Fresh from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, here are four photographs of the interior of the first British Airways A350.
This is due for delivery in late July and, after initial checks and pilot training, will begin a few weeks of short haul test flying before launching on the Toronto route from 1st October.
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Here is Club Suite:
My worry that it may be a bit too grey has not gone away – we need to hope the mood lighting can work wonders. However, it is obviously a huge leap forward for British Airways and one we should congratulate them on. See also:
Here is World Traveller Plus, with what looks like a ludicrously generous bulkhead row in terms of leg room. Note how big the cabin is – this is where British Airways plans to make its money with these aircraft.
Is the seat narrow or is it just the camera angle?
If you expand the picture, you can see one World Traveller seat at the back where the poor passenger is going to get his legs banged by every bag, trolley and person going through the aircraft.
Here is World Traveller – a relatively small economy cabin compared to the rest of the fleet but you can’t see the scale from this picture:
Hopefully it won’t be long before we can try the real thing.
You can read my initial thoughts, based on playing with a VR simulation of Club Suite, in this Club Suite review.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
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