I have flown GB
Airways several times LGW
on both their A320s and A321s. As regards the aircraft, apart from the lengthened fuselage I did not notice any difference between the A320 and A321s.
I always prefer LGW
, simply because living on the south coast LGW
is much easier to get to (25 minutes by direct train/40 minutes by car) compared with LHR
(90 minutes minimum by train with 2 changes and 120 minutes by car on the congested M25). It really depends on where you are starting your journey to the airport. LGW
North Terminal is certainly more user-friendly, modern, and superior over LHR
Terminal 1, which is showing its age.
Service on GB
Airways is on par with BA
, sometimes better and perhaps more "polished". I have never had cause to complain about GB
Airways cabin service, their staff are professional, pleasant, and helpful. Unless I was too handsome or important (sic!), they also seemed more generous with free drinks and wine on GB
Airways - they quite happily gave you refills and extra small bottles of wine without charge in coach. Food was adequate, certainly not gourmet and on par with BA
Seat configurations are the same as BA
mainline. The only drawback on GB
Airways is the lack of IFE and seat back screens (although I believe this is now changing). However, with the majority of their flights under 4 hours, this is not important.
You will find several reports about GB
Airways on carsurvey.org, most of which are favourable.
I have never flown BMed, so I do not know how they compare with GB
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."