British Airways’ Club World Business Class seats with its backward seating for half of their business class passengers in the densely configurated 2-4-2 layout has been long criticized as the airline continues to offer it at a premium until this day.
The good news is that BA today has come out with a new business class seat design called the Club Suite which has the 1-2-1 direct aisle access layout with a sliding door.
Don’t worry, the majority of passengers will still travel on the same old World Business seats as they are only implementing it on their new A350s so far.
The first flight of BA’s A350 will be between London and Madrid, from October 1, 2019, BA will have four A350s and two retrofitted B777 with the new cabin design. Plans to roll out such seats fleet-wide will
Looking through the pictures BA media has offered, we can finally say that now their business class hard product is on par with other legacy airlines today.
The airline’s sophisticated and newly-branded ‘Club Suite’ offers direct-aisle access, a suite door for greater privacy and luxurious flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. Boasting 40 percent more storage, including a vanity unit and mirror, WiFi, enviable 18.5-inch inflight entertainment screens*, high definition gate-to-gate programming, and PC / USB power; every aspect of British Airways’ Club Suite has been designed for today’s customer.
The A350 aircraft itself will also promote a feeling of well-being, space
andcalm due to its reduced noise levels, high ceilings and ambient lighting which is intended to complimentthe time of day and outside light. Customers will leave their flight feeling rested thanks to higher levels of humidity and refreshed air as the cabin pressure is equivalent to an altitude of just 6,000 feet. There are also environmental benefits to flying on the state-of the-artA350 as 25 per centlower fuel burn significantly reduces CO2 emissions.
As well as a new 56-seat Club World cabin, the three-cabin A350 will feature the latest World Traveller Plus cabin (56 seats) with new furnishings including a plush new pillow and
warmquilt, new amenity kits and an enhancedservice and an improved dining experience. The World Traveller (economy) cabin offers 219 seats. Customers will also benefit from high-speed WiFi, allowing travellersto browse the internet on their personal electronic devices.
I have to say BA’s new business class seats are very close to their current first class offerings, the suite door can provide even more privacy as that’s what a business traveler needs these days.
What’s your thoughts on their new business class offerings?