Jetsetters traveling in British Airways’ Club World business class cabin will once again enjoy a premium dining experience on board from this week, as the airline cancels its reduced pandemic service while lifting the lid on a new seasonal menu.
The upgraded Club World joins offerings already restored in its First, Premium Economy World Traveler Plus, Economy World Traveler and Club Europe business class cabins earlier this year.
Celebrating “the best of British cuisine”, each course on the brasserie-style Club World menu will be served individually, starting with soups and salads before moving on to heartier classics like cottage pie and a hot chocolate fudge with custard.
Regional variations will also take flight on select routes, including grilled lemon and herb mahi-mahi over Caribbean hops, chicken biryani on flights from India and king prawn machbous from the Middle East. .
It’s a welcome change for the Oneworld carrier, replacing the single-tray service introduced in December 2020 – which was arguably a marked improvement over boxed meals just before that – and bringing it back to pre-pandemic standards.
Hot and cold towels are also back in premium cabins.
The airline has been testing menu variations and service styles with cabin crew over the past few months, with Sajida Ismail, British Airways’ onboard experience manager, saying it was important to exceed expectations customers when it restored full service.
“We’ve taken the time to ensure that we’re delivering an upscale brasserie-style dining experience that not only tastes great, but that our team feels confident to deliver,” says Ismail.
In other good news, British Airways’ A modernized Boeing 777 will shuttle between London and Sydneyfilled with its latest business class and first class suites, starting October 30.
Guests seated in 777’s First Suites enjoy personal space and privacy, with a 24-inch HD video screen with Meridian’s state-of-the-art Meridian Noise Canceling Headphones, plus comforts such as as luxurious Alice Temperley pajamas and Elemis amenity kits.
The biggest win, however, is in Business Class, where the dormitory-like Club World Business Class and front-to-back layout gives way to modern Club Suites with sliding privacy doors, a much more personal space and perhaps most important, direct driveway access.