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British Airways new Club Suite business class added to Washington, Philadelphia & Dallas

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Hot off my recent trip to Washington Dulles with British Airways it looks like it is one of the next destinations to see the arrival of Club Suite and the A350.  British Airways is gradually loading its finalised summer timetable that will give us a better idea on which routes its newest aircraft will appear on.

If you are not familiar with Club Suite it is the new British Airways business class seat. This article explains Club Suite in detail including where you can fly it.

The latest development is that the A350 is now being scheduled to both Washington DC and Philadelphia from the 29th March which is when the official summer schedule begins.

British Airways A350 Club Suite

It is showing on these flights:

BA67 and BA67 between Heathrow and Philadelphia

BA293 and BA292 between Heathrow and Washington Dulles

Additionally, the brand new Boeing 787-10 – also being delivered from the factory with Club Suite – is showing up on the following flights from 1st June (it is due to serve Atlanta from February):

BA193 and BA192 between Heathrow and Dallas Forth Worth

BA49 and BA48 between Heathrow and Seattle (July only)

If you are booked on the designated flights you should be able to see the aircraft swap online. If you have already selected your seats on a non-Club Suite aircraft you should be allocated roughly similar positions, although it is worth making sure you are happy with the selection.

As always, this announcement comes with the caveat that the aircraft are liable to last-minute swaps. BA does not offer to rebook you for free if you are unhappy with a change of aircraft.  However, these flights are now fully loaded into the timetable so we can be fairly certain that BA intends to operate them as shown.

The A350 / Club Suite is not showing on any other scheduled flights yet beyond 28th March, including routes it already operates on such as Toronto, Tel Aviv, Bangalore and Dubai. We are still waiting to hear for confirmation on these routes, so do not be alarmed if they are not showing in the summer timetable yet.

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Comments (79)

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  • Mark says:

    O/T curve

    Can I take out €200 euros or £200 once a month. I.e if £200 is €240 I won’t be charged a fee?

    • Lumma says:

      UK withdrawal and overseas are counted separately I believe. I think it’s been reported in the past that curve rarely charge the 2% if you go over anyway

  • Neil Donoghue says:

    Wait – Have they just built a brand new First Class dining lounge and then decided to send an A350 with only J seats????

    • Rhys says:

      If you’re referring to Washington DC, the lounge is not new and there is more than one flight daily! DC is a very busy market for First as far as I am aware, although clearly not busy enough!

    • Mark says:

      And, of course, it’s not only F passengers you’ll find in there. Presumably mostly Golds / OneWorld Emerald, especially with the migration to smaller F cabins.

  • Mark says:

    Dallas Forth Worth? Is that one down from Third Rate? 🙂

    • Anna says:

      Rhys isn’t old enough to remember that Fort Worth is where J R Ewing used to disappear on mysterious business trips 😂

      • Mark says:

        Now I’m feeling old… 🙂

        For anyone else who remembers and finds themselves in the area, Southfork is worth a visit.

      • Spaghetti Town says:

        I think Austin was his preferred run off

  • Anna says:

    OT – how far is the BA F lounge from the Cathay one in T3? We have about 2 hours of lounge time before our F flight to MIA and I’m wondering if it’s worth booking treatments.

    • Neil Donoghue says:

      10 minute walk at best! I would book a treatment and enjoy the champagne in the BA lounge. No point dashing between lounges if you only have 2 hours

      • Anna says:

        From what I saw of Cathay business lounge at the weekend I think I’d rather spend the time there and forego the treatment if it’s going to be too time consuming!

        • Neil Donoghue says:

          Fair enough! As someone who spends two days a week in that lounge flying to Lisbon, I would prefer the treatment and I am a gold card holder. The table service in Cathay F has got slow and the lounge is half the size of the business lounge but the drinks are great and the views can’t be beaten! I guess it just depends on what you would rather experience….There will be plenty of LPGS on the plane

        • Mark says:

          It’s not far at all, even allowing for a wait for the lifts up to the Cathay Lounge I would say somewhat less than 10 mins. Never been in the Cathay F lounge so can’t comment on what it’s like, only the J lounge.

          • Lady London says:

            IIRC it was 3mins or so.

            You might as well prioritise your attempt to get a spa slot! If you get one it would be a miracle.
            Then like all spa/beauty treatments, you stand a chance of being messed around on the day or overrunning. With only 2 hours I think you are pushing it too to do both.

            If changing planes I would do shower CX (Dan Dan noodles etc.are nice but a bit overrated) spa BA. You would also be sacrificing the QF lounge which is ok at the right times of day.

          • Mark says:

            As an F passenger Anna can pre-book the spa treatment though.

    • Alan says:

      Personally I’d give the BA lounge a miss. Last time I had 2h in T3 I managed to visit CX, QF, BA, VS (had Gold there too at the time and gave some chat!), AA, and the 2 PP lounges 😀

  • Richard says:

    Bizarre set of three places for that Avios discount, although, all three are major Skyteam hubs? maybe a coincidence but maybe not?

  • Shoestring says:

    Now it’s Premier Inn with the £29.50 nights offer – no code needed, just check the date you need. Rooms from £29.50 inc Friday & Saturday nights – Jan to early April 2020 – selected hotels only (but plenty of them).

  • Louie says:

    OT: flying out of HEL at the weekend. BA in economy. What’s the best lounge at HEL with Priority Pass via Amex Platinum?

    • Rob says:

      Almost certainly the brand new Plaza Premium lounge which has excellent feedback.

  • Shoestring says:

    launched today: Virgin Money Current Account pays 0.5% interest on credit balances up to £2,000. It also has a linked easy access savings account paying interest on total balances at 1%.

    I can’t see any points advantage at the moment – one to watch as there could easily be incentives to open

    • RussellH says:

      I do not like the sound of that.
      My Clydesdale a/c pays 1.49% on credit balances up to £3,000, and this looks like a potential serious downgrade.

      Linked to this, I just got a Virgin Atlantic credit card (Rob did warn that it does not have any embossing on the front). Having been in a pub just a couple of months ago where they were rumaging around for an imprinter, as their network had gone down (with card terminal on the network), do not rely on this card.
      I imagine that they can still write the card details on a payment slip if the slip has been put through the imprinter on its own, but how many bar staff or even managers will know that? It seemed as though no one had ever used an imprinter…

      • Mark says:

        It’s increasingly common though these days. No embossing on the Amex Plat; I imagine it’s not so easy on a metal card!

      • Ben says:

        I haven’t seen one of those inprinters for over 15 years. Hardly a reason to not get a card.

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