Published on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
British Airways' first Airbus A380 will fly on the "Red Carpet Route" to Los Angeles, with tickets going on sale today.
The first double-decker super-jumbo is due to be delivered to BA in July and seats are now on sale for flights from October 15.
Fares start at £499 return in World Traveller (economy) with a special £380 upgrade available for customers wanting to move up to World Traveller Plus. Club World return fares start from £3,800 for two people.
The second A380 route will be to Hong Kong, and customers can book flights now for travel from November 15, 2013. Prices start from £559 return in economy or, for an additional £380, customers can upgrade to World Traveller Plus. Club World tickets again start from £3,800 for two people.
The aircraft will seat 469 passengers across four cabins. Customers in First will be seated at the front of the main deck. Club World (business class) customers can choose from 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. Both cabins will feature the airline's current design, which is now flying on the new B777-300ER fleet.
British Airways has ordered 12 super-jumbos for delivery by 2016.
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