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British Airways to start A380 service to Los Angeles in fall

March 05, 2013|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • British Airways (its logo shown here is on a 747) will offer A380 service from LAX to London starting in October.
British Airways (its logo shown here is on a 747) will offer A380 service… (Bloomberg )

British Airways has named Los Angeles as the first destination to be serviced by the airline's first A380 Airbus starting in mid-October, the airline announced Tuesday.

The double-decker plane will operate as one of three daily flights between London and Los Angeles starting Oct. 15. The airline's largest passenger plane will accommodate 469 fliers and feature 14 first-class seats and 97 business class seats (53 upstairs and 44 downstairs). The airline is scheduled to receive its first superjumbo jet in July.

The airline isn't saying exactly when the inaugural flight to Los Angeles would be, but round-trip tickets are on sale. Until March 13, promotional rates are available for $830 for economy, $1,380 for premium economy and $3,800 for business class (prices include taxes and fees). (To make sure you're on the A380, check the aircraft when you make a reservation.)

The special rate is good for travel from Oct. 15 to March 2014 with some blackout dates. The airline also will launch A380 service on London-Hong Kong routes starting Nov. 15, and seats are on sale for that service as well.

The British airline has ordered 12 A30s for delivery by 2016 as part of a $7.5-billion investment in new aircraft, according to Routes Online.
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