The Five Yen of Happiness! BA902 London Heathrow to Frankfurt Airport in Club Europe
- I give in – I need a break (Introduction)
- To Heathrow and The BA Galleries North Lounge
- BA902 London Heathrow to Frankfurt Airport in Club Europe
- Bumbling around Frankfurt Airport with random #AVGeek spotting
- Meeting the A350 and the Air Canada Lounge
- Qatar Airways QR068 Frankfurt to Doha
- The joy of Hamad International Airport, and The Oryx Rotana Hotel
- Qatar Airways Flight QR812 Doha to Tokyo Haneda
- The Hotel JAL City Haneda Tokyo
- Shikansen Adventures to Hiroshima!
- Time in Hiroshima (featuring the ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima)
- Hirosihima – 70 years on
- A day trip to Itsukushima
- More Shinkansen fun to Kyoto (Featuring Kyoto Tower Hotel)
- A trip up to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
- Dinner with The real_jetsetr!
- The JR Central SC Maglev and Rail Museum
- Shinkansen to Tokyo
- The Strings by InterContinental
- Cheap evening – From the Tokyo Metropolitan Building
- The JR East Railway Museum, Saitama
- Shibuya nights
- Akihabara Days
- Gotta Catch them All! A few Pokemon Centres.
- Off to Narita
- Nartia Airport, The JAL Lounge
- Qatar Airways Flight QR807 Tokyo Narita to Doha
- Four and Half Hours in Doha Airport
- Qatar Airways Flight QR067 Doha to Frankfurt
- More time in Frankfurt
- BA8735 Frankfurt to London City Airport (Club Europe)
- And about that Five Yen Coin – The Sensoji Temple, Asakusa
BA902 London Heathrow Terminal 5 to Frankfurt Airport Terminal 2
British Airways Boeing 767-300, Seat 2A, Club Europe
Redemption Fare: Zero Avios Earned, Zero Tier Points Earned.
I climbed up the stairs and was welcomed aboard – and for once – I turned left to the Club Europe Cabin.
Well, turning left on a plane is rare enough for me.
Going into the plane, this plane hadn’t been refurbished to the latest British Airways seating standard. In other words, there were seats that felt like seats (rather than leather covered benches)
The plane begun loading, with the entire first section of the plane reserved for Club Europe. Alas, the BA booking engine had placed everyone in the first few rows. As boarding continued, everyone begun to fan out across the cabin, creating a rather comfortable environment.
Moving to the seat, in seat 2A – it was a bulkhead seat. Which is no bad thing.
The insides of this 767 were… showing their age. Yes. That’s the polite term. “Showing their age”.
Gotta love the interior.
Showing their age or “vintage”? Vintage is also an acceptable term for some of the interior of the 767.
With the welcomes done and the load completed, the cabin crew prepared to show the safety video… which broke down.
So it was back to the good old-fashioned manual safety demonstration. With that done, there was a short taxi around Heathrow the plane reached the runway.
Soon, it was our turn to line up and wait to depart from runway 27L – and for the Rolls Royce engines to spool up.
A good burst from the engines, and we were in the sky for the short 1 hour 10 hop to Frankfurt. The morning skies seemed kind to me this day.
Breakfast orders were taken, with a vegetarian option, and the option of a full English breakfast. I went with the full English – well, I was on holiday…
English Breakfast in the middle (Bacon, Sausage, Olette, mushrooms and tomato), roll, Fresh fruit and coffee.
Breakfast was of a good quantity and quality – better than a lot of the equivalent economy class meals I’ve had out of London. Yes, I could had sat in the back of the plane in economy class and had the breakfast special… but I was on holiday.
That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
I polished off breakfast in short order and continued to watch the world unfold as we passed over the French coast.
Whilst crossing France and into Germany I was offered another bottle of Champagne. Well, it would had been rude to refuse.
I also took advantage of Duty Free too – and got a mains adapter that could handle different sort of power sockets. I overpaid, but at this point… I wasn’t moaning. The champagne had done its job… and I had totally forgot to get one on the ground. Plus, it would handle both Japanese and European plugs, so it saved a little space
As descent begun the cabin was tided up, and I got chatting to the CSD, who was noticing I was taking lots of photos, and correctly guessed I was an aviation geek. She indulged me for a while, before assisting in the tidy up of the cabin.
Soon Frankfurt-am-Main airport came into view.
Umm. Captain? We’re meant to be down there…
The plane begun its turns for Frankfurt-am-Main, with Mainhatten coming into view too.
The plane begun vectoring in for Frankfurt, vectoring in for the “new” runway (07L/25R).
The plane made its approach and made a bouncy landing at Frankfurt airport, ending this short flight.
Of course, this being Frankfurt meant there was a 15 minute taxi to anywhere – especially for us as we had to backtrack all the way to Terminal 2… and in the end – onto the hard stands at terminal 2.
Our plane turned to a hard stand, and parked up.
With the engines switched off it was time for everyone to get off the plane.
I thanked the crew and headed off for the next part of the trip… and a bus ride around Frankfurt Airport…
Overall: Not a bad performance by British Airways at all that day, with a speedy and friendly service delivered. The food was good for the sector and the seat was comfortable (which when flying British Airways Short-haul, is near enough an impossibility). Considering this was done with one hour ten on the clock – what more could you ask for?
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