British Airways Unveil Lavish New Business Class Cabin

By Paul Joseph

British Airways has revealed details about its newly revamped Club World business class cabin, which will feature in the airline’s first Airbus A350-1000 wide-bodies due to arrive later this year.

Dubbed “Club Suite”, the new cabin is notable by the absence of the alternating forward- and backward-facing seat layout found in Club World cabins on BA’s existing long-haul aircraft.

Instead, the cabin will boast a 1-2-1 configuration, with individual doors for each seat, flat-bed seats, 40 per cent more storage space which include a vanity unit and mirror and 18.5-inch video monitors.

Each window seat will be angled outward (i.e. toward the window), while the two middle seats will be angled inward.

Furthermore, British Airways has enlisted Vienna-based caterers Do & Co for new in-flight menus and U.K.-based The White Company for fresh bedding.

The new A350-1000s aircrafts will offer 56 Club Suite seats, 56 World Traveller Plus seats and 219 regular economy seats. Satellite Wi-Fi will be available for all passengers on the A350s.

Last year Alaska Airlines announced that they were to offer VR headsets on a trial run for first-class passengers on two of its American routes.

By Paul Joseph