One thing British Airways is not typically known for is industry-leading products in its premium cabins. In fact the airline is still flying around an essentially 19-year-old design in Business Class on the vast majority of its long-haul aircraft, known as ‘Club World’.
Though it won rave reviews when it first launched in 2000, most seasoned travellers who fly on it today are decidedly unimpressed with the yin-yang configuration and lack of direct aisle access.
The situation changed earlier this year though with the long-awaited reveal of the airline’s latest Business Class product, which didn’t disappoint. Jumping right up to date with the latest designs, BA announced a direct aisle access product with closing privacy doors, called ‘Club Suite’.
The airline opted for a heavily customised version of the Collins Aerospace ‘Elements’ Business Class seat, previously known as the ‘Super Diamond’ seat and popular with a number of other airlines including Qatar Airways and China Airlines.
Naturally, it converts into a fully-flat 79″ bed for some solid rest on longer flights.