We first climbed to 33,000feet, and passed Holdenville, Tusla/Broken Arrowhead, Kansas City, Des Moines, Thunder Bay, Canada, and then towards Hudson Bay and James Bay, and then passing the Belcher Islands and Quebec before climbing to 36,000feet, but due to turbulence, we went back to 33,000feet before passing Akapatok Islands, and we climbed back to 36,000feet before passing Greenland and Irminger Sea, and then we climbed to 37,000feet. We finally reached the other side of Atlantic Ocean by passing the Island of Barra in Scotland, and then towards Glasgow, and then we descent back to 35,000feet after passing the city of Workington, and then towards Birmingham, and then Heathrow.
Flight Maps throughout the flight
Seat in preset relax position
The flight attendants were asked to stay seated a big longer than usual due to a bit of weather in Texas today. Seat belt sign was turned off at 5:29pm after we passed the weather and reached 33,000feet.
Beverage and a bowl of mixed nuts
The new double linen pattern for first class dining
We are pleased to present an exclusive First Class menu. You may choose any combination of items for your meal to be presented at any time you wish.
Amuse bouche – Smoked turkey with a southwestern style on top of toasted white bread – exclusive first class feature
Starters – first class has a choice – the table is set up individually but to be honest, business class has the same salt & peppershakers and rectangular plates. However first class has its own line of wine glasses and water glasses – especially the purple ones.
Cured Salmon with Poached Pear and Avocado crème – this is the featured starter for business class; however, it is delicious and I will select this starter again in the future.
Prosciutto and mozzarella with honeydew melon
With braised leeks and Parmesan cheese
Basically French Onion soup and only first class passengers have soup service
Seasonal Greens with fresh vegetables, sweet and spicy pecans and blue cheese
Pepper Cream dressing or Premium extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Instead of served together with starter, first class passengers have a separate salad course served, but the salad is exactly the same with business class.
Assorted Gourmet Breads – Sourdough rolls or biscuit type rolls
Entrées – business class has the exact same four-entrée choices, but the difference is that first class will have the entrées plated individually in the galley, instead of served in a casserole dish, and the pasta dish cannot be customized in business class. However first class passengers got to customize the pasta dish with different sauce and to be topped with grilled shrimps (presume a meat or seafood topping). I really like my customized pasta dish with grilled shrimps and tomato sauce.
Grilled Fillet of Beef
Accented by roasted shallot butter, vegetable risotto with mushrooms and sautéed spinach
Accompanied by ratatouille sauce, bacon mashed potatoes and baby vegetables
With truffled corn salsa, truffled sweet potato puree, haricots verts, tomato and red onion
A signature Chef Richard Sandoval item
Brie and Leek Ravioli Pasta
Please customize your pasta entrée from the following options:
San Marzano tomato or ginger coconut sauce
Broccolini, carrot, zucchini and squash medley
Fresh grated Parmesan
3Cls, First, US-UK Dinner-Hot Breakfast
373PM087 5/13 110F017-2B
Dessert Menu (separate)
Specialty Sundae – first class passengers only
Coconut sundae with vanilla ice cream, toasted coconut and cocoa dusted almonds
Ben & Jerry Traditional Ice Cream Sundae
Vanilla Ice Cream with your choice of hot fudge, butterscotch or seasonal berry toppings, whipped cream and pecans
Gourmet Cheese Plate
An assortment of fine cheeses with garnishes
Grand Marnier Fruit Salad with lemon sorbet – first class passengers only
To complement your dessert, we offer a variety of after dinner drinks and dessert wines.
Bailey’s Irish Cream
Courvoisier V.S.O.P. Fine Champagne Cognac
Emilio Lustau Sherry
Senhora do Convento Vintage Port
UK Eastbound Dessert card
Gosset Grande Reserve
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier Grapes
Domaine des Rochers Pouilly-Fuisse
Bertani Sereole Soave
Angeline Pinot Noir Reserve
Pinot Noir Grapes
Hook & Ladder Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes
The selection of wines is not particular interesting and British Airways definitely has a better selection, and I prefer their wines. There is not even a French red wine featured in the first class wine list.
I then asked for a turndown service, while I changed into pajama in the bathroom.