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More British Airways routes getting the new Club Suite business class

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After yesterday’s news that Philadelphia and Washington DC were getting the A350 and Dallas and Seattle getting the 787-10 both with Club Suite, it looks like British Airways has now fully rostered the A350 fleet for the Summer schedule.

In April, this means we will see the A350 on:

Bangalore (BA119/BA118)

Dubai (BA109/BA108)

Austin (BA191/BA190)

British Airways A350 Club Suite

…. as well as the previously announced Philadelphia (BA67/BA66) and Washington DC (BA293/BA292).

From June Tel Aviv will see the return of the A350 (BA167/BA166), whilst Tokyo will see it come July (BA5/BA4). Boston will get it in August (BA203/BA202).

Toronto is notably missing. Whilst Toronto was one of the first destinations to get the A350 it looks like it will no longer serve on that route. This list looks exhaustive, given the limited number of deliveries that British Airways will be taking from Airbus.  I wouldn’t expect any more routes to get the A350 until later in 2020.

There are no additional routes for the 787-10 yet.  Atlanta, Dallas and Seattle have already been announced.

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.


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Comments (221)

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  • Ian says:

    Just had a seat change message for my flight from LHR to Seattle late July 2020
    Was B747 now a B781 with Club suite layout

  • Ian M says:

    Wow that’s a very negative change for the Virgin credit cards. Hope that doesn’t spread to other cards!

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      Maybe a coincidence but in less than 30 x days time Curve blue charge for recycling and now V money put cap on recycling…

      • jc says:

        Curve charge is for paying govt, nothing to do with recycling, unless I’ve missed something. The common theme is that as things get (ab)used more and fin cos mature (and get squeezed elsewhere e.g. interchange) they stop letting you do all the stuff that negatively impacts them. Don’t think there’s any direct correlation beyond that… but I do think we’ll see more avenues closed in the coming year

  • henry says:

    Still have not received an email from Virgin stating any changes?
    Have they targeted the users who were cycling 2 or 3 times there limit or does it apply to everyone?

    • Shoestring says:


      check your marketing preferences?

      • EwanG says:

        T&C changes such as this need to go to everyone, regardless of marketing preferences as its not marketing!

        They also need to provide notice of the change in line with their T&Cs (typically 1 (regulation-set minimum) or 2 months).

        • Shoestring says:

          then check your mothballed email address – plenty of people used a secondary email address to get round the 2x Virgin credit cards rule and/ or the 6 month rule

          • Henry says:

            Checked everywhere and every possible avenue and nothing.
            Can anybody else confirm that has been rolled out to everyone or is it targeted?

          • MattB says:

            I’ve had absolutely no confirmation of this anywhere.

          • Shoestring says:

            come to think of it it, nor have we! (2x Virgin a/cs)

        • BJ says:

          OT @EwanG: have you found any good butchers in or around Edinburgh participating in Shop Small?

          • Liz says:

            @BJ we have used Minik in St Andrews and Cupar. Also discovered Crieff is fab for small shop. Fantastic Crieff Food Co is a big food shop also with Minik butchers and a nice cafe downstairs. Also a fish shop, sweet shop, another butchers, whisky shop, card shop that prints their own cards next door, delis, fruit and veg in a red and yellow shed! Now done 65 out of 70 transactions. We’ve had to cram our shopping in to one week as MIL having a knee op next week and we will be looking after FIL. Been a crazy busy week! My 3 freezers are full!

          • EwanG says:

            @BJ. George Bower in Stockbridge is on the map again this year, except that is not the name it comes under (which is Mark Smith). Worked last year – they used a different terminal for Amex.
            Not checked out any others!

          • BJ says:

            Thanks Liz/Ewan, that’s great 🙂 Stockbridge is just down the road, and we may take a run up to Crief this weekend.

          • Alan says:

            @Liz you must be winning this year, that’s an amazing number of transactions and it sounds like you’ve found some amazing shops! Still zero for me this year so far lol.

          • EwanG says:

            @BJ. Whilst there you could pop across the road to Armstrong’s for some fish if that’s also to your liking!!

      • Alan says:

        This is a T&Cs change so marketing preferences should be ignored. Nothing received here and I only have 1 email registered with them. For something this significant I wouldn’t expect them to rely on email anyway, there should be a message on the statement too.

        For those that have received an email what is the effective date of this change?

        • Big Ernie McCracken says:

          Mine says 7 January 2020

          • Alan says:

            Thanks – if you get a sec would you mind posting a copy of the message? Does the 7th coincide with your billing cycle? I’m wondering if this is why some of us with a later billing date haven’t been informed yet…

  • Andrew says:


    Just popped up this morning. £1000 back from when you spend £2000 on jewellery at Yoko. I haven’t saved it

  • Roger says:

    Is this applicable immediately or like curve they have given some advanced notice?

  • BJ says:

    Don’t really get all the excitement about Club Suites, Qsuites etc. Unless travelling longhaul alone (which is rare for me these days) I would much prefer a better seat in an open cabin. Somebody once commented here that flying a window seat in CW was like flying in a toilet cubicle, wonder what they think of the suites.

    • Dawn says:

      I’m super excited by it. I’m horribly chlostrophobic but it affects me when I have lots of people around me/staring at me etc. So the fact I cut shut myself away and forget there is anyone else on the plane makes travelling ok for me. I’m not a good flyer at all unfortunately. I’m the most unsociable person as I don’t want to talk to anyone, music on my head and disappear under my blanket hoping to sleep. But I manage to still fly after years of not getting on a plane.

      • BJ says:

        IIRC @Shoestring collected a lot of info on stuff to help sleep on planes so if that would help then drop a comment to him.

  • Yemi says:

    I believe Amex has also started stopping recycling ones credit limit. This happened to me with the BA premium Amex card.

  • The Original Nick says:

    Flying LHR-DXB in January. Aircraft change from A350 to 777 so no suite for me.

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