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It’s always good news when British Airways adds flights to one of its destinations (or even a new destination) because of its policy surrounding how it handles the release of award seats.
British Airways guarantees that it will release two Business Class award seats on every flight it operates so, when a new route or an expansion of service is announced, you can be sure that Business Class award seats will be coming on line – it’s one of the few things I really like about BA awards.
What all this means is that the latest schedule update from British Airways is good news for anyone looking to head to Brazil from late 2018 onwards [HT: Routes Online]
From 1 November 2018 British Airways is adding 2 extra weekly flights to its Heathrow – Sao Paulo route and it will be operating those flights with its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
Here’s the schedule as it looks right now:
BA241 LHR 18:40 – 04:50+1 day GRU (Thu) *New*
BA241 LHR 19:05 – 05:15+1 day GRU (Sun) *New*
BA247 LHR 21:05 – 07:15+1 day GRU (Daily)
BA240 GRU 16:20 – 06:15+1 day LHR (Mon & Fri) * New*
BA246 GRU 17:05 – 07:00+1 day LHR (Daily)
BA’s existing daily flight to Sao Paulo is operated by a Boeing 777 aircraft whose Club World cabin (Business Class cabin) I really dislike, so the introduction of the Dreamliner is welcome.
The BA 787-9 Dreamliner still features the airline’s outdated Club World seat but the last time I tried it out (the review is here) I had a pretty good flight.
I’m not suggesting that the seat has suddenly got magically better but there’s definitely something about the BA 787-9 Business Class cabin that makes it less woeful than the cabins you’ll find on the 777s and the 747s.