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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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Comments (40)

  • KBuffett says:

    I have a Kuoni offer of some of my AmEx cards, spend £1000 get £100 back.

    Also, I had two simultaneous Harrods offers on my cards, but only one triggered after spending £100, shame.

    • Andrew says:

      Both the £20 & £30 off £100 triggered on a single purchase of £102 incl delivery. It layered with a 10% offer on an employee benefits site.

      I was quite happy with that.

  • SG says:

    Morning all
    Is it right to declare the Amex travel offers or the Amazon Amex points now defunct?
    I could really do with a Amex travel offer now!!

  • Claire says:

    O/T I have a points redemption booked at conrad nyc for next august in a 2 queen suite. I am trying to work out where these rooms are located. I assumed they were a particular room number on each floor but hotel was a bit vague when i contacted them. Anyone stayed in this type of room and remember where it was? Also see higher floors suggested as quieter and better views so wondered what floors are best to aim for. Its a standard room booked so hoping with gold status for a slightly enhanced room! Thanks

    • Elaine Brown says:

      I don’t know which rooms they are. Hope you have better luck than I did there. I’m Diamond for Life and I got a first floor room overlooking the delivery bay. Very noisy all night. The next day I told them I was checking out early and why so they then moved me to a much better room on a higher floor. They did say that most of their guests are Diamond though so not sure you can expect much of an upgrade even to a slightly enhanced room – good luck.

      • Lady London says:

        Did you demand your money back for the first night as well? IME hotels know when they put you in a bad room.

      • Claire says:

        Thats not good. We are both light sleepers. Ive had a email back from hotel noting our room preferences which they dont guarantee but i am hoping august might not be super busy. Will need to wait and see.

  • Andrew says:

    Will the 787-10 economy seats be blighted by an entertainment box like on the 787-8s? Having endured 11+ hours to Durban with my feet in an unnatural position I am loathe to fly a 787 in economy again.

    • flyforfun says:

      I don’t think the B787 series is friendly for Y travel in any variation. Narrow seats are just the start of an uncomfortable journey. I’m seeking out the A350 or A380 where possible longhaul Y now. The B777s were ok until they went 10 abreast.

      • Doug M says:

        I read somewhere recently that EASA approved an A350 cabin interior with 10 across. Not sure anyone has ordered it, it was Airbus getting approval.

        • Heathrow Flyer says:

          Some airlines are already flying the A350 with 10-abreast. French Bee, for example.

      • Nick_C says:

        The 787 was designed for eight across, 2-4-2.

        In that configuration, flown only by JAL now, I’m sure it’s fine. (Although even JAL have just gone 3-3-3, but only on domestic flights.)

    • Lady London says:

      Seatguru dot com used to be fairly up to date to help you avoid such seats.

      • Andrew says:

        Yes, I agree it is a very helpful website. However, as far as I could tell, every single economy seat (with the exception of bulkhead rows) has approximately 25% of the foot space taken up by a box. This prevents one from sitting with knees in line with hips and shoulders. I described this to a physiotherapist, who was horrified.

  • AndyGWP says:

    OT – nice gesture from BA…. They gave my girlfriend and I a free drink of our choice (in Euro Traveller) as I’ve been a BAEC member for 10 years, to the month.

  • Chelseafi says:

    O/T planning family summer holidays, boys are 22 and 20,we stayed at Domes of Elounda Haute Living with Dine Around this year, looking at IKOS All Inclusive in Greece (I know no points options all cash) just wondered if anyone has done both and how they compare with quality of food etc.thanks

  • boi says:

    OT:
    I have bagged my free night with my IHG black card. The first spending I can see on the card is 30 Jan 2018. When do I need to stop spending on the card to get my fee back after the free night posts?

    • Rob says:

      There can’t be any activity after the £99 is charged.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Only my opinion but it’s the best Credit card and you earn the £99 card fee back and some with the free hotel night let alone the points you earn across the year.

  • Doug M says:

    Doubtless BA squeezed a bit more discount for a Charleston built one.

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