Review: British Airways Business Class, London to Stockholm

British Airways Business Class, London Heathrow to Stockholm

Trip to Marrakesh flying British Airways, Iberia & Royal Air Maroc Business Class
Flight: BA786
Departure time in London (LHR):19:15
Arrival time in Stockholm (ARN): 22:50
Aircraft: Airbus A321
Seat: 6A
Duration: 2h 35m 
Date of flight: February 17, 2020
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #218

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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.

Ala carte menu, Galleries First

The chicken hirata buns were fantastic 😋

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.

Taking the train to C gates.

To gate C52

Around 6:39pm, document check was done and a few minutes later, boarding began although we had to wait in the passenger bridge.

It´s boarding time!!!

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

Left side of the business class cabin

Right side of the business class cabin

Seat Map

The business class cabin seemed 90% full 👍

Seat 6A

My seat is a window seat 😉

Literature pocket

Inflight magazine, High Life, M&S on Board menu card

Seat pocket with the safety card and air-sickness bag

Airbus A321 safety card and air-sickness bags

Coat hooks are also available.

Tray table

USB and power ports

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.

At 7:16pm, we began our pushback and 4 minutes later, the safety demo was done. Take off was at 7:47pm.


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.

At 7:57pm about ten minutes after take off, the menu card was offered.

Beverage menu

Around 8:13pm, snacks service began from the back which was done by a young male flight attendant. The CSM eventually helped him and began from the front seats. At 8:30pm, I was served a glass of apple juice and a nut mix 😉 Around 9pm, my meal order was taken and between the British Chicken Supreme, Smoked Aubergine Ravioli and Tikka Marinated British Chicken, I ended up choosing the Chicken Supreme.

Everything was served in a tray.

The British Chicken Supreme was very good 😋

I was also offered some bread and drinks minutes later.


Business class lavatory with toiletries from The White Company.


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.

Parking in the arrival gate at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Terminal 2


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 😍