BA767 Oslo Airport to London Heathrow Terminal 5
Summer Premium Adventures
In this Summer Premium Adventure (Warning: Long!)
- In the Summertime when the weather is hot…
- Off to Heathrow, British Airways Galleries North Lounge
- BA762 London Heathrow to Oslo – A321neo (EuroTraveller)
- Oslo Airport, OSL Lounge
- AY914 Oslo to Helsinki, Business Class
- Helsinki Airport lounging
- QR302 Helsinki to Doha (Business Class)
- Doha Lounge Stop Part 1
- QR946 Doha to Singapore (QSuites)
- Hotel Indigo, Katong, Singapore
- Exploring Hawker Markets
- Intercontinental, Bugis, Singapore
- Orchids Everywhere – The National Orchid Garden
- Off to Changi featuring the Singapore Pokemon Centre
- Scoot TR604 Singapore to Bangkok
- Dream Hotel, Bangkok
- Exploring the Wats
- Food Mistakes in Bangkok (Or Regrets. I have a more than a few)
- Back to Suvarnabhumi, Qatar Airways Lounge, Bangkok Airport
- QR833 Bangkok to Doha (QSuites)
- Another long Doha Layover
- QR175 Doha to Oslo
- Back at Oslo Airport
- BA767 Oslo to London Heathrow (EuroTraveller)
- Always Curious
BA767 Oslo Gardermoen Airport to London Heathrow
British Airways, Airbus A321, Seat 24F
10 Tier Points Eared, 362 Avios+362 Bonus Avios Earned
I was welcomed aboard the Airbus A321 and headed to my seat. This time, I had one of those elusive exit row seats on a British Airbus A321 which gives you infinite legroom.
And I do mean infinite.
Also of note, as this is an A321ceo, this aircraft is fitted with Pinnacle seating throughout – including the business class seats which have their middle cocktail trays installed.
The aircraft was by no means full, with plenty of spare seats for those who needed them. And once again, I lucked out on having no-one in the centre seat.
Whilst this is less of an issue due to the narrow seat in the exit row, it gives me a place to dump the camera when I’m not paying attention.
I got chatting to the flight attendant and found out this was their one sector of the day – they had positioned in earlier. Guess that BA Outage really messed up a lot in scheduling.
With the cabin loaded, the safety demonstration was conducted- this was again, a manual demonstration as opposed to the video.
I’ve still got mixed feelings about the video – which tends to go on too long, whilst trying to be humorous. Like most safety demonstrations – you can memorise it off the top of your head. But its good to pay attention to the demonstration, as well as check the safety card for differences between aircraft.
With that done, our A321 begun its taxi out of Oslo Airport, passing a lot of local traffic on the way.
With no delay, our BA767 turned for the runway, and its IAE V2533 engines spooled up for the trip back to London.
With the aircraft in the air, let’s do a quick check. With no monitors, there’s no overhead map or IFE. The frame had not had any connectivity added to it (and no power outlets for that matter).
As such, we’re down to reading matter and the window view.
So we have a Concorde High Life Magazine and the on-board catering guide. And the legroom in front of me.
And of course the window.
The crew member checked in on me to ensure I was ok, and I had everything I needed – a nice touch. Whilst I was feeling a little better thanks to the sleep I had, I was in no way happy.
The flight itself was pretty quiet, with a smooth flight across the north sea as the plane crossed back over the United Kingdom.
With us crossing at a rather northern point, our A321 tracked down the coast and north of London.
It seems that we would not be making a river approach – rather, we would be coming in over Windsor.
Our A321 had no stacking to deal with, as it tracked into Heathrow Airport.
With ease, the BA767 touched down at its home base of London Heathrow.
The A321 peeled off the runway near the Terminal 3 complex and tracked back to Terminal 5. Thankfully, the aircraft avoided the “D” Hard stands and passed C and B docks.
There was a short pause as we came to our gate, but eventually the, aircraft turned right – towards the A Gates.
With the aircraft parking at the gate, the seat belt signs were released. I gathered my baggage and thanked the cabin crew.
It was time to head into London, then home.
Overall: Not a bad segment at all with British Airways. Whilst the service continues to be bare-bones (which could be fixed with a free coffee/tea/water service pass through the cabin), the crew were happy to be there – and engage with the passengers.
Combined with the infinity leg room, it made for a reasonable experience for the 2 hour leg between Oslo and London.
Next: Homeward bound
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