Review of British Airways flight London Amsterdam in Business

Airline British Airways
Flight BA442
Class Business
Seat 6K
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:00
Take-off 04 Oct 19, 19:00
Arrival at 04 Oct 19, 21:00
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By GOLD 603
Published on 5th April 2020

Routing


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The first order of business after clearing a transit security check was to head to the lounge for a shower, a meal and then a spa treatment if one could be arranged. The Concorde Room has multiple types of seating in various rooms along with a true British Boardroom plus a piano player.



Included in the price of admission are shower rooms and cabanas. While the shower room was rather narrow, it served the purpose quite well. 


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Refreshed, I made an appointment at Elemis for a free facial massage.


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Men have a choice of a facial massage or manicure. The massage was done in one of the curtained off rooms. It lasted 15 minutes and was very relaxing. My masseuse Toni was awesome, even giving me a number of travel sized pouches of the lotions she used. Highly recommended. 


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Next was the main event.


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The Concorde Dining Room offers one of the better first class lounge menus I’ve seen.


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The food menu was like being at a restaurant. 


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What better way to start?


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I ordered the Moroccan Carrot Salad off the Lounge menu as well as the Pan Fried Mackerel off the Main Dining menu. Both were OUTSTANDING.


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I think I was given the Moroccan Salad off the Main Dining menu as it was huge. 


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Soon it was time to board the BA A320 for a short hop across the North Sea to Amsterdam.


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Most are familiar with European business class. It’s simply the middle economy seat blocked


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London at dusk.


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DO&CO is now catering BA’s European flights. Remember this is a 45 minute flight at best. 


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This beef and chicken salad was really good.


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Some delicious hummus. 


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And a dessert by DO&CO. Now you have a great short hop meal. 


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Verdict

British Airways

6.0/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi3.0
Meal/catering8.0

British Airways Concorde Room - 5A

8.6/10
Comfort8.0
Meal/catering9.5
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Services9.0

London - LHR

6.5/10
Efficiency6.0
Access6.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Amsterdam - AMS

7.4/10
Efficiency6.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

I truly enjoyed my travel with British Airways, certainly the lounge experiences. The Concorde Room dining is excellent. The spa was very nice and the short flight served a better meal than you'd get on a 3hr domestic US flight. And by the way: This flight was not included in my SFO-LHR trip so it was purchased for 7,750 Avios. No complaints about that at all!

Information on the route London (LHR) Amsterdam (AMS)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 12 reviews of 3 airlines on the route London (LHR) → Amsterdam (AMS).


Useful

The airline with the best average rating is KLM with 7.4/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 7 minutes.

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1 Comments

  • Comment 549815 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5226 Comments

    The Concorde room lives up to its reputation. I'm a fan of the Elemis spa treatments, and try to take advantage whenever I have a long enough layover. Euro-Biz is generally meh, but the catering actually looks really good for such a short flight. You can't go wrong with Do & Co!

    Thanks for sharing!

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