Trip to Marrakesh flying British Airways, Iberia & Royal Air Maroc Business Class
- British Airways Business Class, Stockholm-London Heathrow
- Iberia Business Class, London Heathrow-Madrid
- Royal Air Maroc Business Class, Madrid-Casa Blanca
- Royal Air Maroc Lounge, Casa Blanca Airport Domestic
- Royal Air Maroc Business Class, Casa Blanca-Marrakech
- Le Meridien N´Fis
- Exploring Marrakech
- Pearl Lounge, Marrakech Airport (RAK)
- Iberia Business Class, Marrakech-Madrid
- Iberia A340 Business Class, Madrid-London Heathrow
- British Airways Business Class, London Heathrow-Stockholm
Departure time in London (LHR):19:15
Arrival time in Stockholm (ARN): 22:50
Aircraft: Airbus A321
Duration: 2h 35m
Date of flight: February 17, 2020
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #218
Video from my YouTube Channel 📺
British Airways Galleries First, Terminal 5
After clearing security, I went straight to the first class lounge and was already by the Galleries First at 5:20pm. In the dining room, I browsed the ala carte menu and ended up ordering the Chicken Hirata Buns.
Boarding, Gate C52
I left the lounge at 6:15pm and waited downstairs until 6:25pm when the gate was shown on the Flight Departure Screen. After learning that it would be from the C gates, I went to take the escalators downstairs, and then took the train.
Around 6:39pm, document check was done and a few minutes later, boarding began although we had to wait in the passenger bridge.
Aircraft, Airbus A321 (G-EUXD)
The A321 used by British Airways on this flight had a total of 40 seats from rows 1 to 10 in a 2-2 configuration, with the middle seat being blocked as usual.
Business Class Cabin
The business class cabin seemed 90% full 👍
Pushback & Take Off
At 7:08pm, boarding was completed. The CSM reminded all the passengers to put all the jackets under for quick boarding so we could depart on time, as there is a risk we lose our slot and stay for two hours. A couple of minutes later, the captain came on the PA to give us some flight information ie. our flight time of 1 hour and 55 minutes and taxi time among others.
Minutes after being airborne, the CSM came on the PA to inform us of the drinks and supper service. Economy passengers can purchase items from the M&S menu card but no cash nor debit cards. For business class passengers, there is complimentary dinner.
Landing in Stockholm Airport
At 10:10pm Stockholm time, the captain came on the PA to inform us that we would be landing in 30 minutes. At 10:26pm, the captain was back on the PA and informed us that we would be landing in 15 minutes. We landed in Stockholm Airport at 10:44pm, six minutes ahead of schedule and reached our gate 6 minutes later.
For a direct flight between London and Stockholm (and for other short haul flights in business class for that matter), I would say that British Airways is the better choice than SAS. The crew were fantastic and the chicken was phenomenal, thanks to DO&CO catering. The young flight attendant in the business class cabin was very professional and friendly and really did a great job serving dinner as the cabin was almost full. He is definitely a treasure for British Airways 👍 Looking forward to my next flight on BA next month 😍