore in the pipeline?

- Yes, 2 more, just running a bit late with them.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
Hi Mark,

very nice report with many great pictures as usual.

- Thanks PH  Smile

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 17):
When I flew BD between LHR and DUB in March (0700 departure) they weren't able to sell anything which was simply ridiculous

- Given the flight time that is very poor, a great many people won't have had a chance to get any food before the flight, not good at all!

Enjoy California, look forward to the TR.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7352 times:

Brilliant report Mark!

I love seeing trip reports to/from EDI as it's my home airport.

The inactive domestic jetbridges is doing my head in now. Because of the expansion of the departures area, it is impossible to see over the runway, and the International Pier (Gates 1-5) doesn't exactly offer a very good view of the threshold of Runway 06.

BA's service is surely second to none on the domestic routes. I would pick them over BD anyday.

JG  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8589 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7261 times:
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Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 19):
Brilliant report Mark!

- Thanks  Smile

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 19):
I love seeing trip reports to/from EDI as it's my home airport

- I've been flying in there every week for the last 2 months on BA & BD.

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 19):
The inactive domestic jetbridges is doing my head in now. Because of the expansion of the departures area, it is impossible to see over the runway

- I know, was a great feature, can't wait until the rorks are complete.

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 19):
BA's service is surely second to none on the domestic routes. I would pick them over BD anyday.

- Me too, though sometimes BD are much cheaper than BA so I don't feel I can justify the extra ££.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7193 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 20):
I've been flying in there every week for the last 2 months on BA & BD.

Awesome, next time you're up (or whenever you're up) and you're free, we should go for coffee or something  Smile

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 20):
I know, was a great feature, can't wait until the rorks are complete.

Same. It's so dark in there now, and the overhead lights are so dull at times

JG  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7100 times:

Hola Mark!

Thanks again for this TR.

It is really true that it does not mind whatever trip you take, short or long, you can always come out with an interesting one.

BA service as usual looks great, hot breakfast in such a short flight. That sound nice. In these flights IB only offers a snack which is really pitiful.

I enjoyed reading about EDI as I will probably fly there this summer for a summer course at the university.

I have been quite lazy in writing some of my reports for my last flights, which have been mainly European ones, to TXL and some domestic ones to MAD.

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8589 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7088 times:
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Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 21):
Awesome, next time you're up (or whenever you're up) and you're free, we should go for coffee or something

- I'll bear that in mind  Smile

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 21):
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 20):
I know, was a great feature, can't wait until the rorks are complete.

Same. It's so dark in there now, and the overhead lights are so dull at times

- True, not a particularly inviting area. On a side note, I hate that gate round the corner from the BMI lounge, all the passengers block the terminal concourse as it is a bit narrow.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 22):
Hola Mark!

Thanks again for this TR.

- Hi Roger, thanks for reading  Smile

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 22):
It is really true that it does not mind whatever trip you take, short or long, you can always come out with an interesting one

- Thanks, always interesting aspects or pictures of the trip.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 22):
BA service as usual looks great, hot breakfast in such a short flight. That sound nice. In these flights IB only offers a snack which is really pitiful.

- I do remember decent food aboard IB's 727's many years ago...........

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 22):
I enjoyed reading about EDI as I will probably fly there this summer for a summer course at the university.

- Well enjoy, lovely city, let me klnow when you travel, if I'm there for work, perhaps we can grab a coffee or beer.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 22):
I have been quite lazy in writing some of my reports for my last flights, which have been mainly European ones, to TXL and some domestic ones to MAD.

- It's easy to get out of the habbit, not enough time and too much to do, I too have a backlog!

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2531 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6927 times:

Great trip report... and I am flying BA on BRU-LHR-EDI-LHR-BRU so i am quite looking forward to that. I have checked the equipment and it will be 319, 320 and 321...

Can anyone tell me what kind of catering is served for the 19:15 BRU-LHR, 21:00 LHR-EDI and 17:15 EDI-LHR and 20:35 BRU-LHR?



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User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 25, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6848 times:



Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 24):
21:00 LHR-EDI and 17:15 EDI-LHR

I know from experience that on those particular flights you'll get the lovely sandwiches, a chocolate bar and a drink of your choice  Smile

Not sure about the others though :/

JG  Yeah sure



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