Pilots have a privileged take on the world from their ‘office’ windows and, with over 200 network destinations, British Airways’ pilots regularly experience spectacular views around the world, every time they fly and land.
British Airways’ special fares sale offers residents in Bahrain a chance to experience some of these amazing sights from the air and on the ground. Running across all its cabins through to March 6, 2018 with travel valid until 12 December 2018, customers can now book return flights to London starting from as little as BHD 250. Residents flying onwards to Europe or North America can choose from the airline’s excellent onward connections with return fares starting from BHD 303 to New York.
When asked, British Airways’ pilots agreed that one of the most exciting parts of any flight is the last hour before landing, when anticipation over the sights, scents and scenery of the destination peaks. British Airways’ travel experts have collected top tips from pilots allowing customers to begin sightseeing before they take-off. Pilots’ top views from the air include:
- Central London – Approach into Heathrow
Home to British Airways, most flights landing into Heathrow arrive from the East, offering a great opportunity for unbeatable views of London. Highlights include famous landmarks such as Westminster, Big Ben, the London Eye, the Shard, countless football stadia, as well as the famous River Thames that winds through this cosmopolitan city.
Book your return flights to London before 6 March for as little as BHD 250 with travel valid until 12 December 2018.
- New York (JFK Airport)
On a clear day and depending where you’re flying in from, there are numerous different views of the Big Apple to take in. When flying in from London, your best bet to take in the views after your fly over the Atlantic is to sit on the left side of the plane as you approach the East Coast of the USA. Sunset views when you fly out of New York are often remarkable as a golden glow covers some of Manhattan’s famous skyline and structures.
Book your return flights to New York (via London Heathrow) before 6 March for as little as BHD 303 with travel valid until 12 December 2018.
- San Diego – Sunset
The haze hugging the hills casts a beautiful red-orange glow on the city and, with the skyscrapers dotting the urban horizon, the view is stunning. In summer, the dry heat of the San Diego summer sun mixes with seaside squawks and sail sheets tapping against the masts of the yachts moored in the harbour to fill the senses.
- San Francisco – Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and bay
Flying over the Atlantic doesn’t mean looking out over a plain stretch of water, with flights between Europe and North America offering some of the most magnificent in-air sights of the planet. Taking in the Northern Lights on a night flight between San Francisco and London is definitely worth staying awake for, while the San Francisco landing brings the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and infamous Alcatraz island prison into view.
- Seattle/Vancouver – Rocky Mountains
Californian hotspots may rank high for scenic aerial views of the west coast but the northern parts of the North American coast also offer stunning approaches. Less than 200 miles apart, the Emerald City of Seattle and Vancouver in Canada were cited as two of the most impressive destinations to fly over and into, with the meandering Rockies mountain range, lakes, and pockets of tiny, verdant islands offering spectacular views from both sides of the cabin.
- Miami – South Beach
For those heading to enjoy the Miami heat and miles of white sand beaches, British Airways’ pilots highlighted the approach into Miami for the stunning views over South Beach and Little Havana.
- Milan – Lakes of Northern Italy
For some of British Airways’ finest, Milan is voted as one of their favourite cities. The aircraft typically heads North West when departing Milan, presenting passengers and crew with stunning views of the Italian lakes sitting just below the towering Alps.
- Salzburg – The Alps
For those keen to see the mountain tops featured in classic musical, play and film, The Sound of Music, flying into Austria never disappoints! British Airways’ flights to Salzburg provide a unique perspective on the beautiful scenery of the Alps, one of the most picturesque and famous mountain ranges in the world.
About British Airways:
In 2018, British Airways completed 85 years of successful operations to the Middle East. Today the carrier operates multiple daily flights from the region to London Heathrow offering customers excellent onward connections to over 200 destinations.
- Four hundred million pounds will be spent on Club World with an emphasis on improved catering and sleep, and a new seat in the future. At Heathrow a First Wing check-in area with direct security and lounge access has launched, and lounges around the airline’s network are to be revamped and improved. The Club Europe cabin has also been introduced on UK domestic services and all customers can look forward to the latest generation Wi-Fi across British Airways’ long-haul and short-haul fleets over the next two years.
- British Airways flies to more than 200 destinations around the world.
- BA Holidays offer an extensive range of carefully-selected hotels, car hire and travel experiences that are available to book with flights in a wide range of worldwide destinations from ba.com/holidays.
- The airline is one of the world’s largest international airlines, carrying approximately 40 million passengers around the world every year.
- The airline offers a choice of four cabins on the majority of its long-haul services.
- The airline is investing in new aircraft, new cabins, new technology and new routes.
- British Airways operates the majority of its flights from Terminal 5, its home at London Heathrow. This terminal is capable of handling 30 million customers a year and is the size of 50 football pitches.
- British Airways’ home Terminal 5 has been recognised as the world’s best terminal for the fourth consecutive year in the Skytrax awards.
- British Airways has won the Consumer Superbrand for the fourth time in a row, and the Business Superbrand for the third year in a row. This is the first time any company has ever won the double consecutively.
- British Airways’ parent company is International Airlines Group, which also owns Aer Lingus, Iberia and Vueling, and has just launched a low cost carrier from Spain called LEVEL