After all the waiting, British Airways has finally revealed its new Club World business class seat on the A350, which the airline refers to as the Club Suite. The result? Ultimate luxury. And some say it’s just as good (if not better) than first class.
The new British Airways Club Suite business class seat is also set to debut in the airline’s new Boeing 787-10s and Boeing 777-200s as well as on some other jets throughout the next few years. The first flight routes that these new suites will be available to book are from London to Dubai, Madrid and Toronto.
If you’re excited as much as we are, then keep reading to discover more about this exquisite seat.
The New British Airways Club World suites are derived from the Super Diamond seat concept by Collins Aerospace, however, British Airways has customized it to fit the brand’s look and feel.
Each suite has a private sliding door (uncommon for business class), and are set in a 1-2-1 configuration, allowing everyone to have direct aisle access. Plus, the seats are all forward-facing (the current Club World seats are forward and backward facing). As we expect, the suites can convert into a fully flat bed, measuring 79 inches long and 21 inches wide. Want more width? Lower the armrest to give your seat an extra 2-3 inches of space on either end.
In order to keep up with the increasing demand for luxury for premium passengers, the new British Airways Club World seats are designed using beautiful colors such as grey, deep charcoal, silver and wood tones. Although the seat is not leather, the upholstery material is comfortable, especially once you add on the mattress cover. Business class passengers will also be able to use the refined and soft duvet and pillow.
The New British Airways Club World suites are equipped with tray tables that can be retracted from beneath the entertainment screen large enough for a larger laptop, a space for your feet that’s a bit cozier, and LED lighting throughout the cabin.
Other features for the new British Airways Club World include an entertainment screen measuring 18.5 inches, and a separate touchscreen to adjust the position of the seat, such as fully-flat, “Z-bed mode”, upright for takeoff/landing, and any other option in the middle.
Aside from the controls, the seat offers two concealed storage areas underneath the tabletops to the side. One of these compartments includes built-in USB and AC power sockets, and headphone jacks. And don’t worry, there’s a small gap to prevent the wires from being pinched.
Those are not the only storage spaces—there’s also one by your shoulder with a built-in mirror and a personal light to help see yourself with, open space underneath the entertainment screen, and one on the side next to your feet.
British Airways has taken the next step in business class luxury in order to keep up with the increased demand from long-time customers (and new ones too).
Looking for a tour of the new suites? Check out the video below, courtesy of British Airways.