So earlier there was a song and dance about British Airways brand new 10 across seating – and I was pondering whilst 10 aircraft are to be done at Gatwick, when the extra 15 would be done at Heathrow Airport.
It turns out the answer was in the press release – and was a typo.
In the meantime – it seems BA has updated the PR:
The updated PR on press.ba.com – with the highlighted text changed.
So yes, 10 across Boeing 777-200 aircraft are coming to the Heathrow fleet in Autumn 2019. I’m sure you’re aware of the numbers that Club World gets a shrink, World Traveller Plus is doubled and a bit, and World Traveller becomes painful with 252 passengers down the back.
It’s not going to be nice at all.
For now the magic plane you need to watch out for is G-VIIX which has the new configuration (and is currently flying with it).
In the original IAG Investors day presentation noted 25 aircraft are to be modified – with 10 at Gatwick, this will leave 15 at Heathrow to get the modifications. And you can lay real money that British Airways will be studying the numbers carefully, and looking at the other 18 Boeing 777-200s, the 3 777-200s and 12 777-300ER aircraft to see if 10 across seating is viable for the rest of its fleet.
Part of me wants to get on this plane and get the tape measure out to see how the passenger experience woulds be.
Sadly, I suspect the answers I’d get are ones that I won’t like…
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