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First images of the British Airways Boeing 787-10

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British Airways is due to receive its first Boeing 787-10 next month, to add to its existing 787-8 and 787-9 fleet.  These aircraft are being delivered with the new Club Suite seat in Business Class, as well as the same 8-seat First Class cabin found on the 787-9.

These pictures, taken at the Boeing plant in Charleston, have been circulating over Christmas.  I saw them credited to Zulqarnain Butt at one point but I can’t verify that – they are clearly semi-official images of some sort or another.

British Airways Boeing 787-10

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British Airways Boeing 787-10

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British Airways Boeing 787-10

Once the aircraft has been accepted by British Airways, it will be used on the Atlanta route from February, on BA226/227.

The key difference between the Boeing 787-10 and the other variants is size. The 787-10 is the longest version in terms of physical length, although not flying range, and was first introduced by Singapore Airlines in early 2018.

In total, the 787-10 will have eight First Class seats, 48 Club Suites, 35 World Traveller Plus (premium economy) seats and 165 in World Traveller.  This compares to 56 Club Suites on the A350 with 56 in World Traveller Plus and 219 economy seats.  It will be a very premium-heavy aircraft as you can see from the seating plan here:

BA 787-10 seat map


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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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

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.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

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.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (40)

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  • Andrew says:

    I’ve got the 80% IHG offer, but also a 10% discount. IE, 1000 points costs $9 instead of $10.

    So 150,000 + 120,000 = $1,350

    So unless the inbuilt calculator is rounding terribly – it’s identical to 300,000 for $1,500

  • nicka says:

    I have BA premium plus -want to downgrade to the Blue.

    Best method? call or new online application?
    What happens to my Avios points that have not yet transferred across to BA Exec Club?

    • BJ says:

      Get referred and apply for blue via that link. Very small chance you or referrer will get a bonus but worth a try. Your avios will be fine.

    • Nick_C says:

      They need to fix the First seat (used on the 789) so it goes fully flat!

      Food is already pretty good. But they should look at when they serve it. On a recent 13 hour flight back from KIX leaving at 11am, lunch was served about 13h and dinner wasnt served until 22.45 (Japan time), 75 minutes before landing. They seem to always serve the second meal 75 minutes before landing, regardless of the length of the flight. Its then a rush to eat, use the washrooms, and prepare for landing.

      And what’s the point in having a choice of meals when they only load two of something.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        While you say it was 22:45 Japan time most would argue you want to always get yourself on your destinations time and act accordingly. But agree 75 mins before landing is too rushed, isn’t first dine on demand now days?

        • Nick_C says:

          Was flying in Club.

          And while I agree you should try to get on local time at your destination, a gap of nearly 10 hours between meals is too long. Landing was 3pm UK time, so lunch at 12.30 would have been nice.

          BA don’t seem to time the meal service for the destination anyway. Was served breakfast before landing in HK at 14:20, and it was a real rush to finish it in time. And BA serve afternoon tea instead of lunch when arriving in NY at 14.00.

          Service on BA seems to be timed for the convenience of the crew, not the passengers.

          • BJ says:

            Thst’s why they have Club Kitchen, and why it’s’almost empty most of the time. Meanwhile in First, dining whenever seems to mean when the FA can persuade you to eat.

    • Lady London says:

      Tx. Amusing weasel words about how many aircraft they will have ‘WiFi ready’ this year. The focus on the top end Indian market is also interesting.

  • MinR says:

    O/T – Amex ShopSmall triggered on my account for a spend on Boxing Day which is way after the 22nd December deadline. Credit posted a few days later. I’m not complaining…..:)

  • Nick says:

    Still waiting after 2 months for ba Avios from an Airbnb booking (3 per £)

    Any has success or similar problems with this offer?

    • Neil Donoghue says:

      I just had a Travelodge booking post today for 163 points dated the 11th of March 2019

  • Dave says:

    Anyone have the Marriot Bonvoy UK customer service number to hand?

  • Grant says:

    Nice, thanks BJ

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