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The big picture: BA's refurbished B767 Club World seat

Published: 10/04/2012 - Filed under: News »

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British Airways has released images of the refurbished Club World seat on its B767 aircraft, serving routes including New York Newark.

The seats now feature the same brown herringbone-stitch cover as on the carrier's A318 Club World London City flights.

Note that this is a refurbishment rather than an entirely new seat - indeed BA's B767 fleet feature the carrier's older Club World seat design - or as BA puts it on its website "The original, award-winning Club World cabin featuring the world's first fully flat bed is fitted on our Boeing 767 aircraft".

Other new features of the refreshed cabin include “refurbished sidewalls, bulkheads and toilets, new carpets and curtains, as well as recessed ceilings with larger overhead lockers allowing extra luggage space and new lighting throughout”.

Business Traveller is attending a BA press trip later this month to experience both the refurbished seating and the carrier's new lounge at Newark airport (see online news April 5), and will report further on this site following the trip.

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blend69 - 12/04/2012 09:35

Can't see much difference from the old bizzy class.

Would be really good if BA would do something about their atrocious entertainment system, especially the minuscule screen size - airlines have moved on a long time ago!

Shanwick1249 - 12/04/2012 10:04

It's a bit more than a year since I was last on the A318 LCY-JFK but these are not the seats that were fitted then - when did they change them?

BusinessTraveller - 12/04/2012 10:13

To confirm, BA is using the same seat covers currently on the A318 aircraft, for its refurbished B767 aircraft, rather than the actual A318 seats themselves.

It's a refresh of the existing Club World seats on the B767 aircraft, rather than an actual new seat.

We'll have more information on this once we've been on the press trip.

brianba - 12/04/2012 10:21

I guess the 767's are not going to be in the fleet for much longer with the 787 coming online.

nathanBAGOLD - 12/04/2012 12:09

Was it soo much trouble for them to just install the new club class seats on this aircraft or the same ones as they have on their A318?

BusinessTraveller - 12/04/2012 12:34

Thanks for your comment nathanBAGOLD - we'll certainly ask BA why it has chosen to go down the refurbishment route for these aircraft while we're on the press trip.

theworldtraveller - 13/04/2012 22:38

the BA 767's will be around for at least another 4 years. I think the refurb has been paid by Boeing for part of the 787 delay compensation

UWSTony - 16/04/2012 14:04

This is the same as the Open Skies seat, just a re-covered old Club World seat.


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