Is this the new British Airways Club World seat?

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Do we have a picture of the new British Airways Club World seat?

Reader Dave left a note in our comments yesterday which I found interesting.  I wrote an article highlighting a BA survey which implied that Club World could be getting private suites with doors.  Some extra information sent to me by a reader suggested that I was on the right lines.

Dave highlighted this article from Runway Girl Network.  Scroll down to the third picture in the main article (which is the 4th picture if you include the one above the article), captioned ‘Rockwell Collins ….’.  I can’t reproduce it for copyright reasons and I can’t find any ‘official’ version.

This is the Collins Aerospace ‘Elements’ Business Class seat, previously known as the ‘Super Diamond’ seat, with an added door.  More importantly:

it is the same seat – just without the door – that American Airlines successfully uses and that Qatar Airways successfully uses on most of its non-Qsuite aircraft 

it has a ‘fixed’ TV screen which we know is part of the new BA set-up

No airline has bought this seat yet, I think, which would give BA a bit of novelty value.  The fact that it would appear familiar to AA and Qatar Airways flyers is another plus point in its favour.  Let’s see.

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  1. OT – does anyone know if Principal hotels count as a brand on the IHG accelerate offer ?

  2. Jordan D says:

    Amex Travel question: is it possible to do a mixed class booking online? The T&Cs of the travel offer (spend £600 get £200) seem to suggest that it is only via the online site, but can’t seem to find a way of pricing up different classes for a return (e.g. out Premium Econ, in Club). Any ideas?

    • Lady London says:

      You could do it both ways in PY if you are sure there is reward capacity on J then pay separately for the upgrade. I think these offers from Amex are cumulative?

  3. unfortunately no they do not offer different cabin bookings online, therefore the offer doesn’t apply

  4. No, can’t do mixed bookings..I have tried previously.

  5. Anyone know if you will be able to use the Intercontinental Ambassador Free Night Cert at a Regent hotel?

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