British Airways is dropping Club Europe's middle seat shelf on its new Airbus A320neo and A321neo jets, leaving business class flyers with a little less room to spread out their stuff.
The leather-lined shroud – call it a cocktail table, console or whatever else takes your fancy – usually sits astride the middle seat at the pointy end of BA's current fleet.
Shared between passengers on either side of the otherwise-empty seat, it's handy for being able to pop your drink or snack off to one side while you continue working or reading.
However, a spokesman for British Airways has confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the airline's new short-range A320neo fleet won't be fitted with the centre seat table.
He stressed there are no plans to offer that middle seat for sale and effectively boost Club Europe capacity by 50%.
"While the bridge has been removed from the middle seat in Club Europe on the new aircraft, the middle seat itself will remain unoccupied as we know this is incredibly important to our customers."
British Airways has ordered 35 aircraft from Airbus' newest A320neo family for delivery over the next two years to replace its older A319 and A320 jets.
The Oneworld member will pick up the keys to its first A320neo this month, with the first of the larger-model A321neo pulling into Heathrow's hangars in October.