A few months ago it was announced that BA would stop offering first class on flights to Cape Town (selected flights only) and Las Vegas, Phoenix and Vancouver.
The reason for this was that even though the flights continue to operate with a four class Boeing 747 aircraft, these routes would be operated with aircraft that have not been fitted with the latest version of BA’s first class cabin.
Instead, BA would operate the old first class cabin as an extension of Club World business class.
As the airline continues to retire its older Boeing 747 aircraft, it is reintroducing first class on these routes with the assurance that all flights will operate with the latest first class cabin.
First class will return to Vancouver from Sunday 29 March. First class will return to Cape Town, Las Vegas and Phoenix from Sunday 25 October.
The affected flight numbers are as follows:
London Heathrow – Cape Town: Flight BA43 & BA42
London Heathrow – Vancouver: Flight BA85 & BA84
London Heathrow – Phoenix: Flight BA289 & BA288
London Heathrow – Las Vegas: Flight BA275 & BA274
Separately, BA has also recently announced that, amongst other routes, flights to Cape Town, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Vancouver will move from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3 on Wednesday 14 October 2015.
Update 3 January 2015: BA has published guidance on its trade website for passengers who have booked Club World seats on these flights.