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British Airways Club Suite 2019 - (When) Will I get the new seat on my flight?

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2019-20 Club Suite Roll out (there are 3 phases for roll out of the seat):

Phase 1:
  • The first aircraft to have the seat will be the Airbus A350 - being delivered summer 2019 (currently planned for July delivery)
  • Short haul flights between LHR - MAD (unconfirmed dates or flights until delivery date is given by Airbus, 30 days prior)
Phase 2:
  • Toronto (BA92/93) from Oct 2019
  • Dubai (BA107/106) from Oct 2019
  • Tel Aviv (BA 162/163) from 01 Dec 2019
  • Bangalore (BA119) from 01 Jan 2020
  • 3 more A350 (4 in total) to be delivered with the new CS.
  • 2 x 777 will be refitted with the new CS
Phase 3:
  • Beginning in 2020 more of the long haul to be fitted with the new seat.
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Old Mar 19, 19, 11:45 am
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British Airways Club Suite 2019 - (When) Will I get the new seat on my flight?

Hello,

I thought I would start this thread and I'll add a wiki as I have sometime on hands at the moment.

As suggested in the general discussion about the new Club Suite, we are bound to get lots of "when or will I?" type queries about the new CS, so I thought I would start this thread for it.

Heres what we know so far:

Roll out (there 3 phases for roll out of the seat):

Phase 1:
  • The first aircraft to have the seat will be the Airbus A350 - being delivered summer 2019 (currently planned for July delivery)
  • Short haul flights between LHR - MAD (unconfirmed dates or flights until delivery date is given by Airbus, 30 days prior)
Phase 2:
  • From Oct 2019 flights to Toronto (BA92/93) and Dubai (BA107/106)
  • 3 more A350 (4 in total) to be delivered with the new CS.
  • 2 x 777 will be refitted with the new CS
Phase 3:
  • Beginning in 2020 more of the long haul to be fitted with the new seat.
Who wants to be the first to guess which aircraft or route will have the seat next year? Anything beyond the four A350's and the two 777's in 2019 seem to be unknown.



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Old Mar 19, 19, 12:53 pm
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B777-300/B77W fleet before 1st Jan 2021.

Four class. 8F. Rear section all Y in 3-4-3. J as far back as the engine line but still in front. Rest W.

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Old Mar 19, 19, 2:00 pm
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If the production rate for the seat is only 3 per day, it's going to be at least 5 years for a full rollout.
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Old Mar 22, 19, 7:44 am
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slightly off thread, but is the Toronto route on the 92/93?? I went through the booking process and the later flight says dreamliner and the earlier flight doesn't given an aircraft type

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Originally Posted by Mikey Mike Mike View Post
slightly off thread, but is the Toronto route on the 92/93?? I went through the booking process and the later flight says dreamliner and the earlier flight doesn't given an aircraft type
Is this the thread you were looking for? British Airways Club Suite 2019 - (When) Will I get the new seat on my flight?
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Old Mar 22, 19, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by Mikey Mike Mike View Post
slightly off thread, but is the Toronto route on the 92/93?? I went through the booking process and the later flight says dreamliner and the earlier flight doesn't given an aircraft type

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Hi,

I belive so. If says aircraft type not defined then it should be the A350

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It does look excellent and look forward to trying it ( probably in 2020 depending on the 2020 rollout)
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Originally Posted by Mikey Mike Mike View Post
slightly off thread, but is the Toronto route on the 92/93?? I went through the booking process and the later flight says dreamliner and the earlier flight doesn't given an aircraft type

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I can confirm it is the 92/93 flight numbers. Once the booking is made, the aircraft type is defined as 351 in MMB, with an appropriate seat plan.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 9:08 am
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Iím just bumping this thread for those that will want to ask about the CS coming to their flight but also the info in wiki on this thread and in my first post may help and hopefully will be helpful to those want to know if they will get the all new CS.

I think will be helpful for all having a central place to ask the inevitable.

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Old Apr 7, 19, 9:26 am
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This thread is a good step forward for the benefit for the forum, and thank you @rockflyertalk for starting it. Just one improvement would be to not just focus purely on which aircraft will have or not have the new Club Suite, since there are also many questions about which aircraft will be operating a poster's flight - for reasons such as wifi provision, which type of IFE, which version of WTP or even more odd if there is a specific livery on the outside. Could we make the scope of this good thread wider, in order to 'catch all' of these daily questions?
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A “will my flight have.....?” Thread !
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Any chances of this going on the SIN onwards to SYD route?
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Old Apr 11, 19, 8:25 pm
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Any chances of this going on the SIN onwards to SYD route?
While having no knowledge of internal workings of BA I would say not until a lot more aircraft are fitted out. Reasoning being, look at the direct competition. Although you can get EK and other connecting options which people may rate better than BA, the only "direct routing" competition is QF where they use the A380 which does not have direct aisle access.

You also need to look at fleet utilisation, from memory it takes 3 frames to do the route. BA would get a better rate of return with the limited frames by using the on routes which only require a single frame to operate.
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Old Apr 12, 19, 12:08 am
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Originally Posted by Diver Boy View Post
While having no knowledge of internal workings of BA I would say not until a lot more aircraft are fitted out. Reasoning being, look at the direct competition. Although you can get EK and other connecting options which people may rate better than BA, the only "direct routing" competition is QF where they use the A380 which does not have direct aisle access.

You also need to look at fleet utilisation, from memory it takes 3 frames to do the route. BA would get a better rate of return with the limited frames by using the on routes which only require a single frame to operate.
Singapore Airlines also fly direct LHR-Singapore a few times a day with the A380.
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Old Apr 12, 19, 3:55 am
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....the only "direct routing" competition is QF where they use the A380 which does not have direct aisle access.....
Do QF have plans to re-fit their A380s before BA re-fits their A380s?
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The 350 is gone from YYZ after March 28 for probably a couple of years if not for good. Which is it's next route?
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