It’s time for another snapshot – this time focusing on the passenger experience aboard British Airways 478 between London Heathrow and Barcelona El Prat
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So onwards with the experience.
Check-in was carried out at Heathrow Terminal 3. Boarding passes were issued for both the outbound and return leg.
We cleared security at the FastTrack security area. This was completed for both of us in under five minutes.
For convenience, the British Airways Galleries business class lounge was used.
As it was early in the morning, a breakfast offering was in place.
Seriously Ban this stuff.
Boarding was from Gate 11 – just down the corridor of the Heathrow T3 lounge complex.
It’s an Airbus A320 that would be doing the operating British Airways 478 between Heathrow and Barcelona.
The Seat continues to be the Collins Aerospace (ex B/E Aerospace Pinnacle Seat, pitched at 30″.
The being Club Europe and not an A320neo, the tray table was in place.
Apart from the moving map on a drop-down screen, none
This is one of the few aircraft that have Wi-fi connectivity installed on it, with Wi-fi priced at either £4.99 for an hour or £7.99 for a flight (1h 44 minutes).
Speeds were sub 1mb through the borough allocation of time.
As I was in the Club Europe cabin, a meal was included. This was a choice of a continental breakfast or a full English breakfast.
The aircraft made the approach to Barcelona via the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean, before landing at Barcelona El Prat.
The aircraft docked at the D gates, with a jet bridge connection to the terminal.
The full trip report featuring British Airways 478 is coming soon!
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