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 (February 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.