After a great time at the American Express Centurion Lounge at T3 Heathrow, we head to our gate for Budapest.
As a reminder, here is the route followed:
Boarding is delayed by a few minutes. We are nevertheless the first to board.
Note that the priorities by group have been strictly respected.
Cabin and welcome
The cabin is classic of the new medium-haul BA cabins:comfortable leather seats, divider table in Club class.
The welcome is cordial. A small basket with refreshing towelswas passed around the aisles.
Service and catering
A few minutes after the safety signs are turned off, the beverage service begins. I ask for a glass of champagne and a glass of sparkling water, and my wife asks for a coke. We feel like we’re bothering this person who would be better off retiring than working in a service profession, especially as a cabin manager!
The meal trays are then served by two absolutely charming cabin crew. I will choose the pasta, my wife will choose the chicken-mushroom pie, but we won’t take a picture.
The same cad will come back to make a refill of drinks, and this time, he will totally ignore my wife.
I couldn’t help but say to her, “Can you please stop ignoring my wife?” This had the effect of offending this gentleman!
A refill of coffee and tea will be made.
Arrival and disembarkation
We arrived in Budapest on time, despite our delayed departure from London, and disembarked after a slow positioning of the jetway.
The immigration will be passed in a flash, and after a wait of about fifteen minutes for our luggage, we will be quickly on the way to the hotel.
A very average flight, unusual for BA.