Points Guy UK travel experts give British Airways’ Covid-era Dreamliner service the thumbs up

points guy uk travel experts give british airways covid era dreamliner service the thumbs up

The pandemic means that all airlines have had to restrict their service.

But even with tweaks to make flying safe, it seems it’s still a joy to fly with British Airways.

That’s the verdict from two travel experts from The Points Guy UK site who recently boarded a BA Dreamliner, cameras in hand, to record footage of their onboard experiences in business class and economy.

Nicky Kelvin (pictured), the director of content at The Points Guy UK, put BA’s Dreamliner business class to the test

The flight was from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Athens, a service normally operated by the Airbus A320.

However, Boeing 787 Dreamliners have been temporarily used on the route once a week recently to shift backed-up cargo.

Flying upfront in the posh end was Nicky Kelvin, the director of content, who paid 18,500 Avios plus £17.50 tax for his ticket.

His verdict? He said he was ‘incredibly impressed with the comfortable lie-flat seat’, said the meal wasn’t huge, ‘but was delicious, especially the chocolate dessert’, and enjoyed his free fizz – ‘a bonus on any flight’.

He also enjoyed the inflight entertainment system, a feature that BA short-haul aircraft don’t have.

As it was a short-haul flight, business-class goodies such as an amenity kit, blanket and pillow weren’t offered.

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