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On August 15th, we flew on British Airways flight BA 172 from JFK to London Heathrow. This was leg one of our trip to Italy. At the priority check-in counter, the agent changed our seats to World Traveler Plus (Premium Economy)! As I have Platinum AAdvantage status on American Airlines, we were able to use the British Airways Galleries Lounge at JFK before our flight.
The flight on this 747 aircraft was actually fine. In World Traveler Plus, there was on-demand TV and power outlets.
Blanket, headphones, etc.
Dinner was served on this evening overnight flight. Here’s the menu:
Wine was complimentary: a decent Chilean Cabernet.
The Caprese salad was good (though I would’ve liked another slice or two of tomato!).
The chicken was not memorable, but it tasted like real chicken (I’ve had chicken on flights that didn’t taste real), had real vegetables and it was filling.
chocolate cake for dessert is never a bad thing.
Give a man food and he’s happy.
All I remember of the light refreshment served in the morning was that it was very light, as promised. I forgot what was actually served. Maybe a roll or something like that.
After arriving at Heathrow London, we went to the British Airways lounge, which we liked a lot. We tried, but had no luck with getting upgraded on our connecting flight BA 546 to FCO, Rome. While we were in the lounge, the departure terminal of our flight was changed but we did not learn that until we left the lounge. We almost missed our connecting flight!
BA 546, an Airbus 321, was totally bare bones. We sat in EuroTraveler class (Economy Class). Nothing was free, not even water. But it got us to Rome, and that was our goal. We then we bought train tickets and were on our way to Florence (see, From Rome Airport to Florence via Train).
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