This article was published in 2019 in a series on the history of British Airways and its predecessors Imperial Airways, BOAC and BEA. You can browse all 100 stories in number order, by theme or by decade.
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In the early 2000s after BA had rolled out fully flat beds in its Club World business class, BA introduced its “Sleeper Service”.
On relatively short overnight flights from the US East Coast and Middle East to Heathrow BA offers a truncated in-flight service to minimise cabin noise and maximise the time available for passengers to sleep. Instead, passengers have the option of pre-flight dining in airport lounges.
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