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Anonymous10 Jan 2010
I did not fly a great deal in Club Europe last year, specifically avoiding the cabin after Easter when the daft new “narrowed” 2-2 seating arrangements were introduced.
I am pleased to say that BA listened to comments from the likes of myself and Expat_Consultant and last Summer changed back to widened seats, with the middle seats on both side of the aircraft remaining unsold (previously, the middle seat on the DEF side could be sold).
This is an improvement on the layout seen in the cabin before the Easter changes were introduced.
We often hear many tales of catering standards slipping, or non-existent service on many short hops.
However, I was reminded by this pic which I found on the net how good it can be to fly short haul in a premium cabin within Europe:
A delightful breakfast tray en route to MUC, and of course champagne flowing merrily to pep one up for a weekend away.
Not bad for around £180 return. http://www.ba.com/clubeurope10 Jan 2010
What the picture doesn’t show is that there are two back rashers of bacon under the sausage. As a frequent Club Europe traveller the breakfast is always the best. Most of the salads at othertimes are fine.
It is a while since I last did a LHR-EDI/GLA early morning flight, but one used to get the breakfast minus the fruit with tea in a paper cup and roll wrapped.10 Jan 2010
The premium over discount advance purchase economy vs. the advanced purchase CE fare I quoted is about £40 per sector.
For priority check in, lounge access (including free net access, showers, open bar, newspapers and food), a dedicated cabin, wider seats, a spare seat next to you, increased baggage allowance and additional exec club miles and Tier Points towards elite status on top of the sort of food/champagne illustrated, then it is good value for money, especially for weekend breaks.10 Jan 2010
The T4 Skyteam lounge serves full continental breakfast, fresh squeezed juices, Fresh cooked bacon rolls, omolettes, Sweet fruit pancakes, as well as all the usual fruits, yoghurts.
They also serve lunch & dinner, with several meal choices at each serving (Beef burgundy , Kebabs, etc), very wholesome foods.
If you have a Gold card with Skyteam, ditch to economy eat before you fly n save £400 a ticket.!
beats many of the Prestigious Airlines lounges food wise in the UK especially at LHR!10 Jan 2010
Hi… I tend to agree with VK on this one; the extra £40 for upgrade to Club is worth it. BA and LX are the only airlines to offer this to my knowledge so I tend to use both when schedule permits and price is available of course
While Mark R is correct that other airlines offer lounge hot items as well, I have stopped using KLM due to the 3-3 Europe Select config and food is not presented very well. Staff is always good, but KLM does not stack up to any other European carrier in the front cabin. In economy it may be ok.
When I travel on holiday in Europe, I like the relaxed atmosphere business cabin and therefore spend the extra surcharge on BA and LX.10 Jan 2010
I agree with teh above comments. Club Europe is often a bargain. I flew from T3 with BA for the first time recently and was very impressed with the new lounge. Bacon sarnies and champagne is a great combination for an early breakfast after an early start and a long journey to Heathrow, and the CE meal tray plus extra pastries is a good top up during the flight. Civilised flying.11 Jan 2010
You would be well advised to eat in the lounge at T4, as this is what passes for sustenance on KLM Business Select:
Is that mayo under the chip things…?12 Jan 2010
Vintage Krug – “not bad” service from your breakfast snap? Oh, please. Our business class tickets – and prices – deserve absolutely nothing less. I have long been a loyal BA supporter but at the same time do not feel abjectly grateful or graciously privileged for the prices I have paid over the years.14 Jan 2010
Well, you also get brekky and champers in the LHR/LGW lounges as well!!
Excellent on board catering is just one of the advantage of flying Club Europe; sad to see this option is becoming increasingly challenged by company travel policies.7 Feb 2010