• British Airways' Elemis airport spas get new look, new treatments

    There are few better ways to set out for a long international flight than with a relaxing and refreshing spa treatment, and British Airways is one of the few airlines boasting day spas at its flagship airport lounges. Those Elemis-branded travel spas are now getting their own refresh, spanning...

    POSTED 21 May, 2019 1 Comment

  • British Airways Avios revamp to hit Qantas, Cathay Pacific and others

    British Airways is increasing the number of Avios points that its Executive Club frequent flyers will need to book flights on a raft of partner airlines including Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, American Airlines and JAL. The changes will take effect from 30 May 2019 and while BA has not ...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2019 2 Comments

  • British Airways opens new Club business class lounge at New York/JFK

    British Airways is on a bit of a roll of late – we've seen the new Club Suites business class (due to take wing in August)... ... plus a first class refresh on the way for the Boeing 777s, Boeing 787-9s and Airbus A380s. Read: British Airways plans first class upgrade: new suites, ...

    POSTED 29 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • How to change to an earlier British Airways flight at no cost

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. With many airlines, changing to an earlier flight for free is a privilege reserved for top-tier frequent flyers or those travelling on the most expensive flexible airfares: but with Brit...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • British Airways vs Virgin Atlantic: new business class seats compared

    The battle for British business travellers is well and truly on, with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both launching all-new business class seats. Ironically, each will take to the skies in the UK summer on factory-fresh Airbus A350-1000 jets. So how do they compare? Here's our executive su...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • Why BA's new business class has a door, but Virgin Atlantic's doesn't

    Now that Britain's two international airlines have revealed their next-generation business class, the most obvious different is how British Airways and Virgin Atlantic each approached the issue of privacy at the pointy end. British Airways' Club Suite sports a sliding door which fully enclo...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2019 6 Comments

  • A sofa in the sky? Here are the business class seats that BA rejected

    British Airways' all-new Club Suites business class seat will debut in mid-2019, over a dozen years since the current Club World cubicles took to the sky. But there were plenty of contenders for the Club World crown, including several patented and highly-bespoke designs which broke cover as BA b...

    POSTED 1 Apr, 2019 5 Comments

  • British Airways quietly tests WiFi on domestic, European flights

    British Airways is gearing up for the official launch of WiFi on its short-range flights within the UK and Europe, but passengers on some flights are already logging onto the inflight Internet service – and getting a taste of what's in store when the airline flicks the switch towards the mi...

    POSTED 25 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • BA's new Club Suites business class coming to Sydney, Singapore, HK

    The good news: British Airways' impressive new business class Club Suites are coming to Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong. The reason to be patient: we don't know exactly when this will be happening, apart from sometime between the start of 2020 and the end of 2022. That's the expected r...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • British Airways plans first class upgrade: new suites, but sans doors?

    British Airways will to pair the rollout of its new Club Suites business class with the introduction of a revamped first class suite. Passengers at the pointy end enjoy an upgraded version of BA's Boeing 787-9 first class, which will take pride of place in the forthcoming Boeing 787-10 Dreamline...

    POSTED 20 Mar, 2019 6 Comments

  • British Airways' new business class is a suite with a privacy door

    New British Airways Club Suite business class offer sliding privacy doors, 1-2-1 layout First BA Airbus A350 flights from August to Madrid, Toronto, Dubai Club Suites business class refit program for Boeing 777s from Q4, other aircraft TBA More space, more privacy, more posh – that&r...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2019 51 Comments

  • How British Airways created the world's first business class bed

    British Airways will soon reveal its all-new Club World business class seat, which will take wing in July 2019 on the airline’s factory-fresh Airbus A350-1000 jets, with a fleet of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners to follow in 2020. It’s worth noting, then, that almost 20 years ago, the lau...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • British Airways first class goes ultra-luxe in 'soft product reboot'

    British Airways is giving its first class experience a total refresh as the airline continues its multi-billion pound march of improvement for premium passengers. This will of course be capped by the looming debut of new Club World business class seats, but BA is far from forgetting about passen...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • British Airways to fly the Boeing 777X from 2022

    British Airways will add the Boeing 777X to its fleet, with as many as 42 of the next-generation jets taking wing between 2022 and 2025. BA has opted for the Boeing 777-9 version, which will be decked out with 325 seats across four cabins – a mix that's expected to see the new Club World S...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2019 33 Comments

  • British Airways changes Sydney lounge from Qantas to The House

    British Airways is now directing its Sydney business class and first class passengers to The House lounge – formerly the den of Etihad Airways – rather than the Qantas lounges which have been BA's longstanding choice. Lounge-worthy travellers checking in at Sydney airport for the dai...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 25 Comments

  • A supersonic blast from the past: revisiting British Airways' Concorde

    Step back in time to a supersonic blast from the past as Australian Business Traveller steps inside the Concorde for this 'access all areas' photo tour. For almost three decades from the mid-70s to 2003, the Concorde was the only way to fly – especially if you were shuttling...

    POSTED 31 Dec, 2018 28 Comments

  • What it’s like to travel on an all-business-class flight

    Business class is a great way to travel – but on a handful of flights every day, it’s the only way to fly: quite literally, because there are no first class suites onboard, or any seats further back in premium economy or economy. Welcome to the all-business-class flight, a rarity in ...

    POSTED 31 Dec, 2018 40 Comments

  • Sydney-Singapore business class: here's how the airlines compare

    Flyers on the busy Sydney-Singapore corridor are spoilt for choice, with four carriers – Singapore Airlines, Qantas, British Airways and Scoot – offering a wide range of departure times, business class seating, service, lounges and more. Here's how they stack up for the business trave...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2018 17 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book British Airways flights

    With daily flights to Australia and a broader network spanning Asia, the Middle East, Africa, The Americas and right across the UK and Europe, British Airways offers an extensive range of flights: and all of them can potentially be booked using Qantas Points. Whether it's the airline's Sydney-Si...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2018 5 Comments

  • British Airways to launch new first class suites in late 2019?

    British Airways looks set to follow its mid-2019 launch of new Club World business class seats with the reveal of new first class suites. The first class suites are expected to debut on the airline's Boeing 777-300ER fleet by year's end and will be based on the first class of the Boeing 787-9 Dr...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2018 19 Comments

  • British Airways confirms first class suites axed from Airbus A350s

    British Airways has confirmed that its forthcoming Airbus A350-1000 jets won't feature a first class cabin. The first of BA's 18 Airbus A350-1000s will arrive in July 2019 and mark the debut of an all-new business class seat – an long-awaited successor to the current 13 year old Club World...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2018 15 Comments

  • BA confirms new Club World business class seat launching July 2019

    British Airways' new Club World business class seat will take wing in July 2019 on the first of the airline's new Airbus A350 jets. BA confirmed the schedule at its annual Capital Markets Day presentation to the financial community, held overnight in London, but offered no new details of the sea...

    POSTED 3 Nov, 2018 6 Comments

  • Bremont's Supersonic watch contains an actual piece of a BA Concorde

    Watches may ostensibly serve to tell the time, but their ticking heart is really more about telling a story – and this new collaboration between Bremont and British Airways has quite the story. The limited-edition Supersonic watch contains part of a Concorde. Yes, an actual slice of a fu...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2018 3 Comments

  • Photos: British Airways' new first class lounge at New York JFK

    British Airways' first class lounge at New York's JFK Airport is the poor cousin no longer, after an extensive make-over to the same 'new lounge look' as its siblings in Rome and Aberdeen. At some 60 per cent larger than its former self, the 510m² (5,480ft²) footprint is designed aro...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2018 11 Comments

  • These five airlines are counting down to all-new business class seats

    Business travellers never stand still, nor do airlines courting them. As we move into the second half of 2018, here's a look at the next generation of business class seats arriving in the coming 18-24 months. British Airways' new Airbus A350 Club World business class BA has been beavering away ...

    POSTED 8 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

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