Book it Danno! BA4462 London City Airport to Dublin
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- BA4462 London City Airport to Dublin
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- Homeward bound
- Aftermath: Points and Reflections…
Boarding the little Embraer E-170, I was greeted by the same flight attendant who was working the Dublin to London City flight 6 days before. She looked at me oddly as I was heading to Economy Class, but I thought nothing of it.
Boarding concluded quickly as people wanted to get to Dublin quickly. The gate handler came onto the plane and had a chat with the flight attendant, and then with me. After checking my boarding pass, he invited me to move to Row 3 – back into Club Europe.
I may have been moved up – still involuntary downgrade at the gate. That was the core thing.
Looking into the cockpit from Club Europe.
With boarding done, and the doors closed, our plane pulled off the ramp, and headed down the runway to taxi and position for take off.
With familiar power, the Embraer 170s engines powered up and took me to the sky
Our flight path took us of over Stratford, to the North of London, and out over the Epping Forest, Luton Airport and northwards
Once past Luton, our plane begun to level out – and breakfast was served.
With three people in the Club Europe cabin, it was served rather quickly. Breakfast was a traditional English breakfast
The breakfast was nice and hot – and more importantly, filling. More importantly, my mood was starting to soften after the chaos on the ground.
Soon, the plane passed over the British coast, and trekked its way over the Irish Sea.
Morning was kind to us, with some clouds in the sky, minimal bounce during cruise and a glorious sun.
The seat is pretty much in Club World as in Economy Class on the Embraer 170s – with the real room in Row 1 or Row 2. Row 3, whilst spacious for an economy seat – wasn’t that great for a business seat. Very much a “EuroBusiness seat”.
The saving grace – it’s a pretty standard Embraer seat, so it’s comfortable, not too lightweight so that you feel the base of the seat through the foam and there’s reasonable enough space if the seat next to you is empty – which it was.
Meanwhile outside, the sun, clouds and water were giving an amazing display as the plane begun its decent.
As we neared Dublin, familiar features came into view. By now, the cabin had been cleared down and it secured for landing.
With Dublin in sight, it was time to land as the little Embraer 170 made its final descent.
With a reasonably long taxi back to the terminal, I checked a couple of things on the phone – as well as watch the world go by as the plane headed for the gate.
Soon enough, the jet-bridge docked with the plane, and it was the end of my £1,362 Business Class Ticket.
Overall: Another good service by British Airways who delivered a great product in a small cabin on a short hop. The breakfast served did the job and the seats were adequate for the short run.
I was still rather annoyed that I was placed in Economy Class until ground services moved me up – and that would be something I would have to take up with British Airways after the trip had been completed.
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