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British Airways - upgrades & updates

British Airways was once respected as “the world's favourite airline”. However, since the emergence of carriers including Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad - which offer the likes of Qsuites and First Class inflight shower facilities - that crown has slipped.

UK's flag carrier has announced a raft of upgrades that it hopes will - at least - make it “a” favourite among premium fliers.

Airlines News - British Airways - upgrades & updates
New First Class Suite

It's Boeing 787-8 fleet has started flying the airline's new Club Suite. There will be - in total - 12 aircraft retrofitted with 31 Club Suites and 37 Premium Economy seats. The first flew on the 14th June - with the other eleven expected over the next few months.

The 787-9 fleet flies 38 Club Suites, 38 Premium Economy suites and 8 First Class suites.

On short haul routes - in its A320neo and A321neo fleets - expect new “navy blue” seats with increased pitch (31 inches from 29 inches). Business Class will still feature a row of three seats with the middle seat blocked off.

There's a new British Airways app and website expected this year too.

Airlines News - British Airways - upgrades & updates

The big news is that BA will retrofit all its A380 aircraft with its new First Class suite. It is the only European carrier that flies a First Class between the USA and Europe.

There are 12 A380s in the British Airways fleet. Each aircraft has:  First Class – 14 suites,  Club World (Business Class) – 97 suites,  World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) – 55 seats with the rest in  World Traveller (economy).  

Read the BusinessClass.com review of British Airways First Class

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Read the BusinessClass.com review of British Airways Premium Economy

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