Flown a couple of those in the 2x1 config.
The single seat really is like Captain Kirks chair on the Enterprise.. only better.
It's the same seat Aer Lingus have for their business class, JetBlue Mint in the USA, Swiss also use it and others as well. It's not that uncommon, it's a commercially available seat and the airlines just change the fabrics and finishes to suit them.
I flew in the Captain Kirk throne seat with Aer Lingus. Fantastic by day, a bit thin in bed mode though!
The Cairo flight will be operated by a 787 for the forseeable future, due to cargo loads, mainly fruit and veg for the UK supermarkets.
While the 787 is reflected in the scheds for May and June, it seems to revert to the A321N in July, and to an A320 in October.
Are these just placeholders for an unfinished summer schedule?
Or is this the anticipated actual fleet, as those 787s are likely to return to the TATL by the time summer begins (for example, both LHR-MSY and LHR-BNA are scheduled to return as 788s)?
I would say the schedule is set now.
Incidentally, as far as I am aware, all of the seven ex-BMI aircraft have been reconfigured with the standard BA cabin. People mentioned above that four of them have the old BMI configuration, but that is out of date information.
If you get any kind of A320 series aircraft, it will be the standard Club Europe configuration. Hope for a non-NEO, they have the best experience as they have the lovely Club Europe tray in the middle seat. These were not fitted to the Neo aircraft, because the addition of in seat power meant there was no space for table stowage any longer. I'd take the tray over in-seat power on the 1-5 hour flights these aircraft do any day of the week as the extra space is appreciated.