New BA video – ‘A Glimpse Inside Our New A380′

Last year I wrote this post about BA’s upcoming introduction of the A380 and B787 (although the latter is looking a lot less likely this year, given the current grounding of the fleet!).

BA has now released this video giving a glimpse inside the cabin of an A380:

There is nothing too radical in there, except for the 2 x 3 x 2 layout in Club World upstairs. This compares with 2 x 2 upstairs on a Boeing 747 and 2 x 4 x 2 downstairs, or on a Boeing 777.

The first routes for the A380’s have now been confirmed as Los Angeles and Hong Kong. LA flights start on 15th October, Hong Kong from 15th November. The flights already show in the BA timetable if you want to book yourself a reward seat to try it out.

However, expect a few training flights to and from Madrid first!

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Comments

  1. “except for the 2 x 3 layout in Club World” should read “except for the 2 x 3 x 2 layout in Club World upstairs”

  2. onlysuites says:

    Any way to find out what flights will run to MAD?

    • Not timetabled yet, and even when they are you will have to take a punt on the aircraft not being changed at short notice. Would be fun though!

  3. Sean Brennan says:

    BA have said that there won’t be any commercial S/H flights during the training period. Bah!

  4. I just used Avios (and my Chase companion voucher) to book two round-trip Club World seats (LAX-CDG) leaving October 17 and returning November 8. Wasn’t even aware that 747 had been replaced with the A380 until I was making the reservation! With no “common wisdom” from past fliers on the BA A380 upon which to draw, I don’t know which CW seats are best. Any ideas/educated guesses?