Hello Infinite Flight community…?
I have been meaning to write this for a while but the WiFi router had as much power as a potato.
My granddad worked as BA cabin crew for 30 years, this allows them a discount on holidays and flights with the carrier. Because of this they take me and my brothers on a 3-4 day break somewhere in Europe. This year Athens was cheapest flight and the area has great heritage.
Date : 12/8/18 or in America 8/12/18 (I think)
Route : London Heathrow (EGLL) to Athens (LGAV)
Travel class : Economy/ euro traveller
Flight number: BA632/ BAW82GR
We arrived at Heathrow at around 10:15 in the morning and swiftly made it through security in around 15 minutes, which is good for an airport like Heathrow in my opinion. We then had a couple of hours to kill until boarding so we sat down, had a drink and my grandparents shopped.
Whilst they shopped for wine and whiskey there was time to do some spotting from the terminal. As Terminal 5A sits at the end of 27L which is usually the departure runway at this time of day.
Our gate was then announced and boarding commenced on time.
We pushed back on time and taxied out to Runway 27L. As my dad works in the tower at Heathrow we skipped the take off cue a little bit passing a Virgin A330, BA 772 And an American 77W that was already on the runway.
Around 35 minutes into the flight the service commenced with drinks being handed out. As my grandparents knew the guy we got extra drinks with my Grandad getting 3 whiskeys and some sprite.
After an hour the meals came out. However as BA had only anticipated the passengers who had paid for business the CSD told my grandparents we wouldn’t receive a meal. This was fine though as we had thought we would be in economy I had bought a meal deal and a pack of sweats. Also the Inflight entertainment broke at this point which was to be expected on this aircraft.
This wasn’t that bad either as I had brought my iPad with movies and tv shows on in anticipation of the 767s age.
There were some thunder storms On route which made the views from the window amazing.
The landing into Athens was really scenic as we flew over the city and made a lest turn over the sea back towards the airport.
Thank you for ready and I hope you enjoyed!