British Airways Airbus A380 800 (388) seat review by Steve Walsh #30308

4 of 5
FromLondon - London Heathrow (LHR)
ToHong Kong - Hong Kong International (HKG)
Detailed ratings
Legroom5 of 5
Seat width3 of 5
Seat recline5 of 5
Entertainment3 of 5
Food & drink4 of 5
Service5 of 5
This was our first journey on the A380 and our first using he BA World Traveller Plus. We chose the mid section seats in order to remain clear of the toilets and areas where people tend to congregate. The actual cabin is not that impressive and does not stand out from the World Traveller cabin compared with Virgin and Air New Zealand and that does take the edge off things as the price difference is not an insignificant amount. The pre flight drink going to HKG was a choice of water or Cava the later was quite nice but on the return he offer was only water or orange. Again this in no way matches Virgin and Air New Zealand. That said the staff were lovely on all flights and very attentive. The food was ok but again nothing special but the wines on offer were of an excellent choice. The seats are comfortable and on a long flight the upgrade to WT Plus is worth every penny. Loads of legroom and bags of recline. So much so we managed at least 4 hours sleep on our return flight. I am not sure why BA installed the window boxes for seats A and B. OK it is useful but in truth it is a massive waste of space and without it the seats could have been widened to match Virgin Premium Economy and all 7 seats in each row would have been more comfortable and desirable. The In Flight Entertainment was OK but not as extensive as other airlines but on the return flight sleep was more important. In summing up I did enjoy both my A380 flights but feel that BA needs to take a serious look at other airlines and make the Plus that bit more special.
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