Going flat out: BA to close door on rivals with new seats
British Airways has unveiled the business-class seat it's counting on to fend off Virgin Atlantic and other rivals in markets including London to New York - the world's most lucrative route for corporate travel.
The 'Club Suite' will transform into a flat bed, a feature now standard after BA introduced it in the 1990s, but will also come with a door, meeting customer requests for added privacy.
Also included are a vanity unit and mirror, an 181/2-inch screen and 40pc more storage space.
BA will switch to the new seats with the arrival of its Airbus SE A350 jets in July. They will feature 56 of the berths which it plans to install in most of its long-haul fleet.