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BRITISH AIRWAYS Premium Economy, Business & First Exclusives!

ON SALE UNTIL 07 JUNE 2019 ONLY

We’re thrilled to have received these exclusive fares in premium cabins from our friends at British Airways offering brilliant value to Singapore and London.

Try these return fares from Sydney on for size.

SINGAPORE

  • WORLD TRAVELLER PLUS premium economy from $1699
  • CLUB WORLD business class from $2959
  • FIRST from $3859

LONDON

  • WORLD TRAVELLER PLUS premium economy from $3055
  • CLUB WORLD business class from $5969
  • FIRST from $9119

Fares are also available from other Australian cities into destinations right across Europe. Please contact us for the perfect fare for your journey.

BUSINESS CLASS BONUS!
All BA Club World business class bookings on flights BA15/16 made through The Travel Authority are eligible for chauffeur-driven transfers to-from Sydney Airport—a service previously only offered to First passengers.

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Fares shown are from Sydney, include taxes, are correct at 28 May 2019 but are subject to availability and change due to fluctuations in foreign currencies and fees or charges applied at the time of booking. Pricing is based on Low Season departures 30 April – 06 June 2019, 27 September – 25 November 2019, and 13 January – 24 March 2020. Advance purchase ticketing requirements (up to 21 days prior to travel) apply. Additional conditions apply.

WE KNOW: British Airways ‘Club World’ Business Class

Emma Dalton, Senior Corporate Travel Consultant at The Travel Authority Corporate Sydney, has recently returned from an insightful (and luxurious) trip to Singapore and Europe.

Pics from Emma’s British Airways Club World experience.

Emma was invited by The Travel Authority Group’s friends at British Airways and Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts to inspect their luxury offerings first-hand. As she travelled, Emma put BA’s Club World Business Class through its paces aboard the airline’s Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

  • BA016 Sydney to Singapore – Boeing 777
  • BA012 Singapore to London – Airbus A380
  • BA011 London to Singapore – Airbus A380
  • BA015 Singapore to Sydney – Boeing 777

Club World cabin on British Airways A380 aircraft.

On the ground, Emma ran her discerning eye over Shangri-La hotels in Singapore, Paris and London, including some Hotel Jen by Shangri-La properties

CLICK HERE to read about Emma’s Shangri-La hotel inspections in Singapore.

With such high quality ingredients, it’s no surprise that Emma returned to work absolutely buzzing from her BA & Shangri-La experience.

“It was an amazing trip—just incredible”, said Emma.

“From the moment I entered The House lounge in Sydney to the moment I landed home nine days later, the entire experience was absolute luxury. British Airways Club World business class was great. Frankly, the reviews do not do it justice. I have absolutely no hesitation selling and recommending Club World”, added Emma.

British Airways now invites its Sydney Club World and First passengers to The House lounge, rather than the Qantas lounges which have been the airline’s longstanding choice.

The House location at Sydney International Airport.

However, Qantas lounges remain available to BA flyers under Oneworld alliance lounge access rules.

“The House lounge is quiet and intimate and has a great selection of food. You can have a sit down meal before you board your flight—great if you want to board your flight and get straight to work or sleep”, advises Emma.

Service at The House includes à-la-carte dining with waiter service, shower facilities and unlimited WiFi.

Upon boarding flight BA016, the premium service and comfort continued.

“The luxurious Club World bedding by The White Company is just lovely. I loved that they supply a day blanket as well as a duvet for sleeping. Topped off by the biggest pillows in business class, it’s incredibly comfortable. I slept almost as well as I would in my own bed”, she reports.

Club World bedding and in-flight amenity kit.

Emma also noted some nice touches on the in-flight menu.

“In addition to an impressive wine list, on overnight flights, BA offers an an entrée and desert menu to help passengers maximise sleep time. This is a great option if you want something light before making the most of the comfortable bedding. Breakfast can be ordered in advance so it’s ready for you when you wake up”, says Emma.

Comparing the Club World cabins on different aircraft, Emma notes the configuration on both the A380 and the B777 was very similar, although the A380 did feel a little more updated.

“I was seated upstairs on the A380, but made sure to visit the Club World cabin on the lower level. Interestingly, even though there are more seats downstairs, the higher ceilings did make the cabin feel more spacious than the upper deck”, says Emma.

Club World’s forwards-backwards ‘yin-yang’ configuration.

Of Club World’s forwards-backwards seat layout, Emma says, “I travelled forwards and backwards on different sectors and, apart from take off and landing, I found little difference between travelling one way or the other.”

At Singapore Changi Airport, Emma accessed the British Airways Lounge and Concorde Bar in Terminal 1 before pushing on to Paris via London Heathrow. In transit, Emma made the most of services available at the British Airways Galleries Lounge in Terminal 5.

Elemis Spa, T5 Heathrow.

“At Heathrow T5, I recommend heading straight to the Elemis Spa in the lounge area. The spa offers complimentary 15-minute treatments for BA Club World and First customers. Club World customers can’t book ahead but I secured a spot right away”, says Emma.

“The mini facial was just great after our long-haul flight, and filled in the time before our onward flight to Paris. It was the perfect way to transit T5”, added Emma.

For more information about Emma’s BA experience, simply leave us a note in the form below, or CALL US to discuss your specific requirements.

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British Airways unveils new Business Class ‘Club Suite’

As we anticipated late last year, British Airways has unveiled its highly-anticipated new business class seat – ‘Club Suite’ – and confirmed it will arrive on the first of its Airbus A350 aircraft in July.

“We’re thrilled to see BA’s new aircraft launch with a brand new business class seat and experience”, said Sarah Bush, Director of The Travel Authority Group.

“This latest incarnation of BA’s impressive business class—’Club Suite’— really does look like a next-generation product. We look forward to seeing it for ourselves, and hearing client feedback after they fly”, added Sarah.

Like the airline’s existing Club World product, the newly-branded ‘Club Suite’ offers direct-aisle access in its 1-2-1 configuration, and each seat converts into a luxurious flat-bed.

What is different, however, is the addition of a suite door for greater privacy, 40% more storage—including a vanity unit and mirror, WiFi, generous 18.5-inch inflight entertainment screens, high definition gate-to-gate programming, and PC/USB power.

The new Airbus A350 aircraft itself will also promote a feeling of well-being, space and calm due to its reduced noise levels, high ceilings and ambient lighting which is intended to compliment the time of day and outside light. Customers will experience a cabin with higher levels of humidity and refreshed air as the cabin pressure is equivalent to an altitude of just 6,000 feet.

There are also environmental benefits to flying on the state-of the-art A350 as 25% lower fuel burn significantly reduces CO2 emissions.

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said: “The arrival of our first A350 featuring our new Club Suite is one of the most exciting developments in our £6.5 billion investment programme.”

As well as a new 56-seat Club World cabin, the three-cabin A350 will feature the latest World Traveller Plus cabin (56 seats) with new furnishings including a plush new pillow and warm quilt, new amenity kits and an enhanced service and an improved dining experience. The World Traveller (economy) cabin offers 219 seats. Customers will also benefit from high-speed WiFi, allowing travellers to browse the internet on their personal electronic devices.

After launching on short-haul routes, BA’s new A350s will commence long-haul services from October. The airline will commence retro-fitting its existing long-haul fleet with the new Club Suite at this time, too.

For more information about BA’s new Club Suite, leave us a note in the form below, or call us to discuss!

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