For my flight to London, I booked an Avios award in Club Europe for 9k Avios points. While coach would have been good enough, this decision–similar to my flight from Berlin–was driven by award availability rather than personal preference.
After clearing security, I made my way to the Galleries First lounge. As I was checking in at the front desk, the clerk suggested I might want to visit the Galleries Club lounge on account of traveling in Club Europe rather than the Galleries First lounge via my Executive Platinum card.
“Isn’t this one supposed to be nicer?”
“Well, yes, it is.”
I’m still puzzled why this conversation happened.
I made my way into the lounge to look into the dinner options I had available.
Terminal 5 would have sweeping views of British Airways’ various aircraft, but most are unfortunately obstructed by the terminal’s architectural features.
With boarding about to commence, I made my way from the lounge to the remote terminal 5 pier. Virgin Atlantic has taken to advertising in the middle of British Airways’ “home.”
Sadly, not my chariot to Zürich was not a 747.
Club Europe’s legroom leaves a bit to be desired.
Once in flight, I got to discover the joys of children in premium cabins. A family seated next to and in front of me had brought two children with them. As to ensure I had a pleasant flight, they took turns screaming, crying, climbing over the seats, and throwing toys throughout the cabin.
We arrived at a remote stand in Zürich. My luxury car rides to planes aside, it was one of the more pleasant remote stand experiences I’ve had, thanks to stereotypical Swiss efficiency.