• British Airways coy on new A350 Club World business class seat

    British Airways is keeping its cards close to its chest on its next generation Club World business class seat, due to take wing in 2019 aboard the airline's new Airbus A350 jets. The airline has refused to confirm or deny reports that CEO Alex Cruz has nuked the rumoured 'Club World Mk III' desi...

    POSTED 12 Jan, 2018 17 Comments

  • British Airways will launch new Club World business class in 2019

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. British Airw...

    POSTED 2 Jan, 2018 30 Comments

  • Review: British Airways inflight Internet (Boeing 747-400)

    British Airways is finally rolling out inflight WiFi on its long-range jets, building on trials launched as far back as February 2014 as it plays catch-up to many competitors that have been offering WiFi for several years. We recently had a chance to test BA's WiFi service on board a B...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2017 4 Comments

  • BA Executive Club to remain closed to Australian frequent flyers

    2018 looks to be a year of change for the Avios loyalty platform behind British Airways' Executive Club, but re-opening the scheme to Australian travellers isn't on the cards. BA used to allow residents of Australia and New Zealand to join its frequent flyer program but pulled down the shutters ...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2017 5 Comments

  • British Airways updates its exclusive Concorde Room lounge

    British Airways has given its flagship Concorde Room an overdue gussy-up, with the exclusive London Heathrow T5 first class lounge now boasting a fresh 'terrace' concept. A 'Best of British Design' treatment has breathed new life into the dowdy well-worn lounge, transforming it into a ...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2017 9 Comments

  • British Airways shows off new bedding and food service

    British Airways is now rolling out the core of its unprecedented A$700m overhaul to the airline's long haul Club World business class service, designed to refresh the soft product such as amenities, service, and food, before the introduction of a new seat in 2019. Australian Business Traveller j...

    POSTED 1 Nov, 2017 22 Comments

  • Tight connection at Heathrow? BA will drive you to the plane...

    British Airways is now providing a chauffeur drive service between flights at London's Heathrow Airport, with premium passengers getting the VIP treatment if there's a risk of missing their connecting flight. The new Premium Transfer Drive service is available for connections from domestic ...

    POSTED 5 Sep, 2017 16 Comments

  • British Airways' new first class, business class amenity kits

    British Airways' continued push to woo premium travellers will see the airline roll out stylish new amenity kits for first class and business class flyers. Tony designer department store Liberty London has refreshed BA's first class kits in this dusky and pleasingly not-black textured washbag fo...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2017 5 Comments

  • British Airways re-opens exclusive Heathrow T5 Concorde Room door

    British Airways has re-opened the first class-only door into its exclusive Concorde Room lounge at London Heathrow terminal 5, after the new First Wing proved a bit too popular. The entrance to the Concorde Room – BA's elite lounge for its first class passengers and its very top-tier Execu...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2017 2 Comments

  • British Airways "on track" for new A350 Club World business class

    British Airways says it's on track for the launch of its new Club World business class seat in early 2019, but has denied reports of abandoning an evolution of the current seat for an all-new design. Earlier this year the airline's CEO Alex Cruz confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that th...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2017 22 Comments

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