Tier Point Run to Las Vegas in Feb 2022: Day 3 – New York (JFK) to London (LHR)
I must have just missed an all-terminals Air Train since the next one was 5 mins away. I wasn’t in a desperate hurry however. I had 90 mins before my next flight was due to depart and I should have enough time to pop into the CCR.
Since I had all my boarding cards, I assumed I was good to go. I tried heading through the main security access point, but I was told I had to go around the houses via the BA access point, even though I would end up at the same point! I walked straight through to Fast Track Security and the Border Control lady made a big fuss about me being TSA Pre-Check – she shouted across the security area and made her colleague aware that I didn’t have to take my shoes off! Security was no bother and I was into the CCR in no time at all. When I checked in at the CCR, I was flagged as “Not Allowed to Board” because my Netherlands entry details hadn’t been processed correctly by AA. I was invited to go into the lounge and they would sort it out. In the end, I was provided a BA version of my boarding cards and advised it had all been sorted for me. Good of them!
Flight: BA0172 Equip: 777-300
Sched Depart: 20:55 Actual: 20:52
Sched Arrival: 08:45 Actual: 08:07
Takeoff: 21:12 Landing: 07:58
Saw my friendly lounge rep and waved to her, but she seemed in a bit of a frosty mood, so I didn’t really have any sort of meaningful exchange with her, other than in her providing me with a glass of LPGS.
I managed only 20 mins in the CCR, before having to head to Gate 9 to board. Boarding started fairly quickly and I was soon on board into seat 7A.
I was offered two glasses of champagne and enjoyed a lovely curry for dinner. Unfortunately on this occasion, I had no time to eat in the CCR.
Got about 3 hours kip. I was offered a cup of tea before landing. BA inflight service has been pretty good on this flight back home.
Passport Control was bedlam – never seen a queue as long as that. However, it did move fairly quickly. Automated Passport Kiosk didn’t work again. Exception queue took about 5 mins. Overall looked a lot worse than it actually was.
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