Review of British Airways flight Manchester London in Economy

Airline British Airways
Flight BA1399
Class Economy
Seat 16F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:05
Take-off 04 Jun 16, 15:50
Arrival at 04 Jun 16, 16:55
BA   #76 out of 108 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 810 reviews
HeathrowAviation
Published on 25th August 2016
Hi everyone, welcome to my first flight report! I upload videos on to my YouTube account of my travels and plane spotting:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2KEc5HEZc-bKT3MuC2FuTQ

This will only be very short as I don't have many pictures from this flight, in future you'll find much more.

After two days of plane spotting at Manchester, we travel across from the Crowne Plaza to MAN's T3 to catch our flight the BA1399.

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This is the crew change flight at Manchester so we'll have the crew from the evening flight BA1404 that have overnighted at Manchester.

Boarding is called by usual BA domestic procedures. The lady checking tickets tells us to go down and board via the steps because we are situated on the wing.

A very short walk down the steps and through the doors on to the tarmac to be greeted by G-EUUP, my second time on this A320 (last time back from HAM in August 2014)

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We are greeted by a friendly cabin crew member who checks our boarding passes and tells us to turn left.

The captain makes the usual announcement and then the crew begin the safety demonstration as we push back.

We make the very short taxi to 05L and then increase the power and off we go!

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The crew quickly start the service, I go for the crisps as well as a sprite.

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After that a very smooth flight - as usual the ubiquitous hold at Heathrow - we held for around 10/15 minutes.

Sooner or later, we approach RWY 09L and make a fairly smooth landing and begin our taxi to T5A.

We then reach stand 505, a domestic stand at LHR.

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When disembarking, as I always do, I ask the Customer Service Manager (CSM) if I can go in the flight deck - she says yes and I get a few pictures and the captain is happy to let me take some paperwork!
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Some spotting pictures!

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Verdict

British Airways

7.4/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Meal/catering5.5

Manchester - MAN

5.9/10
Efficiency4.0
Access5.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness7.5

London - LHR

8.3/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services10.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

Another great flight with BA, no problems plus a flight deck visit!

Information on the route Manchester (MAN) London (LHR)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 12 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Manchester (MAN) → London (LHR).


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5 Comments

  • Comment 364472 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5377 Comments

    Hi there, thanks for posting your first report here. Yes, it's on the short side, but the basics are there and a cockpit visit! What were the seats like. Is this one of the old BMI cabins (with the thinner leather seats) or an old BA cabin? From the pic it doesn't look like this is one of the new cabins.

    Spotting in MAN sounds like fun. Feel free to add some spotting pics as a bonus to the end of reports. I'm a big planespotting geek--always happy to see some :-)

    Welcome to Flight Report!

    • Comment 364485 by
      HeathrowAviation AUTHOR 14 Comments

      Thank you!
      This is actually a refurbished aircraft - it has the new cabin...the last time I flew on it, it had an older cabin. All BA A320's from G-EUxx to G-GATx (including TTOE and TTOB) have been refurbed. All ex BMI so G-DBCx to G-MEDK/G-MIDx have the older cabin.
      I'm a massive avgeek so will happily add some pics, I'm currently in Frankfurt (spotting trip!) and I'm flying back today so will happily do my report :)

  • Comment 364589 by
    Rl 777 810 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this FR with us! Thank you for sharing your first report here.

    Another standard domestic run with BA, I'm glad you were allowed to visit the flight deck. Nice pics!

    Thank you for the bonus, great spotting pics.

    Have a good one, see you later!

  • Comment 364609 by
    HeathrowAviation AUTHOR 14 Comments

    Hey, thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed my first report.

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