There’s gotta be a oneworld way – BA4465 Dublin to London City
In this epic:
- OTAs: I really hate them…
- To Heathrow, BA Galleries South
- BA485 Heathrow to Madrid
- The Spanish Solution? Run dear fellow…
- IB6275 Madrid to Chicago
- Radisson O’Hare
- Evening Photographic Test: Apple iPhone 7
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Lunch with RenesPoints
- Back to O’Hare
- AA710 Chicago to Dublin
- When Irish eyes are waking up
- BA4465 – Dublin to London City Airport
- Adventures home
- One World?
I headed down the jetway to the waiting plane – an Embraer 170 which would operate BA4465 to London City Airport.
The plane I was aboard is an Embraer… which today would be rammed solid for the short hop. Joy.
Parked up at Dublin.
As for the seat? It’s the standard seat. Lightweight with plenty of padding – pretty much the perfect short haul seat.
Overhead control panel
Legroom was acceptable for this short haul hop.
See that little Sony Camera on the right. That doesn’t have a good ending. Find out in the next trip report.
The plane was loaded, and we left an hour late.
The little Embraer overtook some waiting heavies, and was directed to the runway. The engines roared to life and propled our plane into the sky, taking us via an unusal route to London – the plane would hug the Irish coast, crossing the Irish Sea and coming over Bristol, then through London and finally a loop in Kent.
See you soon Dublin Airport!
And you too Dublin!
Hugging the Irish coast
With the plane in flight, the crew were released to conduct their onboard service.
The curtains are close. No gazing into Club Europe EuroTraveller cheapie.
Hugging the coast
Eventually, a drink and snack service was conducted. As we all know – at customers requests – British Airways is to charge for both food and beverages due customer demands
So lets play a game. I reckon this is £3 of Food and Beverages in BA land.
Meanwhile the plane crossed the Irish Sea and over into merry olde England, with lots of little fluffy clouds in the sky.
Cleardwon was completed in a rush as the plane closed in on London City Airport – with our plane crossing London.
(Cue Land of Hope and Glory). London, England. Home of the guardsmen, the tower of London, the mother of all parliaments, the Willesden Green Swimming Baths and to a secret agent – Danger Mouse!
The plane tracked past London, heading into the Kent countryside, before commencing its final turn of London City Airport.
Soon, the countryside begun to turn to city as we closed into London. The sighting of the Queen Elizabeth II bridge – the Dartford Crossing
I can’t get used to the bridge crossing. I’m still too used to the Dartford Tunnels – in the past, this used to signal the start of a holiday for me, going to the continent and learning about different places.
The plane decelerated, and begun the sharp 5.5 degree decent into London City Airport. With the usual spritely arrival, our plane landed at the airport safely.
Looking to the left, I could see the airport was full of British Airways tails -with one A318 waiting to go to New York
And more BA Tails where you looked.
The plane turned for the terminal, and taxied into its final position so it can depart easily, bringing the flight to an end. I grabbed what I though was all my stuff… and headed to the exit.
Overall: Simple and effective – British Airways CityFlyer does it again with a simple service, well timed and well delivered.
Next: Where’s my passport… and the adventure home…
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