Club World Seats 59J & 59 K
Boarding was chaotic, with an unholy scrum at the entrance to the gate area. However, we were soon all aboard and sitting down enjoying a glass of champagne before departure.
This was my first trip on an A380, the first thing that struck me was the feeling of space.
We were on the upper deck with my mother in seat 58K and my sister just through the curtain in 60K, which she had managed to grab at check-in.
Then I was told I would not be able to use my GoPro with its suction mount to film the trip. This had never been an issue before and I was quite disappointed, by this. But I decided not to argue and just said “It’s fine”
We were on our way with a slight delay because of some delay in catering the flight. Why I have no Idea, the plane had been sitting at LHR all day and had been in plain sight the whole time I was sitting in the 5B Lounge.
A long taxi taking us the whole way around the airfield Charlie, Bravo, Delta, Bravo, Alpha, link 23 to 27R for take-off.
The delay in boarding and the long taxi meant we did not take-off until 17:06. The thing that impressed me most as we accelerated down the runway was how quite the plane was.
Then it was a standard routing for the West Coast of the USA up over Scotland, Iceland, Greenland and Canada.
The service was good, with an attentive crew, and despite the distance, the good choice of films meant that we were kept amused until we arrived.
Before arrival a light meal was served:
Radish, cucumber and dill salad with mint,
feta cheese, pomegranate and a horseradish
and chive dressing
Rigatoni pasta with creamy garlic and herb sauce,
leek, pumpkin and baby spinach
Main course Niçoise salad with classic vinaigrette
accompanied by warm seared Scottish salmon fillet
Warm sandwich of steak with horseradish relish,
baby spinach and piquillo peppers
Fresh seasonal fruit
Approach and landing was onto runway 24R, it was then a long taxi to the stand for the A380.