British Airways Club World, London Heathrow – Boston Logan, Airbus A380: Acceptable service but dated cabin

We left the British Airways Concorde Room about 45 minutes before our flight to Boston was due to depart.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

#TypeReview
1DiarySummer escape in Hungary
2LoungeBritish Airways Galleries Club, Boston Logan
3FlightBritish Airways Club World, Boston Logan – London Heathrow, Boeing 777-200
4LoungeBritish Airways Galleries First, London Heathrow T3
5FlightBritish Airways Club Europe, London Heathrow – Budapest Liszt, Airbus A320
6HotelThe Ritz-Carlton, Budapest
7RestaurantOttimo at The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest
8TrainMAV Start Intercity First, Budapest Nyugati – Debrecen
9TrainMAV Start Intercity First, Debrecen – Budapest Nyugati
10HotelMatild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest
11RestaurantSpago by Wolfgang Puck at Matild Palace, Budapest
12RestaurantBistro Parísi, Budapest
13RestaurantThe Duchess Rooftop Bar at Matild Palace, Budapest
14LoungePlaza Premium Lounge, Budapest Liszt
15FlightBritish Airways Club Europe, Budapest Liszt – London Heathrow, Airbus A320
16LoungeBritish Airways Concorde Room, London Heathrow
17FlightBritish Airways Club World, London Heathrow – Boston Logan, Airbus A380-800
Today’s itinerary

Boarding

Our flight departed from gate C55. To get to this gate, we took the automated shuttle linking T5A and T5C, stopping at the second stop.

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When we arrived at this boarding gate, our flight was about to board and this majestic A380 was ready.

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Seconds later, Group 1 boarding was called and we boarded.

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Cabin and welcome

The 3 boarding jetbridges were attached to the aircraft, and we took the jetbridge up to the upper deck.

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The cabin was the traditional British Airways Ying-Yang, similar to the one on our outbound flight.

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On the seat, bedding and a comfortable pillow were positioned, along with the amenity kit.

A welcome drink was offered, and I chose a glass of champagne.

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During the boarding process, menus were distributed, and my order was given priority thanks to my GGL status.

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Service and catering

Service began a few minutes after take-off from London Heathrow.

The drink is brought in, and I chose a glass of Sauvignon Blanc served with a glass of water and a Premium nut mix.

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The meal was then served.

For starter, I chose the sweet potato salad, which was very fresh.

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For main course, I chose the fish and wasabi purée, a pity the fish was overcooked.

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I skipped dessert and had mint tea with a large glass of water to round off the meal.

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During the cruise, while most of the cabin is asleep, I had a couple of double Bailey’s and some excellent shortbreads.

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The second meal was served an hour before landing, and I had the quiche, which was very good.

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Arrival and disembarkation

We arrived at the gate on time, and immigration was very swift.

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Bottom line

A solid flight in an outdated cabin.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging 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 travel experience and loyalty programs.
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