Qatar Airways Business Class, onboard the A330
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British Airways First Class on board the new 787 Dreamliner
There’s something magical about the thought of British Airways first class, arguably at one point the best in the sky. Take their Club World (Business Class) for example, rewind to 1995 and they were at the pinnacle of innovation. They were one of the first to introduce flat beds in Business Class. Fast forward to 2018 and the likes of Emirates and Singapore Airlines have surpassed them, offering personal suites in the sky, even shower facilities at 35,000ft. British Airways seem to have fallen down the pecking order when it comes to ultimate luxury travel. Many clients I speak with lamenting the state of the airlines old 747’s, and dated cabins for example.
So, enter British Airways’ new 787 Dreamliner.
British Airways have a new first class and it looks really, really good. As opposed to 14 seats which was found on the old 747’s, you have just 8 first class suites (yes, they’re called suites now too) available on the 787.
The bed is 6ft 6ins long and a decent 38 inches wide with a mattress on top to help you slip off to the land of nod. The configuration is 1 – 2 – 1 so everyone has access to an aisle. With a 23” TV in front of you, there should be plenty to keep you entertained.
First class is experiencing a renaissance across the board. Although, even during the economic downturn there was still passengers willing to pay a premium to travel at the front. However, now premium cabins are regularly selling out as travellers decide comfort on a 15-hour journey in the air is paramount. Along with Avios and Tier Point accrual of course.
With prices starting from £2,500 its certainly not what you would call cheap, but from first impressions it might just be good enough to keep the high-end British Airways fan base from jumping ship to slightly superior alternatives from the Middle East.
Book your British Airways First Class seat today. We’ll never be more expensive than booking with the airline direct. Contact me for a no obligation quote and I’ll show you the savings available.
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