Flew out on the 9.30 departure for Antigua. Checkin at 7 am was a dream, as there were upwards of 70-80 people queueing for economy checkin, but only one couple ahead of us in PE.
Off for breakfast in one of the airport restaurants before being called for boarding at 8.35. Bit of a delay, but we were seated by 9.30 and took off at 10.30. Sat in the upstairs cabin of Barbarella, very quiet and comfy in spite of it having the old style seats and IFE. A nice touch were individual bottles of water at each seat. We were served drinks before takeoff and another one after, with lunch around 12.15. Choice of chicken, beef or veggie as usual with a green salad to start and a fruit Gu pot after then cheese and biscuits. I had the creamy risotto, which tasted delicious but unfortunately was only just warm, not hot. Lunch was followed by an offering of brandy or baileys.
Later there was Hagen Daz icecream and before we landed at Barbados, “afternoon tea” which was a choice of sandwiches (I was too full to try them) and a yogurt muesli bar.
An hour’s wait at Barbados while some passengers and their luggage disembarked, then on to Antigua. The crew came round with water frequently not only during the flight, but during the rather warm hour wait at Barbados which was very welcome. Landed at ANU about 20 mins late.
The two cabin crew that were assigned to the upstairs cabin were superb, always smiling and pleasant, especially Claire, I can’t remember the male CC’s name but he was just as pleasant and helpful.
A quiet, uneventful and remarkably agreeable experience!