BA CityFlyer cover all British Airways flights to and from London City Airport. On weekends these aircraft also serve some regional sun routes such as Manchester to Ibiza.

British Airways switched to buy on board catering for EuroTraveller – their economy class product in Europe – a while back. It does not cover the CityFlyer routes though and complimentary catering is still offered to all passengers.

BA4463 – Dublin to London City (DUB-LCY)
10 May 2018
Embraer E190SR – G-LCYS
Seat: EuroTraveller 5D
Departure: 08:40 Arrival: 10:10

Travelling with hand baggage only is such a blessing after travelling with lots of luggage. Everything is so much easier and today is no exception. I arrived at the airport just under an hour before departure and was straight through fast-track security and at the gate.

On Board BA CityFlyer

Our inbound aircraft was a little late due to congestion at Dublin Airport, so we boarded quite close to the departure time. All seats have generous pitch on the Embraer 190.

Happily I had nobody sitting next to me which is always a bonus when flying. In short order boarding finished, the crew gave the safety demonstration and we headed off to the runway. After a bit of a hold, we headed skywards and turned right towards the UK.

Once in the air, the crew announced that Club Europe would receive a complimentary hot breakfast and EuroTraveller would receive a complimentary continental breakfast. The curtain was pulled between the classes and service commenced.

Continental Breakfast in EuroTraveller

Asked if I would like something to eat, I naturally said yes. I had cereal at home about three hours beforehand so I was ready for something else. A nice looking little continental breakfast is presented. Croissants and jam are something I love so I was quite happy to discover this included.

Ditto ham, cheese, egg and tomato – all in all the breakfast is a bit of a win as far as I’m concerned. It was also tasty with the only minor quibble being the chilled croissant. Like all bread it is nicer not chilled, but there’s not much that can be done about that.

Overall Thoughts

I enjoy flying into London City, as the arrival experience is second to none. You’re out of the airport and on the Docklands Light Rail in minutes – far faster than any other London airport.

Considering the fact BA CityFlyer still provide a complimentary meal just adds to the joy. Cabin crew based at London City are also universally friendly and nice too, so if you have the choice, fly into or out of LCY for a better service all round.

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