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Review: OneWorld Extravaganza – BA 572 London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa A319 Economy Class

Introduction
W Taipei
CX 401 TPE – HKG 77W J
CX 251 HKG – LHR 77W W
Sofitel London Heathrow
BA 572 LHR – MXP 319 Y
Hotel Villa Franceschi Venice
The Style Florence
St. Regis Rome
Le Anfore Lounge Rome
CX 292 FCO – HKG 343 J

Comfort 4/5 Service 4/5 Amenities 3/5 Little things 3/5 Meals 3/5 Overall 3/5

I’ve had quite a history with British Airways. I flew this product domestically within London a few days before this flight: 😉

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We didn’t crash…

Our flight was in the “final wee hours” of the morning (for aviation, if you’re talking about commercial airplane departures anything before eight is considered “wee hours”), so we had a hard time waking up at 5am at the Sofitel (given this is Heathrow we’re dealing with). We ended up leaving the hotel at 6am, rushing through the hallway to Terminal 5, and barely made it in time to gate A21 (actually, it was final call by the time we were through immigration), where our A319 was departing for Milan at 07:50 in the morning. (Note to self: Choose the three o’clock flight next time.)

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British Airways Airbus A319 (our bird for today)

Boarding soon started, and we headed over to our Airbus A319.

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British Airways Airbus A319 (our bird for today)

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Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER and looking towards Terminal 3

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British Airways Airbus A319

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An overview of upcoming trip reports…

Right before I jump out of trip report territory (based on the number I have to write it’ll probably be November given my juniority on writing them), I’ll give an overview of what products will be reviewed.

Cathay Pacific Premium Economy
Flights: CX 251 HKG – LHR

I know this trip report is taking long, but there’s a 777-300ER Y+ trip report coming straight up. Hopefully I’ll roll it out today…

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British Airways follows other European airlines instead of wider Club Europe seats

This is saddening news. Before British Airways was the only European airline (apart from TK, given that IST is on the European side – but isn’t Turkey half Asian?)  that had business class seats not totally identical to Economy class seats. Their business class seats were slightly wider on the A320s since the armrests were pushed together to make the two seats wider (as opposed to blocking the middle seat).

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A good thing is that they now have improvements to Economy.

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BA New Euro Traveller

In the new Club Europe, a tray will block the middle seat, instead of the seat being wider.

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Overall this was expected. However, it is a little disappointing that Business travellers are receiving generally the same comfort as Economy. Because of the adjustable headrests, making the seat wider is generally impossible, but it is still bad news for the European traveller.