Review of British Airways flight Edinburgh London in Economy

Airline British Airways
Flight BA1443
Class Economy
Seat 15A
Aircraft Airbus A319
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 24 Oct 20, 11:30
Arrival at 24 Oct 20, 13:00
BA   #57 out of 87 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 823 reviews
By GOLD 637
Published on 18th November 2020

Greetings and welcome to another flight report! Today I will be flying from Edinburgh to London in British Airways’ Euro Traveler economy class. My trip starts with an Uber from Edinburgh’s New Town, which lasted about 25 minutes until my arrival tab the airport. Self service check in and bag drop weren’t available presumably due to COVID-19 precautions. I waited about 5 minutes in line before I was allowed to proceed to the check io desk. The woman there checked my bag and then offered to check my cabin bag for free though upon my declination, she asked me to put it in the baggage sizer and it was too big by about an inch. Mind you it’s a cabin bag I’ve traveled with on in the cabin on over a dozen previous flights including on my flight there but oh well, a rule is a rule. I then proceeded to the empty security checkpoint which was quick to bypass. And within 15 minutes I had cleared security. I headed straight to the Aspire Lounge which I had access to through my Priority Pass membership. 

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Upon presenting my card and boarding pass I was directed to fill out a contract tracing form. I was told the lounge was operating at a table service due to health regulations, so I took a seat and waited for someone to take my order. It took a bit of time to get somebody attention but eventually I ordered my food and drinks-a ginger ale, a cappuccino, and a cooked breakfast. 

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The breakfast was fine and the coffee a bit bitter but overall it was pretty decent food. 

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I spent about an hour in the lounge before heading to my departure gate, which I overshot while being consumed with my phone. Boarding had already started so I joined the short line. 

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Before long, my boarding pass was scanned and I was heading down the jet bridge. 

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I was greeted by the cabin crew and offered a sanitizing pack. I proceeded through the underwhelming Club Europe cabin to my economy seat (15A). 

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The seat was comfortable enough with an adjustable headrest but the legroom was terrible. 

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This ‘shock’ may have been due to me recently flying first class, and these seats were an unwanted snap back to reality. I was one of the first to board so I sat in my seat for a while as the boarding process continued. 

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One thing to note was that there was the Albanian women’s soccer team that boarded with about 20 people, which was interesting to see. Before long the boarding was complete and the cabin crew shut the doors and we began our push back.

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 The safety demonstration started while we were pushing back. After a short taxi we turned onto the runway and were airborne. 

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We had a short takeoff into the rainy skies of Edinburgh, with a few minor bumps though it was reasonably smooth. At 10,000 feet the usual welcome onboard announcement commenced in which COVID-19 safety measures were detailed. 

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As we leveled off the cabin crew started their inflight service which consisted of a snack bag with chips, pretzels and water in economy, which is more than sufficient for a flight of this length. 

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I spent the rest of the flight gazing out the window and working on my laptop. 

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Before long we were starting our descent. Trash was collected and final cabin checks made. 

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We had a long descent on which we entered a holding pattern. After about 10 minutes holding we were cleared for landing. 

The landing was slightly rough with crosswinds. We had a short taxi to Terminal 5, where I collected my bags.

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Cabin crew8.5

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Edinburgh - EDI


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Overall a decent flight will good service but a subpar hard product.

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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 11 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Edinburgh (EDI) → London (LHR).


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  • Comment 567158 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5458 Comments

    Hey Jonathan, thanks for sharing this latest Covid-era review.

    This ‘shock’ may have been due to me recently flying first class, and these seats were an unwanted snap back to reality.

    Yeah but also because seat pitch on BA narrowbody fleet the last few years has been reduced by a lot. from 31-32" in the back and 34" in Club Europe to 29" down the back to only 30" in now Club is worse than the worse seats were just 5-6 years ago. Still, I like BA's Pinnacle seats; they're pretty comfortable as they're one of the more padded slimline seats out there...the new-new Recaro ironing boards they've put behind the overwing exit rows on some of the neos are hard as a rock though from what I hear * Sigh *

    It's so ironic that Covid has actually brought an improvement in catering for short-haul since it was BOB before and now free snacks again.

    Thanks for sharing!

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