We know that British Airways is soon introducing an all new business class product, which will be known as the Club Suite. This product represents a massive improvement over British Airways’ current business class.
The airline is going from offering up to eight seats per row in business class, to offering business class seats with direct aisle access and doors, in a 1-2-1 configuration.
The plane will initially fly between London and Madrid for several months for familiarization flights, and then in October will start flying long haul. So far British Airways has scheduled the A350-1000 to fly to Toronto, Dubai, Tel Aviv, and Bangalore.
Anyway, while we’ve seen tons of renderings of what the cabins will look like, I’ve just seen pictures of the actual cabin for the first time. FlyerTalk member TCX69 shares some pictures of the first A350-1000 at this link. This includes pictures of business class, premium economy, and economy.
My first impression? The cabins look sort of… bland? As of now we only have a few pictures, though I find the finishes to be uninspiring. Don’t get me wrong, the business class seats as such look great, I just feel like the finishes are boring.
- The premium economy seats look especially narrow, but that might be an illusion
- Whoever is seated in the aisle seat in the bulkhead of economy is going to get run over by just about everyone’s bag during boarding
This plane should represent a significant improvement in the passenger experience in all cabins, and I can’t wait to fly the plane. I hope to fly it as soon as it starts flying between London and Madrid, though as of now those flights haven’t yet been schedule.
What are your first impressions of British Airways’ A350 interiors?
(Tip of the hat to @jbbahamas)