This week I want to show you Club World, the business class product from British Airways. It has been around since 2006 when BA was one of the first airlines to introduce a fully flat bed in long haul business class. I have heard that this is due for an upgrade very soon.
The service in Club World starts with the lounge access. Although this time I flew from Gatwick where the Galleries Lounge is not really worth posting about it. It would be a different story from Heathrow Terminal 5 which is newer and fancier.
Once on board you are greeted with a selection of champagne and juices while you settle in.
The seats have a yin-yang arrangement so you can still talk and look at the person by your side. And if you don’t know each other you just lift the privacy screen.
There is an obvious sense of space and plenty of storage. Plus the seat is quite comfortable with a nice size pillow and kilted duvet.
Before the food service, printed menus and hot towels are handed out. The meal starts with drinks and nibbles, followed by a starter, salad, main and pudding. Obviously there is tea and coffee to come with some chocolates before laying down and relaxing.
The amenity kit has British essentials for comfort. It is very nicely designed with toiletry silhouettes mimicking London’s skyline. Here are the men’s and women’s versions:
This was an afternoon flight so I didn’t sleep at all but enjoyed a few movies from the entertainment available.
Afternoon tea with sandwiches and scones was served shortly before arrival.
Overall this is a very nicely designed product with a very British touch to it.
Here are some official pictures from British Airways:
I hope I can review First Class sometime soon. I am certainly working on building up my Avios points for it.