BW from LHR
-ANU - expect long lines at check-in (go as early as possible - 3 hours before departure). Once on board (you will either get the A340 or a wet-leased plane - they have been doing a lot of wet-leases of late since the last TriStar was retired) you would get a drink after take-off, followed by lunch after about 1 hour and then a snack about an hour from ANU. The IFE will include a feature programme on the islands BW
serves plus 2 movies (the southbound flight is in the day so 2 are shown, on return in the night only 1 is shown). The music selection features some 7 channels including soca, reggae, Indian music and some international selections. If a wet-leased plane is used the music may be that of the source airline but the movies should be BW
The southbound route takes you across South England, South Wales and along the South coast of Republic of Ireland. Once Eire has passed the plane heads south with only open sea. The crew will request the blinds be drawn during the movies so, unless you are quick enough and peek, you will miss the Azores (3hr from LHR
). The plane flies directly over Santa Maria Airport (some of the TriStars have made unscheduled landings there). The IFE is stopped a few minutes before landing in ANU and is not restarted for the short onward leg to POS
Overall expect good service and hospitality. I hope that you enjoy your flights with BWIA.