After spotting at EDI for the day (having flown up on BA 2936) it was time to fly back down to London Gatwick on another British Airways Boeing 737-400. This link will send you to a spotting video of my day: https://youtu.be/n5s50sEhDeY
Around 4pm I had made it from where I had been spotting, to the terminal, through security and to the departure lounge where there was a huge window allowing me to spot from with in an hour. However at 4:30pm my Gatwick flight became delayed by an hour. So instead of a 17:45 departure, I got 18:50. I was pleased to get another hour of spotting at EDI.
At 18:20 my classic Boeing 737-400 arrived. The morning flight I was on & the lunchtime flight were done by G-GBTA, however G-DOCY covered this third BA Shuttle flight.
We boarded the flight around 18:35. I sat in Row 5, Seat A. The first 7 rows on the British Airways 737-400 fleet are used for Business Class on European flights, however they are all used for Economy on domestics, no special treatment. The seats were not much different than the 3-3 ones other than there been a half seat in between giving some extra width room, but not much else. I discovered the Heathrow shuttle from British Airways was being operated by an Airbus A321.
We departed EDI and climbed into the moody grey skies, breaking through into nice summer like weather above them.
The bar service began about 10 minutes into the flight. We had the choice of what ever drinks were available plus either Nuts or Crisps. I had two drinks to keep me going (Coca-Cola & Tea) with a pack of Crisps. Not as luxurious as the food service on the morning flight, but a nice snack for the short 50 minute flight.
As this was a Domestic flight in a European Country, there was no provided entertainment. As a teenager- one must be entertained in order not to cause any trouble. I made sure I bought an Airliner World magazine. I appropriately chose MARCH 2014 which showcased BA's illustrious 40 Year Career from its Red Tail days until the World's Favourite Airline.
During the flight we spent an extra 10 minutes flying as we had to fly around some bad weather but it meant holding up our descent and flight path as we needed to avoid LHR traffic around Eastern Berkshire & West London. I got some descent footage & pictures from this slight aerial detour.
We arrived at London Gatwick about 1 hour & 30 minutes after we originally were scheduled to, but I was pretty happy with the extra hour of EDI spotting. I did visit the flight deck after we landed, however as I pictured G-GBTA, I filmed this and it is in both my Flight Review video on YouTube & as a separate video: (LINK to Flight Deck Video) https://youtu.be/LeH2idm01Yc
Due to this being a domestic flight, I had no long wait at Passport Control and I didn't bring hold-luggage (I try to avoid using) so I quickly waltzed Land-Side and met with the parents for the drive back to Burnham.
Here is a Youtube link to my Flight Review Video:
Edinburgh - EDI
London - LGW
As my last review stated: Happy to fly with BA again. I felt this was a good flight. The delay for me was a good thing. Glad I got a flight on these grand classic birds before their retirement. Using the Airbus A320 family will be bitter-sweet from now onwards, glad I went forth and spent £88 on these flights, spotting trip was a success also.
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