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New York City With BA (Lots Of Pics) Part 4  
User currently offlineBAW076 From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2006, 750 posts, RR: 26
Posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13410 times:

PART 4

British Airways B763 G-BNWI, operating the MAN-JFK-MAN flight.
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Hmm...wonder what she's drinking?!
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This one was mine!

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New York City can be seen in the distance.


CSA Airbus A310 OK-WAB, which was to be Yirina's ride home!
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By now the time was 17:00 and it was time for myself and Yirina to go our separate ways. - She got her boarding pass from the check-in desk, seat ZZZZZ! She loaded her baggage onto the security screening belt...or rather it was brutally thrown on there by a security woman! - It kept on falling down off the upward travelling belt, so the woman opened it up to take a look inside. - Heaven knows what she must have been going through her mind when she discovered 9 million bottles of different flavoured coke inside!!
I walked downstairs to departures with Yirina, and we said our goodbyes!

Then I headed back upstairs to the Airtrain to make my way over to Terminal 7, which is where BA operate from at Kennedy. I got to T7 and had one last cigarette before my flight. It was now around 18:00 so I went through security, with great ease I might add, no body searches whatsoever, and up to the departure lounge. My flight was going from Gate 9 this evening. I had a bit of time to kill so I took some more snaps.
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...then this big head appeared! It was that of G-BNLT arriving from London, which was to be my ride home... my first ever flight on a Boeing 747.
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British Airways 176
New York JFK – London Heathrow
Boeing 747-400
G-BNLT

Sched Dep JFK:
1930 EST
Sched Arr LHR: 0735 GMT


At 18:50 we were called to board, and I was pretty much near the front of the queue as the plane was being boarded in sections, working from the back of the plane to the front. My seat, 46K was about 10 rows back behind the starboard wing. I watched tons of planes landing on 13L as the sun gradually set on the horizon. The Captain stated on the PA that we were to expect a flight time of around 5 hours, 50 minutes, as there would be a very good tailwind helping us along. We pushed back from the stand at 19:37, and didn't begin taxiing until 19:56. This was because, as on my arrival into JFK there was a width restriction thing going on. We pushed back and into the Jetblue terminal, sat there for a few minutes before being pulled forward and onto a taxiway, of which we remained for what seemed an eternity. at 19:56 we taxiied to 13R for departure. The Captain explained that the airfield was very busy with departing flights and it could be up to half an hour before we were airborne. We taxied slowly to the runway, with many aircraft alongside us on the adjacent taxiway... Aer Lingus A330, Aerosvit B763, Delta B752, some American Eagle jets, to name but a few. Eventually we were airborne at 20:37, with a very powerful take off.

We banked left, and left again on departure, climbing up to 31,000 feet, where we stayed for a short time, before climbing up to 35,000.
About 30 minutes into the flight we were served with a light snack, which was the same as my flight to New York...
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...except I chose Stella, and not Carlsberg!

IFE:
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Later on, dinner was served! The choice tonight was Beef Lasagne, or a Chinese Chicken stir-fry. - I wanted the Beef Lasagne, but that had all gone so I had to have Chinese. - But it was bloody delicious!
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Nearing home...
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As we were passing Southern Ireland, we were given breakfast.
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Night becoming day.
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As our altitude and speed dropped, it was inevitable that we would be put into a holding pattern, on this occasion it was Ockham. We entered the hold at 9,000 feet and circled a few times until we reached 7,000 feet.
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We then left Ockham at 7,000 feet and descended further and headed in an easterly direction towards the South of London. Passing over Selhurst Park (Home of Crystal Palace F.C), we turned North and NNW to establish on the ILS for Runway 27R.
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That was the last air shot I took as I filmed a video of the approach and landing.

Touchdown on 27R was at 07:32, 3 minutes ahead of schedule, giving us flight duration of 5 hours and 55 minutes, and then it was a 10-minute taxi over to Terminal 4.
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My aircraft arrived on Stand at 07:43. Shortly after I stepped off and up to Immigration and then collected my suitcase from the baggage hall. Went and changed around $180 into GBP, went outside for a smoke, phoned some friends to let them know I had arrived back home. And then made my way home where I promptly fell asleep in my bed!!!

Many thanks to Yirina, for a wonderful time in New York, and also to British Airways for providing an excellent service!

Chris  wave 


N754AN (x2), G-CPEL, G-MIDE, G-BPEC, G-BZHC, EI-DCH, LN-KKN, G-VIIW, G-BNLT, G-DBCA, G-MEDE, G-DBCE, G-MIDP.
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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13379 times:

Excellent report(s) . . . . I went through all 4 . . . . great photos!!! Appears you all had a great trip in/around NYC.

Excellent pictures at JFK also.


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13315 times:

Wow Chris, what an amazing report (all 4 parts) throughly enjoyed reading it and looking at the pictures, NYC is one place ive always wanted to visit, after seeing some of your pictures, id better get my arse in gear and get over there!

Glenn



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User currently offlineSteve7E7 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 476 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13299 times:

Bloody hell mate,top TR!!

2 observations I did make tho.....in not 1 pic did I see the ubiquitous can of Strongbow and I'm sure you could have found 1 or 2 more 75's to shoot  Big grin

Other than that,thoroughly enjoyable!


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 13173 times:

I really want to go to NY now.
Great trip reports BAW076. Excellent pictures. I really enjoyed it  thumbsup 


User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 13087 times:

Chris, not often you found so detailed reports on here with such beautiful photos! I have been to NYC before, and stayed in a hotel on Manhattan which was rather pricey. Never thought of actually staying in Long Island - would you recommend it? Is it a long subway journey? I always thought the subways in NYC is scary. Maybe I have been watching too many movies.  Big grin


Christel Sinsen Photography
User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 13060 times:

Chris , how did you get around JFK from one Terminal to another?
regards: DALelite



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineBAW076 From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2006, 750 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13006 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 1):
Excellent report(s) . . . . I went through all 4 . . . . great photos!!! Appears you all had a great trip in/around NYC.

Excellent pictures at JFK also.

Yes, it was superb thanks!

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 2):
Wow Chris, what an amazing report (all 4 parts) throughly enjoyed reading it and looking at the pictures, NYC is one place ive always wanted to visit, after seeing some of your pictures, id better get my arse in gear and get over there!

Yes, I imagine it kicks arse on the likes of FAO, MAD and BCN!

Quoting Steve7E7 (Reply 3):
Bloody hell mate,top TR!!

2 observations I did make tho.....in not 1 pic did I see the ubiquitous can of Strongbow and I'm sure you could have found 1 or 2 more 75's to shoot

Other than that,thoroughly enjoyable!

Thanks matey! - I don't like Strongbow, so the chances of me drinking it are pretty slim! And as for the 757's there wasn't that many about during daylight hours, only a couple of AA, and then the odd UA, aswell as the EOS, which I was thrilled to get some pics of!

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 4):
I really want to go to NY now.
Great trip reports BAW076. Excellent pictures. I really enjoyed it

Thanks Big grin

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 5):
Chris, not often you found so detailed reports on here with such beautiful photos!

Muchos gracias!

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 5):
I have been to NYC before, and stayed in a hotel on Manhattan which was rather pricey. Never thought of actually staying in Long Island - would you recommend it? Is it a long subway journey? I always thought the subways in NYC is scary. Maybe I have been watching too many movies.

Well the hotel we stayed in was very cheap, was like $110 dollars for the 2 nights (per person), so yes I'd recommend it. The subway journey was about 30 minutes, and then the Long Island Rail Road was a further 30 minutes. I have to admit, at first I was a bit intimidated by the Subway, having seen it in many movies, but it's not really as bad as the movies make out!!



N754AN (x2), G-CPEL, G-MIDE, G-BPEC, G-BZHC, EI-DCH, LN-KKN, G-VIIW, G-BNLT, G-DBCA, G-MEDE, G-DBCE, G-MIDP.
User currently offlineCgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1156 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12934 times:

Great report. I honestly did not know Qantas actually flew to JFK. I thought it was always as a code share with another one world airline.


A330 man.
User currently offlineTmarch291 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 147 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12888 times:

Excelent report-

Its great that you got to see New York City. It has its problems, but its still a really cool city. Great pictures BTW.

Tim


User currently offlineUsair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12864 times:

Great report. I flew BA back in 2003 on the PHL-LHR on the 744 and LHR-PHL on the 772ER. Love the pics from NYC. Yirina sure loves coke.
 hyper 


User currently offlinePlaneMad From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12856 times:

I love the report. I read through all 4 parts in detail and in my opinion its one of the best reports I have seen!

Sam D  Smile


User currently offlineYirina77 From Czech Republic, joined Aug 2006, 632 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 12831 times:

Let me add another pics, which I posted in other forum before, but I´d like to completed Chris report:

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User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 12825 times:

Yirina, how did you get to sit in the jumpseat? My blonde hair & blue eyes never work for me!! What's the secret?  Big grin


Christel Sinsen Photography
User currently offlineYirina77 From Czech Republic, joined Aug 2006, 632 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 12805 times:

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 13):
Yirina, how did you get to sit in the jumpseat? My blonde hair & blue eyes never work for me!! What's the secret?

Check your PM Wink



One day can make your life; one day can ruin your life. All life is four or five big days that change everything...
User currently offlineMalmoaviation From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 385 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 12748 times:

Great report! And I Love the pics, from all of the reports. Hope you had a great time in the big Apple  Smile

User currently offlineUSAF757300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12561 times:

Very good report. New York is a great city, one of many in the USA. Hope you enjoyed yourself, and come back again!!

User currently offlineBAW076 From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2006, 750 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12493 times:

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 13):
blonde hair & blue eyes

What what?!?!  bitelip 



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User currently offlineEMA747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12436 times:

Really good trip report thoroughly enjoyed it.
Might have to give New York a try after reading this when there are some cheap tickets from UK.

Which did you find better Chris, 777 or 747? I would like to fly both types again as I only seem to have flown on A343s in the last 3 years.

Andy S



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User currently offlineBAW076 From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2006, 750 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 12408 times:

Quoting EMA747 (Reply 18):
Really good trip report thoroughly enjoyed it.
Might have to give New York a try after reading this when there are some cheap tickets from UK.

Thanks! Yes I strongly recommend it!

Quoting EMA747 (Reply 18):
Which did you find better Chris, 777 or 747? I would like to fly both types again as I only seem to have flown on A343s in the last 3 years.

777 every day, any place, anywhere!

But the 747 is also awesome to fly.

Chris  wave 



N754AN (x2), G-CPEL, G-MIDE, G-BPEC, G-BZHC, EI-DCH, LN-KKN, G-VIIW, G-BNLT, G-DBCA, G-MEDE, G-DBCE, G-MIDP.
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1937 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 12318 times:
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Great pictures! It sounds like you had a great trip to NYC!

Looking forward to more reports!

767747


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 11914 times:

Quoting BAW076 (Thread starter):
Beef Lasagne, or a Chinese Chicken stir-fry

I would have been stuffed with those options, can't eat either! :

Great read there Chris, glad you had a good time! Just get those video's online now!  Wink

Alex



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 11823 times:

Well, to round off, this is an absolutely fantastic report matey Big grin

Looks like u had a blast in NYC.

I can't wait to go back there  Smile


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 11759 times:

Sounds like you had a GREAT time Chris! I can't wait untill I can head over to the Big Apple again. The pictures are brilliant. Yirina Is really lucky, getting a jumpseat and all.  Smile

JG



First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8539 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 11652 times:
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Great return trip report!

Quoting BAW076 (Thread starter):
The choice tonight was Beef Lasagne, or a Chinese Chicken stir-fry. - I wanted the Beef Lasagne, but that had all gone so I had to have Chinese. - But it was bloody delicious!

- I does look good, have BA increased the portions in economy? - They look pretty big!

Rgds

Mark



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25 Post contains images BAW076 : Thanks guys - I am uploading the video's now! I wouldn't know, this was the first time I have flown BA long-haul! Chris
26 Post contains images Christeljs : What?? lol
27 Parisien : Ooh la, what a nice and interesting report. BA seems to have a good product...i wonder how it compares to Virgin? A british guy i met said that Virgin
28 Post contains images BAW076 : Nothing! There's your explanation! Chris
29 Post contains images Atco2b : Wowsers Christopher Amazing report, very much enjoyed. Cheers for the text, yeah, your report is keeping me occupied at work..only 7 hours to go Will
30 Post contains images A340600 : Your reports have been so refreshing from the norm, your sheer excitement has been conveyed through them to us. Fantastic pictures, writing and detail
31 Post contains images BAW076 : Thanks guys, it means a lot to hear such nice comments. Makes the 6 hours of composing and uploading of pictures all the more worth while! No problem
32 Post contains images Atco2b : Cooking toast eh? I usually toast the bread if im honest with you Once again, great report
33 B707Stu : As a New Yorker (Manhattanite) and JFK supporter (grew up 6 miles from JFK) thank you for this great trip report. It did my heart proud! SOrry you had
34 MCOflyer : I love all of the tr's. They're great. Hunter
35 Aleksandar : Great trip report! It felt just like I was there thanks to those fantastic pics you and Yirina posted.
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