I needed some British Airways tier points to reach 2500 points by March 8, 2020 and since I haven´t been to Marrakesh and flying there was also the cheapest I could find, I did not hesitate but booked this flight. The caveat though was that I would need to first fly to London then to Madrid before getting to Marrakesh to get the needed tier points. Was it worth it? For the Gold Upgrade Voucher for two that I would get, definitely yes!
Trip to Marrakesh flying British Airways, Iberia & Royal Air Maroc Business Class
- British Airways Business Class, Stockholm-London Heathrow
- Iberia Business Class, London Heathrow-Madrid
- Royal Air Maroc Business Class, Madrid-Casa Blanca
- Royal Air Maroc Lounge, Casa Blanca Airport Domestic
- Royal Air Maroc Business Class, Casa Blanca-Marrakech
- Le Meridien N´Fis
- Exploring Marrakech
- Pearl Lounge, Marrakech Airport (RAK)
- Iberia Business Class, Marrakech-Madrid
- Iberia A340 Business Class, Madrid-London Heathrow
- British Airways Business Class, London Heathrow-Stockholm
Departure time in Stockholm (ARN): 7:25 Terminal 2
Arrival time in London (LHR): 9:20 Terminal 5
Aircraft: Airbus A321-neo (G-NEOR)
Duration: 2h 55m
Date of flight: February 13, 2020
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #212
Video from my YouTube Channel 📺
Stockholm Arlanda Airport Terminal 2
Aurora Executive Lounge
Aurora Executive Lounge. I´ve been to this lounge a lot of times and since nothing much has changed, I won´t be doing a photo review on a separate post. I left the lounge at 6:42am since there was the extra passport control for UK bound flights.
Aircraft, Airbus A321-neo (G-NEOR)
Boarding, Gate 86
Business Class Cabin
At 7:14am, the menu card was offered and 6 minutes later, the cabin manager came to check if everything was okay. Hot towels were also offered.
At 7:22am, the captain came on the PA to welcome us onboard, informing us of our flight time of 2 hours and 50 minutes and that we would be pushing back in 40 minutes due to heavy traffic in London.
Pushback & Take Off
We began our pushback at 8:02am with the safety demonstration being done at the same time. Take off was at 8:30am.
At 8:37am, I was offered something to drink and I asked for a cup of green tea.
Landing in Heathrow Airport
The captain was back on the PA at 9:17am London time and informed us of the current temperature in London which was 6 degrees, and that we would be holding for about 15 minutes before landing in London at 10am.
I actually enjoyed this flight as the crew were just fantastic. There was the cabin manager and a lady flight attendant and both of them were very professional, always asking if I needed something, etc. The meal was also very good. As I had enough time to connect in Heathrow, I was not affected by the delay. Of course, it would have been great if they had over-head screens for entertainment. Overall, a very nice flight 👍