Review of British Airways flight London Edinburgh in Economy

Airline British Airways
Flight BA1448
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Airbus A321
Flight time 01:20
Take-off 22 Dec 18, 14:30
Arrival at 22 Dec 18, 15:50
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Flyerboy2005
Published on 6th April 2019
After an exhaustive start to the winter holidays, it was time to head to the UK. After arriving off an American Airlines flight from RDU, I was off to catch my flight to my final destination, Edinburgh. When I arrived at the gate, unsurprisingly it was extremely crowded per usual at Heathrow ;-). To my delight, the boarding process was extremely efficient and I found myself on the plane in no time. As I walked onboard the A321-200 (G-EUXH, which was around 14 years old at the time), I headed straight for my seat. It had 30 inches of pitch that was OK, but not great. I couldn't help but admire how snazzy the cabin looked with the blue mood-lighting and the black leather seats with the BA Speedmarque etched into the headrests.

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The seats were relatively comfortable, and they would pose no problem on this short flight.

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As we reached our cruising altitude, the Cabin Crew started their M&S buy on board service.photo img_5224
It is quite unfortunate for British Airways to turn to a buy on board system on Euro Traveler flights, especially since they market themselves as a "premium airline," when, in essence, they are the same as Ryanair and Easyjet in respect to the amenities onboard. Before long, we had started our descent in to Edinburgh and the cabin was prepared for landing.
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Verdict

British Airways

4.8/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew6.5
Entertainment/wifi2.0
Meal/catering3.0

London - LHR

9.1/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Edinburgh - EDI

9.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access10.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

All in all, British Airways isn't a bad option on shorthaul flights, however it is quite sad to see them go in the direction of a low cost carrier.

Information on the route London (LHR) Edinburgh (EDI)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 9 reviews of 3 airlines on the route London (LHR) → Edinburgh (EDI).


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The airline with the best average rating is Virgin Atlantic with 7.9/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 15 minutes.

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2 Comments

  • Comment 496354 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4836 Comments

    Hi Flyerboy2005, thanks for sharing your first report here with us! Looks like you were able to figure out the publisher tool--I assume you got my two replies to your e-mails, but wasn't sure since I didn't see a response. Glad you were able to get your first report posted.

    LHR-EDI...lucky you didn't end up in Dusseldorf 🤣

    I couldn't help bust admire how snazzy the cabin looked with the blue mood-lighting and the black leather seats with the BA Speedmarque etched into the headrests.

    I agree that BA cabins look good, but I find the 30" seat pitch to be way too tight.

    when in essence, they are the same as Ryanair and Easyjet in respect to the amenities onboard.

    Indeed, it's a shame. Just a few years ago I enjoyed free lunch and Gin & Tonics in Y

    As you may have noticed horizontal photos work best for the site--they display better. Also a few more pics would be good for future reports (The new publisher tool required minimum 5).

    Welcome to Flight-Report!

  • Comment 496945 by
    loukas SILVER 300 Comments

    Hi, Congrats on your first report! In 2013 my BA flight on this route was operated by 767 and I was served a full English breakfast in economy! Times change!

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