Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022: Day 5 – London LHR to Amsterdam AMS
There was no queue for security when I got there. When I approached Millionaire’s Door, the BA staff member checking boarding cards didn’t have a clue about how to check access. She initially indicated I could use the First Lounge. When I explained I had access to the CCR, she asked whether I had a CCR card. I had to explain that BA didn’t issue CCR cards any more and that it was based on status. I was GGL and she could look it up on the system. I think she gave in in the end, acknowledging that I knew more about it than she did!
Into the lounge and first opportunity to brush my teeth for a good few hours, before heading down to Starbucks. I noted that Starbucks didn’t take off the cost of the extra shot, which should have been free on the basis that I am a Gold member. When I picked up my last one on Sat morning, the lady asked me whether I was Gold and (I assume) didn’t charge me for the extra shot. Cheeky buggers.
Flight: BA0434 Equip: A319
Sched Depart: 10:55 Actual: 10:54
Sched Arrival: 13:20 Actual: 13:09
Takeoff: 11:11 Landing: 12:56
I headed down to Gate A22 where there was no queue to talk of. There were a few passengers sat in seats, waiting quietly. Boarding was called and I got a beep when I approached the gate. They can’t be upgrading me – I’m in business class already! There was an issue with (what I can only assume related to) covid requirements. It took two agents 5 mins before they could clear the issue.
On board into seat 01A, at which point I really felt like I was starting to flag a little. Cue a short snooze until we were up in the air and there was the opportunity of some grub.
I was tempted into the chicken & coleslaw salad which was nice and tasty, but I saved myself for afternoon tea on the return flight. I dozed most of the way to Amsterdam.
The flight arrived into Gate D18 and I went for a wander to waste the hour or so that I had before my flight back to Heathrow.
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