By Jody Meacham
Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal
Dec 9, 2019, 3:21pm PST
Updated Dec 9, 2019, 3:26pm PST
British Airways, the only transatlantic carrier serving Mineta San Jose International Airport, will replace the Boeing 787-9 aircraft that’s been serving the route since it was added in 2016 with a Boeing 747-400 in March, according to its online booking site.
Depending on the seating arrangement it uses on the route — British Airways has three different seating plans for this particular aircraft — the change will mean between 46 and 129 additional seats on each flight compared to the 216 seats on the 787.
Four classes — first, Club World (business class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy) — are offered on all versions of the 747 as well as the 787 now being used.
British Airways did not return calls and email for comment, but its schedule indicates the 747 will be used through the…