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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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  • Clive says:

    There is an article on FT, not confirmed, where someone states they have received notification from Virgin CC that they will only be awarded points up to the maximum of their monthly credit limit. Whether they were paying off their limit during the month is unknown but one to watch.

    • Colin MacKinnon says:

      Yep, got that yesterday and was in yesterday’s HfP comments last night.

      So 100,000 Virgin points limit for me next year, unless the cat also wants to go to Neckar!

    • Alan says:

      Yikes that would suck! Not had any such notification here yet at least.

  • rams1981 says:

    OT as reported by others the Boston BA lounge is excellent food wise. Best BA lounge I’ve been in.

  • LeMain says:

    My Seattle flights for August have also been switched to a 787-10

  • Damian says:

    I had booked First class to Austin in September next year using 241 Amex for our honeymoon and just received an email saying we had been changed to Club World. I circled the plane and it shows it is now an A350 which doesn’t have the first cabin.

  • James says:

    If one booked a 50% discount avios flight to ATL in economy – would it be upgradeable to WTP after booking? Or would that be prohibitively expensive?

    TIA

  • Ed F says:

    A350 is on Austin from the summer schedules too.

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