British Airways BA8174 London Heathrow to Amman, Jordan

Aircraft: Airbus A320 Miles: 2,280 Duration: 4hrs20mins

Well, our anticipated A321 aircraft was amended down to an A320 today, which meant we didn’t sample the new mid-haul product that BA are rolling out across a number of single aisle aircraft. That said, we flew on one of the few remaining Airbus aircraft still in full bmi livery. Inside was a more than comfortable cradle-seat business class product in a 2×2 configuration.

Our crew today were superb. They worked tirelessly to ensure we had top levels of service. A nice lunch was on offer, with a crayfish salad starter, and a choice of plated main courses including chicken in a tarragon cream sauce, seabass with risotto or a lighter broccolini tartelette. Cheese and dessert were served afterwards. We chatted with the crew about their moving over to British Airways, now that BA have purchased bmi.

This flight passed very quickly when compared to the long Qantas sector of last night, and we had stunning views during the entire trip across Europe, Cyprus and Israel before touching down in a very sunny Jordan.

We passed through very friendly Jordanian immigration quickly, and made our way to the Kempinski Hotel in Amman, which is lovely. Our thanks to our splendid BA/bmi crew, and the kind hospitality of Kempinski for giving us a much needed warm welcome and wonderful bed for the night. Now, off to find some delicious Arabic food!


About rtow2012

Richard and Andrew, aka modern day Phileas Fogg and Passepartout, have accepted a charity challenge to raise at least £20,000 GBP for the Flying Start charity, a part of Comic Relief. Together, we will fly just over 30,000 miles on all of the oneworld airlines, circumnavigating the globe.

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