First Class daydreams

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Staff dancing attendance. Actually this was a tribute last year to the late Freddie Mercury, a one-time Heathrow baggage handler
Caroline Hurry
Caroline Hurry

So much more my speed, muses Caroline Hurry

In idle moments when my thoughts turn to fantasies, these always involve a fully reclining British Airways First Class seat dressed in 400 thread count bedding, a stylish day blanket and bolster cushion.

British Airways Bolster pillow
British Airways Bolster Cushion

I’m lolling about in sophisticated super-soft loungewear designed exclusively by Temperley London, rummaging through my bespoke British Airways amenity bag for ultra smart pro-collagen Elemis products to plump my skin, before perusing the A La Carte menu.

British Airways First Class amenity kits
British Airways First Class amenity kits

Not for me the new signature afternoon tea service, showcasing a selection of sandwiches, delicate pastries and scones. I can’t do carbs anymore and I don’t want to see what I’m missing.

British Airways High Tea on First Class

So instead, I’ll order something yum to be served on elegant William Edwards-designed bone china crockery, with contemporary cutlery from Studio William.

My champagne will fizzle into a Dartington stem glass and after dinner, I’ll likely settle for a good Scotch on the rocks in an elegant tumbler, before the turndown service.

Dartington glass tumbler on British Airwats FIrst CLass
Dartington glass tumbler on British Airwats FIrst CLass

According to Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience, as part of the airline’s its £6.5bn investment for passengers, “we’ve sought out some of the best British designers to work with to ensure travelling in First is an unforgettable experience.

Even better, on arrival, I’ll avoid the crowds with the exclusive First Wing private check-in area leading through to dedicated security lanes, and direct access to British Airways’ prestigious First Lounge.

I have it all mapped out!

  • The British Airways new look and feel takes to the skies on March 31.
  • 2019 is British Airways’ Centenary year.