A Modelling Day out to Barcelona with British Airways
In this madcap day out
- Like I need an excuse to fly for a day out. (I blame my birthday)
- Off to Heathrow
- British Airways Galleries Club, Terminal 3
- BA478 London Heathrow to Barcelona El Prat (Club Europe)
- Into Barcelona on the Aerobús
- Working with a Model on location in Barcelona
- Back to El Prat and the Salon VIP Miro
- BA481 Barcelona to London Heathrow (Club Europe)
- Experiencing Mobility Arrival Services at Heathrow and back up the M40
- Sometimes, The Best Adventures are Shared
Like I need an excuse to fly out for a day (I blame my birthday)
So, work has been its more than usual “how much hair do I want to lose this week” along with “why do I need sleep” status.
In other words, par for the course.
And with another trip around the Sun done and dusted, I was looking for a feeble excuse for a day out.
An adventure for want of a better term.
After a particular awful afternoon in the office when the network link to the outside world died twice in the space of two hours, my sanity level tripped in an unhappy way.
Combined with my imminent advancement of age, where I would be stuck in the office for the day (as opposed to skiving in bed, doing something remotely interesting and so on, the excuse meter went to “Book the f**king thing”.
Sometimes, it’s the only way in life. If life gives you lemons – bring tequila, salt, lemon and lime.
Even Terrorvision agrees with that concept.
I’m sorry Terrrorvision fans. This song is filed under “Deal with it”.
One of my friends also needed a bit of a lift. She’s also a model – who I’ve been promising to work with. So my mind got working. And we all know that is dangerous at best, madness at worst.
First up was Zurich. Why? Cheap nice chocolate comes to mind. Sadly, it seemed like a lot of other people have had the same idea, with capacity zeroed out the next few Saturdays after my birthday on a redemption fare.
That was annoying, as I could have watched planes for a few hours too.
Next Amsterdam. Boring, but a possibility. But annoying for a 45-minute puddle jump.
Then it hit me with my model friends help: BARCELONA.
Could we do Barcelona in a day? Well, yes.
Checking the BA fare engine, as usual, economy tickets were overpriced for the privilege for a cash fare (considering we were less than 8 days out from travel) … but there was a lot of available in Club Europe when flying on an Avios ticket
Well, we’ll just have to fly Club Europe, won’t we? And for me, whilst steep at 60,000 Avios + £100 for two people – I see it as an excuse to get out of the country
For me, this is a pretty standard Club Europe run. For my friend, however, this will be a first for her as she has never flown business class.
Of course, if I was paying for my friend to go, then she kindly volunteered to pay the diesel bill. I could deal with that.
On top of that, we split the parking. In my mind – I thought Barcelona went from Terminal 5 – so I paid for the Pod Parking (as we would be there for the day).
There-in was a mistake which we’ll get to later.
So here’s the run for a day out to Barcelona.
Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper – copyright © Karl L. Swartz.
And I think we need a musical introduction. Take it away Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé
Next: An Early morning drive to Heathrow
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Oh “friend”. I see how women get spoilt.