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Find the best airline seat for your next flight with British Airways. All recommendations and suggestions are provided by your fellow passengers (not the airline!) .... so hopefully you will be able to benefit from their recent air travel experiences with British Airways.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 747-400 : Economy Class (World Traveller cabin)

Row 28 D/E/F/G have better leg room but lift out PTV screen won't always lock into position - and table is smaller than average for trays etc, toilet to rear of that cabin usually busy, last to get served meal, duty free etc.


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Boeing 777 - 3 class : Economy Class (World Traveller cabin)

This section starts at 16. Seats 16 are at the bulkhead and are bassinet seats. If you pre book there is a good chance you will be upgraded so that passengers with children can be seated here. Row 17, seat C/G is excellent as there is no seat in front of it however row 17 has no window (row 16 does).


British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 777 : Economy Class (World Traveller cabin)

Seat 39k, at the very back of the plane. Unlike the other economy seating arrangements with three positions on the left and right of the plane, 39k only has two seats. It is beside the toilet although on long haul there is rarely a queue, disruption is practically non-existent. This seat provides for easy access to the aisle without the need to cross over legs and the battle through the crowd. The position is less cramped than others and you stand a very good chance of having the two seats to yourself if travelling alone, the seat beside does not recline!



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Boeing 777 : Premium Economy Class (World Traveller Plus)

Seat 21A. Some extra legroom because it was a bulkhead seat. Even though it was a window seat I could easily access the aisle while the passenger next to me was asleep. However, in general, I find BA's world traveller plus poor in comparison to Virgin, which has wider seats, and dreadful in comparison to Qantas' new A380 premium economy cabin which has ample leg room, more width, extra storage space and great service.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip : 14 February 2010

Boeing 777 : Economy Class (World Traveller)

Row 26 is exit an bulkhead - as commented before A & J have slightly less room becasue of the actual door, but comfortable none the less



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 777 : Economy Class (World Traveller)

Seats 39B & 39K (last row in the cabin, only 2 seats each side) are directly behind the middle seat in the row in front of them, so disturbance from traffic in the aisle is minimal. Note that these seats do not recline fully. Seats 39D-F do not appear to recline at all.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 777 : Business Class (Club World)

Seat 15A or K easily the best as you have a bit of extra legroom and your own exit into the gangway without having to climb over anyone elses legs. However, the BA Club layout is disappointing - 8 across (as is Premium economy) so you are very close to your next door neighbour, with or without the dreadful 'fan'.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 777 : Economy

15AB and KJ. We recently had these seats on a flight from Orlando to Gatwick and preferred these to row 26 which did offer a little more leg room but were near to the toilets. This section is straight behind the World Traveller Plus and there are just two seats either side of the plane rather than 3 and does offer more leg room plus it's a lot quieter without everyone queing for the loos.




British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 747-400 : Economy

52B. Because of the lack of the seat 52A you can enjoy extra room on your left, so it's definitely an extra-wide economy class seat. This location has a little downside though, it prevents you from leaning against the wall if you'd like to sleep. Anyhow I find it a more than acceptable trade-off



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Boeing 747-400 : Club World

64K Upper Deck Window Rearward facing. Last row in cabin, so hoping someone legs to get out. With the seperater screen up and bed down the wall of the Toilet all combine to offer a lot of privacy but allow great view with three windows. Lastly on arrival you can be the first out from the upper deck



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 777-200ER : Club World

Avoid sitting in the second part of the cabin, it is split by the galley and the division between club and WTP is non existant - meaning that light, noise etc comes straight to you. Furthermore the FA's never seem to stop the mass of people which come through the curtain to use the "facilities" situated in the middle of the Club World cabin. (This only applies to Gatwick based 777)



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 747-400 : Club World

62A (old club world seat) has the advantage of privacy as well as 2 power plugs in the wall behind a removable cover likely for cleaning teams (US style, thus no silly adaptor needed). Power supply lasted during the whole flight (no black out)



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Boeing 747-400 : World Traveller Plus

28B (and J) in WT+ are single seats in the front row sides they have loads of legroom as the exit is right in front and it's very private having a solo seat if you are travelling alone.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 777 : Economy Class

Agree - row 26 on the 777 are the best world traveller seats on the aircraft. Pretty much unlimited legroom. Try not to get the two extremes (A and J) as the emergency exit door juts out a little bit.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 777-200 : Economy Class

All row 26 as you have more legroom - better than the premium cabin.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 747-400 : Economy Class

52k and 53k - they are right at the back of the plan but afford extra leg room as they are only 2 seats together and not 3. Excellent for couples or families travelling together.



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Boeing 777 : Business Class

15A or 15K (rear facing "bulkhead). No one to step over; lots of privacy; there is even a little ledge on the divider wall between business and WTP where you can place small items. Note these seats only released at checking as they are technically bassinet seats.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 747-400 : World Traveller

Bassinet section, row 33. Row 33 in World Traveller is brilliant because it is positioned right at the front/start of the World Traveller cabin so there is a lot of legroom and no passengers in front of you. These seats are recomended if you want extra legroom but you are not allowed to sit in an emergency exit row due to age or disability.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 747-400 : World Traveller

Rows 25 through 27: extra quiet cabin with only 30 seats right behind World Traveler Plus. You will be ahead of 270 other passengers leaving the plane and arriving at immigration



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Boeing 747-400 : World Traveller

28C D & 28 H J. This is an exit row, loads of leg room to stretch out. No A and k seats as the doors take up some of this space



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 777-200 : World Traveller Plus

21A,B or J,K - Great WTP seats as they are the bulkhead window and aisle seats in this 2-4-2 configuration in WTP cabin. If you secure one of these seats when travelling alone, chances are you'll be seated next to another single for a spacious comfortable and quiet ride! Plenty of leg room and you get served meals first! Total privacy as toilet is behind you four rows back and Club World is in front of you.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 777 : First Class

Avoid seats on left hand side of cabin. Crew use LH aisle to walk from front galley/cockpit to rear areas and it is very disturbing if you are trying to sleep. Also avoid row 1 as those seats are right next to toilets.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 777 : World Traveller

Seat 35A. This is the last row going aft in World Traveller on the B77-200 before the Fuselage tapers in at the rear. It has adequate room and width and actually has two windows. One is almost opposite your neck and the other is slightly forward, affording you two good views, including one of the rear of the wing.


 

British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 747-400 : World Traveller

Try and get seat 52B - the second row in the 2-4-2 section of economy. The seat in front (row 51) is located slightly away from the window enabling you to stretch your legs out straight. I put my cabin luggage in the floor area which acted like a foot stool. can't complain - 9 hours sleep each way!



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Airbus A320/321 : Economy class

Avoid seat B in any row forward of row 15 when flying in Economy. It's the 'missing' seat when the section is converted to Club Europe, so is consequently quite narrow.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 737-400 : UK Domestic

Rows 11 and 12 ,( Seats A,B,C,D,E,F, ) are the overwing emergency exit seats on the BA B737-400, and offer really good Seat pitch and leg room. When you check in online up to 24 hrs. before departure, you can change your allocated seats to these ones, if like me you have long legs, but you should not do so if you are in any way infirm or disabled for obvious reasons. These are the only Domestic Economy seats that I have found where if you are at the window, you can go to the toilet without your seat companions having to get up for you.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 747-400 : Club World

If upper deck window seats are not available then 14A/14K downstairs are like mini cabins - very private and extra 6" legroom.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Embraer 145

Economy seats in row 12 a b & c next to the emergency door (with a window) but extra legroom



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 747-400 Club World

Best business seats are 62-A / 62-K / 64-A / 64-K



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 747-400 World Traveller Plus

Beware of these seats if you have broader hips than average. Though the seats are more comfortable due to extra thickness, the armrests are fixed as they contain the IFE controls and your table! Hence less hip room. Legroom is larger than World Traveller.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 747-400 World Traveller

Window (A/K) seats in row 29 on some 747-400 configurations offer great legroom and easy access to the aisle. It is the second row behind a door; there is no window seat in row 28 due to the volume of the emergency slide. This allows you to spread your legs as there is no seat in front of you, plus one hasn't to deal with the discomfort of the infamous 31" economy pitch. You have the window and an easy way to get out of your seat and stand up without climbing over passengers.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 777-200 World Traveller

Avoid seats 26A and 26K. They are situated at the exit, but have limited room because of the door and no window. Seats B, C, D, E, F, H and J offer more comfort in this row.



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy : Airbus A320

Avoid seats near exits (Row 10-11 Airbus-320) - the pitch is 31' and those seats are not reclining. Row in front can recline on top of you!



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

World Traveller Plus Boeing 777

Seats 28B and 28J are both individual seats on their own at the sides of the plane. They also have a small side table and about 7-8 feet of legroom



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Club World : Boeing 747-400

Upper deck is 2 x 2, very quiet and more toilets per passenger than the lower deck



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Club World : Boeing 747-400

Seat 62A/K on the upper deck are great. The upper deck is quiet and small. 62A/K are windows so you get use of the spacious side bins next to you, which also serve as a area to place things (i.e. laptop, books) during flight. And it's always nice to have a view. This seat is backwards facing and is situated in front of the emergency exit, so you don't have to climb over the passenger next to you, making 62A/K not only a window, but a pseudo-aisle seat as well. Best seat in the house!



British Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Club World : Boeing 777

New Club World Seats 10B and 10J - both forward facing in front of cabin with extra ease of entry/exit. For couples 15E/F (rear facing) provide the most legroom.




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