Here is what the British Airways site says at:
about the availability of their New First Cabin:
"Available now on select routes
"We’re currently rolling out the new First cabin across our fleet and have already completed more than 75% of the planned longhaul aircraft.
"Experience the new First cabin on flights between London Heathrow and Lagos, New York JFK
, Shanghai, Tokyo Haneda, Tokyo Narita, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo (subject to availability). The cabin design may vary on other routes but all other aspects of the First experience remain the same, including access to exclusive lounges, top quality in-flight dining and premium service by our attentive cabin crew."
Note that BA
does not offer the "guarantee" suggested at the independent "The BA
Source" but simply says "subject to availability" because until 100 per cent conversions are complete substitution is always a possibility. Here note that BA
apparently does not plan to convert 13 of its 'Mid J' 744s. In so far as even one of these 13 aircraft remain in service when it could be substituted on any route I doubt that BA
will "guarantee" their New First Cabin on even one route but they may well increase the number of destinations where they state it will be used "subject to availability".