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BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A380

Date :   3 April 2015

Review by : T Rennie (UK)

Comfort: 3/10

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I flew from Hong Kong to London. After a code share on an old Cathay Pacific plane I was looking forward to flying on one of the new A380s. I was quickly disappointed however. BA have decided to cram people in on this new plane. The legroom and general seat comfort was very poor. I only fly BA as I travel a lot with work and use BA for EU flights but I won't fly long haul with them again. It's disgraceful the tiny amount of room they give while continually saying "enjoy your flight". It is a matter of endurance not enjoyment.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   22 March 2015

Review by : Inta Sloman (Canada)

Comfort: 2/10

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Just returned from London into Vancouver. Seats are not comfortable. You could get jammed into a wretched four in a row middle seat. Leg room and recline marginal. Food horrific. Service average. Scratchy blanket. TV screen kept freezing and acting up. Just economy with a little bit more leg room and given the lack of comfort not worth it. I will never book this again and will not fly British Airways again - part of it is just a feeling of the crew not caring very much. Not very pleasant either being sandwiched between business class and first class which had lovely cabins, service and reclining seats. Felt like a lower class citizen with the red rope across the curtains to first class. The food was horrific. No priority boarding. Last bags to be let off in Vancouver.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777

Date :   22 March 2015

Review by : A Crow (UK)

Comfort: 1/10

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London to Bangkok 12 hour flight. Seat in front was in full recline position for 10 of those hours. Couldn't see the tv screen in front of me as too close with the recline position of person in front.. Felt very claustrophobic and couldn't sit comfortably as no leg room - sat at an angle and now very stiff. Endurance test!



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777

Date :   1 March 2015

Review by : Stuart Quin (UK)

Comfort: 3/10

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I have travelled long haul premium economy with a number of other airlines and have not used BA service for long haul before. However, this trip was, by some margin, the worst I have experienced on long haul. I fear BA's hype about investment in premium economy seats is ill founded, and after some 24 hours in the same seat, broken by stop for refuel in Singapore, I came into Heathrow sore from the seat. The service was satisfactory, and when I became ill on one leg of the flight, staff couldn't have been more helpful. But the seat discomfort was such that I would only choose BA for long haul as a last resort.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   21 February 2015

Review by : V Duckworth (UK)

Comfort: 2/10

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Flew with my daughter from London Heathrow to Dubai on Valentines Day. This is a terrible product offered from BA. Have flown Virgin Premium Economy which knocks the socks off this BA product? Seats are incredibly uncomfortable - both recline and leg rest allow no comfortable position. There is no sense of a premium product. Bitterly regret booking BA for this trip and dreading return flight. Considered upgrading to Club but would cost an additional 2,900 pp! again.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   27 January 2015

Review by : D Burchett (UK)

Comfort: 1/10

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Flew from LHR to BKK return with British Airways. Do this trip regularly with Thai and I will be going with them on my next trip. I only used BA as they were offering relatively cheap flights on offer but this turned out to be a major faux pas. BA were frankly awful and I wouldn't consider flying with them again.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A380

Date :   27 January 2015

Review by : Y Ng (Italy)

Comfort: 1/10

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Terrible seat configuration on BA A380 economy upper deck. Seat space is cramped and arm rest can't be fully up. It hanged at an angle which is dangerous and inconvenience when u are travelling with a child.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777

Date :   27 January 2015

Review by : K Enver (UK)

Comfort: 1/10

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LHR-ORD-LHR I was pleased to see that the return flight was on a new 777 with larger monitors. I had a window seat 41K on BA296. However, this was the most uncomfortable flight I have ever been on. I am 6' tall. I had absolutely no legroom, with my knees pressing into the seat in front. This became even more uncomfortable once the passenger in front reclined their seat. I could not move my legs due the large entertainment system metal box on the floor immediately in front of where my right foot should rest, forcing me to shift my foot far to the right. It was almost impossible to get up from my seat and get to the aisle with the seats in front reclined. I could not open my laptop on the table. I am a medical doctor. This cramped uncomfortable posture and difficulty in getting up to walk must considerably increase my risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. This was more cramped than any budget airline I have been on. Having been a loyal BA customer for decades, I will now never fly with BA again. Really disappointing.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-300

Date :   27 January 2015

Review by : V Pilkington (UK)

Comfort: 3/10

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Dubai to LHR, I have never had such uncomfortable seats, bar the likes of Easyjet etc. It was a shame, as it was an upgraded cabin, so had new IFE etc, only good thing! No seat padding, they also seem to have narrower seats than the old style. But what really bugs me is that we have to use the same loos as the 200+ people behind me, nothing personal, but it's yucky. I couldn't eat either meal choice so got stitched with an economy meal. Miserable Staff as well.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-300

Date :   27 January 2015

Review by : Gerald Acres (UK)

Comfort: 9/10

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The economy class seats at rear of B777-300 are very comfortable with good stretch of legs possible and good lumber support. I like the winglet headrest too.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   27 January 2015

Review by : O Hanbury (UK)

Comfort: 2/10

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The legroom is equivalent to a cheap charter short haul. The TV screen is ancient and poor quality . never again! Behind me was a tall man with his knees in my back who simply had no where else to put them. When I discussed it with him it was almost an air rage incident. I doubt the staff would have resolved it. He simply did not fit the seat. The flight from LHR to MIA was an hour extra sitting on the ground due to a cargo mess up.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 787

Date :   27 January 2015

Review by : Andrea Bruschi (Italy)

Comfort: 8/10

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The plane is new and the seat is comfortable, even there is not enough legroom and in the configuration 3x3x3 the window seats are really difficult to reach. The entertainment system is great and the way the screens are built makes what you're watching not visible to the other passenger.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   27 January 2015

Review by : Darran Burr (UK)

Comfort: 7/10

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Seats 12A & 12B are the best seats in the cabin, then 11J & 11K, as they are bulkhead seats and you have the benefit of nobody reclining a seat in front of you, both sets of seats give more legroom but 12AB give the most, 12A and 11K are infant bassinet positions so these are not usually available to reserve until 24 hours before departure unless you are travelling with an infant. The AB side of the aircraft are served first for everything so you have a better chance of getting the meal of your choice on that side of the aircraft rather than the JK side. All seats are much much better than normal economy and definitely worth paying the extra for the premium ecnomy (world travelller plus as BA call it) especially if you can get seats in the pairs of AB/JK rather than the 4 in the middle. Window seats can be difficult to get out of when the person next to you in the aisle seat is in a reclined position and asleep.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 787

Date :   19 November 2014

Review by : T McLaughlin (UK)

Comfort: 3/10

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31C, very cramped, the seats feel smaller than other aircraft in the fleet in Economy. Once I had put my books and newspaper in the pocket in the seat in front, my knees were right up against it. The table is very small. The biggest gripe I would have is legroom, this is severely hampered by the In Flight entertainment box being placed under the seat in front.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   19 November 2014

Review by : Tom Maxwell (UK)

Comfort: 1/10

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As I am now retired I fly long haul at least three trips a year. I also upgrade to premium economy as at 6foot 2 inches the seat pitch of 31 inches is crippling. On 1/10/2014 I flew BA 274 from Las Vegas to LHR BA premium economy, the aircraft was old and tired and although the pitch was adequate I was budged up beside my next door passenger. Needless to say I will not be flying BA again as I object to paying thousands for business. Why do the various Far East Airlines give so much more for your money.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-300ER

Date :   27 October 2014

Review by : J Gardner (USA)

Comfort: 7/10

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We were in WT+ seats 23 A and B from LHR to SEA. On this 777-300 we had the "new" World Traveler Plus seats. The seats are a step up from the shabby WT+ seats on the 747-400 we had on our outbound flight. The seats were "slimline", with very little seat padding and poor lumbar support. Probably the best feature of the new WT+ seat is the larger AVOD monitor built into the back of the seat in front. The new AVOD system is far superior, especially the moving map function. There is a foot rest that drops down from the seat in front; it's nice but doesn't add much to the experience. Lavs (just two of them, one on each aisle) are located just aft of the WT+ cabin and are shared with the main WT cabin; otherwise you have to hike back to the very rear to make use of the lavs there. Like other BA long-haul aircraft, the 777-300 does not have passenger air vents above the seats in WT or WT+. Because the cabin temperature is kept at near-sauna levels, the lack of vents can make the trip very, very uncomfortable. Perhaps the biggest shortcoming is that leg-room is restricted by two metal equipment boxes under the seats in front. The boxes restricted the ability to stretch legs and effectively prevented storing any carry-ons under the seat in front. While the new WT+ has its short-comings, it is still far superior to anything offered by US carriers as a premium economy product. For us, the positives were worth the cost belong regular WT and in any event the cost of WT+ was far less than what we would have paid for Club World.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   27 October 2014

Review by : J Gardner (USA)

Comfort: 6/10

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We flew SEA-LHR on an aging 747-400 in World Traveler Plus seats 29 J and K, near the 3R door. BA boards WT+ dead last. The seats were the old WT+ and showed their age in all respects (worn, dirty, etc); the AVOD monitor for seat 29J was so badly scratched and smeared that it was difficult to watch anything. The cabin was unbearably warm; be aware that BA's long-haul fleet evidently do not have seat air vents - so no way to keep cool. Seat 29K has no seat in front of it, which makes leg room excellent and also allows for easy access to and from the seat to the aisle and area around the exit door. Seat width is poor and the seat has function buttons (and AVOD controls) on the inside of the arm rest, making access and use very difficult. While it's true that the cost of WT+ is far less than the cost of Club World, there is a big difference in seat comfort and the ability to get any real rest/sleep. On the other hand, WT+ is far superior to what US airlines offer as their premium economy product (e.g., Delta "economy comfort" on its 767-300 on the same SEA to LHR route).



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   27 October 2014

Review by : J King (UK)

Comfort: 1/10

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This had to be the most uncomfortable flight in the world, we flew American airlines LHR-MIA 777-300er and the seats were comfy and the flight entertainment worked. On the way back we flew BA from MIA-LHR and it was really bad, I do not recommend sitting in row 33-36 as the leg room is reduced and the seats are uncomfortable, I had a headphone set that didn't work, and a box under the seat in front of me so I didn't have any leg room for my left foot, now me being 6ft something and as a 15 year old teenager who likes a bit of leg room found it difficult to find some. I had flown from PLS-MIA before that flight to LHR but couldn't get any sleep because of the most uncomfortable chairs. I am willing to give BA another go, but I might go premium economy or even club world. Not a good flight at all do not sit in seat 35G!



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A380

Date :   27 October 2014

Review by : J Thomas (UK)

Comfort: 4/10

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I am a seasoned business traveller and on long haul flights I tend to use Premium economy if available. Usually the extra cost is about 500 and I try to use points and money to further upgrade, but that is usually a lottery and not often successful. I followed a similar procedure with a BA flight form LHR to JNB on an A380 and was in premium economy on the upper deck at the front bulkhead so leg room was not a problem but the seat itself was very disappointing compared to other BA flights I have been on, in essence it was a an economy seat with more leg room and a worse than useless leg rest which did not come up far enough to support your legs comfortably. In addition BA are missing a trick as these 7 bulkhead seats could have a small food rest attached to the bulkhead so you could stretch your legs out completely. A further premium could be charged I am sure, not dissimilar to the practise of many airlines. In future on this route I will save my money and fly economy as I did not see a 500 premium in the seat, 300 tops. (I have just had a look at the BA web site and the same return flights as mine for next week has an 1800 premium, utter madness)



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   27 October 2014

Review by : R Case (USA)

Comfort: 1/10

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We had a miserable experience flying directly from Phoenix to Heathrow and back. The seating was much more cramped than in the past, with little leg room, nowhere to rest elbows, and inevitable physical contact with the person next to you. When the passenger in front of you reclines the seat, you're even more cramped. There need to be some limits/rules about it. It's flight rage waiting to happen.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   27 October 2014

Review by : M Brailsford (UK)

Comfort: 1/10

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You can't get out of the seat into the aisle as the arm-rest doesn't move so you have to haul yourself out. the length of the seat is terrible, I am short but it finished half way along the thigh. If the seat in front is reclined you have your screen literally touching your face, the toilets are no better than a charter flight airline, the staff are only interested in the business/higher classes. Overall a very bad experience.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777

Date :   27 October 2014

Review by : J Calvin (USA)

Comfort: 8/10

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You're paying for leg room. That's the only benefit. A tremendous benefit, yes, but it's still an airplane getting you from A to B long-haul. Presumably had same food as Club World (this was a three- class airplane), no preflight bubbly. Outbound flight overnight -- seemed like an airborne campground with litter everywhere. Homebound in daylight, much neater. Pricey. Can't see me sitting in economy for ten hours over, eleven hours back. Wedged in. Leg room is worth it.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 787

Date :   27 October 2014

Review by : Ken Burnett (UK)

Comfort: 1/10

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More like nightmare than Dreamliner! Appalling leg room suitable for amputees only! Wider seat offered for $300 one way! Service and food good except for cake in cellophane for breakfast.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-200

Date :   27 October 2014

Review by : K Lee (Trinidad)

Comfort: 3/10

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The seats were not very comfortable and you can feel the movement of the person sat behind you each time they retrieve/search for something in the seat pocket. The video screen were also very small and the resolution was low.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-200

Date :   27 October 2014

Review by : Andrew Nourish (UK)

Comfort: 9/10

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Gatwick to Tampa in premium economy, a plane which had new premium economy. The seats were comfortable, good leg room (I'm 6ft) and good recline. Cabin crew were great and friendly.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   27 October 2014

Review by : D Bryce (UK)

Comfort: 4/10

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SFO-LHR in 28J in the old iteration of World Traveller Plus. These seats are really uncompetitive when compared to the new WTP seats on BA's A380s and some 777s and Virgin Atlantic's Premium Economy seats. While I was happy with legroom and access to aisles, the seats are hard, cramped and rather uncomfortable. BA have no plans to upgrade this cabin as they slowly retire their large 747 fleet. This is a pity, because I will actively avoid routes this seat this seat is featured on, giving my business to Virgin, Cathay or EVA's superior Premium Economy products or alternative BA flights on newer aircraft with the new seats when available.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777

Date :   3 August 2014

Review by : Jonathan Knibb (UK)

Comfort: 3/10

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9 hour flight from Houston to Heathrow. Very uncomfortable. When seat in front is suddenly reclined you can get scalded if you have a hot drink on your table. Seats terribly narrow and obstructions in the way of your feet as well. Entertainment system is poor. All the music is American and the film choice is terrible. Difficult to get in and out of seat if not in an aisle seat. Will not be doing this length of journey again unless I can get a reasonably priced upgrade.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777

Date :   3 August 2014

Review by : R Savage (UK)

Comfort: 9/10

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World traveller plus on a long haul flight to Abu Dhabi from UK and it was fantastic. The level of service from staff was excellent the seats were comfy with lots of leg room and width.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   26 July 2014

Review by : Colin Seftel (South Africa)

Comfort: 6/10

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This was my first experience in World Traveler Plus. I have traveled coach and business previously. It is an improvement on coach in terms of legroom and seat comfort, the cabin service is more personal and although the food and drink is the same, it is served with cloth serviettes and steel cutlery. (How do they get steel knives through security?) The main benefit though, is that there were lots of empty seats, while coach on this flight from CPT to LHR was full. The biggest let-down is the tiny, low-res TV screen. One factor in favour of coach is that the hand-rests fold back, so that if you're lucky enough to be the sole passenger in a row of 3 or 4, you can lie across the seats and enjoy a business class standard lie-flat bed. The World Traveler plus armrests are fixed.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   26 July 2014

Review by : John Marshall (USA)

Comfort: 4/10

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I flew over on the 740pm flight from PHX. The seats were very uncomfortable. The headrest was a bit odd and it didn't allow for a consort able sleep. My video screen volume was not right with only one speaker functioning and the volume was very low. It was also difficult to get the crews attention. I was a Very loyal fan go US AIR (y93k248) and am a silver member but thought I would give BA a try because of the non stop option from PHX to Heathrow. I probably will change back to USAIR.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777

Date :   11 March 2014

Review by : T Stapleton (UK)

Comfort: 5/10

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Do not waste money upgrading from economy. I paid 2 x GBP300. The cabin is poorly thought out, we were left begging for water as you are competing with 200+ Economy passengers for service, toilets and snacks. The cabin was shabby, seats in disrepair and video screens faulty - just as tired and knackered as the cabin crew who treated the Premium Economy passengers as an after thought. Example - the passageway going aft to the toilets was blocked by crew dealing with a sick economy passenger, one cabin crew let PE passengers go forward into the Business class cabin for the toilet, another actually shouted at PE passengers for doing the same. On the way back they ran out of meals and gave us the same meal as economy. Absolute waste of money - never felt so looked down upon by cabin crew.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   11 March 2014

Review by : Hazel Murray (UK)

Comfort: 1/10

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Nightmare overnight Jo'Burg to Heathrow. No room for elbows with next passenger. Passenger in front put seat back and complained that my husband knees were in his back! husband spent night walking plane as front passenger would not move his seat . Need to reduce amount of seat recline!



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A320

Date :   3 March 2014

Review by : J Tinning (Austria)

Comfort: 4/10

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All other seats apart from the last row (27) are fine in Euro Traveller class. I do not recommend row 27 at all. I will be cautious next time and select a row further forward. Not comfortable.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 767

Date :   3 March 2014

Review by : D Maxwell (USA)

Comfort: 8/10

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I injured my knee while in London, so I decided to pay the extra 125 to upgrade from Economy to Premium Economy and it was so worth it. I will definitely upgrade from now on if the price is reasonable. I was fortunate to have the aisle seat on the 4 seat center row and the seat beside me was empty! There was so much more leg room that I was comfortably able to stretch me bad knee out. The seat felt a bit wider too. I believe the food was the same that's served in Economy, which on BA is pretty tasty. The only difference was that they came around with a basket of warm rolls, tastier than the freezing cold ones you usually get. At the beginning of the flight they gave out warm damp hand towels, very refreshing. Only problem was the couple in front of me reclined their seats all the way back the minute that they sat down. The person's head was basically in my lap. Unbelievable rude. I had to ask the flight attendant to request that they raise their seat during meal service or I wouldn't have been able to eat. I wish the airlines wouldn't have seats that recline into the lap of the passenger behind them, a little recline is okay, but too far just doesn't work.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777

Date :   24 January 2014

Review by : Stephen James (UK)

Comfort: 8/10

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The seats that I had on the outward and return journey from London Heathrow to the Gulf were comfortable with good head support and good back support when the cushion was used. The audio/visual screen was OK and I found it easy to get some sleep. Big problem - the leg room is no better than a budget airline so when the person in front reclines their seat it is very tight and difficult to eat, this was really annoying. at least budget airline seats don't recline.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777-200

Date :   17 January 2014

Review by : Jennifer Leung (UK)

Comfort: 2/10

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First time flying to and from Hong Kong In this aircraft, and first time choosing World Traveller plus for some comfort. What a mistake on both counts. Seats shabby, narrow, hard and generally very uncomfortable. Not enough toilets to serve economy and economy plus, on a 13 hour flight. Above seat lockers dropping open on take off, lap tray falling apart. Absolutely the worst plane and long haul journey I have experienced. Do not waste money on World Traveller plus, and preferably never choose a British Airways B777 for long haul travel.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777

Date :   17 January 2014

Review by : Harry Goldspink (UK)

Comfort: 2/10

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Traveled Heathrow to Orlando Premium Economy and it was very poor. Seat dirty, Seat recline didn't work, Food poor, drink offered with food and then nothing for 6 hours. Exactly same on return.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   13 January 2014

Review by : Geoffrey Allenby (Thailand)

Comfort: 3/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

London to Bangkok. I was allocated a middle seat and could not change it when I checked in very early. The seat is a little wider and there is a little more legroom than in economy class but for an over night flight not really much more comfortable. The man in the aisle seat next to me put on his eye shields and the blanket over his head as soon as the plane took off. he ate no meals. It was with the greatest difficulty that I was able to get out of the seat to reach the aisle particularly when the seat in front was reclined, in fact almost impossible. The TV screen is very small and in my case fell out of it's housing and despite efforts by the crew to hold it in place with sticky tape, they were not successful. The food was good and better than ordinary economy. But I did not consider the extra money for the premium class seat well spent for a single traveller. It would be better for a party of two who could choose the seats at the side.



BRITISH AIRWAYS PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 747-400

Date :   6 January 2014

Review by : Michael Clarke (USA)

Comfort: 1/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

I guess BA are not upgrading WT+ as they retire the 747 fleet. The WT+ cabin is worn, shabby and awful - the seat cushioning - so old - it has no "cushion" left. On 3 out of 4 sectors on a recent trip - if you are not in Row 28 or 29 the main course menu choices (Club World meal) seemed to be unavailable. With my reservation, despite entering Economy as cabin choice it defaulted to World Traveller Plus for more or less the same way. But as other travelers have noted this is NOT worth the extra money. And as for the crew - as tired and worn as the seats.



BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - BOEING 777

Date :   6 January 2014

Review by : C Weston (USA)

Comfort: 1/10

Seat Layout

3x3x3

Legroom

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV

Access to seat

Recommended

JFK-LHR-JFK. Worst legroom I have ever experienced - never been an issue before in 20 years of flying with BA. Paid $75 per seat to have exit aisle seat on return flight. Cabin service was very good.




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