British Airways 777 First Class Trip Report


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After what seemed like the quickest week of my life playing golf at some of the worlds best courses, it was time to head home.

I separated from my brother and father in Edinburgh. They took a British Airways flight to London Gatwick and I caught a British Airways flight to London Heathrow. I had the chance to grab another meal in the British Airways First Class Concorde Room, then it was time to head down to my gate for my afternoon ~9 hour flight back to Atlanta on a British Airways 777 in First Class.

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Boarding British Airways 777 First Class Cabin

We took a bus to the plane and boarded up a set of stairs. Upon boarding and entering the First Class cabin I shared my First impressions in real time using my iPhone app in this old post here

British Airways First Class Boarding

 

The cabin was spacious and private. Each seat was angled just right so you wouldn’t see other seats unless you leaned forward.

British Airways First Class Cabin 2

 

The middle seats would be just perfect for a couple. There is a divider between the seats that can be raised or lowered and the footrest doubles as an extra seat during meal time. British Airways First Class Cabin 3

British Airways First Class Cabin

 

British Airways 777 First Class Seat 2A

For my solo flight back across the Atlantic, I selected seat 2A. This seat is slightly elongated and has a little extra room. 

British Airways First Class Seat 2A 4

 

The space is clean and modern feeling. The footrest in this seat also doubles as an extra seat for meal service.

British Airways First Class Day Time Seat 2A

 

After settling in, I ordered a glass of the Laurent-Perrier Champagne. It was delicious.

British Airways First Class Pre Departure Drink

 

The British Airways First Class pajamas looked amazing. But I had brought my own lounging gear. Plus, these were just another thing to give away to a lucky reader of Points, Miles & Martinis.

British Airways First Class Amenity Kit

 

The closet was just in front right of the seat. Perfect size to hang a small sweater or pair of clothes if you change into the pajamas.

British Airways First Class Coat Closet

 

The entertainment system had a large screen that folded into the side of the seat in front of you and the controls were on the left side of the seat. British Airways First Class Entertainment Screen Extended

British Airways First Class Entertainment Screen

British Airways First Class Outlets

British Airways First Class Power Outlet

 

The windows were probably the coolest feature for me in this seat. There are two windows behind the curtain that can be controlled by the push of a button. British Airways First Class Seat 2A Window

British Airways First Class Tray Table

 

British Airways 777 First Class Service

From the moment I met the purser I knew the service would be perfect. They were slow to take their time, but didn’t linger. It was just the right mix of being proactive to meet needs without being bothersome or giving the feeling of being rushed. I pulled out the tray table and turned on a movie before the first meal service. 

British Airways First Class Tray Table Extended

 

Place-mats were delivered and drink orders were taken. I had to try out the Kir Royale. It was good, but I’ll go with just the champagne next time.
British Airways First Class Entertainment Options

 

The Kir Royale was a great drink that lasted the duration of reviewing the menu. 

British Airways First Class Special Drink

 

The wine menu was good and I went with the Justin Syrah, 2009. The Joseph Phelps Pino Noir was a close second. British Airways First Class Menu 2

British Airways First Class Menu 4

British Airways First Class Menu 5

British Airways First Class Menu 6

 

After a week of eating rich food, I wanted something simple. I ordered the asparagus soup for a starter and then followed it up with a pasta dish off the bistro menu. Both were perfectly tasting and filling. British Airways First Class Menu 7

British Airways First Class Menu 8

British Airways First Class Menu 9

British Airways First Class Menu 10

The main course service was perfectly executed.

British Airways First Class Place Setting

 

A amouse bouche of tomato and cheese was delivered first.

British Airways First Class Appetizer

 

The asparagus soup was good and had a few shavings of cheese layered on top.

British Airways First Class SoupBritish Airways First Class Soup Up Close

 

The pasta dish came with cep mushrooms, leeks, garlic and parsley sauce. I could order this again, but if hungry, would go with a meal off the main menu. British Airways First Class Pasta Dish 1

British Airways First Class Pasta Dish 2

British Airways First Class Pasta Dish 3

 

For dessert, I chose the cheese and fruit mix. British Airways First Class Cheese Plate

 

British Airways 777 First Class Seat 2A Reclined

After a meal and a movie it was time to recline the seat and get some sleep. The fully reclined seat felt very comfortable. I actually got a few hours of sleep in the middle of the day. 

British Airways First Class Seat Extended

British Airways First Class Seat Reclined

 

After waking up from a long nap, I realized we were over Virginia with only a few hours left of the flight. So I perked up with a coffee and some treats.
British Airways First Class Flight Map

 

The snacks were delicious. I could have eaten a few plates, but only went with the items served below.

British Airways First Class Coffee And Snacks

 

Bottom Line

Taking one last view out the window from First Class made me realize the window of golfing for a week with the guys had closed. We were thrilled to have made this trip happen, and using American Airlines miles for the flights made it that much more affordable.

Our journey started with a flight through Miami and London to Manchester, then we drove to Southport, met up with a friend from London, learned how to play golf all over again at Royal Birkdale, beat the course at Royal Lytham St Annes, drove to Scotland, got beat by Carnoustie, had an amazing dinner on the 18th green at St Andrews, and had the round of our lives as father and sons at the Old Course at St Andrews. Stay tuned for a play by play of each course and the full trip in reverse order.

The whole thing was a blast, went by way to fast, and was the trip of our lifetime. If you ever get the chance to play golf in Scotland, go for it. You never know if you’ll ever get another chance before the window closes for good.British Airways First Class In Flight Window View

 

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  1. Loved the TR! We are flying BA F in November over the Thanksgiving holiday and cant wait. Thanks for pics and info!

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