A reader sent me an interview with Alex Cruz which has appeared in a BA staff magazine. There are a couple of interesting bits of news here on the new seats which I hadn’t seen before:
When an aircraft is taken out of service to get the new Club World seat installed, it will also get new First Class seats. This will be “our best [current] First seat, upgraded slightly”, which presumably means the 787-9 version.
The new “brilliant” Club World seat will “address all the issues our customers tell us about with respect to the current seat: gate-to-gate in-flight entertainment, all aisle access … more and better storage and more privacy”.
This is the first time I’ve seen storage addressed in the specifications. There was also this statement, which is actually less contentious than you think when you start to list out the alternatives:
I think across the Atlantic, we do offer the best First Class experience.
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