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BA in the comfort zone



Posted on: 23 Aug 2016

The airline has given 18 of its Boeing 747s a fresh look and feel, with each jumbo jet now featuring a spruced up interior and state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system as well as extra seats for customers flying in Club World.

New carpets, seat covers and mood lighting have been fitted throughout each aircraft to match the new colour palette of the airline’s new A380 and 787s, including seat foams and new-style seat covers in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus.

All the refreshed aircraft have also been fitted with Panasonic’s next generation eX3 entertainment system, which gives customers a choice of over 1,300 hours of entertainment including more than 130 movies and 400 TV programmes on larger, hi-resolution screens, capable of touch and swipe gestures, giving the system the familiar feel of using a tablet.

As part of the upgrade, customers in World Traveller Plus now have access to a universal power socket at every seat, capable of accepting plugs from the UK, US and Europe. World Traveller customers also have their own personal USB socket to power phones and tablets.

The last of the 18 upgraded aircraft to be introduced left Heathrow for New York’s JFK airport, the airline's flagship transatlantic route, on August 4.

U.S. cities also served by the revamped jumbos include Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Washington D.C.