I got the chance to have a look around the new British Airways new product to arrive to and from Australia. British Airways will run 4, 777 with a total re-fit on the London – Sydney leg, via Singapore.
What BA Says ‘we excellent in service, expertise with a rich heritage’
Before getting on the plane BA has reserve it’s self one of the best gates in Sydney International Terminal. Gate number 10, which is just out of duty free and the first gate to the left.
The plane is an extended 777-300ER with an extra 33 foot additional sector.
It’s 23% quieter and 23% more fuel efficent/seat than a 747-400
All bathrooms are 56 inches, and helpful for customers with restricted mobility
50% more movies and 200% more TV and audio
Economy at the back,
Premium in front,
First up the front
In sydney; Access to first class is via a private entrance, however the rest of the passengers enter in front a business class and work back.
Economy – 183 seats
What BA says – In-flight Entertainment – Greater Comfort – Enjoyable Journey
3 rows of 3 seats
One international power point per row of 3 seats for use with laptop etc
Each seat has a USB port for charging i-devices
You can use your flash headphones, with a port in each seat
Leg room is a bit smaller by about 3 inches compared to some carriers/aircraft
No foot rests
Premium Economy – 44 seats
What BA says – More Relaxing – Extra Legroom – Space to work
2 – 4 – 2 seat config
Plastic back so you never feel that book or knee in your back
2 USB ports per seat
An International power point for every seat
Loads of leg room
Cocktail table for each 2 seats
New headphones, with noise cancelling technology
Business – 56 seats
What BA says – Complete Comfort – Club Kitchen – International Cuisine
2 – 4 – 2 seat config
All of the above plus;
Full flat bed seat, electrical controlled, fits 6 foot
Foot rest can be slight incline to fit 6ft 6!
Window seat are very private for individual traveler
Access in and out of the window seats through the next passenger area, difficult in full flat bed mode
The two middle seat are perfect for couples
Half of the passenger are travelling facing the rear, I have be told its strange on take off and landing, but once in the air you are blissfully unaware who is travelling facing the rear
First – 14 seats
What BA says – Exceptional Comfort – Haven of Calm – Exclusive Service
1 – 2 – 1 seat config
Each seat is private
Full flat bed
Electric blind for the 2 middle seat for privates
Seat and double size table for dining with a friend
iDrive knob style for all the controls
Bag and jacket wardrobe
Duel windows per seat, 1 electric internal blind
Mood lighting throughout with colours at help reduce jet lag
The in flight entertainment is available straight away and during take off
A great up dated aircraft for British Airways and one of the best gates at Sydney international airport. the new aircraft is perfect timing for them going solo on the old kangaroo route.
If you want to know more please call the office 02 9267 0232.