After my wonderful flight in British Airways B789 from Cairo to London, it's time to fly to New York in business class but this time on their B747. This is the first route where the DO&CO catering was launched so I knew that the dining experience would be great. Of course, the crew were also very friendly and I really enjoyed this flight.
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Departure time in London (LHR): 14:30 Terminal 5
Arrival time in New York (JFK): 17:25
Aircraft: Boeing 747-400
Seat: 20J to 19A
Duration: 7h 55m
Date of flight: April 3, 2018
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #155
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Transit in Heathrow
We landed in Heathrow Terminal 5 Concourse B and I headed directly to the Galleries Lounge in the same concourse. I would have wanted to use the Galleries First in Concourse A but it was a bit of a walk and my flight was departing from Concourse B anyway so I decided to stay. I left the lounge around 1:40pm for the 2:30pm departure.
Aircraft, Boeing 747
Boarding, Gate B35
Cabin, Business Class
There is also a smaller business class cabin on the upper deck. It was interesting to know that in front of the business class cabin in the main deck was the World traveller Plus cabin and located in the nose of the plane is the first class cabin.
Seat, from 20J to 19A
the seat on the B787 I flew earlier, with the exception of the entertainment controller and personal screen which are "old". My seat 20J is an aisle seat although I would later transfer to a window seat. On the upper deck are 20 business class seats.
From the movie selection, I watched Downsizing.
Newspapers were also offered but I declined.
Since I really wanted to have a window seat, I asked the flight attendant if I could transfer to one and luckily, seat 19A was available so I transferred there immediately.
Around 2:25pm, the menu card and wine list were offered, informing us as well that they'd be serving snacks before landing in New York.
Inflight Safety Video
We had a smooth take off around 3pm and moments later, we were airborne.
To start the meal service, hot towels were offered. Immigration forms were also handed out around 3:30pm, followed by the crew taking the food and drinks order. I settled for apple juice and of course, the lamb which I had pre-booked on the British Airways website.
Then, drinks order were taken for the second time and I asked for cranberry juice.
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Time to Sleep
Around 4:23pm, the first officer came on the PA to inform us that we would be landing in 40 minutes and that the seat belt sign would be turned on in about 20 minutes.
Landing in New York JFK Airport
We landed in JFK Airport around 5:03pm and reached our gate which was gate 4 fourteen minutes later.
There were a lot of things I loved about this flight. The crew were actually very friendly and made sure we had an enjoyable flight. The lamb I pre-ordered was excellent as well as the salmon appetizer, and the Club Kitchen offering was nice. The bedding and pillow were also a big plus. Unfortunately, there's no wifi on this flight and the seats, just like on my previous flight are not the most comfortable as it's on the small side. The personal screen and entertainment controller needed an upgrade too. Overall, I still had an enjoyable flight as the crew were really nice and the dining experience was lovely 😍