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 183 destinations around the world with a fleet of 292 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 codeshare and franchise partners, British Airways flies to more than 300 destinations worldwide.
Route: London Heathrow International Airport to Geneva International Airport
Departure date and time of flight: 07:05 on August 27, 2015
Flight Number: BA730
Flight duration: One hour and 30 minutes
Cabin: Euro Traveller (Economy Class)
Aircraft type: Airbus A319 (44 in service)
Punctuality of the flight:
The flight departed around 30 minutes late from Heathrow Airport’s runway 27 left due to heavy morning traffic waiting to depart. Just after take-off from Heathrow, and as we turned left to head towards the English coast, we were greeted with a wonderful view of Farnborough Airfield from around 4,000 feet. Even more stunning was the view of Mount Blanc and the countryside around Lake Genève as we approached Geneva.
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 to Geneva since 2009. In those days I used to fly every week between London and Geneva because of my job. No issues at check-in at Heathrow Terminal 5, which is dedicated for British Airways flights. The morning flight was delayed due to heavy showers and the morning rush-hour at Heathrow.
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:
Lemon flavoured biscuits by Island Bakery and nuts and dried fruit by Forest Feast.
Comments regarding the drinks service:
A second round of drinks were offered after the snacks.
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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
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