Fair play to BA
I flew with British Airways from Dublin to London recently and it was an absolute joy. Yes, it was a bit more expensive then some of the alternative carriers I could have flown with but it was so much more pleasant, that the extra 40 or 50 quid it cost me per person was well worth it. Seats could be pre-booked without having to pay extra, passengers with young children were boarded first, there was no charge for checked-in bags – and the baggage allowance of 23 kg was a whole lot more generous than you get on many airlines which operate out of this country.
Staff were all lovely – unfailingly polite, efficient and genuinely friendly – and there was no need to worry in the weeks leading up to departure about what would happen if the flight was delayed or cancelled because, say what you like about BA, they’re never going to completely absolve themselves of their responsibilities to their passengers and leave them stranded in an unfamiliar place or in an information vacuum like some airlines I could name.
It reminded me of what air travel used to be like.