United Kingdom : FIRST-class service on Phoenix-London flights to be suspended by British Airways.
The airline, which provided one daily flight between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and London's Heathrow Airport, has closed selling first-class tickets on flights leaving beyond late October.
Airline spokeswoman Michele Kropf said that the airline is gradually retiring a number of its Boeing 747-400s, which are used on the route and feature an outdated first class cabin.
Kropf said via e-mail, "We understand that this may not be the experience our customers expect and have taken the decision to offer these first seats at Club World (business class) prices on selected routes .
The first-class seats are the airline's priciest, going for approximately $10,000 round trip counting taxes and fees on the Phoenix-London route. A Club World ticket is approximately $6,000 round trip. First-class seats are in addition popular with travelers looking to cash in a bundle of frequent flier miles.
Besides Phoenix, first-class service will end on British Airways' flights between Las Vegas and London and Vancouver and London, according to planned tracker Airline Route. The changes are effective Oct. 26.
It is uncertain when British Airways will substitute the planes used on the Phoenix-London route, which would mean the likely return of first-class service.
British Airways' flights to London are prized in Phoenix for the reason that the airline is the only carrier offering non-stop service to Europe from Sky Harbor.
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