It was an early start, but i made it to LHR at 7am, i soon made my way to the Great British Lounge, it has been reviewed on here many times and i do agree, it's one of the best lounges ever.
After a couple of coffees i made my way to the boarding area:
LHR 08.50 - NCE 11.45
I noticed that there wasn't many passengers near the gate, in total i counted 55(as i boarded last), there was 6 of us in business. After seating down i was offered a choice of newspapers and magazines.
I must admit, i really like BD interior
15 minutes after take off, breakfast was served, hot food tasted ok, but pastries were nice and warm, tea and coffee also on offer.
Flight took 1h:30m, it was a smooth ride, had great views of the French Alps and then the Cote D'Azur
After landing, it took seconds to clear immigration and i was in Monaco within 45 minutes.
Some pictures of Monte-Carlo
After a long day walking around Monte-Carlo, i made my way back to NCE.
As i was giving a return boarding pass at LHR, i made my way straight to the departures area, after a quick walk around i made my way to the 'Club Riviera' Lounge, it was a bit basic, but had plenty of drinks and nibbles.
NCE 21.35 - LHR 22.35
Once again, flight wasn't very busy, i counted 32 passengers, i was the only one in Business.
Boarding only took a few minutes, after seating down i was offered newspapers and magazines( a welcomed drink would have been nice)
Soon i was asked what i would like to have for dinner- Fish Pie or Butternut Squash Lasagna.
I went for a fish pie. And asked my drink of preference.(This was the only time my was addressed by my name)
Soon after take off my meal arrived
The Fish Pie tasted good actually, plenty of fish on it, and the sour dough bread was nice too(warm)
Tiramisu was the dessert on offer.
After finishing my meal i took a few pictures of the cabin
Flight took 1h:50m as strong head winds as reported by the captain, flight was smooth and landed slightly ahead of schedule.
Crew greeted me again on departure.
Overall i found BD good as usual, great value for money, good reliable service. I really like their product and the Diamond Club is very generous.
I look forward for my next trip with them.
[Edited 2012-01-22 12:59:21]