Review of British Airways flight London Berlin in Economy

Airline British Airways
Flight BA990
Class Economy
Seat 27F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 28 Sep 16, 07:15
Arrival at 28 Sep 16, 09:55
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Jett Tyler
By SILVER 951
Published on 3rd December 2016
I went on a day trip to Berlin with British Airways at the end of September 2016.



BA was doing a sale and I checked for some locations and Berlin was offered cheapest in Europe for £85 return.

I checked up Berlin and the airport BA flew to in Berlin, which was Tegel, TXL, had a viewing deck, and with a Hard Rock and a Museum with an impressive aviation collection- I thought I'd check it out.

After getting to London Heathrow just before 6am, I went airside and had a cup of tea while watching the sun rise and awaiting for my gate number.


Checking flight radar, I found my Airbus A320 for the morning was G-EUUA, the first Airbus A320 delivered to BA when they did their fleet update in the late 1990s, this air-frame was delivered in 2003.

The Airbus was fitted out in the new BA Interior which featured black & white seats with mood lighting. Replacing the blue seats I sat in on my 2014 BA 737 flight.



The plane loaded up all its pax promptly. I think there must have been a good 120 people on board this flight. The flight was not very full at the back of the aircraft.

We departed LHR around 7:30am, and climbed out across England and over the North Sea.



Breakfast was provided, a ham & cream cheese croissant with a tomato relish and a choice of Tea or Coffee alongside an orange juice.

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While flying along, we over-took another aircraft flying bellow us.

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We arrived at Berlin Tegel a few minutes ahead of schedule. The view into the airport flying across Berlin was quite scenic.



Disembarking was uneventful and getting through passport control was pretty standard.

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I visited the Viewing Deck first off to get some of the Berlin traffic I wouldn't see at London.



I didn't spend the whole day at TXL, I jumped around Berlin to visit the local Hard Rock Cafe and a surprise visit to a 24/7 Christmas shop!!!


I also managed to find and visit the German Museum of Technology as I was interested in checking out their Aviation Collection which held some interesting bits of
German Aviation heritage from the 1920s until the 1960s…


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Verdict

British Airways

8.4/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Meal/catering8.5

London - LHR

9.5/10
Efficiency9.5
Access10.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness10.0

Berlin - TXL

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

British Airways- Pretty good flight, on time, great on board services and love the mood lighting.

London Heathrow- Terminal 5 was pretty quiet that day compared to previous visits. Nice photographic opportunities at the windows.

Berlin Tegel- Nice airport, great viewing deck, the 3 Euro charge is worth every penny.

Berlin- Great city, really want to go back for another visit sometime...

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2 Comments

  • Comment 378219 by
    marvin150892 42 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this great FR :)
    Very nice photos of TXL ( like those 3 jets in one photo).
    Is this kind of catering offered only in the morning hours or is it normal on TXL flights of BA? I went from FRA to LHR in October (BA903 departing at 10:55) and they only offered a small packet of crisps/biscuits and one drink.

  • Comment 378307 by
    Jett Tyler SILVER AUTHOR 159 Comments

    I guess so, pre 10am flights my guess. Won't last long though. BA is stopping free food/drink for buy on board Marks & Spencer products after January 11th

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