✅ Trip Verified
| Return Edinburgh to London City BA's CityFlyer remains the most pleasant way to get to and from London from Edinburgh. The Embraer 190 has much better legroom than the 170 so look out for the type flying when booking. The blue leather seats and 2 - 2 layout make for comfort. Trip to London City on Oct 2 at 08:45 on the EMB190 was wholly smooth. Fantastic view of the three Forth bridges on departure. So much legroom and space, and I'm 6ft 1in & 19st. On time more or less, pleasant crew, and a free breakfast of bacon rolls or a platter of fruit salad and organic yoghurt. Water, and hot drinks. Just what was needed. LCY is so easy to get through in arrival and I was on the DLR to the city in 10 minutes flat. A great start to the day. Returning home on Oct 3 at the 14:40 on the smaller EMB170 was much less comfortable due to turbulence for at least 20mins thanks to the tail of a US hurricane passing over GB. The reassuring captain apologised several times and explained he was trying to get clearance to a higher level. Good to be kept informed. The crew were marvellous. Kind, cheerful, the best of BA. Drinks and snacks served despite the plane lurching about. All comp, including a good Glenlivet malt. Edinburgh arrival fine and into tram within 20 mins of touchdown. These jets aren't new and it does show a bit but it's a cut~above experience still compared to the alternatives. The tickets to LCY on the travel app I use are a little more than Gatwick but if you can miss the absolute peak flights the difference isn't much and, to me anyway, worth it for the good service and central location and efficiency of London City Airport.