Business Traveller : 2019-09-01



Business Traveller checks lows out the of highs travel and products Once safety seated, there demonstrat­ion, was take-off, another FLIGHT CHECK Elemis and after amenity bags British Airways were given were out. The Dedham lunch beef with Vale Farm options Madeira Scottish filet of girolles chicken sauce; British and cider cooked corn-fed sauce; in a with a grilled Somerset roasted sea bass dressing; fennel served and penne and aubergine pasta in caper a chestnut tomato courgette sauce cheese; mushrooms and and with salmon Inverawe Berkswell and potato prawns smoked and with new There horseradis­h wines was a wide salad. on the selection several menu, of were not although the crew on board, good were keen and impression. to I fell make a asleep After two for more lunch, hours, than afternoon waking in time about tea, for 90 which I was then minutes served had 15 before and landing. checking minutes of Onair emails texting system before was the turned was As off. at predicted, 1805 and stand landing by 1815. we were minutes I at the JFK later and disembarke­d seven was five minutes kerbside after at even Something that. jaded try. Will travellers unique it will that whether succeed? want to the It the City financial depends on community and time, Docklands in but the to in arrive feeling recovers at JFK of being out of the and walk able airport is straight rather special. British Airways A318 LONDON-NEW YORK All-business class BACKGROUND London BA’s new which City-New was York JFK September, launched service, at the the end of airline heralds – from several aircraft using firsts for to on a a shorthaul onboard transatlan­tic all-business connectivi­ty route class and a layout new 1120 I and for arrived seat. my 1250 at LCY was told at there departure because was an and the of a hour’s aircraft. technical delay right Security problem after with going was to up the the escalator to from Gate 24, flight at ground where there departed level is a with 32 lounge of the seats facing airport, wifi drinks and hot including and Ayala cold came at The call champagne. 1420. A for coat boarding hanger on it was and a and waiting jackets on each in were wardrobes promptly footrest, plane. I at either stowed cabin was sitting end of in at the aisle seat the offered, rear of 7J. the been although Drinks because this weren’t of the might late have The A318 departure. with has been 32 seats in a 2-2 curved a shell. cushion There is that a storage raises footrest with pocket and a each set beneath, magazine of seats and between gap for there papers, is a which and a narrow you can button There hang your on are two jacket. for each person power sockets entertainm­ent and in-flight personal provided is an arm video by a that player armrest. comes that slots The out of into out of tray the table central this, and to also comes stow. was a little table When fully difficult vibrated extended, laptop, when the although typing as the not on a ones in quite Club as much flight to World. allowing have This is Onair the messages passengers service, to send the and use SMS connection Blackberri­es, worked and runway intermitte­ntly. at cannot London take off City, the has to with refuel a A318 We at full tank landed Shannon, so just here in Ireland. enough under an appetiser time for hour a drink – with (Welsh Cox’s Carmarthen and an apple Passengers and ham – I clear potato US salad). disembarke­d customs luggage, with route en all my had my walked hand bags into the through X-rayed terminal, very immigratio­n. and little went There through queuing, was to a and I by a was then corridor dedicated with a seating one end. duty-free area was After five shop called minutes at to the and I the walked airbridge, 20 checked had metres and got my documents back on the plane. AB JK 1 CHECK-IN 2 3 the first floor. THE LOUNGE 4 The NOVEMBER20­09 5 WITH COMPLIMENT­S MAY2008 the A318. There was free ARRIVAL 6 first BA courtesy BOARDING 7 slip of paper with the seat number £3.95 VERDICT THE FLIGHT 8 Given the short FIRST THE SEAT CLUB WORLD LONDOON WORLD TRAVELLER configured configurat­ion World of eight London that rows.“Club recline City” features fully-flat, seats on the rest of BA’s long-haul fleet. MCITYY CLASS Visit businesstr­ Tom tried-and-tested Otley of the for full outbound reviews and return flights. Kitchen different from but are those very in Club They face World a small forward, in them, privacy pairs, and divider with each between reclining into a hard, Toilet CONFIGURAT­ION SEAT PITCH SEAT WIDTH SEAT RECLINE PRICE 2-2 190.5cm/75in 63.5cm/25in 180 Internet from degrees London rates for to a return New York flight in started November from £2,564. 20 flight | NOVEMBER20­09 CONTACT 0018-019 TT BA & LAN.indd 18 Visit businesstr­ Seoul Railway hotels Charity auction Poker s s s 001 COVER BTNOV fin.indd 4hrs in Delhi s 1 21/10/0 98 businesstr­ SEPTEMBER 2019 PICTURED: The all-business class A318 inside and out BT