Flight Review: British Airways 747 First Class Heathrow To America (SFO)


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My preference when I fly First Class from San Francisco (SFO) to London Heathrow (LHR) is always the A380, however, there was no space available on this plane so I booked my return flight on the 747.

My experience started in Amsterdam and then transmitted through Heathrow with a 3-hour stopover. In that time I enjoyed breakfast in the Concorde Room, which was delightful, especially the full breakfast and the speciality cocktails. It was alittle early, but I had to try one.

I also stopped by through the First Class Lounge which I always enjoy, from the horse statues, champagne bar and frequent drink promotions. This time there were many different gins and tonics.

Once on the plane, I was pleasantly surprised by the First cabin intimacy. I doesn’t have the aura of the A380 cabin, instead a more sleek, smaller intimate space.

This cabin has 14 seats, we had 4E and 4F, to enjoy our company with the divider between the seats removed. This plane four cabins on the lower deck; First, World Traveler Plus, Club World and World Traveler. The upper deck is exclusively Club World which I have also reviewed on the 747.

Service was plentiful, starting off with a choice of drink, provision of a his/hers amenity kit and pyjamas, on request. The staff will make up your bed at any stage throughout the flight.

Overall, this was a very satisfying flight. I still prefer the 380 First product, but this is a close second.

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