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Be First Onboard the British Airways 787 Dreamliner This September

June 27, 2013 at 8:23 AM | by | ()

British Airways has lots in store for the #avgeek in you this year. We previously showed you how to book yourself onto its first Airbus A380, and now you can do the same for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which touched down at London's Heathrow Airport for the first time today.

The inaugural route will be London-Heathrow to Toronto (LHR-YYZ), starting from September 1. A month later, on October 1, London-Heathrow to Newark (LHR-EWR) will be added. Special fares are available on both routes, coinciding with a UK sale in World Traveller (Economy) and World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) cabins.

Flight BA093 will fly London to Toronto seven days a week, leaving Heathrow at 12.15pm, arriving at 2.55pm. BA092 does the reverse journey overnight, leaving Toronto at 7.10pm, landing at Heathrow at 7.05am the next day. BA096 and BA097 are scheduled to have the 787 on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays as well.

For flights to Newark, your pick should be BA187 going west, leaving London at 6.15pm, arriving at 9.25pm. BA186 brings the Dreamliner back to its home base, again overnight, departing at 10.55pm, arriving 10.55am the next morning in the UK.

Roundtrip tickets start at £444 ($680) in Economy for London to Newark and £516 ($790) London to Toronto. Traveling the other way, from the US to UK and back, costs a little more with tickets starting from $787. Premium Economy on both routes goes for the magic number £787 ($1,203), with Business Class about double that amount at £1514 ($2,315) to Newark and £1567 ($2,396) to Toronto.

Tickets must be booked by July 16 and, as always, please read the terms & conditions of the special offer before you book, and there is always the risk of a last-minute swap to a different aircraft.

The BA Dreamliner comes in a three-class configuration, for a total of 214 seats. Club World (Business Class) is a 2-3-2 configuration of lie-flat sleeper seats, with a maximum of 35 passengers. World Traveller Plus is also 2-3-2 across, with a total of 25 seats. World Traveller has 9 seats across in a 3-3-3 split. Head over to our earlier story for everything you need to know about the seat plan.

Rumors abound about trial runs with the BA787 between London and Stockholm (and London and Frankfurt for the A380), but nothing has been confirmed at this point.

[Image: British Airways]

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