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That’s fair craigwatson.
But even if you fly economy with some frequency, earning status is now possible, which accords access to the lounges (especially the Arrivals Lounges if a Gold Card holder travelling economy) is a pretty good experience, even outside T5’s hallowed portals. The outstation lounges are particularly strong, relative to those of other carriers.
I think the IFE delivery system might fairly be criticised (though the new Thales system is being rolled out across most of the fleet, and the current AVOD system is competent when it actually works), but the content I find excellent; lots of decent beeb quality docos, the movies are pretty good and recent and there always a few quality “classics” to keep me entertained, and the albums and audio provision is also very good. It might not have the breadth of content seen elsewhere, but I would rather three decent art house movies than wall to wall US comedies.
Alongside a good book, and assuming you are reasonable in your demands, I think BA has a good to excellent IFE selection, and its even better when delivered via Thales.