British Airways Club World, Sao Paulo Guarulhos – Londres Heathrow, Boeing 787-9 : Consistent

As boarding is announced, I make my way to the gate of my flight, which is the last segment of my professional itinerary.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

2LoungeGalleries First, Londres Heathrow T5
3FlightBritish Airways Club World Suite, Londres Heathrow – São Paulo Guarulhos, Airbus A350-1000
4HotelRenaissance São Paulo
5RestaurantD.O.M. São Paulo
6LoungeAdvantage VIP Lounge, São Paulo Conghonas
7FlightLATAM Premium Economy, São Paulo Conghonas – Rio Santos Dumont, Airbus A320
8HotelSheraton Rio
10RestaurantTérèze Rio de Janeiro
11LoungePlaza Premium Rio GIG Domestic
12FlightLATAM Premium Economy, Rio GIG – São Paulo Guarulhos, Airbus A319
13LoungeLATAM Lounge, São Paulo Guarulhos
14FlightBritish Airways Club World Suite, São Paulo Guarulhos – Londres Heathrow, Airbus A350-1000
15LoungeBritish Airways Galleries Arrival, Londres Heathrow T5
Today’s itinerary


Boarding is organized in two lines: the priority line containing groups 1 to 3, and the non-priority line for groups 4 to 9.


When I arrive at the gate, priority boarding is already over and I can proceed directly to the podium.


I am called by my first name and invited to board.

Cabin and welcome

The welcome at the door is rather warm and I am directed to my seat, the 1K.


The seat is the now classic Club World suite available on BA A350s and some B777s. It is comfortable and spacious and I am happy to sit in it as I did on the outward journey.


Service and catering

As soon as I am installed, a welcome drink will be served. I will take a glass of champagne, which will be served in homeopathic doses…


Menus are also distributed, and orders are taken on the ground before departure.


A few tens of minutes after takeoff, the service begins, delayed by the numerous turbulences at the beginning of the flight.

An aperitif service is first initiated. I will choose a glass of rosé champagne, which this time will be served in normal portion and with a bag of nuts. Note that several refills will be offered to me during the service.


Once the aperitif is cleared, the meal arrives.

As an appetizer, the tabbouleh with quinoa will be excellent, as will the meat, not overcooked. The only problem will be the juice of the tomato which will be too present.


The cheese will be excellent and the dessert in adequate part.

I’m really a fan of their bread in 3 different loaves merged into a beautiful basket.

Too bad about the bagged salt and pepper.

I’ll finish the meal with a mint tea and a Bailey’s on ice.


After a beautiful night of sleep of 6 hours, I wake up slowly for breakfast.

I will choose the Full English, always excellent on British and this occurrence will not contradict. The pastries will be nice and crispy too.


Small strange point: before going to sleep, the business class cabin manager comes to see me to tell me that as a passenger on a staff ticketI can’ t call using the button… I tell him that there must be a mistake, he checks on his tablet and apologizes flatly. He will come and bring me a nice apology note during the night.


Arrival and disembarkation

After a go-around, we land and arrive at the gate on time.


Bottom line

A rather good flight, with a very consistent British Airways product.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Ryan has been in the airline blogosphere since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on the travel experience and loyalty programs.

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