It’s not often that “gorgeous” and “British Airways” go in the same sentence, but I’ll make an exception here.
British Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000
This weekend British Airways has taken delivery of their first ever Airbus A350-1000. They have a total of 18 of these planes on order.
There are a couple of reasons to be excited about this plane:
- The A350 in general is a joy to fly; it has a comfortable cabin, is quiet, and is fuel efficient
- The A350 is the first plane to feature British Airways’ new Club Suites, which are their new business class seats with doors (update: read my review of BA Club Suites here)
Anyway, British Airways’ first A350-1000 has finally touched down at Heathrow, though it’s a bit late. The plane was supposed to fly to Heathrow on Friday, but due to weather that flight had to be postponed.
The plane looks gorgeous in British Airways’ livery, in my opinion. I love how even the wingtips are painted.
Pictures of British Airways’ new A350-1000
British Airways has shared some pictures of their very first A350-1000 cabin, which looks equally beautiful. Here are some pictures of the new Club Suites:
Is it just me, or is the seat already stained in that last picture?
Then here are some pictures of the premium economy cabin:
Also, here’s a video about the making of the plane:
Also, here’s a fact sheet:
British Airways’ first A350-1000 routes
So, on what routes should you expect British Airways’ new A350-1000? The airplane will be making its long haul debut in September, as they have four long haul routes planned:
- The A350 will fly to Dubai as of September 2, 2019
- The A350 will fly to Toronto as of October 1, 2019
- The A350 will fly to Tel Aviv as of December 1, 2019
- The A350 will fly to Bangalore as of January 1, 2020
In the meantime, we can expect that the airline will soon begin flying the A350 between London and Madrid, in order to familiarize crews and work out any kinks. Oddly they haven’t yet published the schedule for those flights, but we do have some clues.
Congrats to British Airways for taking delivery of their first A350, and I can’t wait for it to enter service. I skipped the media flight that they have since I’d rather experience the product on a ticket I paid for. As soon as they publish the schedule between London and Madrid, you can bet I’ll book my ticket right away.
Anyone excited to try British Airways’ new A350?