I am so pleased that I paid the extra money and flew British Airways Premium, instead of the basic that used to be called economy.
Going out I was in row 10, which is the first row, so the legroom was longer than my legs. There were 2 seats, and I did have a big gentleman sitting next to me. With the much wider seats I was able to comfortably have my arms in my seat, as he needed the extra room, and took up the whole arm rest. It wasn’t a problem at all.
Coming back, I was again in row 10 again with the aisle seat of the 2. That seat was empty, so once we took off, I had my hand luggage in that seat which was great.
Luckily, I was the first one after Club class, and good job we went straight to immigration. A fight had just come in from Germany, and it was full. I went up to the gentleman, because on my previous 25 flights I have always gone in the line with Americans. This time even though I am a resident alien, I had to wait to get in line which was completely full.
Yes, it was 2 hours for me, and people were still being held in the corridor prior to lining up. I felt so bad for them.
I finally got to bed 21 hours after getting up, due to the 5 hour difference, and couldn’t sleep. Well, it didn’t bother me going over, but know it will be a couple more days, before I can get into my sleep pattern.