British Airways deploys an Airbus A321 in a long range cabin configuration on this route. The plane is actually ex-BMI metal, and is used on several other routes – among them Moscow and Tbilisi. There are six weekly departures; from London Heathrow at 0955, arriving into Baku at 1935 – flight time is 5h40m. We tried them out!
Still, we really enjoyed sitting in seat pair 5D&5E; as mentioned, there's ample space, but the "bells and whistles" are honestly also quite fab - the seat goes fully flat, and can be positioned in several angles to allow for a great deal of comfort. A massage function is also built in.
Service was - if not immaculate - personable and incredibly friendly. The stewardess assigned to our area was charming and very, very helpful. A few minor niggles (such as lack of knowledge on the wine served) takes the score down a tiny bit,.
I went for the beetroot salmon which was excellent; flavourful and, of course, colourful. My main of roasted chicken was also delicious - and my partner enjoyed his fried tofu.
The wines were good, if not extraordinary; I quite enjoyed the Rioja although not superb.
Caramel mousse and a Bailey's rounded off the meal - and I then reclined the seat to fall into deep sleep for a few hours.