In this trip report, I review British Airways B767 in Economy, Nice to London Heathrow. Usually, when we fly between Nice and London on the Gatwick or the Heathrow route, we fly in British Airways Business Class on the A231, which I have reviewed. It was, therefore, a surprise when we boarded a Boeing 767, built-in 1994, for our return trip from a rather rainy April break in Monaco. You can find out what Economy (or Coach) is like on other planes in our other British Airways Economy Class flight reviews.
On this trip, I was running low on Avios and booked into the Economy cabin. The cabin was split into a Club Europe cabin at the front and an Economy cabin behind. The Economy cabin was split further, with Club Europe spilling from the front cabin into the main cabin (with a curtain divider). At the exit row, the main cabin was split again, so you, in effect had two Economy cabins. A middle and back cabin. We were in row 25, which was almost at the back of the middle cabin.
Both cabins felt dated, in line with the plane age, being built in 1994. If the recent rumors of British Airways planning to buy out Norwegian airlines are true, I think the new planes and modern cabins will be a blessed relief, at least in comparison to this particular BA plane. Certainly, both the Business and Economy cabins felt in need of an overhaul.
Best Seats In The Economy Cabin
To be honest, there is little to choose between the seats in the cabin. The layout was 2-3-2, so if you were a couple or prefer a window view, I would recommend seats A, B, or K, J. The seats in the exit row splitting the Economy cabin in two, which was row 27, had a huge amount of legroom and was across the aisle from the toilet. These were probably the best 4 Economy seats on the plane.
Best Worst In The Economy Cabin
Our seats; 25 F, E, D (our seats), may well have been the worst seats on the plane on our flight as we had crying babies both in front and behind us, which seemed to set each other off and made the flight pretty unpleasant. The noisy passengers are, of course, not the fault of British Airways!
Staff & Pilot
The pleasant staff and jolly pilot are a major reason for me choosing to fly British Airways. The pilots always seem competent and are said to be some of the most qualified pilots in the air. I certainly appreciate their efforts in keeping passengers updated with conditions, turbulence and generally trying to jolly up the flight.
Food was from the latest British Airways M&S paid menu. You can also spend Avios on the British Airways Economy food menu. It was not noteworthy.
Overall this flight experience wasn’t great. The seat was large enough, the legroom was fine, and in fact, felt more spacious than the usual A231, but I don’t much like being located in the middle of the plane. I was left with regret that I didn’t book into Business Class. Thankfully I had booked Pod Parking back at London Heathrow which was a fun end to a rather mediocre flight experience.