British Airways has confirmed that Los Angeles will be the launch destination for its first A380 aircraft from this October. The superjumbo will be rostered onto the Heathrow-LAX route from October 15, with tickets on sale from today.

BA will then add the A380 to its Hong Kong route from November 15, with tickets also on sale from today.

To launch the ticket sales, BA is offering World Traveller return tickets to LA for £499 (£559 for Hong Kong services), with the option to upgrade to World Traveller Plus for an extra £380, and Club World fares starting from £3,800 for two people.

BA’s A380 configuration will accommodate 469 passengers in four classes:

  • First: 14 seats at the front of the main deck.
  • Club World (business class): 44 seats on the main deck, 53 seats on the upper deck.
  • World Traveller Plus (premium economy): 55 seats on the upper deck.
  • World Traveller (economy): both decks, total 303 seats.


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