British Airways upgrades 787 business class to Club Suites

The Dreamliners are finally getting the business class they deserve.

By David Flynn, January 12 2023
British Airways upgrades 787 business class to Club Suites

British Airways will soon begin upgrading its Boeing 787 fleet to the latest Club Suites business class, with the first of the redone Dreamliners taking wing at the end of October.

As anybody who’s travelled in the Club Suites can attest it’s a dramatic uplift in every respect, from comfort and seat features to personal space and privacy.

British Airways' Club Suites are finally coming to the Boeing 787.
British Airways' Club Suites are finally coming to the Boeing 787.

BA’s original Boeing 787-8s are first in line, an airline spokesperson tells Executive Traveller.

“We remain committed to rolling out our award-winning Club Suite,” the airline says, “and we’re pleased that our Boeing 787-8 aircraft is next to be retrofitted, allowing our customers to experience our latest business class product to even more destinations across our network.”

British Airways' Club Suites are finally coming to the Boeing 787.
British Airways' Club Suites are finally coming to the Boeing 787.

BA’s dozen 787-8s – which are typically seen on routes into North America, South America and India – will however take some time to undergo their transformation, meaning the longer-range Boeing 787-9s will have to wait their turn.

The airline was unable to provide an timeline for when the Boeing 787-9s are expected to go under the knife.

British Airways' Club Suites are finally coming to the Boeing 787.
British Airways' Club Suites are finally coming to the Boeing 787.

British Airways originally planned to have most of the 787-8 and 787-9 jets upgraded, but progress on the fleet-wide program was unavoidable set back by the global pandemic. 

British Airways’ new 787-8 business class

Executive Traveller understands the refurbished BA 787-8 business class will sport 31 Club Suites – a slight drop from the previous 35 – with 37 premium economy World Traveller Plus seats, up from 25.

However, as before, the 787-8s won’t be graced with a first class cabin.

British Airways’ new 787-9 business class

Executive Traveller understands the refurbished BA 787-9 business class will comprise of 38 Club Suites with 38 premium economy World Traveller Plus seats.

There’ll also be eight of the new-design first class suites, which like business class includes a sliding privacy door.

Read the Executive Traveller review: British Airways Club Suites business class, Sydney-SIngapore-London

25 Jun 2018

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Curses!  Booked to fly on two flights with 787-7s in September.   Just missed the upgrade.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Jan 2023

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Good to see BA lifting its game.

QF business class and the whole Neil Perry menu needs to be refreshed ASAP


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