For most of our journey to and from Africa, we flew British Airlines.
I had only flown them once before and I was excited to have the experience.
I actually love flying, I’m a bit of a plane dork.
Since the flights were really long, we opted to sit in the Premium Economy section.
BA calls it World Traveler Plus.
The section has a bit more seat/leg room, is much smaller (so more attention) and has a foot rest.
You get a 3 course meal and full bar service.
They also provide you with decent headphones and a mini toiletry kit w/ socks, eye mask, and toothbrush.
And you get a bigger baggage allowance.
That was me excited to ride on a “double decker” plane – my 1st time.
They gave me tour of the upstairs, it the 1st class, so I didn’t get to stay.
For the minimal extra charge to sit in that section…
(I think it was 200 bucks more RT from JFK to Nairobi/per person)
I HIGHLY suggest it.
There was plenty of room, the blankets were cozy, the food was delicious and the service was attentive.
We were very happy that we were sitting where we were, especially on the flights where the plane was packed.
I didn’t know what to expect for food, so I went online ahead of time and requested a special meal.
British Airways has a ton of special meal choices, I was blown away!
I went with Hindu for most of them.
Hindu – Does not contain: beef, beef derivatives, veal or pork.
I figured I would be safe with that choice.
Most of my meals came with rice, chicken curry, channa salad and some kind of dessert.
2 thumbs up!
Had to show this too…
Before landing in Kenya, we got these adorable picnic boxes
How cute are these????
If you ever want to upgrade, wait and do it at the airport.
Ask for a price at the gate – on one flight they told me upgrading into business class was about 700 bucks.
Not bad considering the original ticket was more like an extra 2,000.
What’s Your Favorite Airline?
My favorite was Continental, now known as United.
They are still my favorite, even though the experience/service has declined a bit.
I want to fly on Emirates & Singapore one day, they are supposed to be amazing airlines.