Friday Flyday: London City to Geneva


G-LCYI, the E-Jet flying me to Geneva, awaiting its passengers
G-LCYI, the E-Jet flying me to Geneva, awaiting its passengers

As British Airway’s worked to recover its operations after the IT systems failures a couple weekends ago I headed over to London’s City Airport for a quick hop down to Geneva, the first of three segments to get back to the USA on this particular trip.

The crowds in the airport were slightly larger than usual but that could be attributed as much to it being a Bank Holiday in London as the systems issues, especially since LCY was closed for most of the IT outage window.

Lots of passengers in the LCY check-in area but all were calm and moving through the queues reasonably quickly
Lots of passengers in the LCY check-in area but all were calm and moving through the queues reasonably quickly

I had a little time to kill so I went for a shoulder massage and then a quick snack of something they call a baghel (decidedly NOT a bagel in either the New York nor the Montreal sense of the term) before heading to the gate for boarding.

The smoked meat was good but that is NOT a bagel.
The smoked meat was good but that is NOT a bagel.

I love that flights at City Airport are loaded from the ramp. Even with the light drizzle it was great to walk across and into the plane via the rear stairs.

G-LCYI, the E-Jet flying me to Geneva, awaiting its passengers
G-LCYI, the E-Jet flying me to Geneva, awaiting its passengers

The seats didn’t offer much in the way of legroom, though the large Embraer EJet windows are wonderful.

Cozy but not debilitating legroom on the BA/CityFlyer E-Jet
Cozy but not debilitating legroom on the BA/CityFlyer E-Jet

And, eventually, we descended back through the clouds and into Geneva. A mostly unremarkable trip, just the way I like them.

 

 

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .

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