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To London in Premium Economy on British Airways Boeing 777

[23-May-2018 to 29-May-2018, London, England, US]

Part One – British Airways Boeing 777

Okay, On one of my many trips to London, I decided to do two things. Fly on a British Airways 777 and get the “Premium Economy” seats. Well, it was an older Boeing 777 cabin but, oh well, I tried. The seats are wider than economy and a little bit more legroom. Got a glass of sparkling wine, which was a good start.

But… but. When the food arrived, they served it in wrappers! Are they telling me even though I paid for “PREMIUM” Economy (in British Airways parlance, that would be “World Traveler” class) they want to subtly remind you you are in premium “ECONOMY? Fine, I will sulk in my seat drinking my mini bottle of wine… 🙂

Part Two – MCM ExCel London Comic Con May 2018

So the whole point of this trip was to go volunteer at the “MCM ExCel London Comic Con”. Yes, I flew all the way from the United States to just volunteer at the MCM Comic Con. Yep. I know, words fail you. It’s okay, I had a blast. Of course I went to my favorite pub, the Sherlock Holmes by Charing Cross, then headed over to ExCel London.

I woke up and looked out the window and the lines were forming already. I better go get breakfast and start my trek over there… Sorry, I only took uninteresting photos of the convention hall inside. Two, to be exact. (I was volunteering there all day as it were, if you recall…) Sorry again. I was posting this more on the fine British Airways Boeing 777 World Traveler Premium Economy flight experience. =cough=

So, unlike my usual self, there aren’t many pics at all, sorry about that – click on the link below:

To London in Premium Economy on British Airways Boeing 777

Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 5 – BA Boeing 787 and AA Boeing 787

[29MAY – 05JUN 2016, Cardiff, UK]

Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 5

Final Journey, everything must come to an end… And More.


Leaving Cardiff Central…

This paragraph is repeated in all five parts of this “Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who” posts, so if you read it once no need to read it four more times! Well, unless you want to. In 8 days, I went to, in order: DCA (Washington DC, USA) to ORD (Chicago) to LAX (Los Angeles) and stayed overnight there. Went from LAX to YVR (Vancouver) and hopped on a BA Airbus A380 to LHR (London). Then went on the Heathrow Express to Paddington. Caught the GWR (Great Western Railway) to Cardiff. Walked to Holiday Inn hotel next to the Principality Stadium. Went to Cardiff Castle. Hopped on the water taxi to Cardiff Bay. Walked over to the Millennium Centre. Then walked to the Doctor Who Experience (where I shot most of the pictures). Came back. Hopped on the water taxi and went back to the hotel. Then train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington. Walked to the Hilton Metropole hotel. Visited my old hangouts – Sherlock Holmes Pub by Charring Cross and then off to Waxy O’Connor’s by Piccadilly Square. Back to the hotel. Then Heathrow Express from Paddington to LHR. BA FIrst Class! Relaxed for an hour or so in the BA Concorde Club room, then off onto the BA Boeing 787 from LHR to SJC (San Jose). Then from SJC to LAX and stayed overnight at LAX. Then From LAX to ORD on an AA Boeing 787. Lastly went from ORD to DA and to my hotel and zonked out…

Go to: Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 4: Doctor Who Experience

Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 4 – Doctor Who Experience – Cardiff

[29MAY – 05JUN 2016, Cardiff, UK]

Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 4

Doctor Who Experience, Cardiff, Wales… And More.


Emergency Regulations: It Is Forbidden To Dump Bodies Into The River

This paragraph is repeated in all five parts of this “Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who” posts, so if you read it once no need to read it four more times! Well, unless you want to. In 8 days, I went to, in order: DCA (Washington DC, USA) to ORD (Chicago) to LAX (Los Angeles) and stayed overnight there. Went from LAX to YVR (Vancouver) and hopped on a BA Airbus A380 to LHR (London). Then went on the Heathrow Express to Paddington. Caught the GWR (Great Western Railway) to Cardiff. Walked to Holiday Inn hotel next to the Principality Stadium. Went to Cardiff Castle. Hopped on the water taxi to Cardiff Bay. Walked over to the Millennium Centre. Then walked to the Doctor Who Experience (where I shot most of the pictures). Came back. Hopped on the water taxi and went back to the hotel. Then train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington. Walked to the Hilton Metropole hotel. Visited my old hangouts – Sherlock Holmes Pub by Charring Cross and then off to Waxy O’Connor’s by Piccadilly Square. Back to the hotel. Then Heathrow Express from Paddington to LHR. BA FIrst Class! Relaxed for an hour or so in the BA Concorde Club room, then off onto the BA Boeing 787 from LHR to SJC (San Jose). Then from SJC to LAX and stayed overnight at LAX. Then From LAX to ORD on an AA Boeing 787. Lastly went from ORD to DA and to my hotel and zonked out…

Go to: Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 3: Cardiff Bay
Go to: Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 5: BA Boeing 787 and AA Boeing 787

Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 3 – Cardiff Bay

[29MAY – 05JUN 2016, Cardiff, UK]

Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 3

Cardiff Bay pictures… And More.


Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru – Wales Millennium Centre

This paragraph is repeated in all five parts of this “Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who” posts, so if you read it once no need to read it four more times! Well, unless you want to. In 8 days, I went to, in order: DCA (Washington DC, USA) to ORD (Chicago) to LAX (Los Angeles) and stayed overnight there. Went from LAX to YVR (Vancouver) and hopped on a BA Airbus A380 to LHR (London). Then went on the Heathrow Express to Paddington. Caught the GWR (Great Western Railway) to Cardiff. Walked to Holiday Inn hotel next to the Principality Stadium. Went to Cardiff Castle. Hopped on the water taxi to Cardiff Bay. Walked over to the Millennium Centre. Then walked to the Doctor Who Experience (where I shot most of the pictures). Came back. Hopped on the water taxi and went back to the hotel. Then train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington. Walked to the Hilton Metropole hotel. Visited my old hangouts – Sherlock Holmes Pub by Charring Cross and then off to Waxy O’Connor’s by Piccadilly Square. Back to the hotel. Then Heathrow Express from Paddington to LHR. BA FIrst Class! Relaxed for an hour or so in the BA Concorde Club room, then off onto the BA Boeing 787 from LHR to SJC (San Jose). Then from SJC to LAX and stayed overnight at LAX. Then From LAX to ORD on an AA Boeing 787. Lastly went from ORD to DA and to my hotel and zonked out…

Go to: Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 2: Cardiff Castle
Go to: Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 4: Doctor Who Experience

Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 2 – Cardiff Castle

[29MAY – 05JUN 2016, Cardiff, UK]

Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 2

Cardiff Castle pictures… And More.


Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 2 Cardiff Castle Library
Also known as the TARDIS library from “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS”

This paragraph is repeated in all five parts of this “Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who” posts, so if you read it once no need to read it four more times! Well, unless you want to. In 8 days, I went to, in order: DCA (Washington DC, USA) to ORD (Chicago) to LAX (Los Angeles) and stayed overnight there. Went from LAX to YVR (Vancouver) and hopped on a BA Airbus A380 to LHR (London). Then went on the Heathrow Express to Paddington. Caught the GWR (Great Western Railway) to Cardiff. Walked to Holiday Inn hotel next to the Principality Stadium. Went to Cardiff Castle. Hopped on the water taxi to Cardiff Bay. Walked over to the Millennium Centre. Then walked to the Doctor Who Experience (where I shot most of the pictures). Came back. Hopped on the water taxi and went back to the hotel. Then train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington. Walked to the Hilton Metropole hotel. Visited my old hangouts – Sherlock Holmes Pub by Charring Cross and then off to Waxy O’Connor’s by Piccadilly Square. Back to the hotel. Then Heathrow Express from Paddington to LHR. BA FIrst Class! Relaxed for an hour or so in the BA Concorde Club room, then off onto the BA Boeing 787 from LHR to SJC (San Jose). Then from SJC to LAX and stayed overnight at LAX. Then From LAX to ORD on an AA Boeing 787. Lastly went from ORD to DA and to my hotel and zonked out…

Go to: Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 1: BA Airbus A380
Go to: Planes, Trains, and Cardiff and Doctor Who Part 3: Cardiff Bay