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In Search Of Hockey. BA 767 LHR-ARN-LHR (Photos)  
User currently offlineflykev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1391 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 13678 times:
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When the NHL announced that it was holding yet another series of games in Europe; I thought it would make the perfect weekend getaway. I initially had the choice of Helsinki, Stockholm or Prague.
Having never been to any of these cities; I made the decision on Stockholm as it is a city I have heard nothing but good about and also I preferred the teams playing there.

Finding accommodation was harder; as Stockholm is a fairly pricey city when it comes to sleeping – however I got a fairly good deal in a small hotel hidden away in the old town.

Booking flights was however a more interesting process. I had the choice of Ryanair to one of the “middle of nowhere” airports, British Airways to Stockholm or SAS to Stockholm.
Ryanair I have flown before, and whilst the product is more than adequate, at the time of booking, their prices were about £30 less than BA or SAS; so I discounted them almost straight away from my list.
Choosing between BA and SAS was a little more difficult; considering SAS would give me the chance to finally fly a Mad Dog; however I had always wanted to see what BA was like, plus they fly from Terminal 5 at LHR, somewhere I have always wanted to fly from. Also, the BA flights were on a 767; and somehow I just couldn’t turn down the idea of a wide body on a short haul flight.

The Airport

Online check-in opened 24 hours before the flight, and as I was not willing to pay for reservations; we selected our seats then.
To our luck; the exit row on the right was available, so we chose to sit there. I elected to print my boarding pass at the airport; as despite not having baggage and it being easier to print at him, it just isn’t the same feeling boarding a plane with an A4 print out.

Taking the Heathrow Express once again as I have a strong dislike for the underground, more so in rush hour – we arrived at LHR around 10.30.
I was immediately amazed at by how large and open the building felt, yet despite this, how it didn’t feel too cold and empty. There were very few passengers around and no queues at any of the kiosks; which allowed me to print my boarding pass in seconds. I was less impressed however by the fact that the boarding card is now printed on what feels like receipt paper.

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Fountains outside T5

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Fairly iconic artwork

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T5 landside

After a wander around both arrivals and departures; and a look at the fountains outside the terminal we returned back to departures and cleared security which took very little time for once.
The departures hall once again feels like a giant shopping mall, however I do appreciate the light and open feel that has been achieved with this airport. What I also like is the views of the runway and the aircraft that can be offered from the departure lounge; which made waiting for the flight that little bit more comfortable.

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Some BA Departures

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Icelandair arrival

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AA with winglets

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Lufthansa Arrival

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747 with Dreamflight titles

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Another BA flight

What did seem odd however was an advertising kiosk set up by SkyTeam advertising Delta’s business elite seats. Whilst it was really great to finally try out a premier business class product in the terminal, and enter a small competition, it seemed strange that they would so be allowed to do it in a terminal which is entirely made up of BA flights.
I was also given a 1GB free pen drive for visiting the kiosk; and a pen with SkyTeam printed on it; so if you’re in terminal 5 and even if you are a loyal BA customer – its worth visiting just for the free 1GB pen drive.

Gate was announced at 1pm; and as it was gate A12; it unfortunately meant I wouldn’t get to visit Terminal 5B. Maybe next time?

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Our aircraft

At around 13.40 boarding was announced; and it was obvious now we would never get away on time. From the windows as I was boarding; it was clearly obvious that today’s flight would be flown by BA’s oldest 767; G-BNWA.

The Flight
BA780
LHR-ARN
Dep: 1350 (1425)
Arr: 1720 (1725)
767-300
G-BNWA


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Boarding was held up as I reached the aircraft as the person in front of me was fussing about baggage or something similar to this. Eventually she moved and I was welcomed aboard by several crew members; who seemed cheerful and more interested in the passengers boarding that chatting with each other which I have experienced on other airlines before.

The first half of the European configured 767 is leather seats and double as Club Europe seats whilst the rear of the cabin contains cloth. Whilst I had the option to sit in the front half at check in; exit row seats are not something I turn down – plus I prefer cloth other leather.

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Me in my seat.

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Aaah, legroom.

The cabin itself looked worn, but not old. There were no signs of things being held on by tape; and all the lights seemed to be working. The only thing that I could see not working was the CRT above my head; but as they would not be used on this journey it was hardly an issue. Today’s load seemed to be around 80%, with a good few middle seats not being taken; and a few empty rows.

Boarding seemed complete by around 2pm, and we were pushed back from the stand. At this stage the pilot introduced himself and informed us of the flight time which was to be around 2 hours. He also mentioned that as we had now missed our slot that we would be at least 10 minutes; but we should still be on time when we arrive in Sweden.

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View from the window

Safety video was shown on the ageing CRT monitors and we joined the long queue for take-off.
Takeoff came at around 1425, and the 767 accelerated into the sky.
Seatbelt light was turned off shortly after levelling; and the crew sprang into action offering a sandwich. The choice was Chicken salad or Egg mayonnaise – of which I like neither; mainly because I despise the taste of mayonnaise; and this, was present in both options. It’s a shame that it is globally assumed that everyone eats mayonnaise.

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Sandwich of doom

Drinks service soon followed, and I chose to have vodka with sprite; which I managed to make way to strong; mainly as I made a mistake pouring the vodka into the cup.

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Free booze!

After this I settled in and watched a few episodes of Family Guy and The Simpsons on my iPad.
I must say this is how I spent the remainder of this short flight; although I will comment I did not want to prop my iPad up fully as I usually do whilst watching it as it felt more vulnerable to being knocked considering the occasional traffic from people moving around the cabin.

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Clouds.

The crew seemed to be constantly available moving around the cabin bringing drinks to people who request them; and I was sure to take advantage of the free drinks and order a couple more cokes.
Seatbelt lights came of pretty much as soon as we started to descend into Stockholm; and within about 10 or so minutes of this we were on the ground.

The plane pulled up next to an Air China 777, which I must say was looking like it could do with a clean; and we disembarked quite quickly, and I was on the Arlanda Express train towards the city no later than 6pm.

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Our plane after its short flight

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Getting ready to head to Beijing.

The City

Stockholm is a fantastic destination to visit if you’re looking for a short weekend visit; and in what little time we did have in the city, it was a thoroughly enjoyable trip. The people of Sweden seem friendly, and spoke very good English (which was really appreciated as my Swedish is unfortunately lousy). It certainly isn’t the most budget destination to visit, but I found most of my spending was on food, where there certainly were plenty of options to choose from.
On the Saturday we attended the NHL premiere game between Columbus and San Jose; which was very enjoyable, and even though we could only afford the cheap seats; were certainly treated to a great view and a decent game of hockey. The pregame events were also a laugh, and I got to make an idiot of myself firing shots against a goalie.


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The old town

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Another street in the old town

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The Globe

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A view of the rink - not our seats

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A view of the rink - our seats

The Return

Sadly all good things end, and it was soon time to return.
Picking up the train and our bags from the lockers at T-Centralen was a piece of cake; and we arrived at the airport around 5pm. Collected the boarding passes once again from an empty set of check in kiosks; and was this time treated to a boarding card that was actually printed on card.

Used the remainder of my Krona on an unforgettable McDonalds, fortunately it had a decent view of the runway. In the whole time I was there, the JAT flight which was delayed since 14.30 never took off; so I must assume that the passengers were really happy.

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SAS 737

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BH Airways flight

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Our flight in the background; with the other flight I was considering in the foreground.

Boarding was supposedly set to start around 1825, and we headed towards security where there was a longish queue but only 2 scanners in operation.

Eventually we were through, and into the shopping section of the airport. With no money left, it was best to not stop to shop and we continued towards the gate. This however meant going through immigration control; which surprised us as in every other airport I have been to immigration is done at security and we thought we had already cleared it.

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Blinds are not a spotters friend!

Arrived at the gate just before boarding began; and we were on the aircraft with it boarded by 1840. Todays aircraft was to be BA’s oldest 767, G-BNWB.

The Flight

BA781
ARN-LHR
Dep: 1840 (1925)
Arr: 2015 (2037)
767-300
G-BNWB


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Once again I was given a very warm welcome by the crew; and I walked through the aircraft to the exact same seats as we had chosen for the outbound. This cabin felt a lot more worn than the previous flight, and I noticed a broken armrest, seatbelt and smoking light for our seats weren’t working and that my tray table needed a very large yank to get it out of the armrest.

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The cabin - note the broken seat back on the right.

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Lots of legroom.

Boarding completed around 1840; with a load of about 70% and the pilot welcomed us aboard. We were informed that a very favourable tail wind should speed up our journey home, with it taking just 2 hours. However we were informed that Air traffic control had given us a takeoff time of around 1920; and that whilst they were trying to get us an earlier slot, chances were low.

After this, the cabin crew announced that we were welcomed to move around the cabin and “that the kettle is on in the galley, and we are welcome to stop by”. This pleasant attitude by the cabin crew was very welcoming and quite refreshing compared to any of my previous flights.

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A view from the window.

Around 1910, it was announced that we were about to begin our taxi to the runway; and that we should return to our seats post haste. Safety demonstration was shown and the cabin was prepared for takeoff.
Takeoff felt like it took a long time, but soon we were in the air, with a few baggage compartments popping open. Seatbelt lights were switched off; with the exception of the one above us that decided to illuminate, and the crew once again sprang into action offering the same sandwich as the outbound journey. I declined this offering; as I was still full from my McDonalds, and also because I hate mayonnaise.

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Beer it is.

Drinks service followed; and I opted for a beer. I then spent most of the journey again watching TV programs on my iPad; with a quick break to buy a model aircraft (one of my personal traditions), and a quick trip to the seriously old school looking toilets located at the rear. I also had a quick sit down in a regular seat and I must admit the legroom felt very generous!

Again, the crew were floating around the aisles continuously delivering drinks to passengers; though it seemed a lot more of a quiet flight with people just resting after most likely a busy weekend.
We began our descent somewhere over the North Sea, and were treated to a clear view of the suburbs of London with all the tiny twinkling lights.

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View on landing

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Nearing LHR

Landed at Heathrow just after 2030; and we arrived again at gate A12; which was a very short walk to customs and immigration; which took a lot longer as there was 4 people to several arriving flights.
After a 10 minute wait for the Heathrow Express; we were on our way home, and I was back home by 11pm.

Conclusion

Overall, the whole BA experience was great. With an exception of the food, and the aircraft looking slightly worn, the flights, the airports were a great experience. The crew were attentive, friendly and professional; and didn’t “disappear” for the entire flight like on other airlines.

Arriving at Stockholm is a lot easier than departing it in my opinion; and Heathrow Terminal 5 really is a refreshing UK airport experience.
I hopefully will return to Stockholm at some point in the future as it truly is a great city.

I will hopefully be booking future flights with British Airways based on my experience this weekend.

Thank you for reading this trip report; and I look forward to your feedback.


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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8596 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 13133 times:
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Nice report and pictures flykev, thanks for sharing with us.

Quoting flykev (Thread starter):
When the NHL announced that it was holding yet another series of games in Europe; I thought it would make the perfect weekend getaway

- Sounds like a good reason to fly. I go to the NFL games @ Wembley, shame I don't need to fly  
Quoting flykev (Thread starter):
Ryanair I have flown before, and whilst the product is more than adequate, at the time of booking, their prices were about £30 less than BA or SAS; so I discounted them almost straight away from my list.

- Only £30, hmm, wonder how much of that would be eaten up getting to the city from the airport in the middle of nowhere?

Quoting flykev (Thread starter):
somehow I just couldn’t turn down the idea of a wide body on a short haul flight.

- Always a good reason!

Quoting flykev (Thread starter):
it just isn’t the same feeling boarding a plane with an A4 print out.

- Totally agree, really not keen on pre-printing my own.

Quoting flykev (Thread starter):
I was less impressed however by the fact that the boarding card is now printed on what feels like receipt paper.

- Indeed, it's been this way since before T5, however as you discovered, some outstations still have stocks of card.

Quoting flykev (Thread starter):
What did seem odd however was an advertising kiosk set up by SkyTeam advertising Delta’s business elite seats. Whilst it was really great to finally try out a premier business class product in the terminal, and enter a small competition, it seemed strange that they would so be allowed to do it in a terminal which is entirely made up of BA flights

- BAA will take anybodys money! - Wilst the DL J seat is ok, it can't match the BA J seat, nice try though Delta.

Quoting flykev (Thread starter):
we were informed that Air traffic control had given us a takeoff time of around 1920; and that whilst they were trying to get us an earlier slot, chances were low.

After this, the cabin crew announced that we were welcomed to move around the cabin and “that the kettle is on in the galley, and we are welcome to stop by”. This pleasant attitude by the cabin crew was very welcoming and quite refreshing compared to any of my previous flights.

- Now that makes a change from the norm, normall the cabin crew stay in their seats or hide in the galley, impressive!

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 13071 times:

Hiya Kev, thanks for posting another BA experience which I love to read all the time. Great pics of Stockholm as well!

Quoting flykev (Thread starter):
Finding accommodation was harder; as Stockholm is a fairly pricey city when it comes to sleeping

Helsinki in my mind would have been far dearer than Stockholm.

Quoting flykev (Thread starter):
Also, the BA flights were on a 767; and somehow I just couldn%u2019t turn down the idea of a wide body on a short haul flight.

Neither could I when I flew to Frankfurt on the B767 either instead of a smaller A320 with LH.

Quoting flykev (Thread starter):
Arrived at the gate just before boarding began; and we were on the aircraft with it boarded by 1840. Todays aircraft was to be BA%u2019s oldest 767, G-BNWB.

2nd oldest isn't it after G-BNWA?

Quoting flykev (Thread starter):
This pleasant attitude by the cabin crew was very welcoming and quite refreshing compared to any of my previous flights.

I've noticed a lot of cabin crew with BA are like this now, especially when I flew back from JER in Club Europe the Lead Stewardess was a treat and she kept on popping funny comments. If only the flight was longer it would have been a better flight.


Looking forward to reading more you TR's in the future.

Sandeep (AI151)



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User currently offlineSloAir From Slovenia, joined Jul 2010, 339 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 13046 times:

Thank you for this great report. You had an amazing trip - wide body short-haul flight and a NHL hockey match in Europe  


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User currently offlineflykev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1391 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12874 times:
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Quoting AI151 (Reply 2):
2nd oldest isn't it after G-BNWA?

Thats what I though initially, but a quick look on the G-INFO database says that G-BNWB was registered on 2/2/1990, whilst G-BNWA was registered on 19/4/1990!

Kev.



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8596 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12842 times:
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Quoting flykev (Reply 4):
Quoting AI151 (Reply 2):
2nd oldest isn't it after G-BNWA?

Thats what I though initially, but a quick look on the G-INFO database says that G-BNWB was registered on 2/2/1990, whilst G-BNWA was registered on 19/4/1990!

- IIRC, BNWB did indeed arrive before 'A', remember seeing her @ LHR when she first arrived, god i'm getting old!



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User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12814 times:

Quoting flykev (Reply 4):
Thats what I though initially, but a quick look on the G-INFO database says that G-BNWB was registered on 2/2/1990, whilst G-BNWA was registered on 19/4/1990!

Sounds a bit backwards of BA to do that. LOL!



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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5522 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 12695 times:

What teams were playing?

User currently offlineflykev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1391 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 12665 times:
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Quoting Continental (Reply 7):
What teams were playing?

Columbus Blue Jackets vs San Jose Sharks. Was a pretty good game; and it went into OT; thus meaning I got more to see a longer game.

Kev.



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User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1996 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 12545 times:

Quoting AI151 (Reply 6):
Sounds a bit backwards of BA to do that. LOL!

I would suspect that G-BNWA was used as a certification aircraft by Boeing (first RR 767).



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User currently offlinecrosswinds21 From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 699 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 12486 times:

Nice report. I've taken a few short haul flights to and from LHR and BA and I've always enjoyed them.

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17155 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11739 times:

Nice TR.

I can agree with you that BA's 767s are starting to show their age. I have flown on BA780 several times (connecting from BA282 from LAX) and it seems that the 767s are getting more worn for each time I fly them!

Glad you enjoyed Stockholm.


Thanks for sharing

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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3841 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11149 times:

Nice TR...cool to see a reference to the CBJ/San Jose series on A.net!

Quoting flykev (Reply 8):
Columbus Blue Jackets vs San Jose Sharks. Was a pretty good game; and it went into OT; thus meaning I got more to see a longer game.

And I'll add, with pride, that the Jackets were the winners in OT 3-2. 



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 10010 times:

Nice report. Always have liked the 767, especially on shorter routes.  


Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6945 posts, RR: 77
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9857 times:

Nice report, interesting to see you got the two oldest 767s in the fleet. I agree about the catering - there should be a proper alternative.


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User currently offlinecrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 9434 times:

Great report, thanks for sharing! It combined 2 of my passions, Aviation and Hockey. I hope you enjoyed some NHL action, and perhaps plan a visit to the states and enjoy it in its element.


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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 9309 times:

Quoting flykev (Thread starter):
What did seem odd however was an advertising kiosk set up by SkyTeam advertising Delta’s business elite seats. Whilst it was really great to finally try out a premier business class product in the terminal, and enter a small competition, it seemed strange that they would so be allowed to do it in a terminal which is entirely made up of BA flights.

Its still a BAA terminal and anyone can advertise their products in it. Took a look at the seat, kinda crappy compared to the BA J seat. Not a fan of it at all.

Quoting flykev (Thread starter):
Drinks service soon followed, and I chose to have vodka with sprite; which I managed to make way to strong; mainly as I made a mistake pouring the vodka into the cup.

Good boy. The staple of my Domestic/Euro flights  
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 1):
- BAA will take anybodys money! - Wilst the DL J seat is ok, it can't match the BA J seat, nice try though Delta.

100% agree


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 9309 times:

By the way. Fab report  

User currently offlineNCLflysBA From UK - England, joined Nov 2010, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8070 times:

BA All the way for me 2 flykev!

mostly due to the fact that on my PRG flight last year the cabin crew were so friendly and cheerful even when they hadnt been paid for several months (weather this was true or not i wouldnt know) and because we were delayed by 45mins they handed me several bottles of wine which were greatly appreciated  

Food could be a lot better i suppose but hey id take a sandwich over a full meal anyway if it keeps the customer service levels to a high

Great TR look forward to the next 1  



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