British Airways Business Class London to Chicago 777

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British Airways Business Class London (LHR) to Chicago (ORD)
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British Airways Business Class London (LHR) to Chicago (ORD)

We arrived at the airport a bit late due to the Brexit protests.  We went to checkin and it was taking a bit longer than anticipated.  The young BA worker was having trouble checking us in, something to due with the lap infant I believe. The checkin agent had to call a few people but after about 10 minutes of waiting we were issued our boarding passes.  He mentioned to make sure to visit the business class lounge but then realized we really wouldn’t have time to use it.

We went right to the gate after clearing security and our flight was beginning its boarding procedure. We were seated at the very last row of business class as that is where the bassinet is for the infant seating.  British Airways packs them in, in business class where seating is 8 across. We had seats in the middle. I had an isle seat and my wife had the middle seat directly next to me. Thankfully there was no one seated next to my wife in the middle. Of the four seats in the middle we had control of three of them which was perfect!  It gave us space to put our stuff on that third seat and gave my wife a buffer from people next to her so she could juggle the baby and nurse him privately with ease.

The flight attendants serving us in business class were great!  They were full of smiles, cheery and genuinely helpful.  When we got to our seats the flight attendant started gushing over our new travel stroller and said she wanted to get one and had never seen one in person.  She also offered us an infant seatbelt and mentioned that they would be more than happy to set up the bassinet in case we wanted to put our baby in there.

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My seat

I honestly thought the seat was plenty comfortable but just a bit narrow for business class.  The seat could use more storage so that you could place your items away more conveniently. There was tons of legroom and the seat goes fully flat for sleeping.  I did think it a bit strange that the passenger in the middle seats ahead of me needed to step over my leg to get out into the isle (if I had my legs extended or was laying down).  I did proactively lower my foot when I saw her trying to leave her seat but a strange setup overall in that regard. Believe it or not my wife preferred our flight on BA Club World more than AA business class on the 777-300 due to having two seats to herself and the better service.

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British Airways Club World

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British Airways Club World

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My IFE monitor

Menus and headphones were handed out shortly after boarding.

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British Airways Club World Champagne menu

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British Airways Club World wine menu

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British Airways Club World Afternoon Tea menu

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British Airways Club World menu

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British Airways Club World dinner menu

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British Airways Club World seating

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Club World Amenity Kit

We never ended up using the bassinet seat for our baby.  It was a bit small for our child and it was sort of strange that it kind of sat elevated out in the open with no privacy.  Not a traditional bassinet in what I would typically imagine.

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Bassinet for infants on British Airways Club World

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Me in British Airways Club World

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British Airways Club World

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Baby napping with Mrs Points Pinnacle on British Airways Club World

I started with some of the Tattinger Champagne and a Kir Royale as I had never had one before.

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Champagne and Kir Royal

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Salad and tomato, avocado and mozzarella

We moved on to salads.

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Salad and tomato, avocado and mozzarella

Then a  smoked salmon starter was up next.

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The salmon starter on British Airways Club World

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On to our main courses in which I had the Chicken Tika….

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The Chicken Tika Masala

and my wife had the filet of British Beef.

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Seared fillet of British beef on British Airways Club World

We closed out our meal with a nice chilled chocolate fondit.

All the food was quite decent and hit the spot.

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Chocolate fondit with orange confit on BA Club World

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Browsing the IFE

I decided to watch some Wimbledon highlights and then moved onto some movies.

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Watching some Wimbledon highlights on the IFE

We were offered some sort of small meal/snack closer to landing but we declined. Since this was a daytime flight the entire way to Chicago I stayed up but baby did get about 4-5 hours of nap time.

British Airways business class (Club World) is quite a comfortable way to travel, at least on our flight with the three seats.  It was comfortable with decent food and good service. For a trip across the pond those are the things that count. However I could see it being less than Ideal in a completely full cabin and being seated in the middle next to a stranger. If BA continues to have fare sales in their Club World I think this product is a great value for 7,8  or 9 hour+ flights.

 

PointsPinnacle Breakdown

Since this flight was part of a roundtrip booking, please see the PointsPinnacle Breakdown in this post. At the bottom of the page are details of how we paid for our flight. For $1700 and 60,000 Avios for two roundtrip tickets this was a great value.

 

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