Who says air travel isn’t sexy anymore? Forget cramped quarters and lukewarm meals. First-class passengers aboard British Airways new 787-9 Dreamliner will experience the ultimate in in-flight fancy with the plane’s luxuriously appointed suites. Yes, suites.
The 8 private suites will be available on flights to Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Austin and Deli. Each will offer the lucky few passengers who book them the experience of traveling by exclusive private jet despite being aboard a commercial airliner. The advantages start with a larger window for an unobstructed view of the horizon and continue with in-flight lighting you can customize to suit your every waking or resting need.
Each suite also features an ottoman, a wardrobe and a touch-operated seat with multiple settings for reading, resting or reclining. More high-tech accouterments include a smartphone-like handset that controls all your in-flight entertainment viewed on the spacious 23-inch screen.
Taste and sophistication touch every inch of the first-class suites, which were developed by British Airways in cooperation with Forpeople of London, using as many British suppliers as possible. Prototrim crafted the soft, quilted leather trim with high contrast stitching while Pritchard Themis developed the revolutionary lighting. There’s also better cabin air and what the airline is calling “smooth ride technology” implemented for moments of air turbulence.
Ready to book your suite? The Indian route debuts October 25; Abu Dhabi and Muscat take flight as November 5; Kuala Lumpur embarks in December; Austin, TX lifts off in February 2016; and its wheels up in San Jose starting in May.
Take a tour of the new suites at British Airways’ website.