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BA C Class And LHR Stayover

Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:30 pm

What can I expect on an BA LHR/HKG flight in C class and;
Is the lounge at LHR worth the visit and;
For a 7 hour layover at LHR, is a visit to downtown London possible (similar to SQ's program in SIN)?
 
signol
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RE: BA C Class And LHR Stayover

Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:24 pm

Quoting 123 (Thread starter):
For a 7 hour layover at LHR, is a visit to downtown London possible (similar to SQ's program in SIN)?

I can't comment on the other points, but on this, yes it is possible, assuming arrival flight is on time and you're not held up by immigration. London itself covers a large area, but it should easily be possible to buy a travelcard, and take the tube to Picadilly, Trafalgar Square, see Buckingham Palace and Parliament, the river and London Eye (probably not enough time to go on it), and head back to LHR. If you take the Heathrow Express, it takes 20 minutes to Paddington (as opposed to about 50 minutes by tube) but you will then have to take the tube for 15 mins to get to the West End. Renting a car would enable you to see everything, but won't be able to get out of it...

I've heard that the BA lounges at T5 are very nice, read some of the trip reports on here  

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RE: BA C Class And LHR Stayover

Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:59 pm

Quoting 123 (Thread starter):
What can I expect on an BA LHR/HKG flight in C class and;

A just over 6ft lie flat club world seat. You can see pics of it on anet, and get the seat maps over at seatguru.com.
Good selection of wines on board, nice glass or 2 of champers on boarding. Some nice food inflight, as well as access to a club world kitchen in flight with snacks you can help yourself to. Of course, you also have the chance to sit on the upper deck, something I would recommend try to do.

Quoting 123 (Thread starter):
Is the lounge at LHR worth the visit

In 2 words HELL YEA!!
The southern galleries lounge is well worth a visit. Great selection of food and drink available, some good views outside depending on where you are sitting. Access to the Elmis Spa.
If your going from T5B, the lounge there is also worth a quick visit, quiet and very close to the gates.

Enjoy your trip, and if you want any more help or info, just PM me.
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RE: BA C Class And LHR Stayover

Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:54 pm

Tks for the tips and help! OK I will try out upper deck, lounge and for certain try to make a short walking trip through London to catch up time.

Never flew "back-facing" and am not so intend that but otherwise look forward to that flight.
 
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RE: BA C Class And LHR Stayover

Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:20 pm

Quoting 123 (Thread starter):
For a 7 hour layover at LHR, is a visit to downtown London possible (similar to SQ's program in SIN)?

BA recommend a six hour layover minimum as sufficient to visit London - so you should be fine! Although very expensive, probably best to Grab the heathrow express as it is the quickest way into town.
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RE: BA C Class And LHR Stayover

Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:47 pm

Quoting 123 (Reply 3):
Never flew "back-facing" and am not so intend that but otherwise look forward to that flight.

I would reccomend you try it. Its "different"
I found I for some reason felt better after a rear facing flight then a frwd facing one. Weird I know.

And there is something "exhilarating" about being backwards on take off and landing, in my eyes anyway.
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