British Airways is bullish on first class demand between Los Angeles and London. Cabin photograph courtesy of airline.
When British Airways brings its Airbus A380 to Los Angeles International Airport for the first time on Tuesday, it will have something slightly unusual for a new airplane: 14 first class seats. (To compare, Korean Airlines has 12 first class seats on its A380, while Lufthansa has only eight.)
The 14 first class seats are in addition to 97 seats in the airline’s Club World — or business class — cabin. In Club World, every seat converts to a fully flat and private bed.
By Spring 2014, British Airways should have two daily A380 flights to Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of British Airways.
By next spring, British Airways should have two Airbus A380 flights between Los Angeles and London. Though it will usually have just one A380 flight, the airline is planning to add a second during the busy tourist season.
Then there was this guy, who authorities believe hid on another British Airways plane from North Africa in 2012. But just about the time of landing at Heathrow, he fell from the sky and onto a residential street.