As soon as I had gone through security, I headed to the British Airways South Lounges to spend the time I had before my flight to Los Angeles.
Concorde Memorabilia on the way to the Lounge.
First things first, a shower at the Elemis Spa !
Elemis products are offered in the showers.
Shower rooms look very low cost really… Too plasticky for me.
Looks like a long corridor in a college dormitory, not a very good first impression of the British Airways Lounges.
After I was all clean and showered up, I went upstairs and parked my belongings near an armchair and went to discover the Lounge.
The food !
The drinks !
Business center area.
Reading materials, newspapers…
My choice of food with a very british Chili con carne and rice !
Coffee and cookies to finish !
Feeding grounds !
Now it is time to board the flight ! Good Bye Horsey ! Hello A380 !
The British Airways sculpture featured in their latest advertisement.
On the way to the gate
A 787 waiting for it's flight to either Toronto or Newark.
I am one of the last passengers to board the flight.
Here is my original seat on the very first cabin on the upper deck.
I get confortable and get a glass of champagne to celebrate my latest addition to my A380 operators collection ! I flew on the EK, QF, AF, CZ, LH, TG and BA Airbus 380s.
The menu !
View from my seat before I am asked by a woman to change seats so that she can travel with her 2 friends, as her seat is a window seat I gladly accept !
In my new seat 51K !
Video screen out for the demonstrations that will start soon as we are now ready to depart.
View from my seat !
Good Bye London Heathrow !
Reading material from the seat pocket
And we start the safety demonstrations with the very famous stuffed rabbit !
British Airways backbone… the Boeing 747-400 !
Now time to explore the video system which is available from the time you board the aircraft.
I will use the Airshow first to check our stats and our where abouts on the ground before we depart for LAX.
Our GPS is a little off… rest assured, we took off from the runway !
Controls for the seat.
Controls for the video system.
We are between a oneworld friend and a company 747 !
Our time to go now !
And we lift off !
The Airshow confirms it too !
We continue our climb over England.
Here is the Club World amenity kit and it's contents.
The flight stats as we near our cruising altitude.
The crew then rolled in the trolley to serve the apéritifs. I requested a Kir Royal and a glass of water. The drinks were served in proper stem glasses and they were offered with a pack of nuts.
After the glasses were cleared, the crew reappeared with their trolley to serve the food.
I chose the Salmon for the starter.
For the main course I picked the Mushroom Risotto
Our A380 continues its journey over the Atlantic Ocean
Another 7 hours and 46 minutes before we get there !
The amazing chocolate dessert and a tea with milk.
Dessert plate is cleared and chocolates are offered as a nice treat to end the meal.
I will then get comfortable and watch a British serie before I nap a little.
Bottle of water is handed to everyone.
Feeling a little hungry ? Chocolate and Ice cream for the Club Kitchen !
Well we are now over North America !
And another visit to the Club Kitchen for another snack !
Visit to the very roomy restroom
This is British Airways !
And we continue our journey over Canada
I requested a cup of tea
Before we landed in Los Angeles we were served afternoon tea with a choice of either sandwiches or salad.
We were then offered scones with clotted cream and jam.
We are over the USA now !
Getting near LAX
Starting the descent towards Los Angeles
Minutes before we land !
Landing was smooth, we taxied to our gate and I was out of the aircraft in no time ! Immigration was OK, customs a little longer…