British Airways 1438
London-Heathrow (LHR) – Edinburgh (EDI)
24 July 2015
It took us about ten minutes to reach the gate from the lounge and boarding began right as we arrived. All domestic UK British Airways flights are Economy-only and do not have a premium cabin. Our flight was operated by a British Airways Domestic UK A321, I was able to assign us seats in the second row beforehand due to my oneworld status.
British Airways’ new boarding process was already being enforced (this was before the announcement) and this led to some very angry frequent flyers claiming that they don’t know anything about the changes… which is true, I think BA should have sent out the communication well in advance instead of beginning to enforce the new process before informing frequent flyers.
Legroom was standard for economy and perfectly fine for an hour flight to Edinburgh.
We took off about thirty minutes after scheduled departure time because apparently they were having issues detaching the pushback tractor and we had to wait for a mechanic to come and fix the issue.
We took off about five minutes after the issue was fixed and were presented with a rather cloudy view of London.
The service on the flight consisted of tea and cookies or crisps.
We were at our cruising altitude for about thirty minutes at which point we began the descend into Edinburgh.
We touched down about fifteen minutes after scheduled departure time and made it to the gate quickly thereafter. Overall, a perfectly pleasant domestic UK flight on British Airways. It really doesn’t make sense to have a premium cabin on short flights since there wouldn’t be enough time to provide premium amenities to a premium cabin.