Airplane Airbus A380-800 (388) British Airways has 5 classes on board with total of 469 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|first||78||22||1 - 4||14|
|club world||72||20||10 - 59||97|
|world traveller||31||17.5||20 - 83||199|
|world traveller plus||38||18.5||60 - 68||55|
This was return trip on 747 in a WT+ seat, after flying out on the A380 WT+ this was a different animal. No AC until engine start. Foot room bad due to Feet fitting around the IFE boxes. Tiny Video screen 5 inch at most that had lines in it. And most annoying was the remote control in armrest when you even get close to it with your hip raises volume or changes channel. Food was average, cabin attendants were better then WT and nice. I agree with other posts that this aircraft needs an upgrade and is dated.
Seat 41G contributed to the worst airplane trip I ever endured. Legroom is bad due to the famous "metal box" under the front seat. With the close proximity of the toilets, your hear every details of the marvellous sounds produced in these not-at-all-soundproofed cabinets. The aisle next to you is where the fairly long queue for the bathroom forms. People waiting do use the top of your seat as a standing armrest, much like a convenient bar counter for casual talk with your toilet companions, making 41G an ever shaking massage seat, which may sounds lovely but isn't a nice thing for a 10h night flight. On top of that on this particular flight we were served dinner very late, due to a shortage of meals. Cabin crew was lovely but totally overwhelmed by the situation. Seat 41G already means you're going to have a meal at the very end of the service, but here we were already very sleepy when eventually the crew managed to find us something to eat. This led to an awkward situation where another crew member offered us an "herbal tea for a good night of sleep" as we were only starting with the starter salad of the meal. In the end, I found that the seat design and cabin arrangement of this BA A380 were very bad. Even though the crew seemed very nice and professionnal, and the plane well handled and on time, we did not not comfortable in those seats. By comparison, the trip in 25C for the outward journey was far better.
Seat 50A (with its "missing window") creates a dark cocoon for the transatlantic flight home to the UK. You are secluded, draught-free and perfectly settled for a good night's flight home on the quietest airliner in the skies. Plus, you are a short walk from the most-spacious toilet on any airliner in the world - front toilet, above the drivers, with room to dance! Your companion in 50B faces forward onto a very spacious floor area, with several curtains to "kill" the draught which might come up the forward staircase from First.
Used to think this was the best seat in the house - it is for day flight but have now been kept awake on 2 night flights by inconsiderate cabin crew in the galley. Food service noise is one thing but all night chatter is totally unnecessary but unfortunately common lately. The forward cabin is still probably the best but I would go further forward if you want to sleep - and accept the aisle access problem.
I was in seat 21A for a flight from LHR to ORD. I always prefer a window seat so I can sleep, but that is not possible with this plane, as the rounded shape of the plane creates too much space, so no way to lean one's heat on the wall. Also, the control boxes for the entertainment took up a large amount of floor space, making storing my backpack very difficult. British Air operates this flight and the staff were wonderful, and the food was quite good. Overall a good flight, albeit with no sleep.
Avoid this business class seat. It’s proximity to the galley makes it incredibly noisy & more specifically because the galley on this side of the plane has the fridge & other spaces the crew constantly accesses. 53K does not have the same issues.
Very comfortable, excellent leg room, good recline
Air conditioning for theseat is 'extra cold' even though wrapped in the standard BA blanket froze all the way to LHR from Vancouver.
Awful location sandwiched between port & starboard lavatories. These lavatories are in near continual use and as this is a 13 hour + flight with smells, doors opening & closing & lights flashing quite unacceptable. Doubly so as BA expect extra payment for this World Traveller + seat.
Was a nice choice. Comfortable seat. You are on the aisle so there is a little foot traffic
Leg rook worst ive ever seen. The entertainment box in seat in front combined with the exit seat armrest means severely restricted leg room width. Avoid
In my opinion, this might be the best seat in the house. Other than having to pay 200$ to reserve it ahead of time (cash grab) it offers unfettered access to the aisle. Unless the cabin crew is bashing around, its pretty quiet, and ask for an extra pillow for a superb sleep if you're an individual 6'4 or less and aren't wide as a house. In that case opt for the aisle. Super private and amazingly quiet. British Airways have been tinkering with the menus of late and the offerings of steak (hard as a rock) or pheasant (pretty good) are accompanied by starters like Scottish Salmon (delicious) or Superfood Salad (chopped kale, anyone?) Overall, enjoyable and restful.
Flew LHR>Bos in upper deck WT+, I am 6ft 5 & 20 stone, overall a comfortable seat with enough room to stretch out, the "bins" by the window are great and have plenty of room for storage, IFE was very good. Very quiet upstairs & would do it again. My only complaint was the toilet! tiny is not the word! and for a tall guy, well lets just say not alot of room with the curvature of the ceiling. That aside a great plane.
Flew on G-XLEI from LHR to ORD with my wife and toddler. It was really good to have the extra space and bulkhead table. Even though I had wanted to sit in the upper deck, 35A-C and 35H-K are the only seats at bassinet positions with a window and with three seats to one bulkhead table. I'm glad we chose those seats. Being over 6 feet tall, I felt like the width and legroom were adequate. My wife needed to put something under her legs to be comfortable, however. I could imagine being able to see into the galley from 35H would be annoying on an overnight flight, but the crew were careful to keep curtains closed and were also quite helpful. Highly recommend row 35 for families traveling with a little child, and we were able to explore the upper deck anyway.
Excellent pair of seats in WT+, perfect for couples travelling together. Tons of leg room and a nice adjustable foot rest as well. The seat reclines very far, but when the seat in front of yours is reclined, it makes it a bit challenging to leave your own seat. All rows in WT+ (seats A, B, J, K) have two large side cubbies for your belongings, except row 63 (J and K) which only has one cubby as the other cubby is locked and does not open. IFE system was excellent with lots of good new releases, but it did go down on both flights I had for about one hour. Bathrooms in WT+ are at the back of the cabin and must be shared with WT which is a bit annoying. You have to go through the curtain into WT to enter the bathroom.
This was a standard World Traveler (Economy)seat on the lower level from LHR to ORD. I think this has been under-stated in prior comments, but in the window seats you will lose approximately 40% of your (already severely limited) leg room due to the support of the seat in front of you, combined with the entertainment system box that sits inside of that. If you want to extend your legs, you will be forced to sit at an angle the entire flight, and keep your legs glued together to avoid intruding on the space of the passenger in the middle seat. 40% less legroom - this is not an exaggeration. Fortunately, I was traveling with family, so was able to put a small child in this seat, with my wife and I in the middle and aisle seats. I'm not sure who gets paid to design these planes, but it is a truly terrible design. Some have mentioned additional storage space on the side, but that is not true of the lower level seats. These window seats should all be labelled yellow.
Interrupted by passenger in window seat climbing over me to access gangway. The lie-flat bed was no more than a ledge and very narrow with no storage. Very unimpressive.
A great Club World seat with extra overhead storage and slightly more space when the seat is fully reclined. A good option for taller folks.
I flew LHR-SFO on this aircraft for the first time. Business class seating is awful. Seats are side by side in opposing directions so that your privacy is seriously reduced. There is a translucent screen that goes up and down if you want to shut out your fellow passenger from view; however, the screen only works after take-off , and during meals it must be raised and lowered so that the attendant can reach across to deliver food trays and other materials. If you are seated in an aisle seat, the attendant is reaching across you to serve the window seat. The cubbies for storage are so small that even my computer bag did not fit. The worst part of these seats is that if you are seated at the window, you must climb over the footrest of the passenger seated on the aisle of the next row. Each time I got up to use the restroom, I had to do an almost acrobatic move to get out. I'm pretty flexible and found it challenging, so I imagine it must be near impossible to get out if you have any mobility issues. Simply an awful, awful design.
One of the cubbies for seat 58A is unusable and poses a minor inconvenience (the other 2 cubbies are still useable). The unusable cubby has a piece of mechanical equipment in it.