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.
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:
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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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:
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Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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