An image appeared on Flyertalk yesterday which appears to show the new British Airways Club World seats for the forthcoming A350 aircraft.
I have not reproduced the image because it has been stolen from an internal British Airways IT system and, if genuine, is obviously under BA copyright.
You can, however, see it in the first post of this Flyertalk thread.
The first thing you will notice is that the standard ‘ying yang’ layout has been retained.
Note the comment on the slide though – “Direct aisle access for every seat”. This would be a major step forward for the Club World product if confirmed.
It isn’t fully clear how BA intends to do this. The Emirates solution is to make the aisle seats shorter than the seats by the windows or in the centre of the middle block in order to create a gap for the other person to get out. The person who published the slide implies that the cabin may have one fewer row of seats in order to accommodate this.
You shouldn’t get too excited by any of this. British Airways only has 18 A350 aircraft on firm order with an option for 18 more, and they won’t start arriving until 2018. It has already stated that the new Club World seats used on these aircraft will not be fitted on the A380, 777, 787 or 747 fleets.
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