Taste8.5
Quality8.8
Appearance8.3
Quantity4.2
Service5.7
7.1Overall Score

We were a little excited to receive an email from British Airways asking us to upgrade our upcoming flight, from Dusseldorf to London, Club Europe at a reasonable cost of £59.00. The email offer boasted of a gourmet inflight dining experience, free flowing champagne, lounge access, priority boarding plus so much more.

We couldn’t say no, right? Was it worth the upgrade fee?

CLUB EUROPE

It doesn’t really feel like Business Class there’s no pre-departure drinks and you get a sense that the service has been stripped back to the bare minimum.

THE BRITISH AIRWAYS CLUB EUROPE MEAL

We were looking forward to something more substantial so when this meal tray was presented to us we were taken aback slightly. Our meal was the traditional BA Afternoon Tea whilst a nice touch and certainly very British we felt as though it lacked in quantity greatly. Our meal tray included: a Three Finger Sandwich served with Rodda’s Clotted Cream, Wilkin and Sons Strawberry Jam and a Pistachio Madeira Cake.

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WHAT WAS GOOD

The meal tray itself looked great whilst the Pistachio Madeira Cake tasted great and was probably our favourite item from the meal tray.

NOT SO GOOD

The scones were served lukewarm/cold from a basket that the cabin crew passed around by hand. Passengers just helped themselves to the scones with their own hands which is not something you normally see in a Premium Cabin. The Rodda’s Clotted Cream didn’t look appealing when we opened it so we left it aside.

THE VERDICT

Would we pay to upgrade to British Airways Club Europe in the future? Not sure, perhaps not? Sure we loved the little extras like the lounge access but onboard we found the service and meal offering disappointing. The afternoon tea service on BA is a nice touch but on our flight it was rushed and executed very poorly by the cabin crew.

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About The Author

Founder of Inflight Feed

Nik has been running Inflight Feed since 2012, and since then he's taken well over 500 flights for work and pleasure. He documents his inflight meal experiences right here and he's also a freelance writer covering inflight meal trends, he has written for CNN and has regular columns in leading industry magazines. He's been featured in Vogue, QZ plus many major news outlets across the globe, and has become the 'go to' person when someone needs an opinion about airline meals.