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BA Club World, Orlando To Gatwick  
User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3217 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 11835 times:

This is the return leg of my recent vacation; I have filed the outbound somewhere on my PC but where?
I thought I would add some pictures of my holiday before the TR to add a bit of local colour.

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8.30am and peaceful.

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Sunday morning and time for breakfast before heading out to Universal Studios, much more fun than going to McD’s for it.

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I had my usual rental car, Camero, silver this time.
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Lots of fun, paddle gear change on steering wheel, very quick off the mark.

Got to the park around about 10am,outrageous $15 just to park the car, and then you have to walk half a mile to get to the gates, they are making a killing.

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If you look at the screen listing you will see that they were doing “Rocky Horror” live but
was sold out.

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Went past JB’s old aircraft, N928J, still looking good.

On to Islands of Adventure, good weather about 80’s and not too crowded.

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Nice to cool off on these water rides when it’s in the 80’s.
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Further round the park you arrive at "Harry Potter"
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The line to buy ButterBeer.
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And then a dash over to the Park next door,Universal Studios.
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The Simpsons Krustyland ride is the old “Back to the Future” experience.

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They have a Special FX show here and feature past horror films.
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Now can anyone tell me the name of this film with the nasty looking clown,I've forgotten.
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Well enough of me having fun in the park,it's 3pm and time to drive to MCO. From Universal it is about a 25minute trip and i have already checked-in on line.

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The flight was 100% full.The line to clear security was long and slow,always seems that way to me and took about
25minutes to get to the gate area.
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Club World passengers are invited to use the Delta Crown room at Orlando,downside is this is also used by Virgin, Air France and Lufthansa and of course Delta passengers.There was hardly a free seat to be had and noisey too,a quick beer and down to the gate.

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My aircraft waiting for me.
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G-VIIO B777 BA2036

We waited at the gate and then came the annoucement, our cabin crew had been held up by an accident on I4 highway and there would be a 30 minute delay, oh well, Out of our hands, at least we had been told why, hate it when no one knows what's happening.

Sure enough we did start to board 30 minutes later and I took my seat, 4A.
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I like this bulkhead seat,quite private,no legs to step over to get to the isle and being in the forward cabin meal choice is never a problem as can sometimes happen in Club cabin two.

We soon pushed back and headed out for a 17R departure.
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Turning on to runway.
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Off we going into the blue sky.
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We head south for a while and then turn right 180 over Kissimmee airport.
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It was a lovely summer evening, very little chop and great fluffy clouds.
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The menus and washbags were handed out soon after takeoff.

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I had the Sancerre 2010 Chateau de Thauvenay for the whole flight, really great little white wine.
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For starter I had the Duck, oh dear!
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Bags of flavour but overcooked and tough to cut.

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salad was good and fresh.

I had picked the Veal for main course.
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When it arrived I thought I had got another over cooked bit of meat.
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I was wrong, it was just the "Glaze"
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Inside was moist and tender, went down well.

Dessert.
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Not a great lover of these Oat cakes, would sooner have a cracker.
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as we flew past Boston the sun was starting to set.

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So like a good passenger I closed the blind and went to sleep for the next 5 hours.

It was a good sleep,restful, and we arrived at Gatwick 15 mins early.
I always skip "breakfast" on this route, it is well below parr.
I was prepared for a line at security when we arrived just before 7am but nothing, I used the self scan Bio passport reader and was out in under a minute. My driver picked me up and I was back home in SouthWest London in under 70 minutes.

Thanks for reading and sharing my holiday.  


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User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1273 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 11230 times:

Nice report there. Really should get back to that part of the world. Cant believe its been 2 years since i was last there already!


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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7246 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10895 times:
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The duck looks fake; yikes.   

Best thread on trip reports right now by far! Fantastic photos of the Universal Park. Thanks for sharing!   


User currently offlinemvecchi4 From Venezuela, joined Apr 2012, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 10687 times:

Very nice report there!.

Where were you staying in Orlando? It seems like a very peaceful fresh place. I'm headed over there in October and maybe I'll get a chance to check it out.

Is it really worth buying a one day pass for getting into the Delta SkyClub @ MCO? I'm not elite on SkyTeam but was thinking about checking it out next time in that airport.

Best regards!


User currently offlinesfflyer123 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 10244 times:

Great TR. I really enjoyed the photos.

User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3217 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9720 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 2):

Thank you indeed, really had a great time.  
Quoting mvecchi4 (Reply 3):
Where were you staying in Orlando? It seems like a very peaceful fresh place. I'm headed over there in October and maybe I'll get a chance to check it out.
http://www.worldquestorlando.com/
Been staying there a few years now,great place and well run.

Quoting mvecchi4 (Reply 3):
Is it really worth buying a one day pass for getting into the Delta SkyClub @ MCO? I'm not elite on SkyTeam but was thinking about checking it out next time in that airport.

If I had to pay to enter I probably would not bother.

Quoting sfflyer123 (Reply 4):

Thank you,happy memories.



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9214 times:

Hi

Nice report, thanks for sharing!
Nice to see some disneyland pics, Ba seems decent as well.



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9056 times:

Great report with great pics.

Shame about the veal. Eating a six month old baby animal is not my idea of fun or my idea of luxury. A big fat juicy steak for me every time.

Mentioning the veal was a low spot in the report for me.  


User currently offlineairjamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8698 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):

Great Trip Report there. I fly to Orlando almost annually, and visited twice last year. Theme park shots look great and it does bring back great memories for me. Usually hit up most of the parks when I am there....Universal/Islands of Adventure, Seaworld, and Busch Gardens over in Tampa. I must admit, the entry fees to those parks are getting quite pricey though. But I usually purchase combined tickets and choose the most cost effective options.



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User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1141 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7542 times:
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Hi there,
Great little TR, thanks for sharing!

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
I had my usual rental car, Camero, silver this time.

Looks nice!

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
Universal Studios

Have been to Orlando many times but not to Univerval Studios yet, great pictures from there, makes me want to go even more!

cheers,
Brendan


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