Welcome to my latest trip report, detailing a recent trip to Boston. For the outbound I flew British Airways, routing VIE-LHR-PHL-BOS, returning a month later routing BOS-LHR-VIE. This report will cover the second flight of the outbound leg, when I was lucky enough to get my first flight on the 787 Dreamliner!
Although I had 2 hours to connect from T3, where BA operates its VIE flights from - to T5 where my flight to PHL was leaving, this really was just enough time to reach the transfer bus and be processed through the various stages of security at T5 and to then travel out to T5's second satellite terminal, T5C. Despite the stress of making the terminal transfer, I couldn't wait to board my Dreamliner bound for the US!
I loved my first flight on the 787. The cabin creates a wonderful experience for passengers, the BA crew were always helpful and there was nothing disappointing about the food served. One caveat though: the Word Traveller economy cabin was only 30% full, hence I had a full row to myself. Like almost every other 787 operator, BA has configured the economy cabins on their 787s in a 9-abreast layout. Had the flight been full I have no doubt that the experience would have definitely not been as enjoyable. However, it seems I was lucky on this date, and therefore I had a great experience with a whole row to myself!