British Airways First Class, London Heathrow – New-York JFK, Boeing 777-300

After a few dozen minutes in the Concorde Room and an excellent breakfast, it was time to board the plane for New York.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

#TypeReview
1DiaryLong weekend in New York
2LoungeBritish Airways Concorde Room, Londres Heathrow T5
3FlightBritish Airways First, Londres Heathrow – New-York JFK, Boeing 777-200
4HotelThe New-York EDITION, Loft Suite
5DiaryNew-York J1, Midtown
6RestaurantRestaurant Daniel, New-York
7DiaryNew-York J2, Brooklyn
8DiaryNew-York J3, Soho
9DiaryNew-York J4, Central Park
10LoungeBritish Airways Concorde Room, New-York JFK T7
11FlightBritish Airways First Suite, New-York JFK – Londres Heathrow, Boeing 777-300
Today’s itinerary

Boarding

As our flight will be boarding from the C gates, we will head to the latter as soon as boarding is announced on the lounge’s FIDS.

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In First Class, it is obvious that the boarding Group 1 is guaranteed, and it finishes boarding when we arrive at the gate.

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We are then invited to embark via the escalator that descends into the gateway.

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Cabin and welcome

We are greeted at the door and escorted to our seats, 01E and 01F, in the first row of the First Class cabin.

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Despite the presence of Club suites in Business Class, it is the old First Class cabin that we will have this day, which remains nevertheless very pleasant.

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We are immediately offered a glass of Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle, which we happily accept, with a complementary glass of sparkling water.

Comfort kits, very comprehensive, are also distributed.

The menus follow, elegant and really appealing.

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Pajamas are also distributed.

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We then take off at the scheduled time.

Service and catering

The service begins shortly after the seatbelt sign is switched off.

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I will continue with Champagne for the aperitif, which is brought with the amuse bouche: a little disappointing, basic.

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I will choose as a starter the salmon tartar with hollandaise sauce: it will be excellent, very fresh.

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My wife chose the beef carpaccio, black truffle cream, parmesan, asparagus: a killer according to her, probably one of the best starters ever eaten on a plane.

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I’ll take the chicken as a main course: super tender, perfect sauce. As a side dish, the corn gnocchi will be exceptional. A simple dish but cooked with care.

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The cheeses will also be very good, as well as the ice cream. But we still expect something more elaborate in First Class.

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I’ll finish the meal with an espresso, a Bailey’s on the rocks and a small chocolate.

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After a few hours of nap, an afternoon tea is served before arrival, so British!

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Everything is served on ad hoc dishes: excellent in every way, both in quantity and quality. Special mention for the very fine pastries.

Arrival and disembarkation

We arrive on time at New-York JFK T7. No flight having arrived just before us, the immigration will be deserted and we will take 2 minutes to find ourselves landside.

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Bottom line

An excellent flight, without wrong note or almost. BA delivers a very solid First Class product.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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