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.
BA's Club World is a great value product, most of the time it can be had for a fraction of the cost of other carriers' business class fares. There is a reason for this.
The cabin decor is drab, bland and uninspired. The only thing about the experience that feels premium
The new bedding is a vast improvement as is the new tableware. The food is not much better than the old Do&Co catering on this route but then again LHR-JFK is BA's flagship service and has always received an extra level of care and attention.
If BA can roll both the Do&Co and White Company partnerships successfully, fleetwide, they will go some way to undoing all of the harm that has been done to their reputation after the last three years of cost-cutting. Add in a new seat due in 2019 and then the only issue that remains is the poor quality of the lounges.
BA don't exactly have an easy road ahead of them but for now at least, it appears that things are moving in the right direction.