Written by Barnaby Taylor. Published on .
The Japan Rugby World Cup is now well underway and the group stage games are coming thick and fast. Here at Just Fly Business, we felt this would be a perfect time to look back at the journey the England Team took out to the world cup, and how they travelled to Japan.
On the 8th of September 2019 the England rugby team flew out with British Airways, the official airline partner to England Rugby. The 31-man squad boarded the ‘Sweet Chariot’ aircraft and set off from Heathrow on a 5,948-mile flight to Tokyo Narita. The England Rugby squad flew on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, this was to make sure they arrived relaxed and ready to take on the best rugby nations in the world.
Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said: “We are honoured to be the Official Airline Partner of England Rugby and we wish the team every success in Japan.”
If you are trying to choose your business class airline to Japan, then British Airways might be your winner. British Airways operate an 11-hour 30-minute direct flight between London and Tokyo Narita as well as Haneda, with two flights departing every day from Heathrow Terminal 5. British Airways also operates a direct flight to Osaka and that operates four times a week from Heathrow and one of the only direct airlines that fly to Osaka from the UK.
British Airways have introduced this year its new Club Suite, a new business class seat with direct aisle access. British Airways exuberant newly-branded ‘Club Suite’ offers direct-aisle access, a suite door for greater privacy and luxurious flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration.
There’s a staggering 40 per cent more storage, a vanity unit and mirror, WiFi, enviable 18.5-inch in-flight entertainment screens*, high definition gate-to-gate programming, and PC / USB power; every aspect of British Airways’ Club Suite has been designed for the modern traveller.
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