Our check in with Thomas Cook didn't quite go as smoothly as I'd liked the food for the flight, extra clothes I'd packed for my son just in case and the book took us over the weight limit for his back pack. Despite saying the food would be eaten for breakfast the check in lady was having non of it. Asking me to remove it. I found it really distressing given the fact that on the sheet in front of her it also stated we had a disabled allowance. But it made no odds. After placing a few more items in to the suitcase and carrying the food in the carrier bag it was in we were allowed to go.
I know it's their job to ensure that the weights are correct but I think what annoyed me the most was the condescending tone.
During the 9 hour flight, we saw a lot of sea and beaches off of the coast of England and the US.
The food was served up around 2 hours into the flight and first round of free drinks within an hour and a half. The choices of drinks were tea, coffee, water or orange juice. There was the choice off buying an alcoholic drink which wasn't too expensive.
TJ's meal was served hot with hard bread roll, butter, a dark chocolate pudding.
I was surprised when he ate all the pasta.
After eating his pasta he then ate my sausages and mash potato. These were again served hot with the additional extras. I managed to try some of the sausages and they were very nice. Highly recommend to any flyers.
The movie choice for the basic package wasn't the best as there was a choice of 2 movies. and 4 television shows. Luckily I took my tablet with a few movies and other shows I wanted to watch on.
TJ read and colored in for an hour then re-watched the same movie he'd already watched again. Guess he must've liked Rio.
View from the plane of Kennedy space centre was spectacular.
The staff were lovely and couldn't help out any more with TJ then they did.
We sat the last row of the plane on the left hand side and found there was plenty of leg room. So much so TJ colored on the floor beneath the seat for a little while.
The onscreen map we found brilliant as it kept us up to date with time to land and all other flight details such as speed, temperature and distance travelled.
For the price of the flight I was extremely happy and glad I saved the extra pounds for spending on various other treats over the holiday.