British Airways Airbus A380 800 (388) seat review by Andrew Harris #37925

3.5 of 5
FromLondon, Heathrow
ToBoston - Logan International (BOS)
Detailed ratings
Legroom3 of 5
Seat width4 of 5
Seat recline3 of 5
Entertainment3 of 5
Food & drink4 of 5
Service5 of 5
72A is an economy seat on the upper deck just behind the wing. The upper deck on an A380 is as quiet and smooth as you'll find on a plane. The upper deck seat config in economy on BA is 2-3-2. The window seat has a personal storage bin between the seat and bulkhead which is deep and not only useful for storage but is valuable additional resting/table space when the lid is shut. But it's further to reach the bulkhead if wanting to lean on the bulkhead to rest. I chose seat 72A and have sat in it before on this plane. It is near the front of the upper economy cabins and midway between two windows. That means two viewing options and some bulkhead next to your head, and the possibility of utilising two storage bins one of which is definitely yours. The leg room is just adequate and average economy. I'm 5'8" and average build. If the passenger in front reclines the space is tight and claustrophobic. (The front row adjacent to the emergency exit has legroom but no storage as the bulkhead narrows there and no window and pax tend to wait there for the toilet). The room for your feet under the window seats like 72A is restricted by a metal box under the seat in front that houses ife equipment but you can stretch your window-side leg between the floor fixing of the seat in front and the bulkhead which alleviates the issue. The seat has an adjustable headrest with side wings. But the seat padding is barely adequate for a prolonged period. This seat is OK for a mid-haul daytime flight (say east coast US). I've also been in it for 12 hours overnight, which is not restful.
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