Airplane Boeing 787-8 (788) British Airways has 3 classes on board with total of 214 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|club world||72||20||1 - 7||35|
|world traveller plus||38||18.5||10 - 13||25|
|world traveller||31||17.5||20 - 41||154|
3A is a mixed bag if a seat. Positves: direct isle access, window seat and great view of the engine/wing. Negatives: noisy as near galley. Very noisy!
Terrible seat. The entertainment box severely restricts legroom, which is already restricted because it is an aisle seat. Also, note that it appears that every economy D and F seat has a entertainment box getting in the way. The movable headrest doesn't stay in place (it appeared every seat suffered from this.) Probably the most uncomfortable flight I have ever taken.
In the side sections of row 38 the arm rests do not lift
Because of the fixed box under the seat in front (34A) you cannot stretch out your left leg which is very uncomfortable for a long haul night flight
Seats DEF in rows 39, 40 &41 no overhead luggage space allocated for passengers. In these seats you can hear the toilet flushing.
Very narrow legroom, as there's a box on the floor that leaves maybe 12CM width for the legroom
Upgraded to WTP due to on-line check-in issues. Great seat, plenty of leg room, and being bulkhead, no need to disturb neighbour to get to the aisle. Two windows to watch the wold go past on a 12 hour flight. I will certainly move to WTP again in future, subject to a sensibly priced offer. Only tiny niggle is how amazingly "laggy" the IFE is.
Having read the awful reviews from so many economy passengers, I was nervous at best. However I was pleasantly surprised. No AV box under H seats, so plenty of leg room. Yes, the seats are narrow, but in fairness, it felt less cramped than Emirates 777 with in a 3-4-3 configuration. Service was good (for BA) with a cheerful & attentive crew.
3E and 7E (respectively last row in each section) are the widest and most comfortable seats in Business. They have direct exit without stepping over anyone, nor anyone stepping over you. All other business class seats have an annoying shoulder height divider (aisle / window), or no direct access (other E seats).
My first experience of the 17.5in bulkhead seats. Truly horrible! Travelers should note that the bulkhead between WTP and WT ALSO has bassinets. I was "offered" to take 20J (middle) rather than 20F (aisle) so that a family including an infant could sit together, but this would have meant 3 "normal" sized guys in the row, with me being in the middle for 7.5hrs, and needing to get work done. This plane/cabin is off my list for future long haul travel...
Front row in premium economy on 787. in arm monitor makes seat narrower. No USB plugs. Footrest very hard to raise and lower (had to stand up and push footrest very hard while pushing arm button to get it back). Auto shading window was set to dark during entire flight. BA94 YUL LHR
The emergency exit row seats are VERY narrow, I am a tallish but slim (32 inch waist) male and felt the seat too narrow. Anyone with a 36 inch waist or more - avoid the emergency exit seats!
Took the new flight from BNA to LHR on BA. World Traveler on this plane was absolutely brutal. As many others have stated, the electrical box below the seats severely reduces legroom; the pitch awful, etc. However, the worst part was the noise created by the opening and closing of the lavatory door and the sound of the toilet flushing EVERY SINGLE TIME. We three rows ahead and could hear it very clearly. No one in the forward section of WT could sleep, even with earplugs or headphones. Unbelievably poor cabin design. Would never fly WT on this plane again. In fact, would have preferred a connection on American or Delta to this torturous experience.
12J World Traveller Plus (WTP). Have been used to BA's WTP product on Gatwick routes, so was nice to try the refurbished cabin. Comfortable seat, with reasonable in-flight entertainment. As with the older WTP cabin, the passenger in front's seat recline can be intrusive. Cabin crew asked passenger in 11J to put the seat upright so I could dine in some comfort. Thanks BA staff
Agreed on multiple reviews that these seats are ridiculously narrow and cramped. The IFE boxes are far too large and restrict legroom. In addition, the underseat height is smaller than other aircraft -- my bag which fits upright on other aircraft has to lay on its side under these seats. Further, there is only ONE support under the seats in front, between the aisle and middle seats, meaning that with the window seat you will share the underseat legroom with the middle seat occupant. Only the aisle seat has its own, divided legroom area.
This seat had a wall behind but plenty of room to allow a full recline without affecting anybody behind you.
This and 7A are the best seats in Club World. you can get to isle without jumping over anyone and also have the privacy of window and wall to sleep. With only 2 rows of seats ... this section feels more cozy. Always on one of these 2 seats on this plane.
I sat in 38K from BWI to LHR and the seat did NOT have foot space blockage as told by another traveler on this site. There was a window also. It was fine. All seats are cramped now days and this seat was nothing unusual.
Worst seating arrangements on a Boeing ever! Seats are super cramped and once the passenger in front of you reclines the seat you are squeezed in like a sardine! Its not worth even paying $39 to buy a seat. Just wait until 24 hrs out when there is no charge to pick a seat. British Airways should be ashamed for using this Dreamliner on long haul flights. On our next flight from London to Munich we flew the Airbus 320 which was heaven compared to the tortuerous 7.5 hrs flight on the Dreamliner.
Was upgraded and so was grateful for that! Long overnight flight and so really just slept well. Have been in BA business class often and overall comfortable, food very good as is service. The seat is comfortable and definitely the lie flat allows you to sleep well. The only minor issue is that left arm room is a bit cramped where as some of the newer angled biz class seats alleviates that. Other than that very nice service and yes, of course things like galley activity and bathroom are there but its part of the whole deal so no complaints. Just take an ambien and believe me, you are OUT and hear nothing until about 8 hours later!