British Airways reveals updated economy seats featuring ‘tablet-style’ entertainment system

Turning right onto a plane doesn’t have to be all bad.

British Airways has revealed a new seat design for its economy and premium economy classes onboard Boeing 747s travelling between London and New York.

The planes have been equipped with more comfortable foam seats with new seat covers matching those in the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

They have also had Panasonic Avionic’s eX3 system installed – the most advanced in-flight entertainment system controlled by tablet-style touch screens.

Passengers will be offered more than 1,300 hours of entertainment including more than 130 movies and 40 TV shows.

Meanwhile the lightweight design of the systems aims to reduce the amount of fuel used by the plane.

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Those sitting in BA’s premium economy seats, which it calls World Traveller Plus, will have access to a universal power socket with plugs from the UK, US and Europe.

Passengers in economy (World Traveller as they call it) can access a USB charge point in their seats.

The upgraded aircraft will also be operated on selected flights to Chicago, Lagos in Nigeria, Dubai, Boston, Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, with further routes to be added in summer 2016.

But if you really must see how the other half fly, British Airways recently released a video showing its new first class cabin on the Dreamliner .

 

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