British Airways

The British Airways A380 Experience: Hong Kong-London

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Despite the hype, I STILL haven’t made it onto an A380.  Not that I think it will the answer to my squashed in economy nightmare but I am intrigued to see how it compares to the 777 and A340. Lucky for you, Jasmine (and 3.5yo daughter) recently took a trip from Hong Kong to London on British Airways and has kindly written an awesome in-depth review!

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Farewell the 747 on London to Hong Kong Route!

Today I was honoured to be on a Boeing 747-400’s final voyage on the London – Hong Kong route. From tomorrow.. enter stage left, the A380!

Some of you may know that I’m a plane geek (stop sniggering).  This post is in honour of the beautiful Jumbo Jet.  Having lived overseas for the last 9 years, the 747 has been a regular feature of my flying life.  

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Hong Kong to Dublin with BA/Aer Lingus and 6 Month Baby!

Although I have many British Airways reviews, I was in need of an Irish Aer Lingus one.  So ladies & gents, I present you with a BA/Aer Lingus double whammy from a reader who shall remain nameless.  Top tip from her – BA’s infant luggage allowance is a generous 23kg in comparison to Cathay’s 10kg
Who
My husband, six and a half month old and I flew (economy class) in June to Dublin from Hong Kong with BA and Aer Lingus.
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Flight Review: BA London Gatwick to Barbados with 8 mth baby

My friend Laura recently took her 8 month old on her first holiday… to Barbados (lucky baby!)  Here’s her flight review:
Who:  Laura, husband John and baby Zoe (8 months)
Where:  London Gatwick to Bridgetown, Barbados
What:  British Airways (BA) 2153, departs LGW 13:45, arrives Barbados 18:30
Economy Class
Flight Booking
Through Trailfinders.  Our travel agent prebooked bulkhead seats for outbound and return.
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Flight Review: British Airways (BA) – London Heathrow to Boston with 16 mth old

Who:  My sister Georgina, her husband and 16 mth old toddler
What:  British Airways BA0239 departs Heathrow 7.30pm and arrives 9.40pm. The return leg BA0238 departs Boston 8am and arrives Heathrow 7.25pm

Check-In and Departures

Heathrow T5

  • Family friendly lanes at Security
  • Baby milk and food available to preorder from Boots
  • Plenty of places to eat, Carluccio's landside, and Wagamama, Giraffe and Plane Food airside
  • Plenty of babychanging facilities that are separate from the male/female toilets so that you can go in together

Boston (international Terminal)

  • Pretty basic in comparison to Heathrow T5
  • Baby changing facilities were in the toilets so you can't go in there together (dad was pretty happy to get out of nappy changing duties)
  • Made me taste my baby formula at security and I could not see anywhere in terminal to buy more formula (or baby supplies)

Bassinet

BA offers a 'car seat' for older babies that fits in the same place as a bassinet in the bulkhead seats.

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