I've just received an e-mail from British Airways regarding my forthcoming flight to Mallorca in August that I fully suspect will not be taking place.
They're offering me an opportunity to upgrade to business class for the princely sum of £139 each. They are tempting me with the following:
- Start your journey in the calm of our relaxing lounges*, away from the hubbub of the airport.
- A greater baggage allowance means you can take 2 bags at 32kg each, as well as 2 pieces of hand baggage.
- On board, sit back in a bespoke leather seat designed to maximise your personal space, and be first off the plane.
- Dine on our gourmet foods and fine wines, including champagne.
Well, considering all airport lounges are currently closed and no sign of re-opening any time soon then lounge access isn't worth the money (plus we receive it anyway with our frequent flyer status).
Two 23kg suitcases are sufficient for our family of four so absolutely no requirement for two 32kg each!
Bespoke leather seat? The same leather seat that you get in economy albeit with the middle seat used as a table.
All food currently served on board is a packed lunch and is the same irrespective of what class of travel you're in.
Thanks for the offer BA but I think I'll pass on this occasion.