The drinks alone – Kir Royale, Taittinger Champagne, and fragrant Earl Grey tea – on board a British Airways Club World 777 flight from London to Seattle left me wishing the almost 10-hour flight was a bit longer.
After an appetizer selection including Scottish smoked salmon with capers and an interesting buckwheat and cranberry salad, I selected spicy prawns and couscous as the main course.
Mid-way through the journey, flight attendants served assorted tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and cakes.
Although I enjoyed the meal service, I loved the Club Kitchen, a space where British Airways Club World passengers can help themselves to a large selection of indulgent snacks. Chips, shortbread cookies, jelly beans, chocolate bars, and ice cream are available throughout the flight along with healthier choices like fruit and sandwiches. Drinks options include wine, soft drinks, water, and juice.
The British Airways Club World 777 cabin, essentially Business Class, is a 2-4-2 configuration with forward and rear facing seats.
Feedback from friends regarding the seating configuration was predominately negative for solo travellers because you are face-to-face with your seatmate until one of you raises the partition. Fortunately, the seat beside me was empty.
I found my rear facing window seat very cozy. The British Airways Club World blanket reminded me of a childhood quilt and I slept for a few hours even though it was a daytime flight.
British Airways Club World passengers receive a wash-bag amenity kit with long-haul essentials – Elemis creams, lip balm, dental kit, socks, sleep mask and ear plugs.
I began my flight in the massive British Airways Club Lounge in Terminal 5 at London Heathrow. Many of the guests in the Club Lounge helped themselves to a buffet with hot and cold breakfast items as well as a large selection of beverages.
The seating options were plentiful and included a dedicated children’s area.
British Airways Club World 777 Travel Tips
- Download the British Airways App to select seats, track flights and book travel.
- Seat selection on British Airways may be free or cost extra, depending on a number of factors. Read more about choosing your seat here.
- Be sure to visit the Elemis Travel Spa in the British Airways Lounges in London Heathrow and in the Terminal 7 lounge in New York JFK. Passengers travelling in First or Club World are eligible for a complimentary 15-minute treatment.
- The British Airways company slogan is To Fly. To Serve. The British Airways Club World service impressed me from the check-in desk in London Heathrow to the customer experience survey distributed post-flight.