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Just taken off from New York JFK
Just taken off from New York JFK
Just taken off from New York JFK
Just taken off from New York JFK

Tier Point Run to Cancun in Jan 2014: Day 7 – New York (JFK) to London (LCY)

By Nige on Tue 07 Jan 2014 at 22:08
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Story: Tier Point Run to Cancun in Jan 2014
Tags: British Airways | JFK | LCY | London City | New York

I’d already had a large glass of champers in the First lounge, and then indulged again with a pre-flight drink.

Ignored the food, and got my head down straight away. Can’t say I found the “bed” terribly comfortable to be honest, but after about 3 hours I had this bad headache and couldn’t sleep any more.

Just taxiing away from JFK T7
Just taxiing away from JFK T7
Just taxiing away from JFK T7
Just taxiing away from JFK T7

What I must say is that we left about 50 mins late due to a technical issue, not that it was acknowledged by any of the crew, but I saw the BA Engineering van turn up and park at the front of the plane and a bloke get out and walk under the aircraft.

30 mins later he emerged and gave the thumbs up to the cockpit and we were then off. I do wish that us pax were kept in the loop as to what’s going on.

As a result of not drinking enough water during the day, and the champers I’d had, I was really feeling dickie.

And we hit some serious turbulence which probably lasted about an hour which didn’t help either. I thought I might end up looking at the inside of a sick bag the way I was feeling, but after a couple of Anadin and a lot of water, I slowly came back to normality.

It was still dark when we arrived at London City airport – flickers of light were starting to emerge on the horizon and I reflected on my first experience of CWLCY – absolutely tremendous.

Service was excellent both ways; entertainment via tablet on the outward was good; and quiet attentive service on the way back was equally good.

Even though we had left JFK almost an hour late, we arrived just about on time. On to a bus for a short ride to passport control and in to our own special queue to get through that, and I was then back into the Security line and into the Departures lounge waiting for my trip to AMS.

Follow the whole story here: Tier Point Run to Cancun in Jan 2014

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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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