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BA Club World LHR-SFO-LHR Pics + VID Long!  
User currently offlineBA0284 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 299 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Just a bit or a warning to say that there are LOADS of photos on here, oh and it’s long!

So here it is my second trip report on here. I hope everyone enjoys it, it’s a bit overdue because I’ve been doing my A-Level Exams in the UK, so it’s certainly a nice break to do this! I hope it’s a good one; I’ve tried to make it as informative as possible.


BRITISH AIRWAYS 287
Thursday 30th March 2006
London Heathrow – San Francisco
LHRSFO
Club World seat 62K
Distance: - 5369 miles
ATD: 14:28:15 to be exact
ATA: 15:56:15 Local to be exact lol
G-BNLZ

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So, I checked online 24 hours before my flight departed and managed to nab the famous 62K seat, the seat where you don’t have to climb over someone to get out to the aisle. This would be the third time I would have been to SF, I just love it, a really amazing place and its even better my uncle lives there, so I can visit him a lot!! I was all packed and the next day my parents dropped me off at the airport and went to the visitors centre to watch me go.

I went to the fast bag drop section in Zone R. I checked in and I was fully waiting for the big queue though security. BA actually sent me an e-mail that said there would be big queues, so I went to the Zone R security, and they're all sitting there twiddling their thumbs?! I couldn’t believe it, it was chaos in the main airport, but they had to basically start work when I walked up?!

I went to the lounge after that, it’s a lot nicer with food! I last went there when the catering strike was on!!  laughing  I tucked into a bowel of cereal and a couple of croissants, VERY nice.

Here are a few shots of the BA Lounge taken on my phone.






Being a linguist and hoping to go to uni to study languages this year, I picked up one or two French and Spanish papers for a quick read! I erm..borrowed them..and they're in my bedroom draw at the moment!
By this time I had a rest and read the paper for about 10 minutes, got bored and looked around the ridiculously overpriced shops…and bought nothing. I knew the flight would leave from the Europier, so I slowly had a stroll down there. Turned out the flight would leave from gate 54, so that wasn’t too bad. I sat at gate 54 for about 30 mins just watching the airport and seeing a few movements. It was good just to sit there and look forward to the flight.

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BA flight 287 G-BNLZ sitting at LHR before going to SFO.

So the BA staff called the flight only for the young families or solo fliers, and Brits being Brits we ALL went up there like a herd of sheep. TOTAL chaos but the staff didn’t care and just boarded us!! My home printed boarding card was scanned and there was no problem. No first class upgrade this time though..unlike my other trip report!! BA Club/First LHR-SFO (Pics, Long) (by BA0284 Jan 24 2006 in Trip Reports)

I walked down the air bridge and onto the plane where one of the cabin crew inspected my boarding card. She was staring at it for about 30 seconds, I didn’t know what she was looking for as she was whizzing along with the normal boarding cards, and I wondered why mine was different. I had no problems with it before I got on so I was just a bit stumped. Anyway, after she got out of her strange trance, I got my boarding card back and then walked upstairs to the upper deck and was greeted by Gwendel, one of the upper deck crew. He was a character…kept winking and smiling at me, VERY creepy.

I got in my favourite CW seat, 62K and placed all my bags in the little compartments next to my seat. They're really useful actually; you can get quite a lot in there. They're great just to store your iPod, book, or something.

Creepy Gwendel came round and offered me a glass of champagne, water or orange juice, I took a glass of orange juice and made sure I didn’t make much eye contact, I could feel a wink coming on. lol!!

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By this time I looked out the window and took a pic. This was the flight from LA or the 286 from SFO.

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The other member of the upper deck cabin crew came round with the menus. There was quite a lot to read in there, I didn’t care, but I thought it’d just have the list of what there is to eat, not a description of the drinks and snacks available! Nice touch though.
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Here is the main page of the menu with the choice for lunch. I saw that on the bottom of the page that this was the menu for the LA, SFO flights and I think the Houston flight, though I couldn’t swear to it.
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So we pushed back from stand and then went to the holding point for 27R. We sat there for about 10 minutes when the captain came on and said we were number 10 in the queue so we will be here for about 15 mins. So after 15 minutes the loud chime buzzer thing went off to tell the crew we’re taking off now and that was it..we were away. We took off at 14:28.

So this is a picture of my plane taking off with me at 62K. This was taken by my dad who was in the visitors centre just at the edge of 27R. It’s weird to think that I was actually on that plane! lol

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Shortly after take-off we were in a right turn heading up to Manchester and Scotland, then Greenland etc… lol

The next thing that came round were hot towels. I don’t know why they call them hot “towels” as they are as big as your hand. They’ll probably be towels for mice, but this thing was just tiny.
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The hot ‘towel’  laughing 

I chose the ballottine of salmon with herb crème fraiche, the beef, and tiramisu for my meal. I gave my order to the normal CW upper deck cabin member and after he got the rest of the deck’s choices, he went out the back and put them all on.

Creepy Gwendel came back round offering drinks for lunch. I decided that I’d like another orange juice and a champagne. Naturally Gwendel was more than happy to give me two drinks, so that was quite good!
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Some nuts came with it as well, hard as stone so I didn’t eat them. I didn’t check the sell by date but I bet it was last year!

So here’s the TV with the map currently shown.
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Sorry about the reflection of me taking a photo!!

Before I knew it, the starter was starting to be brought around. I saw on other trip reports that you get a table cloth, but was surprised and laughed a bit when I realised it was just a bit of rag on a normal airline tray!! I suppose it was another nice touch! I chose one of the bread rolls and tucked into my salmon thingy.
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There wasn’t much of a starter, just a little bit of salmon and some stringy bits but it was alright. I was looking forward to my beef!!

So the main meal came round about 15-20 mins later. It was actually quite nice. the steak was a bit tough…bit shoe leathery but there was plenty and I mean PLENTY of gravy to soften it up!!

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Anyway I thought the main was very nice, it was quite wet..with all the gravy but for an airline meal it was good!

The Dessert soon came round with a cup of tea. it was nice to have a tea in a proper cup! I didn’t have a proper cup last time, just a paper one when the catering strike was on!
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I was hoping that when we were over Greenland, that there wouldn’t be any cloud. I’ve always wanted to see the ice and glaciers. Luckily the cloud wasn’t to be seen at all!
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More Greenland shots
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even more Greenland shots,

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One of the amazing RR engines
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So I then decided that I’d have a little sleep. I wasn’t tired but there is no way on earth that you fly in BA club world and not use the lay flat bed!! It’s a must do thing!
Here is the bed with the pillow. Being 6”2 in a 6”0 bed is interesting. I made sure that I always have the seats where you don’t have to step over someone to get out, because then I can stick my feet in that gap, and be reasonably comfortable.

Here is the bed
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It’s actually quite comfortable. I didn’t get to test out the old style club world flat bed, but apparently this one is more comfortable. I agree, it is very comfortable.

With about an hour to go until I arrived in SFO, the cabin crew came round again to serve the afternoon snack.
I chose the Mediterranean vegetables with cream cheese and ham with tomato sandwiches, only because I didn’t want to have the salmon and horseradish crème fraiche.

They weren't bad but a bit too cold.
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This was served with more warm flavoured water..what they called “Tea”..i didn’t think it was tea-ish..but it was warm and wet and it went down nicely.

This was served with moist ginger cake. This was the best part of the snack. I really did enjoy this.
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So as you can see the map showed us coming into SFO
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Just descending into SFO.
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The weather in SFO was awful, really bumpy. Suddenly the captain virtually applied full throttle just about 5-7 mins from landing to gain some height pretty quickly. This was really impressive and showed the full power of the RR’s. It was like a short ‘Go Around’ in the air! lol. Someone had placed a water bottle on the top of the cupboards next to the seats and when we really speeded up, the water bottle shot to my seat. It frit the life out of me. Pretty random, but I wasn’t expecting it!

We eventually landed on 19L, wasn’t expecting that either. I realised this when I could see the Golden gate bridge on approach. it was an impressive landing as normally we land on the 27’s.

I had a great time in California. I have relations who live there so it’s always a great break. We drove down to LA and San Diego, did all the tourist-y things, San Diego Zoo, Animal Park, USS Midway, Universal Studios..brilliant time!

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So here’s the flight back.


BRITISH AIRWAYS 284
9th April 2006
San Francisco - London Heathrow
SFO - LHR
Club World seat 62A
Distance: - 5045 miles
ATD: 17:46:05
ATA: 11:06:17 Local to be exact lol
G-BNLY


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Map of the route again:


So once again I also checked in online the day before, this time 23 hours before departure instead of 24 when I’m in the UK. I wanted to make sure I go the seat I wanted upstairs, particularly 62A where once again, I don’t have to climb over someone to get out to the aisle. The flight was scheduled to depart at 16:45 so at 17:45 the day before I was exactly on the computer waiting for the flight to open. I knew I was the first one to check in, I was sequence 001…sad I know but hey I don’t care! I managed to get 62A so I couldn’t care less if I was sad enough to check in as 001 or 212 in sequence!

I really do love SFO. It’s probably one of the nicest airports I’ve been to. I knew where to go to check in from remembering last year. World Traveller was still closed for check-in, but I walked up to the Fast bag drop and dropped off my bags…well actually I went to the Club World standard check-in desk, but the staff didn’t care.

I said goodbye to my uncle and went through security, I was standing in the line and a TSA officier came along. He pulled me out of the line and took my to one side. Brilliant…random check. I thought I’d be there for hours! Actually….he took me over to the new explosive detector machine and just explained what it did. To be honest I thought I was going to walk in the Tardis from Dr Who. He said that it’s very simple (which it was..how hard is it to walk into something, stand there and walk out when the doors open!?) and that I’d feel a light breeze across me. Well..the back doors opened, there were two massive foot shapes on the floor, I stood on them, the machine welcomed me (to be honest I thought we were going to have a nice chat) and before I knew it I was virtually swept off my feet. it was like a bloody hurricane! Nothing compared to the light breeze!! Pretty fun though! It mean that since I went through it, I missed the whole queue for security and walked straight up to the baggage scan. Quite good I thought.
My flight was delayed due to the late departure of the 285 from LHR. The crew thought that they could get it out on time, quick turn around, but in the end we were an hour late. lol .

Once I went through secureity I remember from last year the AMAZING pizza’s they do at the end of the International ‘A’ terminal. I went straight down there because I was starving! who cares if it was about 14:00!!

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THE PIZZA!!!!!!!!!!! They make it there for you, so its really hot and fresh…wow its nice!

I sat right at the end of the terminal and say the QF 747, the second or third flight that had gone into SFO since they re-instated it at the end of March/Beginning of April.

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About 16:30 I think, the inbound flight landed at SFO. I got my digital camera out, full zoom and caught it approaching and landing. This time on the 27’s and not on 19’s!

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Approach

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Touchdown!

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Taxiing around to gate A6.

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Arriving at A6

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On Stand


So I then went down to the Lounge which is situated between gates A6 and A4, therefore making it possible for all Business, First, Gold and Silver Exec passengers to board the aircraft via the lounge and not with thousands of other people.

The lounge, taken on my phone again!



It’s quite nice actually; it was really busy this time. The last time that I came there were only a few people in there, but this year it was pandemonium!



We boarded and I walked up to the upper deck and then got to my seat. I was greeted by someone screaming at me “HELLO SIR”. apparently this cabin crew member thought we were all deaf..so she was virtually yelling at us! After this I made the point that I’d whisper to her all flight, I wasn’t having any of the shouting! When she came round with the drinks before take off, she came up, turned the champagne away from me and said “Orange juice or water?” Now, although I wasn’t going to have champagne at this point, I thought that she would at least of offered it to me. I thought that was a little bit rude, I look older than 18, so I don’t know why she did that.

It started to rain like mad and this was the time I thought I’d start to film the take off! This was the first time I had done, so sorry its rubbish, but I was quite pleased! I really like the sounds of the RR’s on take off! amazing!



Shortly after take off the other cabin crewmember, the nice quiet one brought around the menu.

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So the ‘is everyone deaf’ cabin crew member came round taking orders and drinks for dinner. When she came around, she yelled to me “Drink Sir?” and I mouthed back, completely silently “Champagne”. I was determined to have one lol! Couldn’t care what she thought!!

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I chose to have the Artichokes thing with the salad for a starter and the beef again for the main. The starter was alright. It was the first time I had artichokes and I enjoyed it. Once again it was a bit cold but quite nice.
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The main came around about 10 mins later. This was covered in garlic and was quite overpowering. It was really nice though. Not like shoe leather.

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I chose the Key Lime Pie for dessert. This has got to be on the of the most tastiest dessert’s I’ve had on a plane..really nice.

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I went to get some sleep and woke up a couple of hours outside of LHR. I sat there for an hour, just for the rest and eventually the breakfast started to come around.
I chose the fruit, virtually frozen but it was nice. I chose to have a cup of tea as well which was nice.
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Next came the bacon roll. This is what I was looking forward to! Unfortunately no sign of Tomato Ketchup as it said in the menu..still excellent and a great way to say ‘I’m back in the UK!’ Good oh bacon roll!

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I remember reading in another trip report that someone had said ‘there was a small area beside the seat..great for your shoes” but there was no pic! so I thought I’d show you….
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We were soon descending into LHR and Fast Track passes were handed out to miss the immigration queues.
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We landed in LHR about 10 mins late..not bad since we took off an hour early. We landed on 09L that day, I’ve always landed on this runway when I’ve come back from the states!

The Visitors Centre
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My Dad taking another photo of my plane whilst exiting from the runway!
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We taxied off the runway and I knew from where we were taxiing that we’d be sitting there for some time. We were virtually at the BMi hanger when the captain said there was an aircraft on out stand. Well I couldn’t see anything on the Europier! we sat there for about 20 mins and then moved on to stand 153. There was no one to be seen! The aircraft was on stand for about 5-10 mins until I got off and still there were no baggage people around, no BA staff or anything, so I wasn’t going to rush to Baggage reclaim!

Immigration was a blast, quick with my pass. (was not intended to rhyme!!) Bag’s came about 20 mins after I arrived in the baggage reclaim area. I couldn’t care really, I had a nice flight. People were walking around thinking this was the worse thing in the world..over-reacting like mad but oh well.

Well that’s it. Hope you enjoyed it!! Sorry if you fell asleep halfway through!! Tell me what you think and ask whatever you like!!
Thanks very much for reading, hope it was ok!!

BA0284 Big grin
Chris

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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Awesome report! Loved all the pics!


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1960 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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Very nice report and pictures!

BA Club World looks very good, and the food looks great. The ginger cake does look very nice. I hope to fly BA again soon. It's been several years since I've flown them.

Looking forward to more reports!

-767747


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Nice pictures. Great report as well. Food (steaks) look really great on both flights

User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Grat report and pics, thanks for sharing!

Quoting BA0284 (Thread starter):
By this time I looked out the window and took a pic. This was the flight from LA or the 286 from SFO.

Hey that looks like a pic I took while flying to MRU in Club!...  Smile

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/LO231/IMG_2270.jpg

Regards,
LO231



Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
User currently offlineORDTerminal1 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

nice, although im guessing she didn't initially offer you Champagne because you have to be 21 in the states.


717, 727, 732,733, 734, 735, 738, 742, 744, 752, 763, 319, 320, 340, F100
User currently offlineLH459 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Quoting BA0284 (Thread starter):
The weather in SFO was awful, really bumpy

...and it looks like a nice layer of cloud, too. Typical March in San Francisco, really, though this year was even wetter than usual.

Very nice and thorough report, in spite of creepy BA f/a's  Wink. I always enjoy reading SFO reports, and it seems you enjoyed your time in California.  Smile



"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is temporary; the evil it does is permanent" - Ghandi
User currently offlineTbear815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 704 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Chris,

Well done - you cover your bases well. Only suggestion - try to copy the full menu in the text of your report. The photos of the menu are great, but to actually read how BA describes their food interests many people. Makes the report a little longer but, otherwise, you hit all the high points well!

As a proud fifth generation San Franciscan, I appreciate your love for our fair city. You are always welcome here and I hope you have many fun and meaningful trips here!

Tbear


User currently offline9VSRH From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Fantastic detailed report mate. I loved all of the pics. Btw that pizza looks great  Big grin

Quoting BA0284 (Thread starter):
This time on the 27’s and not on 19’s!

Sorry to be picky but......isn't is 28s not 27s? (http://myairplane.com/databases/approach/pdfs/00375AD.PDF)


User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1567 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Nice report! They're probably going to scratch Fast Track though..........


The sky is the limit as long as you can stay there
User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 32767 times:

Nice reading and watching ! Thanks for posting. You just forgot to thank your father for those outside pics of your aircraft  Wink


Whatever
User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 32767 times:

Brilliant report. You can't beat BA Club World.

Your outbound meal was identical to what I had on a flight to HKG last year!



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineBA0284 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 32767 times:

Thanks for all the great comments!!

Quoting LO231 (Reply 4):
Hey that looks like a pic I took while flying to MRU in Club!...

Yeah you cant beat those shots!

Quoting ORDTerminal1 (Reply 5):
nice, although im guessing she didn't initially offer you Champagne because you have to be 21 in the states.

Yep didnt think of it like that!

Quoting Tbear815 (Reply 7):
Only suggestion - try to copy the full menu in the text of your report

Brill ok, will do that in my next report! I knew the menus would be hard to see! I'll be typing it next time...!

Quoting 9VSRH (Reply 8):
Sorry to be picky but......isn't is 28s not 27s?

Yep you're probably right!! I get so confused between LHR where its 27's and SFO where its 28's. It's all virtually the same direction! but yep, 28's!! 10/10 for spotting that!

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 10):
You just forgot to thank your father for those outside pics of your aircraft

Hahahah!! yeah you're right! I cant remember if i thanked him when i was in the states, but either way..i'll do it now!

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 11):
Your outbound meal was identical to what I had on a flight to HKG last year!

I think i've seen this meal about 3 times on here!!

Thanks for all the suggestions and comments! Keep them coming!!!!!

BA0284 Big grin
Chris


User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 32437 times:

Hey,

Nice report, reminds me almost exactly of the report I wrote on my Club experiance to SFO on BA!

BP777



Forever Flight
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 32321 times:

Great report, good pics of all aspects I look for  Wink

Quoting BA0284 (Thread starter):
I went to the fast bag drop section in Zone R. I checked in and I was fully waiting for the big queue though security. BA actually sent me an e-mail that said there would be big queues, so I went to the Zone R security, and they're all sitting there twiddling their thumbs?! I couldn’t believe it, it was chaos in the main airport, but they had to basically start work when I walked up?!

Isn't Zone R the best thing ever....in Heathrow  Wink

Quoting BA0284 (Thread starter):
I don’t know why they call them hot “towels” as they are as big as your hand. They’ll probably be towels for mice, but this thing was just tiny.

Well what would you do with a hot towel that was 6ft long and 2ft across?  biggrin 

Quoting BA0284 (Thread starter):
It was like a short ‘Go Around’ in the air! lol. Someone had placed a water bottle on the top of the cupboards next to the seats and when we really speeded up, the water bottle shot to my seat. It frit the life out of me. Pretty random, but I wasn’t expecting it!

Ah the Club World shuffle.  Smile You can spot the newbies in CW because for takeoff and/or landing they leave everything on the shelf (partly because of the announcement that nothing can be on the floor in CW). On several occassions in either 62A or 62K on takeoff or landing I've had a load of menus/washbags/magazines/ipods come sliding down the shelf and thanks to the angled wall they've been depositted in my lap or on the floor!

Quoting BA0284 (Thread starter):
I was standing in the line and a TSA officier came along. He pulled me out of the line and took my to one side. Brilliant…random check. I thought I’d be there for hours! Actually….he took me over to the new explosive detector machine and just explained what it did. To be honest I thought I was going to walk in the Tardis from Dr Who. He said that it’s very simple (which it was..how hard is it to walk into something, stand there and walk out when the doors open!?) and that I’d feel a light breeze across me. Well..the back doors opened, there were two massive foot shapes on the floor, I stood on them, the machine welcomed me (to be honest I thought we were going to have a nice chat) and before I knew it I was virtually swept off my feet. it was like a bloody hurricane! Nothing compared to the light breeze!!

Indeed! I flew out of SFO last month on a flight to BOS and got directed through this machine. My first thought when reading the passage was, 'light breeze, schlight breeze'  Wink

Quoting BA0284 (Thread starter):
This has got to be on the of the most tastiest dessert’s I’ve had on a plane..really nice.

Was that the Key Lime Pie or the Lily O'Briens chocolates that come with dessert  biggrin 

Quoting BA0284 (Thread starter):
When she came round with the drinks before take off, she came up, turned the champagne away from me and said “Orange juice or water?” Now, although I wasn’t going to have champagne at this point, I thought that she would at least of offered it to me. I thought that was a little bit rude, I look older than 18, so I don’t know why she did that.



Quoting ORDTerminal1 (Reply 5):
although im guessing she didn't initially offer you Champagne because you have to be 21 in the states.

Unless BA have clamped down severely, and to be honest I doubt that, I'd suggest otherwise. I don't look older than I am and have been drinking wine, beer and champagne on BA (in plentiful amounts  Embarrassment) since the age of 13 with no issues.



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Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 31336 times:

GREAT report.
That video. Well, what better thing is there then the sounds of those engines.

Enjoyed it, and great pics


User currently offlineTuRbUleNc3 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 31261 times:

Quoting BA0284 (Thread starter):
THE PIZZA!!!!!!!!!!! They make it there for you, so its really hot and fresh…wow its nice!

It looks absolutely lush! its the only pizza i eat is pepperoni, and damn man! youve got my mouth watering!!!

Excellent trip report anyway, i hope to read more Big grin


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