British Airways has unveiled its brand new 'Club Suite' - the most radical overhaul of its business class cabin in 20 years. It will arrive first on the carrier's new Airbus A350s, which will begin flying services from July. The new suites will offer direct aisle access to every passenger, a door for greater privacy - a first for BA - a 'luxurious' lie-flat seat and an 18.5-inch TV screen. Scroll down for video British Airways has unveiled its new business class seat, the Club Suite, which it is set to roll out on A350 services Each suite in the new business class cabin will feature an in-flight entertainment screen that is 18.5 inches wide The club suites will be arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration and will boast 40 per cent more storage The club suites will be arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration and will boast 40 per cent more storage, including a vanity unit and a mirror. The seat itself is 79 inches long (6ft 6in) when in the bed position, seven inches longer … [Read more...] about British Airways unveils its new business class seat
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British Airways has offered a first look at its brand new business class suites for 2019, and they're seriously swanky. We're talking mini suites with their own doors for total privacy, spacious seats that transform into flat beds, and even a vanity unit so you can stow away your belongings without needing to fight for space in overhead lockers. The new Club Suites will launch in July on board the airline's first A350 aircraft. Business class passengers will also get to enjoy a host of extra perks (plenty of leg room for a start), such as an 18.5-inch in-flight entertainment screen and USB power sockets, 40 per cent more storage and a mirror. Then there are the plush pillows and quilts, luxury amenity kits and improved menus for those final touches of comfort. The A350 will start flying short-haul in July to give cabin crew and staff time to adjust to the new layout, before moving over to long-haul routes in October. BA revealed it has plans to roll out the Club Suites on more … [Read more...] about Inside British Airways’ new ridiculously lavish business class suites
With its centenary celebrations ongoing, British Airways has announced the latest major upgrade to result from the £6.5 billion currently being invested in enhancing the company’s products and services: an entirely new Club World business-class cabin. Launched this morning, BA’s new ‘Club Suite’ seat will be a significant departure from, and drastic improvement on, the airline’s current offering. Set in a 1-2-1 configuration, each fully lie-flat seat will provide direct aisle access and 40 per cent more personal storage spaced than the current standard. Amenities will be significantly enhanced too, with high-definition entertainment systems enlarged in size to 17 inches or 18.5 inches (dependent on aircraft type), tech upgraded and high-speed WiFi available. It’s thanks to another new addition that BA has branded its new seats as ‘suites’: each one will have its own sliding door to enhance privacy. Passengers will be able to … [Read more...] about British Airways new Club World business class seats cabin suites
You know that just beyond the curtain lies a heavenly world of flat beds, free-flowing champagne and fluffy duvets. But does it live up to all of those mid air fantasies? Travelling from Dublin to LA recently, I finally got to find out. The seats…Aer Lingus flights to New York and LA are on an Airbus A330 from Dublin, with 23 seats in business class. With a seat pitch of 58 inches and a width of 21 inches, you have a good bit of room to play with, and the seat reclines into a fully lie-flat 6’6” long bed. The seat pitches are fairly standard, but not the best in the business – Virgin Atlantic, which flies to LA from London, also has a 6’6” long bed but a width of 33 inches, and the seat placement means there’s no one in front of you. Ethiopian Airlines, the only other airline flying direct from Dublin to LA, has a pitch of 68 inches, though the beds don’t fully recline. While not gargantuan, I am fairly tall (one of my crueller nicknames … [Read more...] about Review: What’s it really like to fly in Aer Lingus Business Class?
It was perhaps just a little bit obvious that it was my first time sitting at the front end of a plane. “Once you fly business class, you’ll never go back,” warned the passenger behind me. I removed my eye mask to nod at him and sprayed on some more hydrating facial mist before taking another selfie. Shoes off, complementary socks on, cocktail in hand and my own bowl of nuts to nibble on. All while on the tarmac at Cardiff Airport. How bizarre, that right now I could see Rhoose out of the window. This is the first long-haul flight I’ve ever taken from Cardiff Airport. Qatar Airways now provides Wales’ first direct link to the Middle East, with daily flights to Doha operating for the last six months. The airline has the world’s youngest fleet and its business class seats are consistently ranked among the best - they won Skytrax Best Business Class in the World 2018 and their newest aircrafts even offer a double bed. The first thing I learned is that … [Read more...] about What it’s like to fly in the world’s best business class cabin