(Picture: PA)Getting on to a plane and turning left is always a big deal.
But with the latest updates from British Airways, travelling Business Class could be about to feel even more special.
The airline has revealed a major overhaul of its Business Class seating after being accused of lagging behind rivals. And it sounds pretty amazing.
Club Suite will feature direct access to an aisle, a door for enhanced privacy and flat-bed seats so long-haul flights won’t leave you looking like an exhausted, haggard wreck.
There will also be 40% more storage space, a vanity unit and mirror, WiFi, an 18.5-inch entertainment screen and power sockets. Basically – it sounds better than our houses.
(Picture: PA)Customers weren’t always happy with British Airways’ Business Class offering, with some complaining that passengers had to step over each other to reach an aisle.
The new design will arrive on the airline’s first A350 plane in July – the aircraft will be used for short-haul flights between London and Madrid to enable crews to become familiarised with the new layout.
To really make the most of the facilities you will want to wait for the long-haul flights – launching in October, with another three A350s joining the fleet and two Boeing 777 jets being retrofitted with the new cabin.
It will be rolled out on further long-haul aircrafts from the beginning of next year.
(Picture: PA)‘The arrival of our first A350 featuring our new Club Suite is one of the most exciting developments in our £6.5 billion investment programme,’ explains British Airways chief executive, Alex Cruz.
‘We’ve worked hard to ensure every aspect of the Club World experience – from the lounges we’ve refreshed, to the new gourmet menus from Do&Co on flights from Heathrow and the luxurious bedding we’ve introduced from The White Company – exudes the very British style and quality customers expect from us.
‘At British Airways we have one of Europe’s largest long-haul fleets and most far-reaching global networks so it will take some time to make the cabin available to everybody.
‘We hope that as more customers have the chance to experience it, they’ll enjoy travelling in it as much as we’ve enjoyed designing it.’
I think it’s time we started saving up.
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