Summer adventures to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – BA776 London Heathrow T5 to Stockholm Arlanda T2
- Seriously – Take a holiday!
- Morning Manoeuvres in the dark, Terminal 5 and Galleries South
- BA776 London Heathrow to Stockholm Arlanda (Club Europe)
- Exploring Stockholm on the cheap (Travel Plus!)
- Back to Arlanda, Stockholm Arlanda Lounge
- QR168 Stockholm Arlanda to Doha (Hamad International Airport) – (Business Class)
- Six Hours in at Al Mourjan Doha’s Lounge
- QR944 Doha – Singapore Changi International (Business Class)
- Intercontinental Singapore
- Exploring Singapore by boat
- From the Top of the Marina Sands
- Back to Changi T2, SATS Lounge
- MH624 Singapore to Kuala Lumpur International Airport
- Into KL, Holiday Inn Express KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
- Adventures in KL
- KL Tower (or yes, Kevin is in yet another tall building)
- Back to KLIA
- MH611 Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Singapore Changi
- Exploring Singapore again with a tweep
- Back to Premium, dnata lounge, Singapore T3
- QR947 Singapore Changi to Doha (Business Class)
- A Dash through Doha…
- QR169 Doha – Stockholm Arlanda (Business Class)
- From Premium to Economy featuring the Aurora Lounge
- BA777 Stockholm Arlanda to London Heathrow
- To have flown, To Wait…
- I need another break…
BA776 London Heathrow Terminal 5 to Stockholm Arlanda T2
British Airways, Seat 5A – Club Europe
911 Miles flow, Zero Tier Points Earned, Zero Avios Earned (Redemption flight)
Heading down the long jetway, I headed to the waiting plane.
I boarded the A320 and headed to my seat in Club Europe. And as usual, waiting for me were the B/E Pinnacle Seat in an extremely crappy seat pitch. Welcome aboard another BA flight.
The Airbus A321 filled out pretty well – justifying the use of a larger plane a few days before the bank holiday weekend.
Sadly, Row 5 has a minor issue aboard an Airbus A321 – no air vents. Now, a lot of you probably won’t care about that. Me? I like controllable air vents (especially if I’ve been running around in the morning and break out in a sweat rather easily).
Soon enough, it was time for our A321 pushed back, and begun the long taxi to the other end of the field – so we could take off from 27L.
Our A321 took its time with the morning peak traffic, passing terminal 3 and 2 on the way through.
Eventually – our A321 lined up, and rocketed up into the morning sky
With a departure from 27L, our A321 made a sharp turn over Windsor (and passing over Her Majesties preferred residence), and begun tracking out to the Norfolk Coast, over the North Sea, Denmark, and finally Sweden – to Stockholm Arlanda.
Service begun with a hot towel service.
With the towels taken away, a breakfast service followed, with a choice of continental, English or vegetarian. As I was planning a long walk around Stockholm – I went for the full English.
It wasn’t disappointing.
Drinks were also offered… and since I was on holiday… well…
British Airways insist on using Castelnau for bubbly in Club Europe (those who want Monopole Blue Top have to pay for it). This was served from a big bottle as opposed to mini bottles (another cost-cutting measure I suspect).
However, it suffers from being very acidic in the mouth, and not leaving what I consider a nice after-taste.
The cocktail table came into use after the main tray was cleared away.
To be honest, I dozed off after breakfast, waking up as our plane begun to descend into Arlanda.
With our plane loosing altitude, we landed at Stockholm Arlanda.
With a short taxi from the runway, the plane made its way onto the tarmac, and over to the quietness of Terminal 2
With the engines spooling down and the jetbridge attached, it was time to take my leave of the B/E Pinnacle seat, and head out to explore a new destination for me – Stockholm.
I thanked the crew, and headed out.
Overall: Whilst the crew seemed to be enthusiastic about delivering the product, I can’t help that feel that more little cuts are being made here or there – it is digging into the product. Certainly, the food is better – but then in the morning , there is a high expectation for a reasonable breakfast service.
Put it like this: If I was flying on my own hard cash – I’d stump up economy class. But for a redemption flight – this would do nicely.
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