Viva Las BAcon! BA831 Dublin to London Heathrow
- Viva Las BACon! The second spin of the roulette wheel
- Heading to Birmingham Airport, EI277 Birmingham Airport – Dublin Airport
- HOTEL: Bewleys Hotel, Dublin Airport
- The DAA Lounge, Dublin Airport
- BA831 Dublin Airport – London Heathrow Terminal 1
- An Easy Heathrow Transit and the British Airways Galleries First Lounge
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- Tick Tock, Tick Tock – an express connection in Chicago
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- HOTEL: MGM Grand
- HOTEL: Mandalay Bay and BAcon
- One Time Exception: The High Roller
- HOTEL: Luxor
- One Time Exception: A Nighttime walk down an every changing strip
- Back to McCarran Airport, The American Express Centurion Lounge
- AA1239 Las Vegas McCarran International – Dallas Fort Worth
- A quick rush across Dallas Fort Worth
- AA78 Dallas Fort Worth – London Heathrow Terminal 3
- Transit again, The British Airways Terminal 1 Domestic Lounge
- BA831 London Heathrow Terminal 1 – Dublin Airport
- Irish Transit, The Aer Lingus Gold Circle Lounge
- EI276 Dublin Airport to Birmingham Airport
- Another lovely slice of BAcon
BA 831 Dublin Airport – London Heathrow Terminal 1
British Airways, Sold as AA6765
Seat 9A (Exit Row), EuroTraveller, Airbus A319
280 miles flown, 1000 Avios Earned, 10 Tier Points Earned
Stepping out to the apron (because, lets face it, all #AVGeeks love the smell of Jet1A in the morning), the British Airways Dove from Above was awaiting
The dove from above waiting
I headed aboard the plane, and was welcomed aboard. With the that, I headed to my home on this A319 – Row 9 – the emergency exit row.
Looking above, this is a more classic Airbus, with a classic Airbus interior
Boarding continued at a pace, with everyone wanting to get to London quickly. However, there was a minor delay to pushback, which put paid to that idea.
Thankfully, the delay was only about 10 minutes, and soon our little A319 begun a long taxi back to the end of the main runway, and waiting for traffic to clear
Waiting for the Delta heavy to clear the runway
Turning onto the active
With a roar, the British Airways Airbus A319 powered up and barrelled down the runway, up into the air and off to London.
Climb-out was nice and smooth, as we cleared the cloud layer and into the morning sky.
Cabin during cruise
Legroom wasn’t a problem in row 9 – this being an exit row.
With plenty of room for the table to be deployed
This was good for one reason… a British Airways breakfast special. Today’s was a Cumberland Sausage and Egg Mayonnaise croissant.
I’ve seen worse on morning runs, and this wasn’t especially special – but passable for a snack on a 1 hour flight. Then again, tell me what you get for nothing in economy on a North American apart from a drink… least of all at breakfast.
Even though the flight was busy, middle seat was free – which made for a comfortable environment.
As well as a good coffee table.
Clear down was done quickly, and it was a chance to see the gold colours of the Dove from Above
However, this flight came to a conclusion quickly, with minimal stacking. Soon enough the BA831 begun its stacking into Heathrow, with a target of runway 9L
Beginning the turn
Dropping below the cloud layer
Lower and lower.
With a reassuring thump, our A319 landed safely.
There’s also another advantage of coming in on runway 9L – it’s a very quick taxi over to Terminal 1 when the plane peels off the runway.
And with a 2 hour connection and Heathrow, that would be a big help.
Wait – is that a connections bus???
With a bong, everyone was up – getting bags and such. I did too – with one bag on my shoulder and one being pulled.
I thanked the crew, and headed off to a connection… fearing a possible visit to the green mile.
Overall: There’s not a lot to report on a one-hour flight on BA831, but the service was reasonable and appropriate for an early morning flight, with a crew that didn’t feel like they were going through the motions. Always good to see – and not disturbing those who need to rest.
Next: An easy Heathrow connection? Entirely Possible!