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Flying BAs Airbus A350: deliveries, routes, reviews and more

Flying BAs Airbus A350: deliveries, routes, reviews and more

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Best seats on A350 guide: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...on-thread.html
Future route speculation: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...my-flight.html
Background discussion on the Club Suites (historical): https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...on-thread.html
Madrid training flights - meetup thread (historical): https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...ps-thread.html

British Airways has revealed the configuration for its Airbus A350-1000 (56J 56W 219Y):
  • 56 business class featuring all-new Club Suites
  • 56 premium economy
  • 219 economy
  • (BA maintains that no A350s will have first class)
Familiarisation flights to Madrid (starts August 6th):
First A350 flights have also been revealed:
  • 02 to 06 Sep, 09 to 30 Sep, and from 08 Oct 2019 daily to Dubai (DXB) - BA107/106
  • from 01 Oct 2019, daily to Toronto (YYZ) - BA92/93
  • from 01 Dec 2019, daily to Tel Aviv (TLV) - BA163/162
  • from 01 Jan 2020, daily to Bangalore (BLR) - BA119/118
  • from 01 Mar 2020, double daily to Dubai (DXB) - BA107/106 & BA105/104








More pics and details at https://www.ausbt.com.au/british-air...ess-class-seat

Summer 2020 - From 29MAR20 (Unless otherwise stated)

LHR-BLR BA119/BA118
LHR-DXB BA109/BA108
LHR-PHL BA067BA066
LHR-IAD BA293/BA292
LHR-TLV (BA167/BA166)
LHR-HND (BA005/BA006) - From 01JUL20
LHR-BOS (BA203/BA202) - From 01AUG20

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Old Jun 25, 19, 1:26 am
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Almost every airline with an A350-1000 has a flying dorm. It must be the structure of the aircraft or something.
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Old Jun 25, 19, 1:31 am
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Originally Posted by opus99 View Post
Almost every airline with an A350-1000 has a flying dorm. It must be the structure of the aircraft or something.
I do not get the issue with the 'flying dorm' thing. I fly AA 777-300 from JFK to LHR a lot, and often prefer the middle of the cabin for a night flight. It is quiet, no people queuing for bathrooms, no loud crew etc. As far as I am concerned the further from galley for a night flight - the better!
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Old Jun 25, 19, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by Young82 View Post
I do not get the issue with the 'flying dorm' thing. I fly AA 777-300 from JFK to LHR a lot, and often prefer the middle of the cabin for a night flight. It is quiet, no people queuing for bathrooms, no loud crew etc. As far as I am concerned the further from galley for a night flight - the better!
Im guessing youve never flown a 747 UD all-J that BA flies
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Old Jun 25, 19, 1:45 am
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Originally Posted by RB211 View Post
Thanks!

That front cabin looks like a new take on the flying dorm. At least there is aisle access for all, but what happened to Cruz's "keeping premium cabins small" or something like that?

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not sure hes ever said that?
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Old Jun 25, 19, 1:45 am
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Originally Posted by drakepassage View Post


Im guessing youve never flown a 747 UD all-J that BA flies
Just last month to Cape Town and probably 10 times last year to JFK. Personally for a night flight I sometimes find the floor boards a bit bouncing upstairs at night on the 744. I get that I am in a minority view here. .
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Old Jun 25, 19, 3:58 am
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Originally Posted by Young82 View Post
I do not get the issue with the 'flying dorm' thing. I fly AA 777-300 from JFK to LHR a lot, and often prefer the middle of the cabin for a night flight. It is quiet, no people queuing for bathrooms, no loud crew etc. As far as I am concerned the further from galley for a night flight - the better!
I agree
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Old Jun 25, 19, 4:00 am
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Originally Posted by LCSinTexas View Post
Am I reading this right - 3 loos for 56 business class seats?
Do you think that's too many? Too few?
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Old Jun 25, 19, 4:41 am
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Any suggestions where these birds will be flying to for S20?
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Old Jun 25, 19, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by drakepassage View Post
not sure hes ever said that?
I have a recollection of him saying that when BA introduced the A380. Anyone else remember that?

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Old Jun 25, 19, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by Young82 View Post
I do not get the issue with the 'flying dorm' thing. I fly AA 777-300 from JFK to LHR a lot, and often prefer the middle of the cabin for a night flight. It is quiet, no people queuing for bathrooms, no loud crew etc. As far as I am concerned the further from galley for a night flight - the better!
I do not get this wanting to be "further from the galley" thing. I fly BA A380 (UD) and BA 747 (UD) quite a bit, and I prefer the illusion that I'm not really in a tube flying through the air several miles up with several hundred other people. The fewer people I can see the better. Noise cancelling technology or earplugs takes care of any galley noise, and with the 747 especially, two toilets for 20 people ensure there's never really a queue, even when that 40 minutes to landing announcement is made. Give me a small cabin, in close proximity to the loos and the galley if it has to be, any day over a flying dorm. But each to their own!

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Old Jun 25, 19, 1:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Misco60 View Post
Do you think that's too many? Too few?

It sounds like few WCs for a lot of people, but then I usually travel CW on UD on 747 (2 loos for 20 pax) or F.

I havent really thought about the ratio on other planes. Maybe I should.
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Old Jun 25, 19, 2:22 pm
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I wonder how good the service will be in WTP, seems a long way away from the galley.
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Old Jun 26, 19, 1:23 am
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Old Jun 26, 19, 1:33 am
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WT+ looks like it has a calf rest at every row.
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Old Jun 26, 19, 2:03 am
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How come this plane doesnt have the electronic blinds that Ive seen on other A350s? Is it an optional feature that BA have decided against (based on cost)?
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