La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est SWISS avec 7.8/10.
La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 52 minutes.More information
Each year, my mom and I go to Jordan but 2020 was … you know what it was. We had to cancel the ticket. We moved the trip to early 2021, then moved it again and eventually September was the good one.
The only "problem" was now the documentation needed to go to Amman since we were transiting through London.
To the UK we needed:
- Green pass
- PCR no older than 48H before departure
- PLF no older than 48H before departure
To Jordan we needed :
- Online questionnaire including scanning of green pass and passport. Waiting to get a green QR code that will avoid a PCR test on arrival
- PLF to be completed with all travels of the last 15 days
- Install the AMM application to be tracked in case of contact with a Covid case.
- Insurance certificate that all costs related to Covid will be covered by the insurance.
And to be fully complete, to transit through LHR on the return, another PCR test done in Jordan upon return.
To go to Zurich from our place, the best is to go by train from Basel. My father dropped us off close to the station in Basel.
The train was on time and comfortable, as almost usual with the Swiss Trains:
Arrived at ZRH airport:
BA Checks from Terminal 2, Check in Zone 2, not that easy to find if you are not familiar with the location.
There were people on the general lane, but the priority lane was almost empty. AF check in desks were closed:
The agent was super friendly, checked all our documents and in no time we headed to security:
There was here also almost no wait.
ZRH is really a nice airport:
Our flight leaves from Gates E, the agent told us we can use the lounge at terminal A.
The agent there told us it is better for us to head straight to Terminal E since the lounge there re-opened. Ok, then let's go:
Train to Terminal E:
And the train to the terminal:
We had a bit of pain to find the lounge but eventually made it :)
Here we are:
We were warmly welcomed and went first to the right side of the lounge:
But on the other side, there is a fantastic terrace with a view over the appron:
The offer was pathetic. Here the drinks:
It's noon, there is a "salad bar" and apples:
And just one hot dish:
And softs, with butter:
The coffee machine serves only black coffee, the milk is out of order:
The only good thing in that lounge is that there is a view:
Our dreamliner arrives:
That's my selection and it wasn't great at all:
LX home town:
Boarding started on time and with a strict respect of the priorities:
My first time aboard a BA Dreamliner:
A quick lavatory tour upon departure:
The premium economy wasn't sold on that flight:
A nice view over the engine and the wing from the W class:
There is only one storage place for this seat:
It is possible to have some privacy by rising this electrical blind. Not really usefull for us since my mother was on the other side :)
The IFE but we never received any headset:
Without headset, I just used the moving map:
The dreamliner big windows:
No individual ventilation nor lights above the seat, there is a light in the seat, though:
We pushed back on time:
And took of from runway 28, the smallest of the 3 runways in ZRH with "only" 2'500 meters:
With some nice views:
Over the clouds:
Being seated reverse helps to take nice pictures of the engine:
For lunch there was a choice between a cold chicken curry and a rice salad with sweet potatoes. We both took the chicken:
The bread with under blister but hot. The chicken dish was really nice and perfectly adequate to the flight time. The dessert was fantastic. I had a tea and some apple juice. The tray was really nice for the flight. The crew was pro-active and really attentive.
Time to get some rest:
Arriving over the UK:
It's really beautiful:
Starting the descent:
London in sight:
2 years I haven't seen London!!
The most beautiful airliner in the world. I would have so much loved to fly with it:
Landed and full reverse:
Virgin Atlantic A350:
Taxiing to T5C:
We parked close to a brother:
Then it was the start of a long transit :)
My bird a last time :
It's always a treat to fly on a wide-body on such a short intra European flight. The only thing is that I would have loved to have it for the flight to AMM.
The crew was fantastic, the food appropriate, the only thing is that the IFE was not available due to the lack of headset.
Nothing to say about ZRH, LHR did its job also.
The lounge was meh at is best, the food offer was a shame.
Next part to AMM is coming soon :) Stay tuned!