British Airways Plans New First Class Seating for San Diego Flights

British Airways has announced new first-class service between San Diego and London, as the carrier introduces a larger, four-cabin Boeing 777-300 to its local route. First-class availability takes effect on March 27, 2016.

A company statement said the new aircraft will be able to accommodate 297 passengers – 14 in first class, 56 in its Club World business class section, 44 in its World Traveler Plus premium economy section, and 183 in its economy World Traveler section. The change will mark an increase of 24 seats daily from the current 777-200 airliner operating between the two cities.

Officials said the new first-class section will have 14 suites with individual seats that turn into a 6-foot, 6-inch fully flat bed with the twist of a button. They will also include a personal closet and a writing desk that converts into a dining table.

British Airways began daily services between San Diego International Airport and London’s Heathrow Airport in June 2011.

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