Time for another snapshot – this time looking at British Airways 295 between London Heathrow Airport and Chicago O’Hare.
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So, let’s take a look at what was offered aboard British Airways 295 to Chicago.
Boarding was from the T5B Concourse at Heathrow Terminal 5
It’s a Boeing 747-400.
This plane is configured with British Airways Super Hi J configuration, configured with
- 14 First Class seats
- 86 Club World Seats (Business Class) on the main and upper deck
- 30 World Traveller Plus Seats (Premium Economy)
- 175 World Traveller Seats (Economy Class)
The seat is the old World Traveller seat with the fold-down headrests – these have been refurbished. They benefit from some serious padding in the seat – and you don’t feel like you’re sitting on a bench. The headrests fold down for head support.
The seats are pitched at 31″.
None – currently four BA 747s have been fitted with Gogo 2Ku wireless. This isn’t one of those planes.
British Airways have upgraded the IFE system on the Super High J planes so it uses a Panasonic ex3 system, with full capacitive touch – giving a iPad sort of feel (this compares to the Thales system installed in some of the newer fleet, and the old Rockwell Collins system installed in the un-refurbished fleet).
Power at Seat
USB power at seat was available (although not that powerful). Certainly, reducing to a trickle charge on the phone.
First service was pasta or cheesy rice (or Rissotto) with Chicken.
As for the second service… well. We’ve all been there and for prosperity’s sake – here is that picture…
The flight whilst smooth over the Atlantic was a bump-fest between St Johns in Canada, through to Chicago.
The full trip report on British Airways 295 in economy class (including me ripping the airline to bits over their “ambient basket service”) is coming soon!
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