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Brand new seats for British Airways

6th Nov 2014

BA Europe Seats

The cabin of British Airways short-haul aircraft is getting a refresh, with a brand new style of leather seats in charcoal grey.

Identical seats are being fitted to economy (what BA call Euro Traveller) and Business Class (or Club Europe), with a curtain that moves up the aisle when business passenger loads increase.

The seats come complete with a four-way moveable headrest.

Seats are convertible so that when used in the Business Class configuration, the armrests move further apart and there is a drop down centre console. This is designed for drinks and snacks, and takes up the B and E seats. However when used in the economy configuration, the console becomes a (rather firm) seatback.

The new slim-line seats are being fitted to the airline’s Airbus A319, A320 and A321 fleet from this week, and are manufactured by B/E Aerospace.

In a sign of the times, an eye-level tablet holder is built into the seat back, because BA do not have any IFE short haul.

It will take 12 months to upgrade all the aircraft.



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