BA ‘Biggest Bedroom’ Arrives in Tampa

The biggest bedroom in
the sky officially has come to Tampa International Airport as British
Airways
has launched its Club World business class product on its
Tampa/London route, making the British carrier the only airline flying the
route offering a revolutionary new seat which converts to a fully flat 180
degree, six foot-long bed. And to make the Club World flat beds instantly attractive in the Tampa Bay
marketplace, British Airways is offering a $999 one-way Club World
introductory fare ($1,998 roundtrip), knocking 76 percent off the normal
$8,454 roundtrip fare. The sale price will be available through midnight
(EDT), Saturday, April 23.

At the same time, Tampa also will receive a new class of travel for
economy passengers called ‘World Traveller Plus,” tailored to the needs of
long-haul customers who want added comfort at an affordable premium price
between business class and economy. World Traveller Plus features a
comfortable 38-inch pitch seat in a separate cabin aboard all longhaul
B777 aircraft.

“British Airways is delighted to offer our Tampa, St. Petersburg and
Clearwater passengers these unique new products. The flat beds have proven
to be extremely popular with our business class customers and we are
confident our customers will enjoy the comfort and privacy of Club World,”
said Derrick Surratt, Director of Sales Southeast USA for British
Airways.” The aircraft configuration permits us to provide more capacity
and to match market demand for all cabins. If the success of the flat beds
in other markets is any indication, this is a win-win situation for Tampa.”
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