Tier Point Run to Los Angeles in May 2024

Another entertaining TP Run is on the cards: this time to Los Angeles. LA is not a normal destination for me, since it is usually just a connection point on the way to another US city.

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On board my BA flight back to Heathrow
On board my BA flight back to Heathrow
On board my BA flight back to Heathrow
On board my BA flight back to Heathrow

Tier Point Run to Palm Springs in Dec 2023: Day 5 – New York JFK to London Heathrow LHR

By Nige on Mon 18 Dec 2023 at 23:41
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Story: Tier Point Run to Palm Springs in Dec 2023
Tags: British Airways | JFK | LHR | London | New York | Trips | USA

I arrived at Gate 18 in time to board alongside the last passengers. Of course, I got a red “no no” when scanning my face at the gate; BA needed to check my passport before I could get on.

It's nice to stretch my legs out on board the BA flight back to Heathrow
It’s nice to stretch my legs out on board the BA flight back to Heathrow
It's nice to stretch my legs out on board the BA flight back to Heathrow
It’s nice to stretch my legs out on board the BA flight back to Heathrow

I was warmly welcomed on board, and the cabin crew were keen to listen to my out-of-breath story of dashing across T8.

Managed to slip in a glass of LPGS, a bowl of nuts and a hot towel before pushing back on time. Pushing back on time at JFK makes a very welcome change.

Flight: BA0182 Equip: 777-300
Sched Depart: 23:25 Actual: 23:23
Sched Arrival: 11:15 Actual: 10:57
Takeoff: 23:43 Landing: 10:51

The captain announced that it was going to be a short flight of just over 5.5 hours, so I expected to be sleeping most of the way.

As it happens, I slept really well and woke about an hour from Heathrow.

The cabin crew served me a pot of tea. I planned to grab some breakfast in the Arrivals Lounge, before heading back to the Long Stay car park to drop off my bag. That would save me £15-£20 in using the Left Luggage facility.

We arrived onto remote stand 551 after a bit of a wait for the stand guidance to be turned on. I managed to scoot past the CW mini cabin to be first off and on to the delights of the bus in the driving rain.

Not a great way to treat your premium passengers! At least the bus took first and CW passengers directly back to T5A Arrivals.


Follow the whole story here: Tier Point Run to Palm Springs in Dec 2023


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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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