Review of British Airways flight London New York in First

Airline British Airways
Flight BA175
Class First
Seat 1A
Aircraft Boeing 747-400ER
Flight time 08:20
Take-off 02 Jul 15, 09:40
Arrival at 02 Jul 15, 13:00
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giancarlo330
By 4766
Published on 16th July 2015
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Hello everyone, after some weeks of crazy traveling I can finally make this brief report of a quick hop across the Atlantic from LHR to JFK. Morning started early at the CCR where I was warmly welcomed for a very decent breakfast. Croissants,fresh orange juice and a great double espresso…all I need for a morning wake up!

Flight today was departing T5 to JFK. After some delay due to the late arrival of the aircraft we started boarding by First and Club World. This was my first time on the new First cabin of BA 747's, did twice Miami last year on the old dated First cabin at a full fare so I was very impressed and pleased with the change that is now uniform on the whole fleet were First Class is sold.

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After getting used to my seat for the next 6:30 hours the very friendly CSD came to introduce herself and handle me a glass of the very tasty Laurent Perrier-Grand Siecle which is the standard concerning Brut champagne aboard BA F Class. Other option available was a Rose of Maison Taittinger. Refill of course was offered twice, so by take off time I was a bit tipsy already.

I decided to have an express lunch service which consisted on a kind of quiche and a delicious chocolate mousse with mascaporne cream, presentation was very nice and elegant and the Wine List was very appealing. All wines were of very good quality and carefully selected for this premium route.



Digestive was offered, Cognac and a double Espresso again…

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About 1:30hr before landing in New York the famous afternoon tea was served. I kept it express also , so my choice was of course the scones and some pastry selection…all was of very good quality and tasted delicious. Paired with more glasses of Laurent Perrier :)

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Landing was on time and we quickly taxied to Terminal 7 and deplaned to find Immigration empty at that time…too early for all the European birds coming in!

As I know BA First Class has been widely published here I just posted the most important pictures and information regarding a very famous travel route between Europe and America.


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Verdict

British Airways

8.8/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment8.0
Meal/catering8.0

British Airways Terminal 5A Concorde Room

7.8/10
Comfort8.0
Meal/catering8.0
Entertainment7.0
Services8.0

London - LHR

6.5/10
Efficiency5.5
Access5.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.0

New York - JFK

4.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access3.0
Services3.0
Cleanliness3.0

Conclusion

BA for sure does not offer the First Class service of Singapore or Cathay Pacific but it does its job. CCR is a very nice and tastefully decorated lounge and I just love that they offer unrestricted Laurent Perrier GS - one of my favorite bubble drinks around... crew was very polite,friendly and extremely professional. Catering was adequate, I was not impressed but neither I was let down in quality or taste. I would fly BA First anytime without any hesitation as its product is reliable and you got to love that Afternoon tea that makes you feel being at an exclusive social club or hotel back in the London during the Victorian times!

As always feedback or questions are very welcome!

Safe travels, Giancarlo.

Informations on the route London (LHR) New York (JFK)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 7 reviews of 3 airlines on the route London (LHR) → New York (JFK).


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The airline with the best average grade is Virgin Atlantic with 7.7/10.

The average flight time is 7 hours and 56 minutes.

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