Review of British Airways flight Frankfurt London in Economy

Airline British Airways
Flight BA903
Class Economy
Seat 34K
Flight time 01:55
Take-off 10 Oct 16, 10:55
Arrival at 10 Oct 16, 11:50
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marvin150892
Published on 11th December 2016
Hello and welcome to my first flight report!
In October I travelled to London for 5 days. It was the fourth time I visited this great city - and it was definitely not the last one.

The trip to the airport was done by rail - which was really smooth with the ICE train after some rather bad experiences I made in the last weeks…but that's another story.
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I took the bus to get to Terminal 2 which took about 10 minutes.
The bag drop area of BA
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The way through security was surprisingly fast, so I had plenty of time for a coffee…the Oktoberfest also arrived at Frankfurt Airport as you can see ;)
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At the Gate I noticed a BA tail in some distance…that must be our 767 for this flight, which is also my first flight on this type.
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Boarding started after about 20 Minutes…
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A Delta B767 is being prepared for the trip over the Ocean
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G-BZHB will take us to London today, she looks pretty neat outside…
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…and the cabin also looks pretty good which has been updated with new seats and some other things just few years ago…looks like there will be quite some empty seats - an A320 would be sufficient today.
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…seems to be a good day for flying…
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Seat pitch is perfect for this short flight
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Taxiing to the runway took quite some time - it went to the other end of the apron.
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Takeoff from runway 18:
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I could choose between cookies and crisps and decided for the latter one and a coffee…both was quite tasty.
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Unfortunately the window was a bit scuffed and dirty…
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Hello England…
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Coming from the west for landing at Heathrow
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We had to wait 10 minutes until another aircraft which ran late had left our gate…
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The arrival at T5 was also very smooth and it didn't take much time until I arrived at the tube. In my opinion the underground is the easiest way to get directly into the city centre.
I'd like to close my first flight report with a view of and from the ArcelorMittal Orbit located in Stratford:
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Verdict

British Airways

7.4/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Meal/catering7.0

Frankfurt - FRA

8.5/10
Efficiency8.0
Access9.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

London - LHR

8.6/10
Efficiency8.0
Access9.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

This flight was my first one with British Airways - it absolutely fulfilled my expectations and I'll prefer to take BA instead of LH for the next trip to London.
The aircraft looked in a great shape, the seats were quite comfy for this short flight and the crew was friendly.
Taking the BA 767 is definitely the most uncommon and maybe the best way to get to London.

Information on the route Frankfurt (FRA) London (LHR)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 16 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Frankfurt (FRA) → London (LHR).


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10 Comments

  • Comment 377770 by
    fiftytwo SILVER 513 Comments

    Hi marvin . Welcome to Flight-report !

  • Comment 377785 by
    Shisdu SILVER 670 Comments

    Hallo, Marvin. Herzlich willkommen in Flight-report.com!

    Wenige Leute im Flugzeug. Waren sie alle im Oktoberfest? XD

    Vielen Dank. Die Bilder der deutschen und der englischen Felder sind sehr schön.

    Ich hoffe, du mein schlechtes Deutsch verstehen kannst!!

    Alles Gute! :)

    • Comment 377821 by
      marvin150892 AUTHOR 42 Comments

      Vielen Dank für dein Kommentar, Nechus :)
      Dein Deutsch ist überhaupt nicht so schlecht, es ist sogar sehr leicht zu verstehen!
      My english isn't perfect at all ;)

      I really would have expected more passengers on this flight, at least the flight back to Frankfurt (with an A320) was nearly booked up.
      The good thing about those empty seats - we received another packet of crisps ;)

  • Comment 377822 by
    eminere™ 271 Comments

    The Delta aircraft you spotted is I believe a B767, not an A330.

  • Comment 377826 by
    marvin150892 AUTHOR 42 Comments

    Indeed it is a 767, I'll change that. Thank You :)

  • Comment 377834 by
    KL651 TEAM 4426 Comments

    Danke für diesen ersten FR!
    Gut dass Sie auf dem 767 geflogen sind da sie werden bald vom Dienst abgenommen.
    BA ist interessanter als LH wenn man auf einem 767 fliegen kann aber wenn es geht um catering LH bleibt besser.

  • Comment 377877 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4845 Comments

    Hi there and thanks for sharing you first report! I like that BA flies 767s on intra-European flights. I believe they are the last European carrier with regularly scheduled widebody flights within Europe. Despite their age the short-haul 767 cabin looks rather fresh with the newer seats, except for those old-style bins. I guess it wasn't worth updating them if they will be retired in a few years. One of the bad things about FRA T2 is the high probability of having to board from a remote stand--but then again, for an Aviation enthusiast, that's usually a good thing, since you have good views from the tarmac.

    Thanks for sharing and Welcome to Flight-Report!

  • Comment 377896 by
    marvin150892 AUTHOR 42 Comments

    Thank You for your comment, KevinDC :)
    Short-haul flights with widebodys in Europe is really something special since LH retired their A300.
    Up to now, on most flights out of FRA I boarded from those remote stands - in enjoy it :)

  • Comment 377969 by
    NGO85 1622 Comments

    Thanks for sharing Marvin and welcome to the site!

    "…and the cabin also looks pretty good which has been updated with new seats"
    - If I remember correctly, the rear cabin has newer seats and the forward cabin has older seats. Not sure why they did this, but the J cabin on these definitely has the vintage seats.

    Catering on BA looks to have taken a dive recently, I would have expected a sandwich or a salad on a flight of this length as opposed to a simple bag of snacks.

    Love the fuselage shot boarding from the rear doors!

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