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

I decided to upgrade my flight with British Airways after receiving an email offer from them for a Dusseldorf to London flight. The Club Europe offer was a reasonable fee of £59.00 for 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

The meal was the traditional BA Afternoon Tea whilst a nice touch and certainly very British I felt as though it lacked in quantity greatly. The 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 my 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, rather than the crew serving them individually to each person.  The Rodda’s Clotted Cream didn’t look appealing when I opened it.

THE VERDICT

Would I pay to upgrade to British Airways Club Europe in the future? I’m not sure, perhaps not? Sure I loved the little extras like the lounge access but onboard I found the service and meal offering disappointing.

The afternoon tea service on BA is a nice touch but on my flight, it was rushed and poorly executed 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; 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, Lifehacker, The New York Times plus many major news outlets across the globe.