Airplane Boeing 787-9 (789) British Airways has 4 classes on board with total of 216 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|first||73||22||1 - 2||8|
|club world||72||20||6 - 13||42|
|world traveller plus||38||18.5||16 - 21||39|
|world traveller||31||17.5||30 - 44||127|
Isle seats lack privacy due to being so close to the walking traffic. Good Seat, but not great. The window and isle seats give good privacy but than you have to crawl over another passenger to exit the seat if they have the seat in the lay flat position.
Nice new plane but very uncomfortable seat. No recline at all. Sorry I paid extra for it.
Excellent seat with the bulk head. Magazine rack can be used somewhat as a foot rest (use a good pair of thick, clean travel socks). Recline excellente and often as Silver or Gold you'll have seat next to you free if the loads are low.
The world traveller plus cabin is spacious and has a small number of seats. 20E is wide, good legroom and good recline. Unfortunately if the row in front fully recline you cannot get out without climbing over your neighbour. You can hear the loos but it's not that loud. The overhead luggage bins are huge, which is great because the luggage allowance is generous. The entertainment system has a large screen and great selection of films. The food was good with standard average BA service. Overall worth the extra cost over economy. I didn't find the Dreamliner particularly quiet compared to other modern aircraft, personally I prefer the 757.
43BCHJ offer the only twin seats in WT, full recline, toilet noise not disruptive and plenty of additional space next to B & J seats. Good seats for WT on this aircraft.
Great option for business class as you get a window which has more room for your shoulders and more privacy and you are last in the row so you have clear access to the aisle without having to step over anyone. Definitely one of the better seats in business. The seats and beds aren't as wide as other planes, but I'm a pretty large person and had no trouble sleeping on my side or my stomach. Only downside is you have to fly backwards, but other than for 5 or 10 minutes at takeoff, it really is no bother.
Last time I'll fly BA Business Class. At least until they change the zig zag setting. Person inside next to window has to climb over the inboard person feet if they want to get out. BA, your design department needs to step up. Might say the only reason we took this flight was the non-stop to LHR. I'll go back to other airlines that provide a better lay-out.
I've just returned from a trip from Australia to Europe and US, and also flown on a Qantas B789. This flight was the most unpleasant for me. Plus was a little bit extra legroom. The seat was significantly narrow. Fortunately I had a slim mother next to me for most of the flight, but when her husband swapped seats toward the end we were bumping arms and shoulders most of the time. Their baby was in a cot, so this cut off the short cut to toilets that other passengers have commented on. Big negative for me is that BA has decided to remove the air outlets from above the seats, in economy anyway. The flight seemed warm and stuffy and I couldn't wait to leave. This was not the case in the Qantas version of the aircraft. Unless I can get Premium Economy, I'd probably avoid this aircraft and route in future.
Much better IFE compared to the equivalent Premium Economy seat on the 777-200 going out, but the seats in the 787-9 are short and lack the swing out calf rest making them much less comfortable to sleep in. Food was worse than any I have had in Economy on other airlines and service was poor - not even coffee for breakfast on a 14 hour flight!
Try to get the middle rear-facing seat if you want to get some decent sleep. As mentioned, the proximity to the galley and aisle could be bothersome - and it definitely is. Additionally, the British Airways logo sign that you face is illuminated throughout the whole flight so be prepared to wear your eye mask to block it out.
I have never been so hot flying in mu life. Maybe it was the flying direction but even the windows were hot to the touch. This aircraft has no way to adjust your own air conditing.
These Business Class/Club World seats are very poorly designed. if youre next to window you can get up and out to use restroom but you will bump your head as ceiling slopes. The footrest a little too far away for shorter people (54) to use while sitting upright. Also, with the footrest in the up position for me in aisle seat 12, the person in window seat 11 had to climb over my footstool any time she wanted to get out of her seat! Window seat people were always apologizing to aisle seat people for bumping them every time they had to climb over. Oh, and bring a sweater for sure. The air vents are above the windows and shoot out into the room with NO individual controls. I had to wrap my shoulders with the duvet they provided in order to be warm. Funny; usually on airplanes, theres not enough air blowing on me. AND, theres very, very little room to store stuff. No pockets by armrest, a little drawer on the floor for shoes, and thats it. If you dont want to keep getting small items from your overhead bin, BAs Business class is not for you.
The seat is fine for economy, but the box of electronics restrict your feet movement whilst under the seat in front and had the smane problem on the return flight in another row isle seat which is not the best on a long haul flight
The middle pod seat offers extra room, via a complete armrest, not offered in the aisle/window seat. If you don't mind flying backwards (and I didn't) the extra room is worth it!
Premium Economy for a 12hr flight was fine. Plenty of legroom(I'm 6'2"), attentive crew, decent food, reasonable AV. Welcome drink was water or juice!!!! Up your game BA
Very pleasant flight with really friendly and attentive crew. Seems like there has been improvement in the food quality lately. Breakfast was particularly good. The Club World seats are not great compared to new seats from the competition, still it beats economy.
the seats on this flight are the worst I have ever encountered for flat seats. Will never fly BA again. The configuration is bizarre. The front to back means someone has to climb over another passenger to go to the bathroom. My footrest part of the "lay flat" seat kept breaking down so I Had to wake up and fix it. The service on my side was terrible although on my wife's side it was good. Not worth the money
I won't be travelling business class with BA again until they sort out their product, improving customer service and scrapping the awful forward.backward configurations. The seats are not comfortable. The food is mediocre and the cabin crew disinterested.
This flight was everything I expected and worse. Having read the reviews on Seatguru, I had tried to avoid BA on my trip to Mexico, but the cost to avoid BA completely was becoming prohibitive. I had booked seat 43C at online check-in hoping that the flight wouldn't be full and I might have the whole two seat row to myself. At boarding I was told that there was a problem with the seat and was assigned 31K instead. I don't remember ever feeling so cramped on a flight before, and that includes short haul and regional flights. The guy next to me wasn't particularly large, but I felt trapped in my own little cell. Eating required a finding new ways to use my arms and there was no way I was going to be able to reach down to take off my shoes. And I have to mention the box in the foot space. I have been flying with the same backpack for years and this is the first time I have not been able to fit it under the seat in front. I even tried to make it smaller by putting some things in the seat pocket, but this isn't very spacious; not even as wide as the seat. What makes the whole episode worse is that my BA flight EDI-LHR to fly to Mexico was on a 767. This eems the wrong way around to me. If you have to fly with BA on this type, consider paying for a premium seat. As for me, well thanks to the good contributors to Seatguru, I arranged to fly with a different carrier home from Mexico.
Both seats have the metal entertainment box underneath the seat in front of them, robbing you of some precious foot space. Avoid.