Hello to all you guys,
Well, finally Capt.Picard has made landfall in America for the first time!!
NYC is just FABULOUS, and I urge all of you who haven't been to make the pilgrimage!
On with the flight, anyhow:
Well, I decided to fly with BA for a number of reasons which I will not bore you with.
My flight was BA179, scheduled departure of 2000hrs from LHR, Terminal 4.
Boarding commenced at 1925hrs, and I was assigned to seat 53A (very last row of our 744, in Union Jack colours).
Water was passed round as we took our seats, by very friendly Danish crew. We pushed back half an hour late, due to a no-show, but made up the delay, as you will see later.
The flight was very full (as I expected). We took off from 09L, and took a left turn towards the North-West.
Strong turbulence accompanied us until the Mid-Atlantic, which was rather irritating, especially during the meal service.
The choice was the usual for Economy-Beef fillet or Chicken&Mushroom pie.
The last row is always served first though, so the meal was over for me fairly soon.
Unfortunately, I was refused a flightdeck visit as BA179 was a checkflight, no visitors were therefore allowed.
So on we flew, overhead Cheltenham, over South Wales, then over County Kerry and out over a rather Southerly Atlantic track (we didn't even pass the coast of Greenland.. :-( ). However, we were helped along by a nice 10-60km/h tailwind throughout the flight, which might have partly contributed to the stiff ride we experienced.
Anyhow, we finally reached the New World in the vicinity of St.John's at FL340. We then increased altitude to FL370 in the vicinity of Sydney.
Well, we started our descent just South of Boston, flew directly overhead Providence, East of Hartford and New Haven.
Then.......Manhattan island to the right!!!!!
We landed on JFK's RW31, and from there a short taxi to the BA terminal! Immigration was very quick, I was impressed!!
The BA arrivals area looks a little shoddy, and there were notices "pardoning the appearence", I suspect better things are in the pipeline. The front looks very smart though.
All in all, a great flight, great crew and great destination!!!
Top marks for BA, as usual!
Trip report from BOS to LHR will follow.
I LOVE NEW YORK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope you enjoyed the post.
Have a nice day......