The world’s favourite airline…

We returned from a temporary relocation to the United Kingdom, a trip characterized by amazing culinary experiences; cultural adventures; great weather, believe it or not; and most importantly, new mates whom we cannot wait to see again, whether it be on their side of the proverbial pond…or ours.


“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” ― J.M. Barrie

© David-Kevin Bryant

British Airways has prided itself as “the world’s favourite airline” and it’s a branding effort that is well-earned.  We recently flew from Washington’s Dulles to London’s Heathrow on the airline.  Thanks in no small part to extra frequent flier miles which needed to be redeemed, and a rare opportunity to upgrade last-minute to their Club World cabin, I was determined to cross the Atlantic in style.

The underground trains to Departures.  © David-Kevin Bryant

The business class cabins offered by British Airways, i.e., Club World, feature comfortable seats with the capability of becoming fully flat beds and include excellent bed linens, pillows, personal amenities and shaving kits.

© David-Kevin Bryant

Your space includes lighting, a privacy screen, a storage locker, a TV screen with substantial entertainment options, and work desk.


The menu was more than impressive.  We enjoyed :

― asparagus and prosciutto ham with truffle dressing
― short rib beef with roasted potatoes, green beans, butternut squash and béarnaise sauce
― roasted salmon with tomato and crushed lemon scented potato
― glacé lemon tart with fresh raspberry

© David-Kevin Bryant

Rounding out the meal was a noteworthy wine list which included champagne, and red and white varietals from California and France.  Prior to landing, we enjoyed the following breakfast :

― energising smoothie of peach and vanilla;
― warm breads and breakfast pastries; and
― smoked salmon and scrambled egg wrap.


The customer service was nothing less than excellent, and our flight attendant, John, could not have been more affable and professional. The overall experience is a tremendous tribute to this airline.

Arriving in the United Kingdom, shortly after sunrise.  © David-Kevin Bryant

 

One comment

  • I understand that British Airways is the world’s favorite airline. Why? I do not know, but maybe because it is big. I always appreciate airline safety, not service. My motto is safety first! My airline was the safest airline in 2018. In 2019, British Airways is on the list as mine – naturally.

    Happy and safe travels!

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