British Airways' World Traveller
Plus vs Club World – what’s
the difference?

Not sure whether it’s worth paying to upgrade your BA flight from World Traveller Plus to Club World? Here we take a look at the differences between two of British Airways’ cabin classes.

As one of the world’s biggest (and busiest – did you know that a British Airways plane takes off somewhere in the world every 90 seconds?) airlines, BA flies to over 200 destinations in 75 countries around the globe.

When booking your seat on board a British Airways plane, you’ll usually have a choice of cabin class, from Economy up to First. For many corporate travellers travelling long-haul, Premium Economy or Business Class seats are normally the preference – but what’s the difference?

What’s inside a World Traveller Plus cabin?

World Traveller Plus is British Airways’ Premium Economy class. It offers a more comfortable, relaxing experience on longer routes than standard Economy, and is proof that a premium service doesn't have to break the bank. The cabins feature a smaller number of rows for a more exclusive experience, but you'll find the cabin big on space and big on features.

You can expect:

  • wider seats with greater recline, lumbar support, head rest and foot rest and extra leg room to stretch out
  • a comfy cushion and blanket, amenity kit with toothbrush, socks and an eye mask
  • power supply for laptops and other electronic devices (check BA website for guide on what can be used)
  • two delicious meals and a complimentary bar service - British Airways’ new on-board dining options give you greater choice and quality with delicious seasonal menus created with only the finest locally-sourced British ingredients. And on most flights you can choose your main meal from the on-board menu between 30 days and 24 hours before your flight, for no extra charge (which is handy if you have specific dietary requirements)
  • an on-demand personal entertainment system with noise-cancelling headphones – enjoy hundreds of the latest films, documentaries, television, music, audio books and games. You choose what you want, when you want it, on most flights
  • larger free baggage allowance - you can take two bags with you on board (one full-sized cabin bag plus a laptop or handbag), and check up to two bags into the hold
  • and priority boarding.

The new World Traveller Plus cabin is available now on British Airways’ newest aircraft (A380, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER), and the carrier is refurbishing many Boeing 777-200 and 767 aircraft to the same standard. But British Airways says wherever and whenever you fly World Traveller Plus you can expect the same top quality food, drink and premium service by its attentive crew, regardless of which aircraft you’re on.

What’s inside a Club World cabin?

So now you know what’s in the Premium Economy cabin for World Traveller Plus, let’s take a look inside British Airways’ Business Class cabin, Club World. The carrier says Club World combines “premium levels of comfort and service with the freedom and flexibility to make every journey unique and unforgettable. Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, there's a Club World seat with your name on it.”

But apart from comfort and service, what makes Club World different from World Traveller Plus?

  • A spacious seat which converts into a fully flat 183cm (6ft) bed - designed for relaxing or getting work done, with more space and privacy, plus fully adjustable headrest and lumbar support
  • Delicious food options – expect mouth-watering menus that are thoughtfully prepared using locally sourced, seasonal produce, and arrive elegantly presented on fine china tableware, hand delivered for a more personal touch
  • More drink options - a quality range of spirits, soft drinks and expertly sourced Old World and New World wines. Drinks will be served in cut-glass tumblers, stemless champagne flutes
  • Every seat has a 12in flat screen and noise cancelling headphones, to access an on-demand personal entertainment system - get lost in a great film or gripping series with our huge library of new releases; including music, ebooks, and games
  • Stylish bedding and amenity kits specially designed by The White Company on board – you can indulge in a longer, comfier sleep with a soft mattress topper, a luxury duvet and blanket
  • Access to private lounges and luxurious spa treatments - take time out in one of British Airways’ elegant and exclusive departure lounges, where you’ll find a range of quality wines, drinks and food, plus a business centre for working on the go
  • Dedicated check-in desks and priority boarding.


Now you know the difference between British Airways’ Premium Economy and Business Class cabins, speak to a dedicated Travel Expert at Flight Centre Business Travel to get your seat booked in the best cabin class for you.