British Airways long haul Business Class Airbus A321

Bei unserem online Check-in für den Rückflug mit British Airways nach Oslo war ich kurz von der Sitzanordnung verwirrt. Zwei Sitze, ein einzelner Sitz und dann wieder zwei Sitze. Das sieht doch nach einer Business Class á la Swiss aus?! Eine “richtige” Business Class auf einem Europaflug? Wir lassen uns einfach überraschen…

BA Galle Ries First Lounge in early morning

BA Galle Ries First Lounge in early morning

Between our arrival and the flight to Oslo was still time of BA Galleries First Lounge pay a visit. When the call for boarding takes place, we make our way into the "basement". So we will enter our plane by bus.


Wir betreten den Airbus über die Gangway und tatsächlich, die Darstellung beim Check-in war richtig. Ich nehme auf dem sog. “Thron” platz. Was für ein Gefühl :-) und vor allem was für eine Überraschung und gelungener Abschluss für den New York-Trip. Quasi ein Softlanding, bevor es nachher mit SAS in Economy wieder nach Hause geht.

The service

Wir starten zur morgendlicher Rush-hour in Richtung Oslo. Knapp zwei Stunden liegen nun vor uns, Zeit um auch ein Film zu schauen. Als wir die Reiseflughöhe erreichen, begebe ich mich mit dem Sitz erst mal in eine bequemere Position. Die Flugbegleiter verteilen heiße Erfrischungstücher. Gleich im Anschluss folgt der Service, der sich vom Essen- und Getränkeangebot nicht vom Hinflug unterscheidet. Ich nehme diesmal das Continental Breakfast ohne das Blubberwasser.

British Airways Club Europe Breakfast

British Airways Club Europe Breakfast

Subsequent to any breakfast I have to take the time and check the seat on his sofa property. :-) In Fußschacht and the shoulder area is a bit cramped. But all complain at a high level.

The seat

Eight rows in a 1-2 or 2-1 seating can be found in this particular type of Club Europe. Actually, these Airbuses are primarily used on very long European routes to Istanbul but also to Tel Aviv, Amman and Cairo. The seats come from Thompson Aero and can be converted into a flat bed. Depending on what position one takes, this seat offers a lot of space.

The seat cover is color matched in dark brown material and to the controls. Three options for seat adjustment, take off / country, lounge and bed are inevitable. The footrest can be adjusted individually. Additionally, there is a very good massage function. The inflight entertainment runs over a 15.4 "touch screen. Outlet and USB port are also available.

As soon as we started in London, we also begin again with the landing on the airport Oslo Gardermoen. The weather is miserable, but that does not bother us. We remain in the terminal to pick up our bags and check the on again for our flight with SAS to Munich.

British Airways Airbus A321 G-medf

British Airways Airbus A321 G-medf

Our assessment of the British Airways Business Class Airbus A321

  • Seat
  • Service
  • Cleanliness
  • Food / drinks
  • inflight entertainment
  • Price/Performance


The international Business Class in the Airbus A321 of British Airways can really be proud of. It offers the traveler on long flights within Europe really an unexpected, high level of comfort - especially in comparison to Lufthansa, which can sit 4-5 hours time your frequent contributor to business on the NEK you!


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3 Responses

  1. Max says:

    I find the business class of Lufthansa best, but also quite expensive. Possibly I should Brisith Airways also look at me once ;-)

    • Robert says:

      Hi Max, on European routes I think there is hardly any difference between British and Lufthansa. However, the configuration of the Airbus A321 BA is really special and a unique selling point. In October I fly with Lufthansa from Toronto to Munich and then I also comparing :-)

  2. Detlef Chandler Schluz says:

    Dear community,
    I personally fly only LH (am, of course, HON), no matter what the price. should there I find the quality also come at a price, I am convinced that the ticket prices are now set much too low. The first class of LH is of course a real treat, both, culinary and stewardesses default. In my trans-Atlantic flight to JFK some real eye candy were already there.
    For further inquiries and; or tips and tricks for quickly reaching the HON circle members, I am happy to disposal.

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