When you fly Club World, you can enhance your travel even before you get to your luxurious Ikos Aria destination. Keep reading to learn 5 specific benefits you might just fall in love with:
1) Elegant Meals Full of Flavour
Aeroplane food usually gets a bad reputation, and most of the time, it’s quite understandable. Due to the very nature of aeroplanes, the galleys on-board aren’t well-suited to coming up with gourmet cuisine. Honestly, on most flights, the food is bland and not very appetising. Factors that compound the difficulties in this include how high altitudes change both our nasal passages and taste buds, as well as how senses of smell and taste are further compounded by recirculated air and its low humidity. Then again, being at 35,000 feet can’t be blamed for everything.
When you enjoy a Club World upgrade, then you get to look forward to three-course menus specifically curated using locally sourced and high-calibre ingredients. These showcase the inspiration that fresh seasonal produce makes possible, along with an exquisite presentation that is truly a feast for all of your senses.
The dietary preferences and intolerances of most passengers can also be catered to, with a balance of options that include vegan and gluten-free options.
The creativity continues in the very way in which your meal is served. Choose from a variety of cheese plates, desserts and starters, all served with modern and stylish china and glassware. Gorgeous table settings and fresh food selections are available on every London Heathrow and Gatwick route, at the time of writing.
2) Enjoy the Comforts of Home in the Air
British Airways is proud to provide the Club Kitchen. This is a separate space for passengers who would like to treat themselves to anything from naughty indulgences to healthy snacks. Either prior to or following your meal, you can head to the galley to find Cadbury’s chocolate, retro sweets, sandwiches, fresh fruit and salads.
The galley even has a selection of Twinings infusions and teas, ranging from Earl Grey and traditional English breakfast tea to the refreshment of peppermint infusions and pure green tea. New blends are also available from the artisans of Union Hand-Roasted Coffee.
3) Is Wine Bottled Poetry?
Robert Louis Stevenson certainly thought so. The wine expert for British Airways shares a similar attitude in the curation of a tremendous wine list that is a work of art all of its own. Wines from both the Old and New Worlds have serious representation, offering you choices to complement your meal or just to be savoured as they are.
On top of the wine list, you’ll also find options for Champagnes, tempting aperitifs, and premium branded mixers and spirits, such as Fever Tree tonic, Glenlivet Master Distiller’s Reserve whisky, Tanqueray gin, and Ciroc vodka.
4) Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
British Airways knows how important sleep is. That’s why the Club World cabins are places where you can lie down and just float away.
You might even look forward to resting your head in this spacious seat that can convert to a totally flat and comfortable bed. The bedding makes this even better. British Airways partners with The White Company, a luxury homeware brand, so that each passenger has a quilted mattress topper, a full-sized and fluffy luxury pillow, a cosy duvet, and a beautifully soft blanket. You can find the combination of these that suits your sleep and comfort. Every piece is hypoallergenic, and the 200-thread-count linens are pure cotton for comforting crispness.
5) Elegant Relaxation
Club World cabins have low lighting in order to let passengers sleep and unwind. Also, the attentive service isn’t invasive, especially during night flights covering the longer distances, where cabin crew try to avoid disturbing passengers whenever possible. Individual passenger preferences are noted early so service is nuanced to suit you personally.
If you decide not to sleep, then there is a variety of entertainment available, as you get noise-cancelling headphones and a personal flat-screen, featuring audio books, games, music, television programmes and on-demand films.