INSPIRATION • November 2017

Welcome to the 50th issue

When The Club launched in October 2013, we had a simple mission: to provide the inside track on travel, the Executive Club and, of course, the latest developments at British Airways. Fifty issues on and we’ve delivered countless expert opinions, destination inspiration and smart travel tips to satisfy the most curious of travellers. To celebrate this milestone, we scoured the archives for a look back at the best of The Club

Our epic drives took you around the world 8.4 times

Our epic drives have taken you around the world 8.4 times

Since the magazine launched four years ago, The Club has been in search of the world’s most epic drives, as nominated by motoring experts from the likes of Sir Ranulph Fiennes to David Gandy. In total, these combined drives cover 210,102 miles – the equivalent of travelling around the world more than eight times. We’ve compiled five of the most popular epic drives in The Club’s history.

We shared a lot of travel tips

We’ve shared a lot of travel tips

Whether it’s tips for sleeping on a plane or how to breeze through the airport, The Club has tapped into the knowledge of global travel experts to glean the ultimate smart tips – a total of 376 so far – to help guide you on your travels. This issue, we ask the experts: What will travel look like in 50 years’ time?

We took you on a tour of 436 BA destinations

We’ve taken you on a tour of 436 BA destinations

From new routes to old favourites, short-haul city breaks to long-haul luxury escapes, we’ve shone the spotlight on 436 BA destinations…

And the winners are…

And the winners are…

London steals pole position for the most mentioned destination, followed by New York and Tokyo

We reached travellers in 193 countries

We’ve reached travellers in 193 countries

The Club has been read in almost every country and continent in the world (according to Google Analytics), from Argentina to Zambia.

You loved hearing from BA’s pilots

You loved hearing from BA’s pilots

Our How to pack like a pilot piece from August 2015 has been read more than 135,000 times to date, making it the most popular article ever featured in The Club.

Where next?

Where next?

According to our celebrity and My Club interviewees, these are the ultimate bucket list destinations: India, China, the Maldives, Iceland and Antarctica. To find out more about the lives of the Executive Club’s travelling elite, we’ve compiled our very own Super Travellers list.

A happily ever after at our After Hours Club

A happily ever after at our After Hours Club

The After Hours Club – a series of exclusive dining events held across London for readers of The Club – has seen talks and tasting menus from top chefs such as Martin Morales and Alfred Prasad. But our July 2017 event, A Taste of the USA at Madison London, had an extra-special twist when an Executive Club Member got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend.

There’s still time to book tickets for our next event on 3 November – A Taste of Mauritius – at British Airways i360 in Brighton.

BA experts: 134 years and 4 months of travel experience

BA experts: 134 years and four months of travel experience

The combined number of years that all The Club’s Gurus – from pilots to digital experts – have worked at British Airways. That’s one impressive LinkedIn profile… Read the latest Guru’s article

Illustrations by Vesa Sammalisto

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