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.
Trip Report Index (Reverse Order):
- British Airways First Class London To Atlanta (This Post)
- British Airways First Class Happy Hour
- Lunch In British Airways Concorde Room
- London Concorde Room Walkthrough
- Breakfast In The Concorde Room And British Airways 1A On A319
- British Airways Club Lounge in Edinburgh
- Jewel Of The Crown–Happy Hour In Edinburgh Scotland
- The Old Course at St Andrews Scotland Golf Round
- St Andrews, Scotland Happy Hour
- McDonald Rusacks Hotel St Andrews Scotland
- Carnoustie Golf Links Angus Scotland Golf Round
- Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club Lancashire England
- Hotel Vincent In Southport England
- Royal Birkdale Golf Club Southport England
- British Airways Coach Class From London to Manchester
- Breakfast In The Concorde Room First Class Lounge
- American Airlines First Class From Miami To London (777 Trip Report)
- OneWorld Miami Premium Lounge Video Walk Through
- American Airlines Miami Admirals Club Video Walk Through
- Ultimate Golf AAward Trip AA First Class To Where It All Began
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.
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 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.
The space is clean and modern feeling. The footrest in this seat also doubles as an extra seat for meal service.
After settling in, I ordered a glass of the Laurent-Perrier Champagne. It was delicious.
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.
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 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.
The Kir Royale was a great drink that lasted the duration of reviewing the menu.
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.
The main course service was perfectly executed.
A amouse bouche of tomato and cheese was delivered first.
The asparagus soup was good and had a few shavings of cheese layered on top.
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.
The snacks were delicious. I could have eaten a few plates, but only went with the items served below.
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.