British Airways is gearing up to release their improved business class seat aboard their Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 787-10 jets, and they are looking sleek. For those of you who fly (or at least love to fly) with the airline often, you can soon enjoy updated seats beginning in the earlier part of 2019.
The new British Airways Club World cabin will still be in a 2-4-2, forward-backward layout, allowing direct-aisle access for everyone.
Alex Cruz, British Airways CEO and Chairman, stated in an earlier report that there won’t be a radical change. However, due to increased passenger demands, which have risen over the years, Cruz does aim to have these new Club World seats be in line with present-day expectations.
Aside from every passenger enjoying direct-aisle access, the seats will convert into fully-flat beds that will extend anywhere between 6’1″ to 6’4″. The exact length will vary for window seats versus those in the middle aisle. Plus, they will feature a “lazy Z” reclining position, which can be adjusted with a push of a button.
Each business class seat will have an updated stowage area underneath the armrest for smaller belongings such as your wallet, keys, mobile phone, toiletries, etc. Moreover, the larger stowage area for your carry-on luggage has been expanded.
Don’t worry, if you are sitting next to a fellow traveler, you will still be able to manually adjust the divider for the utmost privacy.
Remember those small entertainment screens? The new ones will be almost 50 percent larger, measuring up to 15.3 inches whereas the current ones measure 10.4 inches.
And the colors? British Airways Club World business class seat will have the same blue and silver tones that you see today. Nonetheless, the new ones will make the seat look sleek, while at the same time offer more room.
The above is a mockup of the patent application—giving you a better picture of how the new upper cabin will look like. Unfortunately, that’s all the information that’s been leaked thus far. Further details will not be given until later this year or early next year.
Currently, the airline has ordered 18 jets that will be installed with the new Club World Business Class for next year and plans to order 18 more in the near future.