We have actually flown this same flight previously, last time in economy. This trip we were in business class upstairs on the Boeing 747 experiencing British airways unique front to back seating. Pre flight the lounge was the same as last time. Previously flying economy we had lounge access via Priority Pass this time due to being in business class. The seat is very different if anything it does not feel as wide as the Qantas Skybeds but there is plenty of legroom.
We have always found Cathay to be great, good aircraft layouts, first to upgrade us ages ago!! excellent service and lounges. With the demise of the B747 the B777 is close to providing the same or better feel of available space.
Although service may seem a little rushed at times what airline does not feel that way at times, and Cathay are a great airline to fly in any class.
This trip we stayed at the Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport both the night we arrived from Las Vegas and the night prior to departing for Hong Kong. Transit from Terminals 2 and 3 via red buses was fast, easy and economical both directions with a bus stop almost right outside the hotel. We had a meal at the hotel restaurant the night we arrived which was fine and full breakfast both mornings which was also great especially in comparison to some of the country hotels in the USA.
We booked the Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel for one night prior to an early-ish departure from Heathrow the next morning. This hotels car park entry is not that obvious to find and is protected by a boom gate requiring one take a ticket to enter.
We flew on British Airways BA712 which is an A319 late in June 2016 from London Heathrow to Zurich in business class which was part of an around the world trip using flyer point or miles.
Wow I had been really looking forward to this flight having read about it previously and it wa
This flight for the time being confirmed my preference for the B747 over the A380 and we had middle row seats on this B747 flight and our row was full!
The seats are much better padded and more comfortable.
Not a lot of inflight service on this particular flight and the cabin during the night got uncomfortably overheated and hot. Delays landing, the flight had to hold for some time over the UK and the immigration line in Heathrow was over 45 minutes long.
Used the United Club Las at Las Vegas before leaving which was a nice lounge with good service.
Everythings Premier but the price is their slogan...
This hotel is nice and clean and appears to have had a recent refit judging by the condition of the furniture, fixtures and fittings.
They require payment for the room up front and after this virtually everything costs extra.
There is no fridge in the room.
While waiting to board the train, after clearing immigration we decided to sit at a table with around 6 stools down either side which had no one sitting at it but there was a bag and something thin flat and square wrapped in cardboard leaning against one end.
We had observed this spot for at least 15 minutes and no one was sitting there but there was a long queue waiting to be served by the lone person behind the counter.