Tickets went on sale today for the first new British Airways Airbus A380 aircraft that will fly between Los Angeles and London Heathrow. Los Angeles will be the inaugural destination for the first A380 to be operated by a UK airline. The double-decker superjumbo is due to be delivered to British Airways in July and seats are now on sale for flights from October 15, 2013.
Round-trip fares from Los Angeles to London start from $830* in World Traveller economy, $1380* in World Traveller Plus premium economy and $3800* in Club World business class - including taxes, fees and carrier charges. These fares are only for sale for several days from today through March 13, 2013 for travel from October 15, 2013 - December 13, 2013 and January 7, 2014 - March 17, 2014 from Los Angeles to London.
The A380 will be the largest aircraft in the British Airways fleet, accommodating 469 customers across four cabins. The First Class cabin will be located at the front of the main deck and offer 14 seats. Club World (business class) will offer 44 seats on the main deck, or 53 seats on the upper deck. These upper deck seats will feature a new 2:3:2 configuration across the cabin. The 55 World Traveller Plus (premier economy) seats will be located on the upper deck while World Traveller (economy) customers can choose seats on both the main and upper deck.
The A380's innovative design makes it much quieter during take-off and landing and more fuel efficient than its predecessors. British Airways has ordered 12 for delivery by 2016 as part of an investment over five years in new aircraft, smarter cabins, elegant lounges, and new technologies to improve comfort in the air and on the ground. A short video with more information, including a sneak peek at the new aircraft's interior is available.
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