Airplane Boeing 777-200 (772) Four Class British Airways has 4 classes on board with total of 224 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 - 15||48|
|world traveller plus||38||18.5||21 - 25||40|
|world traveller||31||17.5||26 - 39||122|
When the seats in front were in full recline position it was impossible to stand up and exit this seat. The only way was to shuffle across the armrests or clamber over the seats to the aisle
This seat is extremely uncomfortable when the seat in front is in full recline position. It is impossible for a fairly slim person to stand upright to exit the seat - I had to shuffle across the armrest to get out. Even with this seat in recline position the table would not come out of the armrest but had to be forcibly lifted out by the steward
The seat is OK. No more. There's ZERO storage space once you recline. The tiny drawer next to your feet is stupid. The location is ridicules. When your seat is in takeoff/landing position it’s hard to reach. The moment you recline, that drawer is out of reach and there’s nowhere to put your phone, headphones, water bottle, etc... In lie flat position the seat turns into a decent bed, but its SHORT. I’m 187 cm (6’2) tall, and I couldn’t lie on my back with my feet straight. Had to bend or lie sideways. I’ve flown business before on AA and Iberia and had no problem lying with feet stretched all the way, so this was very disappointing. Service was good, so was the food. But this 8 seats across configuration is the worst business class ever. Whoever invented it and whoever approved it should spend the rest of their days seating in those seats. Crammed up, unsafe, no privacy. I booked this ticket because it was the cheapest business class fare I could find. You get what you pay for. Oh, and BA’s first class? That’s a business class seat on AA and many other airlines. It’s funny how sad BA is. They’ll FINALLY get their business class up to par with the rest of the industry later this year, but it’ll take years before all its planes will have it. Until then- no BA business class for me. No matter how cheap it might be.
Well, after taking the BA 747-400 5 days prior to this flight, having had a pleasant experience, I was looking forward to a refreshing flight on BA's 777-200 from JFK-LHR. Far from it. The IFE screen is small, blurry and horrifically outdated. My IFE system didn't even work properly. No place to charge your mobile phone, unlike on the 747 where they have a MUCH better IFE system and seat. The World Traveller cabin is just an overall lacklustre place to be. I would try to avoid the BA 777-200 at all costs for a more pleasant experience. On the plus side I did manage to sleep for a few hours, which is good as I can never usually sleep on flights. Conclusion: BA's 777-200 World Traveller cabin is outdated, lacklustre and should be avoided in favour of the 747, 787 or a380.
My main complaint is lack of storage space. A small drawer ony big enough for a pair of shoes. Krypton Factor challenge to get out of the seat to get to the loo - find somewhere to put headphones and whatever you have on the table (water/glass/anything) as the table needs to be closed, then put the foot rest up to be able to climb over the person in 12B so as not to wake them or you'll bash your legs on their footrest. Privacy screen between A and B is good as regards privacy. But cabin crew either can't see you or choose to ignore you and used glasses, etc. can stay on your table for ages. My footrest didn't go down as far as it should. Cabin crew member tried but shrugged and said it wasn't working properly - in case I didn't already know that. View out of the window was of an engine filling the lower half of the window. Sky above. I much prefer the Club seats that are angled rather than facing straight forward or back.
I cannot believe this configuration of seats is approved by the body that sets air safety standards. There is not a clear exit into aisles due to the seats in the aisles flat bed blocking your exit. If you sit in the aisles you are interrupted by cabin crew who lean across you to deliver food and drinks to those sitting by the window or in the middle seats. Beware of sitting in the middle for the cabin crew cannot see you and you are sometimes forgotten. As there is 8 seats to every aisle it feels more like economy than business. Disappointing and overpriced!
POOR AIR CIRCULATION MADE THIS STIFLING HOT OVERNIGHT, FOOT REST AND TABLE BROKEN, NOT AT ALL COMFORTABLE. Queues for toilet were a nuisance.
The seat was okay, the bulkhead gives you a measure of quiet from the galley activity. The overall flight experience on BA was disappointing and there was not enough food in business class. The planes are older and nowadays there is no excuse not to have internet on the plane
I just flew LHR-JFK on this flight, and the seat wasn't quite as bad as some of the reviews indicate. That being said, I didn't pay for this seat, as I was upgraded at the airport. First the good: 1) privacy was actually quite good since there is minimal exposure to the aisle, and there was a screen between F and the facing passenger in G; 2) there was a lot more room to put my feet and consequently more flexibility in reclining positions (back, either side) since there was a footrest rather than a small well; 3) wine was good; 4) food was mostly good; and 5) the flight attendants were all quite pleasant for this flight. Now the bad: 1) rear facing is uncomfortable at takeoff and landing; 2) there is absolutely no way to maneuver around the passenger in G when the seat is extended, so you have to step over the width of their body and hope you don't land on them; 3) the head is not really flat when the seat is extended; 4) entertainment was blah; 5) my main course was overcooked. Overall, I would definitely choose another option if I am paying, but it wasn't completely awful either.
26D-F are better than A-C or H-K as they have a pocket in the bulkhead to put stuff in. 26A-C and H-K have literally nowhere to put things during take off. (lots of legroom, however)
Due to a cabin wall behind, these seats only recline by a few inches, so if you happen to be on a long haul night flight and the seats in front of you are reclined, these seats are a nightmare! You are left sitting upright, unable to recline and feeling very claustrophobic with your knees up against the seats in front and your face about 12 inches from your entertainment screen. Certainly hard to get any sleep in these conditions.
This seat is terrible, it is somewhat narrower than the others AND has a huge equipment box taking at least 1/3 the space. A regular backpack will not fit under it, so you have to keep getting up to get things from the overhead. In addition the BA touch screen on this plane barely worked, have to jam finger against it repeatedly, no doubt annoying for passenger whose seat-back it was. When scrolling the arrows are at very edge of screen and you constantly get no press or else hit the right/leftmost item instead of the paging arrow. On the other hand the toilets are distant enough so that is no problem even when people are queuing for them. The comments on this site for this plane do not make clear that the two-seat arrangments on left and right of row 39 are GREAT seats - there is no divider so the aisle seat basically has TWO underseat storage widths free, while the window side has a largish gap between next seat and fuselage, and doubtless would also be allowed to use part of the huge space in front of the aisle seat. Based on the comments I found here I chose 39F but you should always prefer the two-seat seats in that row (perhaps better than any other row if you don't mind being at back of plane).
Comfortable seat that us a flat bed. Very odd layout of suite though, especially TV screen.
I flew on the version that had first class after an aircraft change. Seats were OK but entertainment system was poor. Fuzzy image. And no wifi! Food choice was not available for both meals.
Flew on the Queen of the Skies on 30 March 2018, I was in 2K, my wife in front in 2K, from LHR to DFW. Our first time in First. Concorde room was amazing beforehand. Comfort, service and food on board was incredible. Of special joy was a dinner date with my loved one at 36,000 sitting opposite each other in my 'suite'. The 747 may be getting old but I can't speak too highly of our experience. Thanks BA !
Now that BA have replaced the 747s (they used to use on this route) with the 777 there are literally only two good business class seats - 15K and 15A. With those two, and those two ONLY you get aisle access and privacy. But note that you cannot reserve either of these seats until 24 hours before a flight because of the bassenettes. Business class in BA, for the rest of the seats, is quite simply horrible and cannot even begin to compare with American or any other airline for that matter. In BA the Business class seating is 8 across - same as their premium economy. In American it is 4. In BA you always have to face another passenger literally a few feet away. In BA, most seats do not have direct Aisle access - you have to climb over others. Those that do have aisle access have zero privacy. In American ALL business class seats have Aisle access. I dread flying BA's Biz product - but in some cases I have no choice. BA management haven't improved their biz class in 20 years. It shows, and it is quite simply awful.
flown with my family from Bahrain to London on club world. Dated aircraft, old, dirty and smelly seats and terrible food to the extent that my kids complained about it. In addition, one of the cabin crew was with a bad attitude. I a silver member and frequent flier on BA but I moved recently to Gulf Air, Emirates because of their new and modern aircraft, food & services. BA always send dated and cheap aircraft to Bahrain and pricy also.
Be aware that not all B777-200ER four class aircraft have 14 first class seats. Nine (I think) only have 12 seats with 3K and 4K being replaced by a crew rest area. I avoid booking these seats on flights showing 14 first class - just in case they change the aircraft! Having said that, if you do travel on a 12F aircraft, 2K is an excellent seat for a lone traveller. Middle seats said to be good for couples, but gentlemen need to remember that they will need to change aisles to remove their partner's bag from the overhead locker. Because of this we prefer two window seats, one behind the other and because of the risk of their being no 3/4K seats and, not being Gold Exec members, being blocked from pre-booking 1A/K, we always book 2A and 3A on any 777-200ER flight.
- the layout is 2-4-2 which gives you a clue as to how cramped it has to be. This is purely a money-earning exercise by BA who just want the max £££'s from their business class customers, and blow their comfort - the 2-4-2 firstly means the seats are very narrow, the legs part of the seats/bed area is narrower than the seat section to accommodate the shoulders/seat of the adjacent passenger. - the narrow part means you can't sleep on your side, if that's what you do, as there's nowhere to bend your legs - the aisle seats are very open and exposed to the aisle. In mid-flight with everyone sleepign it is an obstacle course to reach the loo as people's bedding is falling off, knees, elbows and feet are sticking out and I more than once woke someone by accident (not noticing feet with dark socks on for example). If you're in one of those seats, there is a draught every time a crew member passes - usually at a lick as they are understaffed and trying to get round everyone asap. - the in-seat faciliites are awful. There is one pathetic light, tucked under the lip of the partition and impossible to find except by asking a crew member. There is nowhere to put anything. There is a small drawer - at floor level, down by your feet. Also by that drawer as a mains socket and a USB socket. By your feet I reiterate. The drawer and sockets cannot be reached if the "bed" is reclined in sleeping position, or even if you just have the legs-up position, watching a film or using the tray, etc - the meal tray is pathetic - flimsy as all get-out, and not easy to fetch out from its hidey-hole - the "bed" is short. Now, I am 6'6" and always have a small bit of trouble on any flight or sleeper train journey, but most beds are 78" or thereabouts. The BA 777 ones have to be somewhere between 72" and 75" at the most. I could nowhere near lie straight, nor due to the narrowness (as above) sleep on my side with my legs bent. Whilst I am above average height, there were plenty of other passengers somewhat crammed in to their beds, and I would imagine if you're more than say 6'1" you are going to not be able to lie out flat, except for just 4 seats (15A/E/F/K) - the "flat bed" is not. The backrest goes nowhere near flat. - the 2-4-2 layour means to get to the central passengers the stewards have to lean right over the aisle passenger and access via a small space provided in the partition. Bad for the staff and bad for the aisle passenger. - the central two passengers (centre 2 of the -4-) are shoulder to shoulder with no privacy whatsoever. Sleeping right next to a stranger like that is, as my wife said, like being back at Brownie's Camp, in a tent. If on the other hand it's the adjacent aisle passsenger you don't know, you spend the flight looking straight at them from not very far away at all, unless you put the screen up, whereupon the stewards can't get to you to hand you your meal. - the piece de resistance is the obstacle course for inner 2 centre or window passengers to get out. If the aisle passenger is sleeping you actually have to CLIMB OVER them to get out, say to the loo. Physicaly possible (though still not acceptable!) if you've legs as long as mine, but if you're shorter, or have a gammy hip like my wife does, this is too hard and you're going to have to "hold on", or risk disturbing the aisle passenger
Excellent flight LHR-BOS in First. Staff, seat and food all excellent. We travelled with our 20 month old daughter and we were made really comfortable by the staff on board