Inside the remodel of British Airways’ premium business cabin Club Suite


British Airways is on a mission to revamp its lounge and transatlantic flight experience.

The first piece is the remodeling of its premium business cabin, Club Suite. While initially completed in 2020, BA is currently striving to revive the popular New York-London business travel corridor since the pandemic began. The Club Suite was first available to premium business travelers on flights between London and Dubai, Toronto, Tel Aviv and Bangalore.

British Airways has redesigned its Club World cabin with the launch of the new Club Suite introduced on the A350-1000.

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Improved cabin layout provides direct aisle access and a door to the suite for increased privacy, while maintaining high levels of comfort with White Company bedding and a more comfortable flatbed seat in a single configuration -two-one in each row.

The new cab offers direct aisle access from every seat and a door for added privacy.

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BA installed 56 new Club Suites across its fleet on Airbus A350 aircraft. The A350 Edition cabin design is intended to promote a sense of well-being, space and calm with high ceilings and ambient lighting to reflect time of day settings and outside light while reducing noise levels.

The 79-inch flat-bed seats in a one-two-one configuration.

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The seat side table has been expanded with 40% more storage space, including a dresser and mirror. BA also touts that its “bespoke” table is designed for both dining and working. There are PC and USB ports at every seat, and perhaps most importantly, BA has one of the lowest rates for in-flight Wi-Fi, what are they going from £4.99 (approximately $5.60) to £21.99 ($25), depending on flight duration and Internet access.

Each suite has 40% additional storage space including a bespoke table designed to accommodate working, eating and sleeping.

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When not in operation, each suite features an 18.5-inch HD screen for inflight entertainment.

BA says the Club Suite uses technology to make the flying experience even more comfortable.

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A rendering of British Airways’ new home in New York City.

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The second part of the airline roadmap is that British Airways is mobile terminals at its foothold in New York City this winter, moving from Terminal 7 to Terminal 8 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

A rendering of the new British Airways lounge in Terminal 8 at New York-JFK airport.

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The airline says T8 is undergoing refurbishment to improve the customer experience, starting with new check-in counters and lounges. The enhanced experience will continue after security with a new lounge worthy of the cost of business and first class travel, with exponentially more seats, a much brighter environment with higher ceilings, and a social distancing friendly space. between tables and chairs, and even a champagne. bar.

the new T8which will also be home to OneWorld partner American Airlines, will launch with a soft opening beginning November 17, with a full move in late December.

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