Airplane Boeing 747-400 (744) v1 British Airways has 4 classes on board with total of 345 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|first||78||22||1 - 5||14|
|world traveller plus||38||18.5||11 - 16||36|
|club world||72||20||17 - 64||52|
|world traveller||31||17.5||28 - 55||243|
See my review for 62A for most comments. LHR to IAD on Jun 20 2019 - zero privacy in this seat, no extra legroom even though it's advertised as Exit Row. Minimal storage (there's a drawer for your laptop/small items). Benefit - nobody needs to cross over your legs due to the exit door. Forward facing, if that matters to you. Very enjoyable flight. Daytime flight, so most people were awake (previous flight was overnight - virtually silent cabin) - due to difficulty of access to window seat, the cabin crew uses the pass-through in this seat to reach the window seat - so many openings and closings of the partition, which means many awkward looks at/from that passenger. Upper level is the way to go - far less traffic and noise.
IAD to LHR on Jun 7 2019 - rear-facing seat with loads of privacy and storage. I didn't use the overhead bins at all. Being 6'6" this was the best possible seat for me in Business Class - the bed is VERY short (maybe 5'10") and this seat has no limit on leg space as most others do. So you can extend your legs, but it's uncomfortable to have the bed end in the middle of your leg - so not sleep on this flight. Beds are narrow, so could not sleep on my side since I could not bend my legs enough. Service was wonderful, cabin crew was fantastic. Upper Level is the way to go - 20 seats, 2 bathrooms, 2 flight attendants. Window seats (all rear facing) have privacy and storage but most have limited aisle access (might have to hop over someone else's legs...)
This plane is ancient and should be retired! Also, this seat is not as comfortable as you would think since the window seat has a large gap between the actual seat and the wall. I would not recommend this seat.
This rear facing window seat is very private; however, it is very tight and closed in with very little visibility outside of your seating area. If you are at all claustrophobic you may be bothered. I don't normally have this issue, but had to change seats with another passenger.
WORST Transatlantic flight I've taken in many years! The only good thing was the flight crew were lovely. The plane is so old, the entertainment screens terrible quality and tiny with fewer choices than I've experienced in a long time. Seats so uncomfortable. This plane should not be used for 9-10 hour+ flights! The flight from AUS to LHR is a new plane and quite nice, BUT this LHR to AUS flight was shameful! I may never fly again if this is what we get.
5inch TV and no charging point
Worst flight I've ever had. Flew MIA to LHR on this plane in World Traveller Plus. Seats are the old type with cloth upholstery and very uncomfortable. Entertainment system is something out of the 80's. So small and blurry as it's not HD I was glad when the person in front reclined their seat so I could actually see the screen. Cabin crew also miserable. In world traveller plus they bring drinks round before take off but on this occasion it was water and orange juice. One woman asked why there was no sparkling wine offered to which she got the reply (as the stewardess was walking away), not any left as they only stock enough for the outbound flight. I flew last month twice from the US on different routes and they always served sparkling wine so not sure what his stewardess was talking about. Considering the flight was over $1300 one way I thought the aircraft, service, food and comfort was way below standard.
50A is as good as any seat in economy and better than many. Viewing through the window is comfortable and the seat has the added advantage that with no seat behind, you can recline the seat without inconveniencing anyone behind and there is no danger of some urchin kicking the back of your seat for 8 hours!
This middle section seat has very little privacy as it's open on the entire left side. The drink area is tiny (unless you open the giant dining table) and there is no storage like on the window side seats (which have a little closet and storage bin)
Seat 29A is great for legroom but as both armrests are fixed, the seat width is limited. For a larger person (I'm 6ft 1in) the tray that extends for the armrest is a little restrictive. Also seat pocket on wall of fuselage was filled with infight magazines, so little space there for personal items. On the plus side you can access the ailse for the space in front of you, as long as the passenger in row 28 hasn't spread out too much. Otherwise a good seat and a good flight on an older aircraft.
This seat is terrible. The door hits your leg rest anytime someone opens wide or just lets it go. I sat the LHR to JFK and it happened no less than 10 times. Also many people congregate there waiting for the bathroom. Lastly the seats facing each other is just awkward, especially if you don't know the person.
LHR TO AUS = NOOOOO WIFI on this flight !! I sat in 64B which should be yellow because of the foot traffic noise and complete exposure to everyone coming up and down the aisle (no privacy)!! The window seats in Bus Class are the way to go on this journey. I will say the food was excellent and the service superb! This is an old aircraft and needs to be updated drastically given such a long flight.
Along with 62K, 64A, and 64K, these four seats are the very best on this 747. Food was good, service was excellent. Plenty of space to move in and out. I was able to get a good four hours of sleep on a 6h.30 flight. The only down side was the poor selection of movies.
Row with foot space. Except oddly placed foot space bar is right in the center of the seat in front of you. TV screens are small and have minimal choice. Bathrooms are at back of plane. We got served food last for our side of the plane
This review is for the whole flight in general. I have flown this route at least 6 times a year every year for 10 years. I have flown First, Business, Premium and Economy before and I am yet to have an enjoyable flight. The planes are about 10 years too old, and to me they actually feel unsafe. However, they are the only direct flight from Cape Town to London, so I just grin and bear this hellish experience every time, knowing I am going to get there faster than any other route.
Plusses: Upper deck has high ratio of bathrooms and attendants (2 each) to passengers (20); lie-flat seats with same height footrests, although narrow, still provide comfortable sleep, especially with the comfortable pillow and blankets. We liked the storage boxes next to my wife's 63K seat. Mixed: Very good service on BA 0190 (July 30), flight attendants friendly and attentive. Perfunctory service and inattentive attendants on BA 0191 Aug. 15. Dislikes: The worst food we've ever had in business class. Main courses limited to two selections, both overcooked and basically inedible. Afternoon snack on Aug. 15 worse than free food on Jet Blue. Dated TVs have very good movies choices, but hard to watch on small, blurry screens. No wi-fi, even in business class. No elevator to upper cabin; be aware if you use carry-ons as we do.
Flying in 10augusst 2018 from heathrow to austin. Seats and equipment are getting quite worn. Video screns fading, remotes not very reactive, and entire config is not quite clean. Location is fine. Although near toilet i am nlicked by isle seat and have lots if extra space.
The plane was very old to Las Vegas and it smells like that. The seat was very comfortable due to it´s a old plane. The seat is a bit small but it´s ok. I was 1,84cm tall and I can´t lie straight.
13J has a metal box in the footwell that makes extension of your feet very challenging. Rather awkward on a very long flight! On our aircraft the only lavatory for premium economy was on the left side (pilot's side) so I would suggest sitting on the A & B side rather than J & K to make access a bit easier.
This seat has an IFE box located 1/3 of the way in from the aisle the A/C vent in the aisle leaks onto this seat