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British Airways Club World 777 Review

December 23, 2015

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.

Pre-flight champagne British Airways Club World 777

Eat

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.

Lunch British Airways Club World 777 London to Seattle

Mid-way through the journey, flight attendants served assorted tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and cakes.

Afternoon tea British Airways Club World 777

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.

Seat

The British Airways Club World 777 cabin, essentially Business Class, is a 2-4-2 configuration with forward and rear facing seats.

British Airways Club World 777 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.

Re-Fresh

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.

British Airways Club World 777 wash bag

Lounge

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 Kids Area Lounge at Heathrow

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.

You may also be interested in recent reviews of Lufthansa First Class on a 747-8i and Lufthansa First Class on an A330 aircraft.

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3 Comments

  • Reply Katie December 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Wow. Your food looked much better than ours was from SAN-LHR (though it could have been the San Diego caterer… LHR-SAN was improved). We’ve been flying BA for a long time in this configuration dating back to when we lived in London. Some people (me included) get a little air sick riding backward. I carry Dramamine just in case and that tends to fix it.

  • Reply LuxeTravelFamily January 9, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Good to know! I was worried I would get sick flying backwards because I struggle as a passenger in some vehicles, but luckily I was fine.

  • Reply Jean | Holy Smithereens January 20, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Great review, Nancy and I love your crisp photos! I have to say it can be a little awkward if having to fly solo on the yin yang configuration. I flew on both – yin yang (backwards) and the side by side and if I am travelling alone I would very much prefer side by side or the seat you had, which I think has the best privacy in terms of space. I was surprised I didn’t get airsick at all when flying backwards 🙂

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