Review of British Airways flight Boston London in Economy

Airline British Airways
Flight BA212
Class Economy
Seat 35A
Flight time 06:20
Take-off 26 May 15, 19:05
Arrival at 27 May 15, 06:25
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Published on 1st August 2016

Welcome to this flight report, detailing a flight I took with British Airways flying one of their Boeing 777-200ER aircraft (registration G-VIIK) from Boston to London Heathrow in May 2015. I'd later connect onto a flight to Vienna from Heathrow.



The early evening is quite a busy time for international departures from Boston's Terminal E, however the check-in and security process this time didn't involve much waiting-around.

Boston's Terminal E offers great views of the airfield!

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The 787-9 Dreamliner has such a sleek design!

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At the time of booking I was almost going to book with Turkish, so this would have been my plane!

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Aer Lingus, my home airline!

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Soon it was time to head towards the gate for my flight to LHR!

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Onboard the roomy 9-abreast 777.

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Views outside.

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We soon pushed-back and taxiied towards the runway.

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Here's a video of the takeoff:



Climbing as we depart Boston.

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After an inital drinks service, where I loaded up on two G&Ts, the main meal was served. I honestly forget what the meal was, but from what I remember it was mediocre at best.

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After the meal I checked out the inflight entertainment. Luckily this was a refurbished aircraft, so the quality was pretty decent! The cabin felt very relaxing.

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I eventually tried to get some sleep, but wasn't very successful.

Obligatory pic of us passing Ireland, a few hours later! On eastbound transatlantic flights, I've noticed that the pre-landing snack/breakfast is often served over Ireland, regardless of which airline you are flying.

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I can't really remember what was served as a pre-landing snack, but I think it was just a croissant and I ordered a coffee to go with it.

Slowly descending over the UK!

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Here's a video of the landing:



On the ground at LHR! Unusually, we pulled into a parking position without jetbridge access. While this appeared to frustrate most passengers, I really didn't mind since it meant I could examine the mighty 777 up close!

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After arriving into Terminal 5, I made my way towards Terminal 3 to catch my connection to Vienna!

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Verdict

British Airways

7.5/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment8.0
Meal/catering6.0

Boston - BOS

6.5/10
Efficiency9.0
Access6.0
Services5.0
Cleanliness6.0

London - LHR

7.0/10
Efficiency4.0
Access6.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

To conclude, this was a very comfortable overnight transatlantic flight experience. Although the catering could have been a little better, it was overall a very enjoyable flight. I liked getting up-close to the 777 as we disembarked the aircraft!

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