SO the beginning of a trip again – Good morning from Birmingham Airport! (Well I would call it Birmingham International Airport, but the branding team might come and do evil to me in the middle of the night…)
Well, once again I’m sitting in an airport departure lounge, waiting for a go to gate command to be issued.
This time, its light as possible on the way out… and whatever I can fit on the way back…
Amazingly, even though it’s an early start, the sun is up and I’m sort of faking being awake after 4 hours or so of sleep… heck, I can’t remember a recent trip where I haven’t left in the dead of darkness.
I’ve had a very interesting morning so far… All to do with this airport.
There’s a lot (and I mean a lot) to come over the next few days as I take you behind the scenes at London City Airport, the operations, ground team, fire and a few other surprises too… as well a lot of pictures!
Something that will also have surprises is the Star MegaDO4 flight. And you can win with GhettoIFE!
Well as this trip beginning to draw to close, it has had its low points (the Mac going bang, the memory card with most of BA1′s images going missing and the EOS deciding it liked dirt rather that pictures… and oh yes, screaming kids on BA1), but life isn’t that bad as I learned:
Ear plugs help with screaming kids
Computers can be repaired without costing the earth
When in doubt – second hand cameras don’t cost the earth
And friends make everything better by being there, helping out, talking and being friends
There still is the fun of BA004 to come, but no live reporting as I’ve seen my roaming bill already… and I’m in bill shock land on that front already!
And a big thank you to all the GhettoIFE viewers for listening to my moans and grumbles over the past few days
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London to New York as we all know is one heck of a trafficked route with nearly every man and his dog trying to fly back and forth there profitably.
Image – Great Circle Mapper
Looking to the map and actual airports, here’s a map of the routes – for once, I’m excluding anything that requires a connection
London Heathrow – New York John F. Kennedy International Airport
London City Airport – New York John F. Kennedy International Airport
London Heathrow – Newark International (We’ll call it New York Area for sake of argument)
United Airlines (Ex Continental Routes)
And as we all know, New York La Guardia is out of the question due to perimeter rules and other silly things. London Gatwick (surprisingly) no longer has a link to New York when I did this research today.
But there are so many ways to cut it carriers to choose with all alliances represented. But which way am I going on my next trip?
That my dear readers is to remain my little secret – for the moment
However, in August, please join me for “Creating an Image: Back to New York with …”. Nope – still not letting on
But it’s an excuse for a Poll….
So how is Kevin going to get to New York?
He's swimming or rowing there. (29%, 28 Votes)
Flying the BabyBus across the pond with BA - LCY-JFK (28%, 27 Votes)
Flying the other Flag with Virgin Atlantic - LHR to JFK or EWR (11%, 11 Votes)
Flying the flag with British Airways - LHR to JFK or EWR (9%, 9 Votes)
Budget is everything with Kuwait Airways - LHR-JFK (9%, 9 Votes)
Flying the United skies with United Airlines - LHR to EWR (5%, 5 Votes)
Crossing to the dAArk side with American - LHR to JFK (4%, 4 Votes)
Smoking is not allowed on Delta - LHR-JFK (5%, 4 Votes)