British Airways Boeing 777 Business Class Suite

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Wednesday newsletters all the time function a resort or flight evaluation.

Just a few weeks in the past, I took a visit to the Maldives and stayed at two of the nation’s most unique resorts: The Ritz-Carlton Maldives and Patina Maldives. Both properties are situated within the Fari Islands, a four-island man-made archipelago within the North Male Atoll, primarily based a 45-minute boat experience from Velana International Airport. Read my journey experiences right here:


For my return flight from the Maldives, I flew in Business Class with British Airways from Male to London. The flight was operated by a Boeing 777-300ER which was outfitted with the provider’s new suite product (referred to as Club Suite). I’ve already revealed a number of detailed opinions about British Airways’ Business Class Suite product right here and right here. So, that’s why I made a decision to jot down this journey report in a considerably completely different format, summarizing my flight expertise from begin to finish, illustrated by dozens of pictures. Let me know what sort of format for flight journey experiences you like.

  • Trip: Male (MLE) to London (LHR)
  • Airline: British Airways
  • Aircraft sort: Boeing 777-300ER
  • Aircraft registration quantity: G-STBJ (inbuilt 2014)
  • On time departure: 12 pm
  • On time arrival: 6 pm
  • Miles: 5300 miles (8530 km)
  • Flight time: 11 hours
  • Seat: 12K
  • Class: Business Class

I made a YouTube video with my impressions throughout the flight, which you watch right here:


The flight from Male to London was operated by a ten 12 months outdated Boeing 777-300ER. Unfortunately, Male Airport at present doesn’t have boarding gates, so we had been taken by bus to the plane stand.

BRITISH AIRWAY BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAY BOEING 777

The Boeing 777-300ERs was outfitted with British Airways’ latest Business Class product, referred to as ‘Club Suite’. There had been a staggering variety of 76 Business Class seats – with sliding doorways – which had been unfold over 3 cabins: a small entrance cabin (with 12 seats), a big center cabin (with 42 seats) and an aft cabin (22 seats).

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS CABIN

The seats had been specified by a spacious 1-2-1 reverse-herringbone configuration, with direct aisle entry for each passenger. The seats on the airplane’s facet angled out towards the home windows, whereas the seats within the heart angled towards each other. Obviously, the middle seats had been the only option for journey companions though these seats featured extendable dividers in case you’re seated subsequent to a strangers (guaranteeing full privateness).

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS CABIN

I used to be seated in suite 12K within the largest Business Class cabin, which felt stylish, ethereal and spacious. British Airways’ emblem prominently featured on a panel within the entrance of every cabin. Designed with silver, gray, and charcoal hued materials by UK firm Hainsworth, the seat itself appeared luxurious and featured ottomans and arm caps in Muirhead leather-based.

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BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT

The seat itself was extraordinarily comfy and got here with a sliding door for enhanced privateness. The door was fastened within the open place throughout take-off and touchdown, however throughout cruise, the flight attendants launched the locking mechanism and you possibly can depart the door open or closed as you would like. The door was ‘only’ 44 inches (112 cm) tall, so it nonetheless allowed the crew to look over and test in with you as wanted.

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT

In entrance of the seat was a 18.5-inch HD leisure display and a footrest situated within the area beneath the TV display.

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT (FOOTWELL)

A tray desk was stowed underneath the TV at top to maximise legroom; it wanted to be pulled out for any use and when unfolded, it measured 16 x 18 inches (40 x 46 cm).

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT

Above the non-aisle armrest was a small touchscreen, which might be used to regulate the seat place and to regulate the lighting of the suite throughout the flight.

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT

This facet of the seat additionally featured two storage items to stow away smaller private gadgets (e.g. glasses, pockets, smartphones, and so forth …). The largest cubby held a handset for the inflight leisure, a USB port, and an influence plug.

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT

Next to the seatback was a big console with an arrogance mirror and a few extra cupboard space on the within; a studying gentle is fastened to the console’s outdoors wall.

BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT

An amenity package – designed as a toiletry bag by The White Company – was ready on every seat. The package contained eyeshade, earplugs, socks, a toothbrush, toothpaste, pen and toiletries from The White Company’s Restore & Relax Spa Collection, providing a contact of luxurious.

BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS AMENITY KIT
BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS AMENITY KIT
BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS AMENITY KIT

A alternative of a welcome drink was supplied throughout the boarding course of, and I had a glass of orange juice.

WELCOME DRINK

We left the plane stand at 12 pm, which was an on-time departure. Following a brief taxi, we took off from the Maldives’ single runway 24L/6R in northerly route over the Indian Ocean. The clear climate allowed for some phenomenal views throughout takeoff.

VIEWS OF THE MALDIVES AFTER TAKEOFF
VIEWS OF THE MALDIVES AFTER TAKEOFF

Lunch service began shortly thereafter. A menu was handed out to every passenger.

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The wine checklist – printed on the bottom of the menu – was glorious.

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As a starter, grilled lemongrass hen was served, with combined mesclun, endives, mango, pomegranate and lime French dressing.

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
LUNCH: STARTER
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
LUNCH: STARTER
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
LUNCH: STARTER

As a essential course, I select Arabian spiced grilled tuna, which was served with roasted potatoes, aubergine, courgette, combined peppers, and lemon garlic cream sauce.

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
LUNCH: MAIN COURSE

For dessert, I had the chocolate mocha mousse cake, which was served with espresso bean, redcurrant and vanilla sauce.

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DESSERT

After lunch, it was time to discover the inflight leisure. The suite seat had an 18.5-inch TV display which used the most recent Panasonic X3 in-flight leisure system. The display was fastened into the shell of the seat in entrance and allowed gate-to-gate leisure. The inflight leisure might be chosen by immediately touching the TV display or with using a handset, which had its personal small TV display. The leisure system itself, referred to as High Life, supplied tons of films and field units to discover. 3D Interactive GeoFusion flight maps had been out there, permitting passengers to comply with the flight route in hi-resolution graphics.

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INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

Noise-cancelling headphones had been supplied as effectively, to benefit from the inflight leisure.

NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES

Three hours and thirty minutes into the flight, we reached the Arabian Peninsula.

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
VIEW

We nonetheless had greater than 7 hours of flight time forward of us, so I made a decision to have some relaxation, making use of British Airways’ glorious bedding. The latter is supplied by The White Company and contains a mushy massive pillow in a white cotton pillowcase, an expensive cover, and a padded mattress topper to supply an additional layer of consolation to enhance sleep high quality.

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS BEDDING
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS BEDDING
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS BEDDING

At the push of a button, the seat went totally flat in a really comfortable mattress with a size of 79 inches (200 cm). The aisle armrest might be lowered to reinforce the sleeping consolation.

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAYS B777 BUSINESS CLASS SEAT (FLATBED)

I rested for many of the flight, and I suppose most of my fellow passengers did the identical home windows.

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CABIN

Ninety minutes previous to touchdown, one other three-course meal was served (the second three-course meal throughout this 11 hour flight).

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INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

The starter was comprised of courgette & carrot bulgar roll, served with heirloom cherry tomato, pomegranate olive oil, and garlic yoghurt dressing. It was served along with a bread roll and the dessert, Dulce de leche cheesecake.

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
DINNER: STARTER + DESSERT
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
DINNER: STARTER + DESSERT
BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
DINNER: STARTER

As a essential course, I had the braised beef, served with potato au gratin, inexperienced beans, carrots, cherry vine tomato, beef jus, and mushroom sauce.

BRITISH AIRWAY BUSINESS CLASS BOEING 777
DINNER: MAIN COURSE

Following an uneventful, easy flight, we landed at London Heathrow at 6 pm native time (on time arrival).


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