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Monday
Dec172007

Wheels Up

 

BA%20777.jpgThere's more pictures to post and more posts to make (so keep checking), however we can report now that we are home safe and sound.  We had an amazing journey.

As a practical matter, the trip home is considerably longer thanks to the gulf stream.  The headwinds, at one point, registered 177mph, increasing our flight across the atlantic by two hours!

Our return was helped immeasurably by two little words I would highly recommend to anyone that can afford it: business class!  My colleague took the step to call and upgrade the Mumbai to London portion of our return trip on British Airways to "Club World", their business class brand.  It was more money, of course, however I can say with all sincerity that it was worth it.

To begin, we were greeted at the curb by a British Airways representative and ushered through security with no wait in line.  Given the crowd at the airport, this alone saved us a good hour and a half wait in total confusion.  We were through security and in the comfort of their lounge in 30 minutes.

Second, Club World on British Airways features lay-flat seats.  I can't tell you how cool this is when boarding a plane that departs at 2:40AM.  Moments after take-off, we had the seat down and we were racked out.  I slept almost seven hours of the flight, awakening to a "Full English" breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browned potatoes, rolls and tea.  Man, this is a great way to fly!

While many airlines fly to Mumbai, we found that BA had the most convenient connections with an average lay-over at Heathrow of three hours.  If you're going to make the trip, give British Airways some consideration.

Reader Comments (1)

Glad to know you reached back safe and sound!
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterManish

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