I arrived in London Heathrow from Seattle on the Boeing 787-10 in the new Club Suites. Once there, I had to wait five hours for my connecting flight. This was due to a cancellation about a week before travel, making the wait longer than my upcoming hop across the Irish Sea.

Since I had been travelling for almost 20 hours by this stage, it was pretty tedious, even if I did spend it in the first class lounge. Eventually it was time to board my plane for the short flight to Dublin.

BA824 – London Heathrow to Dublin (LHR-DUB)
19 April 2022
Airbus A319 – G-DBCF
Seat: Club Europe 1A
Departure: 17:35 Arrival: 19:05

At the gate, I noticed our aircraft today was one of the ex-BMI planes. These still have the previous owners seats installed, meaning a slightly different on board experience to usual.

Club Europe Cabin

In the front row, two of the tray tables are attached to the bulkhead in front of you. Also, there is a middle seat table, but it is not as nice as the one the other British Airways planes have.

Since the newer European fleet of Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft have no middle seat table at all, there are no complaints from me. Once boarding was complete, we had the safety demonstration and headed into the evening sky.

Dinner As We Hop Across The Irish Sea

British Airways have recently returned the Club Europe business class catering to how it was pre-pandemic. That means it’s a nice variety of fresh healthy meals for the enjoyment of your tastebuds.

The poke bowl meal was really nice, fresh and felt quite healthy. Not sure the dessert was as healthy, but since I love sweets, I was happy. Once I scarfed down all the food, it was time for one more Champagne before we descended and landed in Ireland.

Overall Thoughts

For a hop across the Irish Sea, British Airways is usually my go to airline. The oneworld alliance carrier does a good job on such a short flight, and the cabin crew are invariably really friendly.

There’s something about a late afternoon flight at the end of a trip that I really like. Sipping some Champagne knowing you’ll be home soon on an airline you are familiar with… well, it’s almost like being home already.

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