British Airways Airbus A350 1000 seat review by Steve Davidson #38581

4 of 5
FromLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
ToCape Town - Cape Town International (CPT)
Detailed ratings
Legroom5 of 5
Seat width4 of 5
Seat recline3 of 5
Entertainment4 of 5
Food & drink4 of 5
Service5 of 5
I flew back from LHR to CPT on BA59 in Premium Economy for the first time on an A350 (I have flown many times in 747s and 777s) and - apart from the fact that the plane is apparently 19" less wide than a 777 which was bad enough trying to navigate the aisle - found that when I got to my seat 25B the overhead locker cannot be used because it's full of the paraphernalia required for the baby bassinets. I had to rapidly steal some other passengers' locker space, as did those people in 25A, J and K. This is totally ridiculous and I'd be very grateful if you could warn other potential passengers via your seating plan for the plane of this stupidity

I can categorically state that there is absolutely no way I'll fly up from CPT on BA again - well at least in PE (I'm too tall to go in economy unless I get a legroom seat which is very unlikely these days) - because even if I get none of those four seats, I'll be fighting other passengers for the locker space around them!
Also, there are no toilets in the PE section so you have to find your way through a bit of Economy which is difficult in the middle of the night.
Finally - and this is a criticism of all BA's PE sections - the seat recline is too much. I know BA were trying hard, but it's a bit like being in economy where the passenger in front of you decides to recline the full way and you end up with your supper on your lap, and even a broken wineglass!
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