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REVIEW – British Airways Cityflyer : Economy Class – London City to Zurich (E170)

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How cute are these little planes?

British Airways (BA)

  • Flight: BA 8769
  • Class: Economy
  • From: London City (LCY)
  • To: Zurich Kloten (ZRH)
  • Aircraft: Embraer E-170
  • Seat: 19B
  • Flight time: 1h35m
  • Flight date: May 2015

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The trip started after work on a Friday. I jumped on the tube and was at LCY in no time. I really love my local airport. Jumping off the DLR train you are right by the boarding pass machines, the airport feels more like a small bus station than an international airport in one of the world’s largest and busiest cities.

I met K by the front door and we were through security and sat with a coffee in hand, within 15 minutes of meeting.

There are no lounges at LCY (although the gate for the ‘babybus’ flights to JFK does provide refreshments and comfortable seating), so we timed our arrival to give us no more than 30 minutes of waiting time.

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Boarding for our short hop to ZRH was uneventful, as was the flight itself. We were sat in the last row but were still served within 25 minutes of takeoff. BA offers snack and a full bar even on the short flights out of LCY.

BA gets a lot of grief for its long haul product but shorthaul it is a world apart from its low cost rivals.

When you get a good crew, as we did on this flight, the light hearted banter and cheeriness really adds to the overall experience.

lcy plane - REVIEW - British Airways Cityflyer : Economy Class - London City to Zurich (E170)

How cute are these little planes?

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It didn’t hurt that when I asked for a G&T the FA gave me two


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