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: Frankfurt Main to London Heathrow
Departure date and time of flight: 20:25pm on the 22nd February 2010
Flight Number: BA913
Flight duration: 1h 40m
Class: Economy Class (AKA: Euro Traveller)
Aircraft type: Airbus A319
Punctuality of the flight:
Because Lufthansa Airlines was on strike that day so they placed me on this British Airways flight. The flight departed around twenty minutes late from Frankfurt Main due to the evening rush hour, and landed around 15 minutes late at Heathrow due to the normal evening rush hour! The plane had to hold over Biggin Hill in South East London. The plane had a long taxi at Frankfurt Main. But the main reason for the delay was the late arrival of the flight from London to Frankfurt in the first place.
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 Frankfurt- I had around an hour to while away in the waiting area.
Comments regarding the pre-meal service:
Choice of various hot and cold drinks
Comments regarding the first meal:
Since this was an European flight so not much was expected, but even then the usual sandwich was not offered. Instead a packet of “sky bites” (consisting of various nuts and seeds), and a small flapjack were on offer. It was not enough to fill you up but then again the flight was not too long. If I had taken the same flight, say, twenty years ago, a full meal with hot sandwich would have been provided even in Economy Class!
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 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 Class 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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