Superb room hardware and the game viewing was as private and wild as you could possibly hope for. For the majority of our time on the game drives, it felt like we were at one with nature, totally disconnected from other human beings and the outside world.
These weren't fares that were 25% or even 50% off. These were fares that looked like they were missing a final zero. Given the amount of miles earned when flying them, you were even looking at making half the paid fare price back, with your haul of AA miles or BA Avios.
There is a definite sense here when flying in intra-European business class, I'm being asked to tell the Emperor how lovely his clothes are. If we all play along we can pretend this is ok. Honestly though it isn't. If you are flying long haul and end up in a short haul Business Class cabin, that's fine. However, if you are looking to splash out in order to try Business Class one time, short haul will leave you deeply underwhelmed.
The Club Europe hot meal was never particularly great but much like the Concorde Room, I miss it now it's gone. We can eat hot food in the lounge and at restaurants and all airline meals are individually wrapped anyway, so why aren't BA serving hot food?...