Club World London City
"Club World London City" is the name of British Airways' first all-business-class flight between New York's JFK and London's London City Airport. Designed to appeal to the financial-world customer who has until now commuted the 30 to 40 minutes from Heathrow to Central London (and then 30 to 40 more to get back to work in the financial district near Canary Wharf), the specially configured aircraft has 32
seats that convert into full, flat beds and will fly twice a day. Flights out of JFK will fly direct into Canary Wharf's LCA. Flights out of London will refuel briefly at Shannon (where passengers will disembark to clear US immigration) and then fly direct to domestic arrivals at JFK. The new service begins on September 29, 2009.
Passengers are offered special service on flight BA001 (a flight number that was previously the numeric tag of the now-retired Concorde): they may check in just 15 minutes before flight time, use a special lounge, get in-flight internet access, and book deluxe hotels at the same time as booking the flight.
Americans who are used to staying in one of Central London's super deluxe hotels but wish to avoid adding extra time to their trip after landing in LCA will note that the Four Seasons Canary Wharf (the only five-star deluxe hotel in the financial district) is fifteen minutes from the airport.
Visit British Airways Club World London City for details.