The Five Yen of Happiness! BA8735 Frankfurt to London City Airport (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
With a short bus ride over, it was time to board the last plane ride on this trip: A British Airways Cityflyer Embraer E-190.
I was welcomed aboard, and headed to my chosen seat of 2F. There was an occupant in the seat next to me, but the person was invited to move during boarding so that all Club Europe passengers had one spare seat next to them.
Hot towels were handed out on the ground….
As were menus for the inflight food options.
Now there’s a good reason to select Row 2 on the right hand side of a plane aboard a CityFlyer aircraft – namely due to the legroom you have.
Soon enough the plane was buttoned up, and it was time for pushback.
The safety demonstration was carried out, and then it was time for a long taxi. As our plane would be departing from Frankfurt Airports 3rd Runway, which was at the opposite end of the airport to where Terminal 2 is, it was time for our little E-190 to taxi all the way round the back of the airport before our plane could line up at Runway 18.
Eventually, our plane found its runway and spooled up its two little GE Turbofans for the 1 and half hour hop to London City Airport.
The little E-190 climb up into the sky fast as we took off into the evening sky.
Meanwhile, the cabin settled down to prepare for inflight service.
A member of the cabin crew enquired which meal I would like – I went for Roast Lamb. What catering wonders would await me?
Well, something better than would be catered from Heathrow.
The meal itself was actually pretty good. Lots of flavours in the the roast lamb, and the portion sizes were generous for a 1 hour 15 flight. The salad was fresh, and the cake was pretty nice too.
The tray was cleared in a reasonable amount of time, leaving me to watch the evening skies as the plane crossed the channel
Even the sun was shining in the skies.
Soon the engines spooled down, and the E-190 begun its decent into City Airport.
And as with any decent at London City Airport, you change from the blue skies, to grey skies and then to the ground.
With a quick decent, our little Embraer E-190 dropped from the sky and made a typically enthusiastic high speed landing.
Whilst the taxi at London City Airport was short, disembarkation was delayed as there was a plane departing next door to us.
Something I’ve never noticed on a luggage bin before – the seats on the left side are BA as opposed to AB.
Once that plane moved, we were allowed to disembark.
Overall: Again, British Airways Cityflyer operates an efficient and reasonable quality service from its hub of London City Airport – and it shows with the attention to detail by the crew and the quality of the product offered. Combined with the flexibility/arrival that City Airport offers, it’s an unbeatable option when flying into London.
Next: Time to bring this adventure to an end as I head homeward
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