As we covered here, British Airways is soon to receive its first Boeing 787-10 aircraft. It is the larger but shorter-range version of the Boeing 787-9, which itself is a larger but shorter-range version of the Boeing 787-8.
British Airways already flies the Boeing 787 in the form of the 787-8 (three class) and 787-9 (four class). 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.
Technologically, the Boeing 787-10 shares all the benefits of the other two variants in BA’s fleet, including a lower cabin altitude, larger electronically dimming windows and energy efficiency. The biggest difference, however, is that this will be the first Boeing 787 in BA’s fleet to feature the new business class Club Suite.
The first 787-10 will go onto the Atlanta route.
This was originally timetabled for 25th February. This is no longer the case, and the aircraft is now due to enter service on 10th March.
This means that anyone who was expecting the new Club Suite on their 787-10 will now be stuck with the old Club World seat. There is no change for First Class passengers as the same seat is being used on both aircraft.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Run your own business?
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 30,000 Avios.
30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.
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 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.
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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