FUN-travel: San Diego to Moscow via Heathrow

July 6, 2014 by  

Day 1 – Tuesday, July 1 – San Diego to Moscow via London

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Kremlin Tower, Moscow

What I LIKE

  •  6:30 – arrive & breeze thru security
  • BA lounge is Admiral’s Club – newly remodeled
  • Nice wine selection & appetizers complimentary
  • 8:25 pm flight on time
  • non-stop to London
  • 2 business class tickets – only 100,000 miles
  • fully lay down seat
  • taking a sleeping pill

What I DON’T LIKE

  • taxes and fees for FREE ticket are $2500 ++
  • going through “Hurry Up & Wait” @ airports
  • food & wine selection in biz class mediocre

Day 2 – Wednesday, July 2 – London to Moscow – sunny & warm

What I LIKE

  • Slept good
  • Land early but no gate
  • No problem as we are in no hurry
  • BA lounges – full bar and snacks/sandwiches
  • 6:00 – hot food buffet, cheese selections & dessert comes out
  • 8:35 – head to gate via the train – takes 15 minutes
  • 8:55 – start boarding
  • 9:30 – takes off on time
  • World Traveler = Premium Coach

What I DON’T LIKE

  • having to go thru screening again
  • 7 hour layover
  • biz class to Moscow not available @ time of booking
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New Maiden Convent, Moscow

FUN-fact – There are 2 BA lounges in Terminal 5 and the south one is bigger with an Elemis spa next door.

Not so FF – Flyer Beware:  Screening in Heathrow. Be prepared to be delayed by 20 minutes if your bag gets selected. This was a first for me. My “junk jewelry” & “all the other stuff” in my carry on looked suspicious. Go figure!

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