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 currently operating these routes:
Boston- Flights BA213 & BA212
Chicago O’Hare -Flights BA295 & BA294
Dallas / Fort Worth – Flights BA193 & BA192
Johannesburg – Flights BA55 & BA56; switches to BA57 & BA54 on 30 October
Miami – Flights BA209 & BA208; switches to BA207 & BA206 on 30 October
San Francisco – Flights BA287 & A286
Vancouver – Flights BA85 & BA84
Washington Dulles – Flights BA293 and BA292; switches to BA217 & BA216 on 30 October
It will also return to Dubai later in 2022. The A380 has previously operated to Hong Kong and Singapore.