British Airways has reintroduced the Airbus A380 following its grounding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The A380 operates exclusively from London Heathrow Terminal 5. It is currently operating selected flights to Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas Fort / Worth, Miami, San Francisco, Vancouver and Washington Dulles.
Airbus A380 Cabins & Layout
All BA Airbus A380s operate in a four class configuration.
The seating configuration is:
First Class: 14 seats
Club World: 97 seats
This includes 44 backward and forward facing seats on the main deck in a 2-4-2 configuration and 53 seats on the upper deck in a 2-3-2 configuration.
World Traveller Plus: 55 seats on the upper deck in a 2-3-2 configuration
World Traveller: 303 seats
This includes 199 seats on the main deck in a 3-4-3 configuration and 104 seats on the upper deck in a 2-4-2 configuration.
There are no dedicated social spaces such as on board lounges. Nor are there any tail or nose cameras connected to the inflight entertainment system.
Before COVID-19 BA planned to refurbish its A380 aircraft with its “Club Suite” long haul business class cabin between 2023 to 2025.
The airline has not given an updated timetable for this.
Airbus A380 Routes
The A380 is planned to operate these flights:
Boston – BA213 & BA212 from 26 March to 28 October 2023
Chicago O’Hare -BA295 & BA294 until 25 March 2023; switches to BA297 & BA296 on 26 March 2023
Dallas / Fort Worth – BA193 & BA192
Dubai – BA109 & BA108 until 20 February 2023
Johannesburg – BA57 & BA54; and BA55 & BA56 from 9 January 2023
Los Angeles – BA269 & BA268 until 25 March 2023
Miami – BA207 & BA206
San Francisco – BA287 & BA286
Washington Dulles – BA217 & BA216 until 25 March 2023; switches to BA293 & BA292 on 26 March 2023