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British Airways to fly directly from London to Austin

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British Airways is to be the only airline to offer direct flights from London to Austin in Texas from 2014. Boeing 787 Dreamliner will serve the route to the Texan capital.

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Starting in early March 2014 with five flights a week before moving to daily flights on May 5, the airline's brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner with its three-cabin layout, will serve the route to the Texan capital.

Austin is now featuring in the British Airways sale, which runs until September 24, with prices starting from 3,609 pounds in Club World (business class), 891 pounds return in World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and 511 pounds return in World Traveller (economy).

The summer 2014 schedule, which starts from March 30, 2014, will see a number of increases in long-haul flying to a variety of destinations.

Flights to Seoul in South Korea, where the airline started flying to in December 2012, will increase from six services a week to daily.

The airline is also significantly increasing flights to Accra in Ghana. From the start of the Winter 2013 season, an additional three flights a week are being added, bringing the total number of weekly services up to 10. From Summer 2014, a larger four-cabin Boeing 747 aircraft will replace one of the current Boeing 777s currently on the route.

British Airways is set to increase connections from summer 2014 between London and Tel Aviv when it introduces a daily wide-bodied four-cabin Boeing 777-200 to the route, replacing one of the Airbus A321 aircraft. The B777 offers four cabins: First, Club World (business class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy). The flights will also switch from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5 when they arrive at Heathrow.

Premium customers will also, for the first time, be able to fly in the airline's First cabin between London and Jeddah when a four-cabin Boeing 777 replaces the existing three-cabin Boeing 767 service.

Seattle flights will also increase from ten to 11 flights a week from summer 2014.

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