British Airways was actually a nice experience. The flight was long but the food was good, they provide a clean pillow/blanket, stewards/stewardess were nice, and the entertainment was included(movies/TV/music). Coming into London, our plane was hit by lightening. It made a big noise but no damage. We had to circle the airport and when we finally landed we were put on buses which took us to the terminal.
We stayed at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel which is close to Heathrow. Had dinner at the Indian restaurant located in the hotel which turned out to be very good. The buffet breakfast at the hotel was delightful.
So today we get to experience Aer Lingus. After our 9 hour flight this will seem like a hop, skip, and jump.