Biggest Bedroom in Sky Comes to Orlando International Airport

Exclusive Orlando Introductory Sale Offers Significant Savings of over 76 Percent

ORLANDO, Fla., April 11 /PRNewswire/ — The biggest bedroom in the sky officially has come to Orlando International Airport as British Airways has launched its Club World business class on its Orlando/London route, making the British carrier the only airline flying the most flat bed seats on the route. Every day, British Airways offers 40 of the revolutionary seats that convert to a fully flat 180 degree, six foot-long bed.

And to make the Club World flat beds instantly attractive in the Orlando 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 Thursday midnight EDT, April 21.

At the same time, Orlando 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 Orlando 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 Orlando.”

World Traveller Plus seats to London also will be on sale priced at $249 one-way ($498 roundtrip) — a savings of 78 percent off the regular $2270 roundtrip fare. All airfares will be subject to government fees and taxes and a $2.50 September 11th security charge. Both the Club World and World Traveller Plus offers are exclusive to Orlando departures and must include a minimum stay of one Saturday night; maximum stay is 12 months with travel commencing on or after June 12.

British Airways serves Orlando International Airport with daily Boeing 777 service configured to 40 Club World, 24 World Traveller Plus and 218 World Traveller (economy) class seats.

The daily eastbound flight, BA2036, departs each evening at 5:20 p.m. and arrives at London’s Gatwick Airport at 6:30 a.m., the following morning. The return westbound service, BA2037, departs Gatwick everyday at 10:55 a.m. and arrives at Orlando at 3:10 p.m., the same afternoon.

British Airways was the first carrier to offer a seat that converts to a fully flat bed for business class travellers. Club World has won the endorsement of customers generating loyalty and driving improved customer satisfaction. The flat bed has won a host of accolades from both the design and travel industry, including the prestigious Grand Prix at the International Design Effectiveness Awards and the Marketing Society’s Award for Innovation.

British Airways is one of the world’s largest airlines carrying more international passengers between countries around the world. The airline inaugurated service between Orlando and London on April 1, 1985, with a twice- weekly Boeing 747.

Further information on fares, flight schedules and British Airways Holiday packages is available from local travel agents, by calling the airline at 1 800 AIRWAYS, or by visiting British Airways’ website, http://www.britishairways.com/. Travel agents also may access information at http://www.batraveltrade.com/.

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