I arrived at Dulles as fresh as a daisy or as fresh as a Grey Traveller can manage ……… here is why. There is nothing that I can tell you new that hasn’t been told, blogged or written before about T5 or Business Class but I can tell you that it suits me. British Airways offers an automated system if dropping off bags, you can print your own boarding pass, luggage label and receipt. If help is needed ‘real people’ are on hand.
Fast track through security is available for Business Class meaning that within minutes you can hot foot it through to one of two Aspire Lounges, north or south. This time he who likes to think he is obeyed chose south.
Hot dishes such as curry and rice, soup, salads and sandwiches are available as is afternoon tea. Snacks, nibbles and cake also available with a decent cappucino and those looking to toast their travels have a huge choice of alcoholic drinks. Soft comfy seats, side tables, dining areas, tv lounge, toilets and showers make the wait in the lounge more than comfortable. Staff clear dirty plates without being intrusive and all areas are furnished in calming hues and are exceptionally clean.
When the time comes priority boarding is offered and a welcome slug of champagne enjoyed. The business class bed and surround appears small compared to Singapore Airlines or Emirates but adequate. I would prefer a shelf for book, glasses and bottled water but the main reason for me to fly Business Class is to get the sleep and I certainly got that. Sleep was made easy as there was a very soft large pillow, under blanket and a duvet.
The White Company amenities bag is new since last travelling BA and I particularly liked the calming lavender pulse roll on. I arrived in Dulles ready to explore.