Here’s what it’s like to fly First Class on British Airways
Travelling anywhere in First Class is more than a treat for many of us. A rarity that often comes about by trying it on with the ticket man or being offered a free upgrade. British Airways’ First Class is looking glorious here, hopefully we’ll all get to ride there one day. Or if you fancy a career as part of an Air Cabin Crew, this is the best working environment going…
First passengers are shown to their own private, spacious suite and greeted with a pre-flight glass of Champagne.
The suites come complete with “wellbeing essentials” in a bespoke British Airways bag.
Each suite is fully equipped with a personal power supply for laptops and electronic devices.
There is a 15-inch screen to watch films, documentaries, and TV shows or to play games, while noise-cancelling headphones allow customers to plug in to the music and audio book selection.
Passengers can hook up their laptop, iPad, or digital camera on the bigger screen with provided cables and charge their devices mid-flight as well. The new 787-9 Dreamliner aircrafts, which have only eight suites in First Class compared to the usual 14, feature even larger screens and touchscreen handsets.
For longer flights, First and even Business Class passengers (pictured below) can turn their seats into lie-flat beds.
The seats turn into a completely flat 198 cm bed complete with a luxurious quilted mattress and a white cotton duvet and pillow. The airline even provides overnight fliers with a new pair of complimentary soft cotton pyjamas.
Perhaps one of the best perks of First is the food and drink offering.
Along with an impressive wine and Champagne selection (British Airways is the only airline that serves three different types of Champagne in its First cabin), customers can order food from an a la carte menu whenever they want during a flight. All food comes served on white linen tablecloths and fine bone china — an upgrade from the plastic trays in Economy.
The breakfast selection includes a full-cooked English breakfast, smoothies and yoghurts. For afternoon tea, fliers can enjoy sandwiches, cakes, scones, jams, and clotted creams. And for lunch or dinner, customers can choose from items like fresh tuna and Herefordshire beef with truffle taglierini, followed by cheese platters, fresh fruit and fine chocolates for dessert.
For those left wanting more, First Class passengers also have access to a private 24-hour concierge.
The complimentary service offers travel advice for passengers, offering them suggestions for restaurants and events at their destination.