Yesterday, I flew from London to Geneva on a short-haul British Airways Airbus A319 in Business Class or Club Europe. I promised to review and feedback from my latest Club Europe flight regarding the afternoon tea scones situation.
You see, British Airways cut back their Club Europe goodies more than a year ago, to the horror of short-haul British Airways passengers, but they are making a u-turn and re-introducing much of the goodies that had been taken off the menu. Due to make their return are the scones and clotted cream along with the individual bottles of wine. But they are not back yet!
On my most recent flight, which was great, little turbulence, friendly stewardesses and knowledgeable pilot, not to mention the clean and modern cabin, the scones and individual bottles of wine had not yet returned. In all honesty, my flight was only a little more than an hour, so the lack of them wasn’t an issue. Nonetheless, by the time the trolley got to row 5, where I was seated at the back of Club Europe, the meal choice was sandwiches only. The other ploughman’s choice which seemed to be a salad with a lump of cheese and a scotch egg had run out, and crucially, THERE WERE NO SCONES!
You can see my meal choice above. The sandwiches were ham (pretty dry and tasteless), egg and cheese and pickle. I liked the latter two sandwiches and they made a nice snack. The cake was a lemon cake that was particularly yummy and I chose sparkling water and orange juice to drink. There was plenty of Champagne on offer but no individual bottles of wine, although I am fairly sure that there were big bottles on the trolley if that was what you were after.
You can read all my other British Airways European Business Class reviews along with my British Airways long-haul Business Class flight reviews.