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Route: Geneva International Airport to London Heathrow
Departure date and time of flight: 17:25 on August 28, 2015
Flight Number: BA733
Flight duration: One hour and 30 minutes (Includes a 20 minutes hold over Biggin Hill)
Cabin: Euro Traveller (Economy Class)
Aircraft type: Airbus A319 (44 in service)
Punctuality of the flight:
The flight departed on time from Geneva International, but (as always) had to hold for around 20 minutes over Biggin Hill in the South East of London before landing on runway 27 Left at Heathrow Airport. The evening view of London is amazing. Clear views of the traffic jams on the M25, as well as Canary Wharf and other landmarks look stunning. I managed to capture a lovely shot of Biggin Hill as we circled the airport in South East London. Heathrow is such a busy airport that flights have to stack up at four main points around London- Biggin Hill (SE London), Lambourne (NE London), Bovingdon (NW London) or Ockham (SW London).
Any baggage issues:
No issues- the bags arrived on time and in one piece.
Comments on the check-in:
This was my first time I had travelled through Geneva Airport since 2009. In those days I used to fly every week between London and Geneva because of my job. No issues at check-in. Geneva Airport still looks the same and nothing has changed in all these years. Everything went perfectly smoothly at Geneva Airport. Just like the rest of the Swiss culture- everything is on time and in an orderly manner. No hustle and bustle.
Comments regarding the pre-meal service:
Choice of drinks (standard- tea, coffee, orange juice, apple juice, lemonade or coca cola), and wine.
Comments regarding the first meal:
Just cold sandwiches and rolls were offered for this very short-haul flight.
Comments regarding the drinks service:
A second round of drinks were offered after the snacks.
Comments regarding the in-flight snacks (if any):
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Comments of professionalism of the cabin crew:
The cabin crew were very professional and polite. Just a normal flight, without any incidents.
Improvements that could be made:
This was a great flight, and on such a short flight, it is difficult to find any faults. Everything was just fine.
Comments on the interior of the aircraft (including seat comfort):
The Airbus 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
Caught while landing on Heathrow's runway 27L....not easy to get a shot while coming into a windy touchdown at 145knots! BA's Concorde, reg G-BOAB, first flew on 18 May 1976 from Bristol Filton. Her last flight was a positioning ride on 15 August 2000 as "Speedbird Concorde Bravo Papa 002" from New York JFK to London Heathrow after flying 22,296 hours. Ever since then she has sat quietly at Heathrow, admiring all the new boys and girls on 27L in front of her. Beautiful bird!: Photo Copyright Navjot Singh
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