1 June 2019
I’ve started my journey within Terminal 5 – Heathrow’s newest and fully owned British Airways terminal. I’ve actually flown from Terminal 5 not so long ago, over Christmas when visiting the Belgium markets – so this wasn’t a completely new experience.
Terminal 5 is a design masterpiece – from the moment you arrive you are greeted with a large open plan concourse, tall open ceilings with large architectural support beams looming over you. Covered in glass on every side, the terminal is split over 6 floors, with departures occupying the airside half of the building.
From it’s appearances, it’s customer base and it’s post security shopping, Terminal 5 is designed for a “more wealthy” clientele. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to afford many of the designer names on offer here, ranging from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Kurt Geiger to Mulberry. However walking amongst the expensive stores is an amusing affair – my usual hit and run of a Superdry store was hampered this time (they didn’t have one).
Flying from London Heathrow to San Jose, CA is approximately an 11 hour flight. This was my first long haul British Airways flight, and overall they surprised and (in some instances) delighted. The flight was smooth, calm and packed with entertainment.