Changes in BA Business class

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  • DavidSmith2
    Participant

    Just booked to fly from Accra to London at the beginning of July, with a sense of optimism that it might actually happen. That will be my third flight in around 18 months – all Accra-London, all BA, but I’m expecting my 3rd tyoe of aircraft. 18 months ago it was the trusty 747 – upstairs in 42K. Next, last December, it was the A350 with the new ‘private’ cabin but minimal in-flight service. This time it should be a 777 (200 I assume), although no idea whether refurbished or not.

    There was a threat to send the Accra flight in to Gatwick but that decision has been reversed so it is now going into T5 (rather than T3 as before).

    So plenty of unknowns (for me) – latest Club World Catering? 777 furniture & IFE? and T5 in the COVID era.

    Any advice gratefully received about what to expect!


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    I have just flown from Gatwick in Club World on a B777-200.

    Flight review: British Airways B777-200 Club World

    It had the old Club World seat but new Panasonic IFE…. catering was pretty good, I thought.

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    DavidSmith2
    Participant

    I have just flown from Gatwick in Club World on a B777-200.

    Flight review: British Airways B777-200 Club World

    It had the old Club World seat but new Panasonic IFE…. catering was pretty good, I thought.

    A review almost tailor-made for me – thanks Tom!

    I think the last time I few BA Club World in a 777 was to Cancun, about 3 years ago, so looks like I am in for a similar experience, just with masks!

    My flight is only around 6 hours and it’s overnight, so I don’t plan on doing any work – just a film, dinner, a couple of glasses of wine, cheese & port, then sleep til Heathrow, so it all sounds quite bearable.

    Just hope that the queues at T5 at 6am are not too bad.

    Cheers!

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    PatJordan
    Participant

    Great review Tom.

    Very sad to see the airport so quiet, it must have been a surreal experience. It’s surprising that there was no Lounge access as I regularly receive emails from third party lounges offering their services and their Covid policies. A £30 voucher for food & drink is a decent alternative.

    The on board food looked very nice and it’s reassuring to see a good level of service in place.

    Hope you have a safe trip back Tom.

    p.s. My mischievous side is wondering if you managed to get a cup of tea between your meals???

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    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Thank you.
    No tea on that trip, though I did have some coffee…!
    I hope we all stay safe as well.
    I had a test before leaving, another on arrival, I’m having a third tomorrow, a fourth before flying home, and then two more after coming home as I do quarantine at home with the test and release programme with Qured.
    It’s a very odd world at the moment.
    Best wishes, Tom

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    STORMIN'
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    G-VIIO was the aircraft involved in the aborted take-off and subsequent fire at Las Vegas, I believe, which was said to be an economic write-off but repaired nonetheless. Just saying…!

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