British Airways is the national flag carrier of the United Kingdom, and operates full international and domestic scheduled air services for the carriage of passengers, freight and mail and the provision of ancillary services. British Airways operates to 148 destinations around the world with a fleet of 245 aircraft. British Airways are one of the world’s leading scheduled premium international airlines. Their main principal place of business is Heathrow, one of the world’s premier airport locations, which serves a large geographical area with a comparatively high proportion of point-to-point business. Operating one of the most extensive international scheduled airline route networks, together with our code share and franchise partners, British Airways flies to more than 300 destinations worldwide.
Route: London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Departure date and time of flight: 07:25am on the 5th November 2007
Flight Number: BA304
Flight duration: 1h 15m
Class: Economy Class (AKA: Euro Traveller)
Aircraft type: Airbus A319
Punctuality of the flight:
The flight departed around twenty minutes late from Heathrow due to the morning rush hour, and landed around 10 minutes late at Paris. The flight time only took around 20 minutes, but the rest of the time was spent on the taxi ways at both Heathrow and Paris on arrival.
Any baggage issues:
No issues- the bags arrived on time and in one piece.
Comments on the check- in staff and any issues:
No check in issues. Everything went perfectly smoothly at Heathrow Airport.
Comments regarding the pre-meal service:
Choice of various hot and cold drinks
Comments regarding the first meal:
A cold bacon and tomato roll with a choice of tea and coffee along with complimentary drinks (Non-Alcoholic). The bacon and tomato roll could have tasted better if it was hot, but for some reason British Airways have stopped warming food on short haul flights. Change of the times.
Comments regarding the drinks service:
A second round of drinks were offered after the meal.
Comments on the interior of the aircraft (including seat comfort):
The A319 is part of the A320 series of aircraft are used by British Airways for their short to medium haul routes within Europe. The aircraft is used from both Gatwick and Heathrow. The interior is a standard 3-3 for Economy and 2-2 configuration for Business Class passengers. The Business and Economy Class seats are all leather in navy blue colour (typical of the signature for British Airways).
Overall rating 1-10 (worst-best):10
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