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In this trip report, I include all my British Airways European Business Class or “Club Europe” flight reviews. If you travel around Europe on British Airways, their European Business Class is the highest level of luxury they offer on these short-haul flights.
For those who do not regularly travel in Club Europe, the seats on offer are currently the same as those in Economy. However, the Economy seats are 3×3 across the plane, the Business Class seats are 2×2 as British Airways have wedged a small into the middle seat which gives you room to breathe, plenty of elbow room as well as an alternate platform to sit your drinks. The pitch or leg room remains pretty cramped on these planes but for 2 hours, it is not unbearable.
You also get a hot towel, a drink (or as many drinks as you like including alcohol) and a choice of meals as well as less stressed more attentive air stewards.
For me, the reason to fly Club Europe is to get access to the British Airways airport lounges which are very good when flying out of London Heathrow and London Gatwick. Out of Heathrow you get access to the Heathrow Galleries Club South Lounge or the Galleries Club North. Out of Gatwick you get access to the British Airways Business Lounge. All three lounges are excellent and are used by travellers flying Club Europe and Club World. For me, the use of these lounges makes it worth flying Club Europe on outbound flights from London.
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Below you will find my most recent flight reviews of British Airways European Business Class, you can draw your own conclusions.
In this trip report, I review my flight on British Airways in European Business Class from London Heathrow (LHR) to Nice Airport in France. After spending the last month knocking British Airways for their rather stingy afternoon tea offering along… Read More.
In this trip report, I review short haul Club Europe or Business Class on my flight within Europe on an Airbus A320 from London Heathrow to Nice. British Airways offers a fairly consistent Business Class offering throughout Europe which means… Read More.
I travel on British Airways 20+ times a year and because I collect Avios I usually travel in Club Europe, which is the British Airways Business Class within Europe (I have written about whether it is worth spending Avios on… Read More.
I have also reviewed a number of my British Airways First Class flights and my British Airways Business Class flights. British Airways also features in our 5 best airlines to fly to Europe in Business Class.