USA 2012 – Stage 2 – LCY-SNN-JFK

Having landed at LCY we had to wait several minutes before the captain switched off the seatbelt sign. LCY does not a connections facility so we briefly entered the UK (no queue at passport control) before returning back upstairs to go through security (relatively pain free) and down to the BA “lounge”, a converted gate with enough seats for the capacity of 32 pax, and a small selection of drinks and snacks. Wifi is available (it is actually the airport’s which is available throughout and is free). Boarding did not take long (there were about 20 of us) and I took my seat. Each seat had a coat hanger with the seat number – I nice touch. All seats face forward and the privacy screen is a bit pathetic really, only extending about 6 inches out from between the seats. As you can see from the picture above you are provided with a comprehensive guide about the LCY experience. After take-off we were offered our starter (potted shrimp with melba toast or curried aubergine tart with onion marmalade. I declined both. At SNN we duly disembarked, cleared US immigration (very quick and efficient process), had our hand luggage screened (but not ourselves personally) and then had a short wait in a roped off lounge-like area, inhabited by very old and tired BA seating that had obviously been rescued from former BA lounges. ack on the plane and with washbags handed out, we were off. I declined the offer of an Ipad as I still had hours of TV to watch on BBC Iplayer. When lunch was served we were addressed by our name. Choice was bee, curry or ploughman’s lunch. My choice of wine (which was topped up regularly) was the Château du Moulin Noir 2009, Montage-Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux. Chocolates and cakes were also handed out.




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