British Airways seat reviews

2.5 of 5
when i realised the plane was going to be the a380 airbus i was excited to be flying it however i had booked late and had no choice over the seat also asked for a upgrade but told there was none available. i suffer from a bad back as i had a disc removed several years ago. to say the least the room in this seat was terrible the people in front of me put there seat back as far as they could . the lady in front of me hair was in my face could not see the tv screen. and when the steward came round with drinks i could not get my table out because of the seat in front of me being down got no sleep was in total pain by the end of the flight.legroom was average for cattle class seat width was okay seat recline was okay entertainment was okay if you could see the screen or play the games. the food was the worst i have seen on any british airways flight the curry was garbage the sweet was odd . the breakfast in the morning was attrocius a hard bagle with a little bit of cream cheese .this trip i have done 7 flights and this one was by far the worst i have experianced with ba or anybody the service was good for the time the cabin staff had
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2.5 of 5
FromCalgary, AB - Calgary International Airport (YYC)
ToLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
The flight was my first experience of the Boeing 787. I flew in the economy plus cabin and find the new economy plus to be significantly inferior to the old premium economy which used better seats.

Turning to the Boeing 787 I was very surprised at the very low build quality (at least as this relates to the internal fitting out). There were significant creaks, groans, an rattles emanating from the plane and the fit and finish of panels was very poor. This casts doubt on the quality control.

I was impressed by the size of the overhead lockers which were thought to be smaller.

In summary, I much prefer the Boeing 777, a much better experience.
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4.5 of 5
ToHong Kong - Hong Kong International (HKG)
Traveled Ba Premium Economy on an A380. The seat was very comfortable; I am 5'8 tall. The cabin looked clean and the temperature pleasantly cool ; I have flown on 747's and they tend to be too warm. The food was good. I did not drink any alcohol but it was freely available. Good flight around .
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3.5 of 5
FromLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
ToRichmond - Vancouver Intl (YVR)
Four of us flew to Vancouver world Traveler Plus class. We were all very excited to be flying on this aircraft and it met our expectations. Very quiet for one thing. We liked the boxes by the window seats. These were very useful for putting the pack containing the blanket etc in until needed, also books. Everything about the plant itself was fine but the catering service left a lot to be desired. We had pre-ordered vegetarian meals which were almost inedible. I had to ask if it was possible to have a second drink to go with my dinner. The snack before landing was equally unappealing and we were rather put out to see that everyone else got scones with jam and cream which we would have been happy to eat. The staff were all polite and friendly but I feel BA needs to rethink the catering service it provides.
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2 of 5
ToLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
Non pleasant flight... I'm not tall and it was not the best area in the plane. The size between the floor and the roof is smaller in this part of the plane. The sound entertainment didn't work, impossible to hear the movies voices !
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4 of 5
Nice exit row seat. Lots of leg room but as noted slightly narrower due to the tray table in the armrest. Also, no loose bags on the floor during takeoff and landing, so all bags have to go in the overheads. There is not really a lot of space overhead either so try and board early or keep carry-ons small. You can't really put bags a row or two ahead as that is WT+ (although a flight attendant could do so for you, I suppose).

The window seat has a tiny magazine slot for the usual inflight info, and there is enough space between the side of the seat and the wall to put a blanket and some newspapers or reading material. Frustratingly, the seat behind has a window storage bin (and also underseat storage) so I guess you could say this layout is a bit of a design failure. On my flight, the passenger behind me was in and out of his window bin perhaps 100 times over a six-hour flight. This was slightly annoying as the "click" of the latch is magnifies my the hard window above and is just a few inches from your ear (even unreclined).

There is no window at this seat (which may or may not be an issue). The emergency exit door itself has a tiny window up quite high so if you are up out of your seat you can sort of take a look, but as the upper deck is far up on the curve of the fuselage, you can't really see the ground well.

Some reviews of this seat mention the "bump" protruding from the exit door and the proximity to the washroom. The bump is not an issue, although you do need to sort of thread you way in and out of the seat (again due to the curved wall as well). The floor area is completely clear (I'm 6'3" and there was room to stretch my legs completely and then probably another 2'). I took my carryon bag down and positioned it as a footrest, which was quite comfortable.

The "bump" makes it impossible for anyone to stand too closely in front of you, so while the queue for the washroom might be a bit of a problem for the aisle seat, it's not a problem for the window. There are two washrooms at the front of this section and then two more at the back (which also serve the smaller rear section).

This was a BA Economy flight, so pleasant and professional service but every year it is lower value. Now there is no snack with the first drink service, and the "lunch" an hour before arrival was a bag of crisps. The meal itself was just OK - very average.

I would rate this seat much better than the WT+ (Premium Economy) seat one row ahead on the aisle. While that seat is slighty wider, it has less legroom, almost identical food service (BA has brought back the better cutlery due to competition but the food itself is no better). That seat is much too close to the washroom, however. You could almost put your hand on the toilet seat with the door open while sitting in your seat. That's just horrible - especially for a "premium" seat. (Virgin's 787 has a similar set of Economy seats. There really should be a law that you can't be served food within at least two metres/yards of a toilet seat. Awful
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5 of 5
FromRichmond - Vancouver Intl (YVR)
ToLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
Seat 10J is a forward facing seat. It is an optimal seat for Leg room as there isnt anyone in front of you. An added bonus is that no one will climb over you to leave their seat. As you are the first row in Business on the main deck, you are always served first which is brilliant!
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3.5 of 5
FromAtlanta, GA - Hartsfield-jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
ToLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
This was an exit row seat by the "window" except there really wasn't a window there (the closest thing was the peephole in the exit row door, several feet in front). For an overnight flight this was actually fine for me. This seat does seat kind of close to toilets but there's a lot of space around it and the nearby toilet wasn't a bother. The left wall intrudes on side legroom a bit, but unobstructed space to the front and to the side so room to stretch legs and easy to get in and out despite the relative seclusion of a "window" seat. Seat reclines OK. All in all, a fine seat for a red-eye flight
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4 of 5
FromHong Kong - Hong Kong International (HKG)
ToLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
1A 1K are probably the best seats on the A380, both First suites. Proximity to toilet and galley was not a problem as food is prepared in the galley at the back of the cabin. Problem is a door next door which made a lot of noise on take off and when there was turbulence. The aircraft is more noisy that one assume. I did not find it that quiet as some people claim.
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3 of 5
FromJohannesburg - Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB)
ToLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
Dreadfull, the seat is reasonably comfortable providing you stay still. Any kind of movment is problomatic due to the confined space. Prior to and during takeoff, and during meal service one is virtually face to face with two people who may be strangers. Added to that is food being passed over your fellow passengers to you. When everything is stowed, retreiving anything is a nightmare, especially when the bed is flat. Also the toilet becomes a challenge, clambering over the legs of a fellow passenger who may or may not be asleep. Definitely the worst seat configuration in business class have ever encountered. I have flown round the world several times, and flown between the UK and USA/ SA frequently with various airlines. This crew were professional and courteous, but somewhat distant. The food was at best average, but running out of vegetarian meals and fruit on an aircraft which was by no means full seemed a bit odd. The 380, my first, was very impressive, with a decent seat configuration it could be a winner. These particular toilets were excellent, as was the wine. BA needs to do better, will not be using BA for longhaul business class until that configuration is changed.
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