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The West African Tour
These upcoming reports map my summer 2019 trip to and from the African continent. As this year is the 'Year of Return', Ghana is welcoming all persons of African descent back to the shores of the nation. It is a year long event marking 400 years since the first slave ship left Africa for the Americas. Ghana has been on my list for ages and I could not have chosen a better time to go.
This is the last leg of the trip series and it ends in NY JFK. Compared to my other reports this one is relatively short.
Our incoming flight, BA78 was delayed about 2.5 hours as the aircraft was down for maintenance in London. As a result we landed at LHR with little time to spare. BA agents met us at our arriving gate with expediting cards to help us cut security lines and to get to our next aircraft BA117, in time.
Our aircraft from Accra Ghana, BA0078, G-CIVC.
BA 744 at T3.
We got the transit bus from T3, heading to T5 and I managed to get some shots of EK's A388.
A320 lineup at T5.
One of the 100th Anniversary paint schemes getting ready to head to SFO.
Aircraft: Boeing 747-436
Age: 20.8 Years
Layout: F14 C52 W36 Y235
As we got to the gate completely out of breath, the gate agents told us that they had moved our seats from windows to an aisle . I was not pleased and this seat was purchased months in advance. Nonetheless I was too tired to even bother. Our 744 was delayed thankfully by 40 minutes giving us enough time to casually stroll down the long air bridge before boarding closed.
Seat 54D was allocated to us. Second last row of the a/c. First time for everything, eh?
The best breakfast I have had in any economy cabin thus far.
In flight map as we cross into Maine
For the majority of the flight, the skies were overcast. One of the 4 RR engines could be seen.
The snack before landing. I wouldn't recommend to eat.
From my seat I managed to take a pic of the economy cabin.
The entire route sourced from Flightradar24.com
Firstly I'd like to say it was a pleasure getting the opportunity to travel on the Boeing 747, an aircraft, along with the Concorde which has helped shape my love for the aviation industry. BA offers one of the few chances to fly on this majestic bird and I recommend that you do so as soon as possible.
However, despite our seats being moved and unpleasant crew, we were glad to reach to our destination safely. Over the years I have witnessed BA's service fluctuate as I've travelled in all cabins that they offer. I do look forward to see how the airline plans to develop their inflight service as new a/c continue to join the fleet.
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