Review of British Airways flight Munich London in Business

Airline British Airways
Flight BA947
Class Business
Seat 2F
Aircraft Airbus A319
Flight time 02:15
Take-off 03 Dec 18, 07:55
Arrival at 03 Dec 18, 09:10
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FlyAlex
By GOLD 458
Published on 4th December 2018
Hi,

As always in Munich Terminal 1 security & passport control took quite long this morning due to limited space and lanes available.
Consequently I just had a very brief visit to the lounge British Airways uses here in Munich:
Airport Lounge World - this lounge has just been opened by Munich Airport as a new common use lounge and replaced former Atlantik Lounge.
The lounge really is very nice: very modern, roomy and with loads of natural lights.
Also the food and drink offer is very nice and presented in a nice way.



I just had a very light early morning snack.

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Soon I spotted my BA Airbus 319 waiting at the gate.

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Boarding had already started in a very organized manner by groups and I straight headed to the empty priority lane which worked perfectly fine.

Welcomed by a friendly crew I took my seat in row 2. The seats are very comfortable and have a very good pattern compared to almost all other seats nowadays around on European narrowbody planes which tend to be much harder. Pitch was also good enough.
I also liked a lot the table placed on the middle seat in Club Europe cabin - it added more comfort and looked very stylish.

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Once boarding was completed, a friendly flight attendant distributed piping hot towels.

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We pushed back on time and some kind of mood lighting was also switched on - a nice feature on this rather old Airbus.

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We left Munich in rainy skies for a flight of 1 hour 50 minutes to London.

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Once cruising altitude was reached curtains to Euro Traveller (Economy) cabin were immediately closed.

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Service started about 20 minutes later with the friendly purser serving each passenger individually from the galley without a trolley.
Service started from row 1 towards the back and was always in this order:
1) Ask about meal choice (frittata or traditional English breakfast) + drink choices to go with it
2) Serving the meal tray plus offering warm breads & croissants from a basket
3) Serving the ordered drinks

This was a nice flow as you received meal & drinks together.

I had the English breakfast which tasted nice.

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I was a little bit surprised by the really tiny tray size for a a Business Class product.
However on the other side it was again surprising to see a real cloth napkin and a double set of metal cutlery for such a small meal.

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Drink refills had to be ordered and unfortunately were never offered proactively.

Soon we started our approach with great views of London city centre.

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Some minutes ahead of schedule we landend at the home of British Airways and docked at Terminal 5 B gates area.

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Thanks for reading,
FlyAlex
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Verdict

British Airways

8.4/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment7.0
Meal/catering9.0

Independent Atlantic Lounge

8.5/10
Comfort9.0
Meal/catering8.0
Entertainment8.0
Services9.0

Munich - MUC

7.0/10
Efficiency6.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness8.0

London - LHR

8.3/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Club Europe offered a nice product this morning: a comfortable & stylish cabin plus a hot breakfast service with even two main dish choices.
Crew also was friendly and happy to serve passengers.
As a guest I felt more welcome than e.g. on most Lufthansa flights I did so far.

Informations on the route Munich (MUC) London (LHR)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 3 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Munich (MUC) → London (LHR).


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The airline with the best average grade is with /10.

The average flight time is 2.0 hours and 6.0 minutes.

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1 Comments

  • Comment 478820 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4473 Comments

    Hi FlyAlex, thanks for sharing this report. I agree that the BA cabin is elegant and reasonably comfortable for short flights like this despite the tight 30" pitch, but can get uncomfortable for longer flights over 3 hours. I'm pleasantly surprised to see 2 hot options on this short of a flight.

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