FlyerTalk is getting an exclusive first look at the layout of British Airways’ Airbus A350 aircraft delivery. A thread on the FlyerTalk forums shows a vision of the new aircraft service, from the new business class “Club Suites” to what flyers can look forward to in the remainder of the airplane.
FlyerTalkers were among the first to get a peek at British Airways latest aircraft to go into service. FlyerTalker TCX69 posted several new photos of the next-generation cabin interior, with photos of the “Club Suite” business class and economy classes.
As previously promised by flag carrier, the Club Suites are configured in a 1-2-1 setup, with privacy doors at each seat. The lie-flat seats are configured with large in-flight entertainment systems and touchscreen controls, giving flyers complete control of their experience.
In the premium economy section, passengers can expect a 2-4-2 configuration with wide armrests. But in economy, the tightening continues: with tray tables down, there’s not much room for more than a flyer and their meal.
How do FlyerTalkers feel about the new cabin? After expressing some disappointment in the premium economy amenity kit refresh, those posting on the forums were equally split about the leaked photos of the new A350 interior.
“The Club World cabin looks very bland and sterile – hopefully some ambient lighting will improve the look,” cosmo74 writes on the forums. “And the angle might be very deceptive but there really doesn’t look like there’s much room for your legs under the TV in bed mode.”
FlyerTalker opus99 is much more optimistic about the upcoming product: “I think this looks great! The business class does look a bit basic like stated above but that’s been the club world tone for a while now,” they write. “And I’m sure mood lighting will fix that! The premium is similar to [Cathay Pacific’s product] (looks and arrangement-wise) and that’s quite comfortable actually. Can’t wait to try this out!”
As previously reported, the A350 will go into service on orientation flights between London and Madrid, before entering trans-Atlantic service.