Round The World and other travels

A frequent flyer's collection of trip diaries

This is: Canada & Hawaii 2016


    Day Date Flight No From Dep To Arr Aircraft Cabin Seat
1 Wed 17-Aug EI3253 EDI 1135 DUB 1250 AT7 Y 18F
2 Thu 18-Aug BA833 DUB 0845 LHR 1015 319 J 1F
3 Thu 18-Aug AA733 LHR 1425 CLT 1830 333 J 1H
4 Fri 19-Aug AA2057 CLT 0940 LAX 1155 321 F 1F
5 Sat 20-Aug AA6067 LAX 0950 YVR 1250 E75 J 1A
6 Sun 28-Aug AA6063 YVR 1405 LAX 1715 E75 Y1 9D
7 Mon 29-Aug AA59 LAX 1050 KOA 1335 321 F 4F
8 Sat 03-Sep AA58 KOA 1505 LAX 2330 321 F 4F
9 Sun 04-Sep AA202 LAX 1305 BOS 2140 738 F 6F
10 Mon 05-Sep BA238 BOS 0805 LHR 1935 772 J 10K
11 Mon 05-Sep BA826 LHR 2135 DUB 2255 319 J 1F
12 Tue 06-Sep EI3252 DUB 0955 EDI 1110 AT7 Y 18F

[ Note 1 (flight 6): Involuntary downgrade - but I did get compensated.]

Flight Impressions
ABOVE: A fairly routine short hop from a summery-looking Edinburgh to a dull and damp Dublin. Flight EI3253 is operated by a Stobart Air ATR-72 aircraft, on behalf of Aer Lingus Regional.
ABOVE: British Airways Club Europe breakfast service between Dublin and London Heathrow, on board an Airbus A319. 
ABOVE: British Airways Galleries First (Terminal 3), followed by American Airlines business class transatlantic service from London Heathrow to Charlotte, North Carolina, on an ex-US Airways Airbus A330-300. As with 'native' AA Boeing 777-300ER aircraft flying transatlantic routes, the seats are in the popular 'reverse herringbone' layout with direct aisle access for all.
RIGHT: AA2057 transcon, from Charlotte to Los Angeles, operated by an ex-US Airways Airbus A321.
ABOVE: American Eagle Embraer 175 from Los Angeles to Vancouver, BC, completing the outbound journey. ABOVE: AA6063 YVR-LAX. Alert the media - RTWMAN in shock downgrade ordeal!
THIS PANEL (RIGHT and BELOW): Lounge-hopping (with breakfast!) at LAX, courtesy of Qantas and American, followed by flight AA59 Los Angeles - Kona, on board an American Airlines Airbus A321.
BELOW: The homeward journey begins with AA58 Kona - Los Angeles.
THIS PANEL (LEFT and BELOW): Following one of the worst ever check-in experiences, we managed to enjoy a light pre-flight brunch. The AA202 transcon from Los Angeles to Boston was operated by a Boeing 737-800.
BELOW: Soon-to-be-replaced British Airways lounge at Boston Logan, followed by Club World service to London Heathrow on one of the airline's original batch of Boeing 777-200s, with enormous GE engines. Brunch service and pre-arrival snack are shown.
RIGHT: British Airways Galleries First at Heathrow Terminal 5, then BA826 Club Europe to Dublin.
LEFT: Final hop from Dublin (Terminal 2) back to Edinburgh on EI3252.

Route Map

Route map
(courtesy Great Circle Mapper)