Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2020/02/04 for Seat 13e
The Business Configuration is an absolute disaster. Worst experience ever. Either you climb or you are being climbed over. Also very little storage is available near the seat. It is dark and unpleasant. When food is delivered and you are sitting in the middle, the divider is opened which is also annoying for the guest in the opposite seat. Also, two toilets for almost 30 passangers is a problem. You can see that the people that designed this configuration and more the ones that approved it, have never used it!Advise: find another airline/plane!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/12/02 for Seat 76A
if travelling together as a couple, choose the two seats upstairs ie 2-4-2 config.No clambering over strangers, the upstairs 'duo' are good value, lots of additional storage at the side in window bulkhead bins. Yes there is an entertainment box on the floor, but with the additional floor space at the side of the seats, this is not a problem, plus, upstairs, you tend to get lesser families/children!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/11/03 for Seat 50B
Dreadful seat. There's a large open landing area in front of the seat leading to the toilets and the stairs down to First. At the right hand side of the seat is the wardrobe where passengers come and hang clothes.The landing is shielded by a curtain after take off. If it isn't clipped into the bulkhead in front of seat 50D people going to/from the toilets pull the curtain wide open and leave it resulting in a gale coming up the stairs. If it is clipped into position they come through the middle of the curtain and walk into your outstretched legs. Finally there's no storage space or a self to put thing other than drawer at foot level.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/09/27 for Seat 70K
Bizarre that this seat is marked red. It is true that there is no window, and you don't have the side bins that the other window seats have upstairs. BUT there is absolutely acres of space in front of you, as you are by a large emergency exit door. So if you want a feeling of space, it's great. Better than Premium economy in that respect
Submitted by Susan P on 2019/09/16 for Seat 2K
A380 first class seat. Roomy, if a little old fashioned. Layout could be much better but very comfy for an overnight or long flight.
Submitted by Lee C on 2019/09/13 for Seat 4E
These two seats under the neon blue glowing light. That is not switched off during flight. If you are sensitive to light avoid if you are planning on sleeping
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/08/30 for Seat 14J
I had 14J and my son had 14K. This plane even though it's a 777 was the same as the 388. no difference. No room. no side tables no storage. small seats. whole seat does not lie down, only seat back. pull ottoman down from seat in front of you. very small. very uncomfortable. FA were wonderful. . But over all very disappointed in plane. I flew last year with American, on a 777 and the difference is astounding@! Lot's of room, complete seat that repositions and lies down. lot's of room, lots of storage. Will not fly BA again if I can help it.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/08/30 for Seat 52K
I had seat 52K and my son had 53K upper deck. I had no storage except one little storage compartment. No place to put anything. It was very small. seat was small and I am not a huge person. My son is a fair size man, and he was crammed into a small seat. he at least had a side area next to the window to put things. the seat only layed down with the seat back. the feet were an ottoman from the seat in front of me. very uncomfortable. very small. The service was very good. FA were wonderful very attentive. But for the money I paid and the miles I used for the upgrade, I was very disappointed. I will not fly BA again if I can help it. I did fly back on BA, a 777. And it was the same. same type of plane.no difference.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/07/23 for Seat 81D
The whole rear section of the upper deck of AB380 (rows 80-83) has much smaller (50% less) overhead storage for carry on bags. I guess the plane fuselage narrows at this point. So hard to find a place to store your bag if you are last on, and if first on late comers abuse existing bags trying to get their's in!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/07/23 for Seat 68F
68D and 68F are directly adjacent to the lavatory (not in front or behind). This means that it is impossible to sleep as you are literally 40cm from the lavatory door opening and closing. It is also a push door which means that it rarely closes automatically. These seats should not be classed "premium" in any sense.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/07/15 for Seat 30K
The seat on my LHR-HKG was pretty normal. BTW, the English Breakfast was amazing. Also, the English Breakfast has no baked beans which was good because I don't like baked beans. Unfortunately, the first meal wasn't too good.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/07/12 for Seat 58F
This was my first time on A380. My Flight was a codeshare... AA on BA. I was very disappointed with my Business Class Experience. The upper deck BC is 2/3/2 seats, alternating forward and back facing. Passengers are separated by a plastic partition that goes up and down. I was on the aisle. Every time they brig a drink or food to the middle or window seat passenger the divider goes up and down... very noisy. When window or middle seat passengers need to get up they have to climb over aisle passengers. The seat in front of me was broken... to make the lay flat bed work, they had to use the foot portion of my my lay flat bed as a sort of pump. This was a late afternoon flight. Window passengers did not put down their shades. Flight attendants were very nice and apologized for having to disturb me because of the broken seat in front of me.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/07/11
All economy (World Traveller Plus and World Traveller) seats on the upper deck have very limited luggage space.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/05/22 for Seat 14F
This was return trip on 747 in a WT+ seat, after flying out on the A380 WT+ this was a different animal. No AC until engine start. Foot room bad due to Feet fitting around the IFE boxes. Tiny Video screen 5 inch at most that had lines in it. And most annoying was the remote control in armrest when you even get close to it with your hip raises volume or changes channel. Food was average, cabin attendants were better then WT and nice. I agree with other posts that this aircraft needs an upgrade and is dated.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/05/12 for Seat 41G
Seat 41G contributed to the worst airplane trip I ever endured. Legroom is bad due to the famous "metal box" under the front seat. With the close proximity of the toilets, your hear every details of the marvellous sounds produced in these not-at-all-soundproofed cabinets. The aisle next to you is where the fairly long queue for the bathroom forms. People waiting do use the top of your seat as a standing armrest, much like a convenient bar counter for casual talk with your toilet companions, making 41G an ever shaking massage seat, which may sounds lovely but isn't a nice thing for a 10h night flight.On top of that on this particular flight we were served dinner very late, due to a shortage of meals. Cabin crew was lovely but totally overwhelmed by the situation. Seat 41G already means you're going to have a meal at the very end of the service, but here we were already very sleepy when eventually the crew managed to find us something to eat. This led to an awkward situation where another crew member offered us an "herbal tea for a good night of sleep" as we were only starting with the starter salad of the meal.In the end, I found that the seat design and cabin arrangement of this BA A380 were very bad. Even though the crew seemed very nice and professionnal, and the plane well handled and on time, we did not not comfortable in those seats. By comparison, the trip in 25C for the outward journey was far better.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/05/02 for Seat 50A
Seat 50A (with its "missing window") creates a dark cocoon for the transatlantic flight home to the UK. You are secluded, draught-free and perfectly settled for a good night's flight home on the quietest airliner in the skies. Plus, you are a short walk from the most-spacious toilet on any airliner in the world - front toilet, above the drivers, with room to dance! Your companion in 50B faces forward onto a very spacious floor area, with several curtains to "kill" the draught which might come up the forward staircase from First.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/04/25 for Seat 53K
Used to think this was the best seat in the house - it is for day flight but have now been kept awake on 2 night flights by inconsiderate cabin crew in the galley. Food service noise is one thing but all night chatter is totally unnecessary but unfortunately common lately. The forward cabin is still probably the best but I would go further forward if you want to sleep - and accept the aisle access problem.
Submitted by Susan W on 2019/04/09 for Seat 21A
I was in seat 21A for a flight from LHR to ORD. I always prefer a window seat so I can sleep, but that is not possible with this plane, as the rounded shape of the plane creates too much space, so no way to lean one's heat on the wall. Also, the control boxes for the entertainment took up a large amount of floor space, making storing my backpack very difficult. British Air operates this flight and the staff were wonderful, and the food was quite good. Overall a good flight, albeit with no sleep.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/04/07 for Seat 53A
Avoid this business class seat. It’s proximity to the galley makes it incredibly noisy & more specifically because the galley on this side of the plane has the fridge & other spaces the crew constantly accesses. 53K does not have the same issues.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2019/03/24 for Seat 66K
Very comfortable, excellent leg room, good recline
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/10/24 for Seat J83
Air conditioning for theseat is 'extra cold' even though wrapped in the standard BA blanket froze all the way to LHR from Vancouver.
Submitted by John A on 2018/10/21 for Seat 68E
Awful location sandwiched between port & starboard lavatories. These lavatories are in near continual use and as this is a 13 hour + flight with smells, doors opening & closing & lights flashing quite unacceptable. Doubly so as BA expect extra payment for this World Traveller + seat.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/10/09 for Seat 13D
Was a nice choice. Comfortable seat. You are on the aisle so there is a little foot traffic
Submitted by Dean W on 2018/09/30 for Seat 81b
Leg rook worst ive ever seen. The entertainment box in seat in front combined with the exit seat armrest means severely restricted leg room width. Avoid
Submitted by Marek K on 2018/09/22 for Seat 53K
In my opinion, this might be the best seat in the house. Other than having to pay 200$ to reserve it ahead of time (cash grab) it offers unfettered access to the aisle.Unless the cabin crew is bashing around, its pretty quiet, and ask for an extra pillow for a superb sleep if you're an individual 6'4 or less and aren't wide as a house. In that case opt for the aisle.Super private and amazingly quiet. British Airways have been tinkering with the menus of late and the offerings of steak (hard as a rock) or pheasant (pretty good) are accompanied by starters like Scottish Salmon (delicious) or Superfood Salad (chopped kale, anyone?) Overall, enjoyable and restful.
Submitted by Dave L on 2018/09/22 for Seat 65k
Flew LHR>Bos in upper deck WT+, I am 6ft 5 & 20 stone, overall a comfortable seat with enough room to stretch out, the "bins" by the window are great and have plenty of room for storage, IFE was very good. Very quiet upstairs & would do it again. My only complaint was the toilet! tiny is not the word! and for a tall guy, well lets just say not alot of room with the curvature of the ceiling. That aside a great plane.
Submitted by Michael R on 2018/09/10 for Seat 35K
Flew on G-XLEI from LHR to ORD with my wife and toddler. It was really good to have the extra space and bulkhead table. Even though I had wanted to sit in the upper deck, 35A-C and 35H-K are the only seats at bassinet positions with a window and with three seats to one bulkhead table. I'm glad we chose those seats. Being over 6 feet tall, I felt like the width and legroom were adequate. My wife needed to put something under her legs to be comfortable, however. I could imagine being able to see into the galley from 35H would be annoying on an overnight flight, but the crew were careful to keep curtains closed and were also quite helpful. Highly recommend row 35 for families traveling with a little child, and we were able to explore the upper deck anyway.
Submitted by Tamara T on 2018/08/26 for Seat 63K
Excellent pair of seats in WT+, perfect for couples travelling together. Tons of leg room and a nice adjustable foot rest as well. The seat reclines very far, but when the seat in front of yours is reclined, it makes it a bit challenging to leave your own seat. All rows in WT+ (seats A, B, J, K) have two large side cubbies for your belongings, except row 63 (J and K) which only has one cubby as the other cubby is locked and does not open. IFE system was excellent with lots of good new releases, but it did go down on both flights I had for about one hour. Bathrooms in WT+ are at the back of the cabin and must be shared with WT which is a bit annoying. You have to go through the curtain into WT to enter the bathroom.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/08/17
Myself and my family had the misfortune to sit in the 'bad' seats 68D, E and F on an overnight flight from SFO to LHR. These seats have toilets directly on either side; these are within touching distance of seats D and F. Consequently, this was a thoroughly miserable and sleepless flight due to the smell, noise and light resulting from the constant stream of fellow passengers using the toilets. It is outrageous that we paid a World Traveller Plus premium for these exceptionally bad seats.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/08/06 for Seat 23A
This was a standard World Traveler (Economy)seat on the lower level from LHR to ORD. I think this has been under-stated in prior comments, but in the window seats you will lose approximately 40% of your (already severely limited) leg room due to the support of the seat in front of you, combined with the entertainment system box that sits inside of that. If you want to extend your legs, you will be forced to sit at an angle the entire flight, and keep your legs glued together to avoid intruding on the space of the passenger in the middle seat. 40% less legroom - this is not an exaggeration. Fortunately, I was traveling with family, so was able to put a small child in this seat, with my wife and I in the middle and aisle seats. I'm not sure who gets paid to design these planes, but it is a truly terrible design. Some have mentioned additional storage space on the side, but that is not true of the lower level seats. These window seats should all be labelled yellow.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/08/05 for Seat 58B
Interrupted by passenger in window seat climbing over me to access gangway. The lie-flat bed was no more than a ledge and very narrow with no storage. Very unimpressive.
Submitted by Matt G on 2018/08/04 for Seat 51D
A great Club World seat with extra overhead storage and slightly more space when the seat is fully reclined. A good option for taller folks.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/08/04 for Seat 52A
I flew LHR-SFO on this aircraft for the first time. Business class seating is awful. Seats are side by side in opposing directions so that your privacy is seriously reduced. There is a translucent screen that goes up and down if you want to shut out your fellow passenger from view; however, the screen only works after take-off , and during meals it must be raised and lowered so that the attendant can reach across to deliver food trays and other materials. If you are seated in an aisle seat, the attendant is reaching across you to serve the window seat. The cubbies for storage are so small that even my computer bag did not fit. The worst part of these seats is that if you are seated at the window, you must climb over the footrest of the passenger seated on the aisle of the next row. Each time I got up to use the restroom, I had to do an almost acrobatic move to get out. I'm pretty flexible and found it challenging, so I imagine it must be near impossible to get out if you have any mobility issues. Simply an awful, awful design.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/07/23 for Seat 58A
One of the cubbies for seat 58A is unusable and poses a minor inconvenience (the other 2 cubbies are still useable). The unusable cubby has a piece of mechanical equipment in it.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/07/17 for Seat 83A
Restricted legroom due to box under the seat in front.
Submitted by Nathan T on 2018/06/25 for Seat 59E
A380 59E (upper deck, Club World)Great seat! Unrestricted aisle access from both sides as its against - bulk head. Being a solo middle seat, theres an extra stowage shelf/box)
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/06/22 for Seat 75A
75A definitely has reduced foot room under the seat in front. There are electronics boxes on both sides. However, you have a storage bin next to you, and there is enough room next to 74A or your seat to put a standard brief case or purse. The seat pitch and width is small for an international flight.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/06/17
Flew this plane from LAX to London and back. THIS IS THE MOST MISERABLE PLAND I HAVE FLOWN...EVER! We flew economy and the seats are a cattle car. Cramped, small tray, no leg room and when the passenger in front of you reclines his seat you are trapped. The ask everyone to set seat upright to serve meals as you cannot use tray and eat if the seat in front is reclined. The armrest between seats will only go up 68% so is useless to get out. WE WILL NEVER FLY THIS PLANE AGAIN! AND IF ALL BA PLANES ARE LIKE THIS WILL NEVER FLY BA AGAIN EITHER. Flying is a chore, not a pleasure.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/05/29
First time on A380: best plane I've flown. Very quiet, adequate overhead bins. Our seats were very good; close enough to restroom, but far enough so there was no disturbance. Nice extra stowage beside the window seat. Plenty of leg room, seats and aisles are a bit wider than standard. Food OK, cabin attendants very attentive. Entertainment system was very good, though the touch screen on mine didn't work; the remote did. The woman behind me kept messing with her touchscreen the whole flight, which kept me awake: tap, tap, tap. Jerk! I recommend spending the extra $$ for this section, and these seats.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/05/28
Club World seats 14 B&D LHR - BOS. Seat pods taken from BA 777s and fork-lifted to the 380, with just a wider aisle. Same stupid 2-4-2 herringbone layout, staring at the person on the other side of the partition. Since it was a day flight, being near the toilet not a major issue, but could be if trying to sleep. Service was ok, meals were horrible, snacks non existent.
Submitted by Phillip R on 2018/05/15 for Seat 75A
Great seat, lots of room, even in World Traveller. Lots of storage space under the window. As you are at the rear of the aircraft you are served food at the end. Though special order food is served first.
Submitted by Dieter T on 2018/05/11 for Seat 53D
very noisy due to the nearby kittchen, no (NO) place to keep goods, very small and uncomfortable business class seats with non-adustable footrest, passengers must step above the footrest. Badest BC experience ever
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/05/06
Absolutely horrid business class seats - never again!! MIA-LHR overnight, less than 1 hour of sleep. 50K, rear facing, has to step over 51J to even get out of the small cocoon or tomb of a seat space. 50J, forward facing, is SOOOOO narrow, and continually bumped by passers by. Fly ANY OTHER aircraft - never the 388 in business class
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/05/02 for Seat 50A
PLEASE do not be tempted to choose this seat unless you do not want to see out of any window. I made the mistake of paying an extra £100 for this "window" seat. It is shameful of BA to ask anyone to pay extra for this. People who book a window seat generally do so because they want to see out!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/04/28 for Seat 24E
On all the seats, the armrest only goes up to about 60 degrees. That means if you don't have someone next to you the armrest still blocks that space and it is very difficult to get comfortable. HATE this plane
Submitted by Rany W on 2018/04/20 for Seat 67A
Plenty of leg room, bonus storage cubbys to your left, but constant flushing of the toilet directly behind you will make you crazy.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/04/18 for Seat 58K
Had a record 10+ hrs of sleep in this seat on the flight from HK to LHR. Important to drink plenty of good wine and get fed before boarding and fill out the piece of paper that says maximise sleep and handing over to cabin crew. Airbus 380 is relatively quiet but I do wish they re-configure to fishbone arrangement, as looking across to a stranger isn't the most comfortable when the partition is down.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/04/10
LHR-JNB, 53 D&E outbound, 53 A&B return. Even though we were in the center section on the outbound, I enjoyed these seats better than the window/aisle on the return. FA's were working during the flight and they set up the club kitchen for in-flight snacks in the galley behind these seats. Seemed very noisy on the return flight. Seats were very comfortable, great AVOD. Flight attendants on both flights were great! Would definitely fly this aircraft and BA again.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/04/09 for Seat 78JK
People say these seats are bad as next to the toilet but it depends on what you want. I always prefer to have no one behind me so the seats were great, for economy. You get normal recline and no one banging on your seat. The toilet door was set further back and didn't line up with the seats anyway. I didn't find the 2 entertainment boxes (that everyone goes on about on here) a problem at all, if anything I found resting my foot on top of one of them quite comfortable. Storage box in the window seat is so handy and being in the last row of the section no one else ends up leaning on it (they are all offset to the seats) found leg room fine, but seats are narrow and head rest is not great. Not as quiet as I expected on the top deck, sounded just like any other plane really. Entertainment system kept crashing for everyone, mine had to be reset by crew 7 times on 13 hour flight, also same with other people around me - it seemed to be linked to the interactive map.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/04/06
Seats 68D & 68E seats were directly in line with the TOILETS on this overnight flight to Singapore we were constantly disturbed by other passengers from Economy & World Traveller Plus going to the Toilet through the night . They often left the TOILET light on & sometimes still dressing themselves as they came out. The curtains dividing Economy & World Traveller Plus were continually left open. We certainly would have been better off in Economy & not paid extra for World traveller Plus.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/03/22 for Seat 53A
I would definitely make 53A/B and 53 J/K "yellow, be aware" seats as (in 53A) I was disturbed all night by crew talking in the galley (even though they were not being deliberately loud) and just generally preparing meals and clattering about. I'd perhaps even make 53A and 53K "red" seats as they face backwards and you get a lot of light from the galley shining on you, even with the curtain supposedly there to stop that.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/03/13 for Seat 67K
Good legroom and storage above and under the window. Generally quiet upper deck compartment 2-3-2 configuration. Close to lavatory but no queue or noise. Seats do not fully recline due to lavatory wall. Last to be served and run out of my choice of main course but flight attendant went and got one for me from business class!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/03/08
LHR to JNB out in 51J back in 52J. Upstairs in the forward cabin is definitely the place to be if you are in Club on the A380 - a relatively small cabin and proximity to the very large toilets at the front of the plane. But the seat and configuration is so out of date now it's an embarassment. Half the passengers have to climb over someone's legs to get out, you may be looking at a complete stranger opposite you, the seat is narrow and has virtually no storage space. BA is lagging so far behind the competition it's a disgrace. Time to bring your premium products into the 21st century BA. If I had a choice I would never fly BA Club World.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/03/05 for Seat 30A
Your general review section notes that there is restricted legroom in seats A and K for the lower deck (economy). That is an understatement. There is no way for the passenger to sit straight with the media equipment placed in that area. The passenger has to sit at an angle and will often end up sharing legroom with the passenger in "B". Given that these are long-haul aircraft, that can end up being a long, uncomfortable ride. I recommend labeling ALL A and K seats on lower deck economy YELLOW.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/03/01 for Seat 14e
not shown on seat map, nor BA website seat maps. Only available when booking and allocating seat via manage booking. Club world baby bassinet seats: 10J and 14E on lower deck and 56B on upper deck.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/02/14 for Seat 58B
The seat was fine but the openness to the walkway is not great. My wife was in 58A and whomever designed this seating configuration should be fired. The person on the inside has to climb over a total stranger to get out of the seat if the other passenger is in the full recline position.
Submitted by Pierre H on 2018/02/09 for Seat 1K
Open suite with proximity to the galley and cockpit entrance. The seat is to narrow and offering poor seating comfort. Bed provided not up to first class standard. BA first class cannot compete with star alliance and asian carriers.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/01/31 for Seat 60F
+'sGreat Legroom-'sContinually woken up when staff walk through the curtain dividing seating sections, as the curtain hits you.Woken up with bright lights from staff as they walk through the plane in the dark, as the torch appears through the curtain.Restricted arm rests etc as stated due to being fixed.Won't sit in any of these 3 seats in the future.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2018/01/24 for Seat 80G
Generally, the A380 is a very quiet plane. However, in the compartment behind the bulkhead at row 80 the noise level is significantly higher than further forward and the overhead bins are small because of the tail cone taper.Aim for a seat in the upper deck, row 77 or less!
Submitted by Grant M on 2018/01/22 for Seat 20H
Immediately next to the entrance to the crew quarters. Throughout the night there is a constant stream of crew in and out of the door which has a really bright light streaming out of it making it impossible to sleep. I had paid an extra £62 to prebook this exit seat but wouldnt take it for free.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/12/14 for Seat 64K
Seat had good space. Plenty of leg room for a 5' 9" person. I was comfortable the entire flight (10 1/2 hours). Loved the extra storage bin next to the window. Was able to store items that I'd normally put under the seat in front of me. But having that storage gave me room to move my feet around. Entertainment was good. Touch screen is a little sluggish but you can use the handheld remote for better response. The only minor issued I had was that the seat in front of me tilted back so far that it made it hard to get out of the seat to use the head. Other than the mild body contortions to get out of the seat, it was a very good flight.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/11/27 for Seat 72K
plus points: quiet plane, upper deck less crowded, window seat storage box.Negative: extremely uncomfortable cattle class seat; insufficient toilets; aircon condensation leaked on me; inflight entertainment system broken on 11+hr flight; as others have mentioned, you spend the flight twisted as the in flight entertainment box restricts legroom to about a foot and not straight ahead of the seat. Should have checked on here before booking!
Submitted by Matthew J on 2017/11/08 for Seat 83A
All rows on the a380 from row 80 have limited over head storage and roll boards will not fit due to the aircraft being narrow
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/11/06 for Seat 68DEF
These seats should not be sold as a premium offer, both aisle seats are literally 3 feet away from a toilet each serving close to 50 passengers on a full flight. The toilets are screened off by a two section curtain which is on an angle but staff will unless prompted (or you do it yourself) only close one of them. The second issue raised in prior reviews was the level of recline, I asked BA online services to conform the level of recline up front, the responses moved between evasive and not knowing, I can confirm that this row in the plane G-XLEB does have the standard level of recline as other seats so for at least that plane the level of recline is not an issue. The staff were really good on the flight, flying out to Hong Kong we flew the other flight which was in a 777-300, if you have the choice between an A380 and a 777-300 then go for the 777, all of the seats in premium economy are far better than this row. Given the choice between this or the A350/B777 options on this route, you'd definitely avoid this plane in this class.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/10/27 for Seat 63A
Fantastic Place , seats , servicePeople complaint about so many issues and I was very worry but once I gat in it I was super happy to flight.confortable seats , very quiet area, nothing bad!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/10/25 for Seat 52A
Almost all of the club window seats have a restriction on aisle access and you have to climb over/disturb someone. Compared to Emirates/Etihad/Qatar and even American this is very poor business class. Given the high price BA change for the LHR-LAX sector they need to do better. I will not fly this again and would take a multi leg with American in preference
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/10/23 for Seat 72G
72G is an aisle seat. Limited space for legs and feet because there is a metal box on the lefthand side of the foot space. This row for some reason had less legroom than all the other rows around us so it was really tight and, when the person in front of me reclined (which they did for about 90% of the BOS-LHR trip) their setback was no more than a foot away from my face. This is a basic world traveller seat. The seats are shoddily constructed of cheap materials and offer very poor support. They reminded me of seats on some small puddle-jumpers. Very uncomfortable trip. The ride of the plane was pretty smooth though.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/10/16 for Seat 74K
The Legroom was limited because of a box under the seat in front
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/10/16 for Seat 81A and 81B
Both seats had boxes in the legroom under the frontseats
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/10/15
First time on a 380 and we were in business class. Will NEVER fly this plane again. Flew lax-lhr in a 777 and loved it, I'm 6'4" and had plenty of room to lay flat. On the return flight the 380 did not have enough room which I could live with but having to either have somebody step over you or worse having to step over somebody is a terrible layout. My wife was crying because ahe couldn't get out, the guy had crossed his legs and was sleeping. Had to wake him up just to use the bathroom. Also having food and drink being passed over me wasn't cool.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/10/07 for Seat Excellent
So much better than the old 747, more space everywhere to put things. one great plus was the table extends to accommodate 2 people dinning so my wife migrated from 3A to join me for dinner.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/10/05 for Seat 26E
Narrow footwell due to positioning of forward seat leg and inflight entertainment box
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/09/29 for Seat 72K
BOS-LHR. This is a great seat to pair with 72J flying as a couple. There is a bunch of storage space between the window seat and fuselage, ample legroom as expected for an economy class seat and very good entertainment system.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/09/16 for Seat business
Bring back the 747 or order the 747 800. The seats in Premium and Business terrible all the back rows near the toilet . £ 3000 k round trip to HK and no sleep as you may as well be sitting in the loo..sort it out BA...please
Submitted by Liz W on 2017/09/14 for Seat 14EF
These seats were some of the best I have ever had in business class. No-one to climb over and no disturbance from anyone climbing over you, or from a restroom/kitchen area. The two rear facing create a cocoon that feels quiet and almost suite like.
Submitted by Liz W on 2017/09/14 for Seat 50F
The proximity to the stairs to the lower cabin and to the lavatory causes a relatively high amount of disruption when sitting in the seat.
Submitted by Oral S on 2017/09/04 for Seat 57F
This seat layout is the worst ever. If this is the best BA can offer, I will never fly with you again. BA must have the record of maximum seats in business class.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/09/02 for Seat 73B
Upper deck seems roomier in World Traveller Class. No obstruction under foot and large storage unit in bulkhead. Overhead bins are huge. Super quiet plane.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/09/02 for Seat 22K
Video box under the seat in front, made for a tighter fit for my feet. Large window. Much quieter flight than any other plane I've flown on.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/09/01 for Seat 61a
The seat was in a good place thpugh near galley, my main complaint , thos was the worst flight i have ever been on re, the food and service, unedible beef for a main course in traveller plus ,couldnt get a drink, none of the. Staff gave a damn, will never fly BA again, i left at Hong Kong and boarded a Cathay Pacific premium flight to Bangkok, sheer bliss and much needed, thankyou Cathay Pacific, so profesional and courtous and attentative, well done ..
Submitted by Michael L on 2017/08/31 for Seat 80D
BA don't count this as an exit row seat, so it doesn't cost any more to select it when you can do so for free. Being near the toilet didn't bother me, but I suppose it could be more of an issue on a longer flight (this was just BOS-LHR). One thing to be aware about is that there isn't any overhead storage directly above this seat so you may struggle to store your bag if you're late getting onboard and the lockers aren't too big on the upstairs cabin anyway.Overall though, a pleasant flight and I think the person on the inside could easily step over your legs without waking you if you were trying to sleep.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/08/24 for Seat 67B
I thought this seat was excellent. Some people have criticised the nearness to the lavatory, but I found no problems whatsoever on a flight to San Francisco. In fact the curtains between cabins close so as to include the toilet in the World Traveller rather than WT Plus section, so the only problem is finding your way through the gap in the curtains back to your seat! One bonus to this seat is there is nobody behind you, so you can recline as much as you like!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/08/22 for Seat 59K
I chose 59K as unlike almost all other seats in Business Class on the A380 you can get in and out without having to step over someone. 59K did allow for easy access and it was very private. But, I still strongly prefer any Business Class seat on American's 77W's.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/08/22 for Seat 23K
Video box under seat in front restricts foot access
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/08/21
We flew from London to Los Angeles in first class on 8/9/17. Seats where great for two people travelling together. Service was OK. The food was frankly horrible. Most fast food is better. I have never experienced the food being this bad. Could not eat it. British Airways is going down in their food selections. It used to be suburb. What a difference a year can make. I flew this leg a year ago and everything was excellent. I will have to think twice before using British Airways again.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/08/21 for Seat 3E and F
Flew from LAX to LHR on 7/18/17. Our seats were great in first and so was the service. Plenty of great food.
Submitted by Shirley H on 2017/08/14 for Seat 53a
The best seats on the A380. They are at the back of the small upstairs bubble. Its easy to move about as no climbing over anybody. Also extra packing space along side the window
Submitted by Peter S on 2017/07/21 for Seat 37A
Electronic box interfered with foot room but i was very happy with width of seat. I thought i had received an upgrade from regular coach but after looking at seatmap i realize that even the cheap seats are great. Terricic entertainment. Tolerable food. Drinks. Good experience
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/07/13 for Seat 25A 25C
Seat 25A and 25C have little leg room due to an entertainment box under the seat in front of each.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/07/13 for Seat 14A
How bad can it get, narrow seat with cheap finishes - leg room is fine and maybe ok for sleeping but not a good experience. Horrible service, ended up with nothing o eat, though to be fair it was probably worth the saving in calories as it looked horrible tooReturned on the uppper deck, would choose it over the lower deck if I had to fly BA business again
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/07/08 for Seat 51k
My husband and I flew this aircraft from IAD to LHR 7/6/17. This was a lovely business class experience. The seat was spacious, comfortable, and had ample storage. The flat bed option was wonderul and I slept like a baby. I must also say that the crew at British Airways impress me. They were quick to anticipate our needs before we even asked and they were helpful and charming and made the experience even better. I must mention Philippa in particlar. Lovely woman and exceptionally competent at her job. If given the choice, I would fly business class with BA again. It is worth the extra money. I can't say that for every airline's business class service- I can for BA. Great job BA!
Submitted by Darim R on 2017/07/04 for Seat 81A
Love this seat. The side locker is fantastic, plenty of storage space. Will swallow a laptop, your shoes, lots of other stuff. These seats do have an equipment box right in the middle of your footspace, so you have to straddle either side of it, but its not as bad in practice as you think it will be when you first look down and see it. The only real problem with this seat is the reduced overhead storage space. The lockers are much smaller and soon fill up so get in early. And dont even think about trying to store any of these so called 'cabin approved' suitcases in there. Sit downstraits if you have anything bigger than a laptop rucksack.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/06/24 for Seat 80A
80A isn't all bad. True that it doesn't have a window however the exit door does not protrude at floor level (it protrudes about 2 feet or more above the floor level so does not impede legroom at all, in fact there is extra legroom both in front and off to the side where the door is). Also no problem with cold, in fact I could feel warm air blowing at foot level by the door. Also no storage in front or off to the side. I would definitely take this seat again though purely for the legroom which is suberb (I am 6'1").
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/06/22 for Seat 64F
Most roomy, comfortable seat I've ever had (apart from First Class. The quiet ambience meant I could actually hear the tv. Relaxed impeccable service.
Submitted by Mark C on 2017/06/16 for Seat 72J
This was a standard World Traveler seat however due to my size I found the seat uncomfortable legroom wise. The person in front slept the whole way further impeding legroom. The television failed to work at times, however, British Airways said they will "look into it"
Submitted by David H on 2017/06/06 for Seat 1A
One expects there to be a lot of room on an A380 and the British Airways configuration in First Class does not disappoint. The open-suite seat design had plenty of room for a long ocean-crossing flight. The table was large enought that it could accommodate a tablet set up on it to watch a movie with plenty of room for your meal. There were ample power sources to charge your devices with adapters for US and UK plugs. I found the UK plugs stayed in place better than the US did, which is the case on most every plane I've flown. The 3-prong design gives them stability that you dont get from the double-prong US plug. The best feature of this seat was the amount of storage it had at floor level. I was able to put both my rolling carry-on bag, as well as my shoulder bag in the closet built into the divider separating the foot well/ottoman area of the suite from the aisle, meaning I never even used the overhead storage at all. One thing I would note on the BA A380s is that the First Class bathrooms on the lower deck, while a bit above average in size, are nowhere near as large as the two Business Class bathrooms at the front of the plane on the upper deck, which are located on either side of the stairway. They are incredibly spacious, have plenty of room for changing and are the largest I've encountered on any commercial plane. Still, when it comes to roominess at your seat, the First Class open-suite offered on the BA A380 is excellent!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/05/25 for Seat 3K
Great seat, fantastic privacy. Although roomy, the table next to the seat is right up against your seat when sleeping and is a bit cramped. Not a drawback, but a feature to improve when future re-design of seats.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/05/18 for Seat 67E
In world traveler plus the seat recline is increased over standard plus all the seats have fixed armrests for trays and audio controls etc. This means if the seat in front is reclined and you are not sitting in an aisle seat you have to climb out and stand on the seats, you cannot lift the armrest and slide. Ok if you are mobile, a challenge for older or infirm people.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/05/18 for Seat 75K
All window seats, including in economy, on the upper deck have additional side lockers that give greater sideways width, locker storage and table space.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/05/16
Not worth paying extra 140.00 euros for them. very cramped, hardly no legroom very uncomfortable flight from Heathrow to vancouver, didn't pay for return leg,but checked in 24hrs before flight and hot 77j,k, was expecting the same uncomfortable flight home but few other seats empty was able to change seat, would definitely choose upper deck
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/05/13 for Seat 66J
Good World Traveller Plus seat with aisle access on the A380, close proximity to toilets but not too noisy,adequate leg room for a 30% disabled traveller,overhead storage slightly smaller than normal
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/05/13 for Seat 66K
This is a good world traveller plus seat.There is a window but it is over the wing so downward vision is impaired unless the aircraft is banking.The bins by the window are very adequate for storing blankets ,pillows,laptops, cameras etc.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/05/13 for Seat 71J
I flew British Airways flight 55 LHR to JNB on 5/12/2017. The legroom for this seat is almost non existent. I changed seats to 71G for the return.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/04/28 for Seat 71j
Worst seat have ever been in-Platinum pro on AA gets no consideration on this One World crossover on BA--cramped spacing would be a generous discription. With 70j reclined backing is right in your face...no leg room due to entertainment box. Park these cramped 380s for future cattle car movement
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/04/27 for Seat 83B
This is the last row on the upper deck - but unlike others immediately forward of a bulkhead, there is space for these seats to recline fully. So you can lean back and have no risk of a person behind you shoving and kicking you in the back while you're trying to get some kip. I use my own noise-cancelling headphones so any noise from the kitchen behind is easily ignored.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/04/27 for Seat 61K
Seat 61K ba A380 hong kong premium economy,Good clean aircraft, friendly staff - good seat alot of extra leg room due to position behind club, arm rest a small issue - found seat a bit narrow but acceptable. Food was average at best worth the extra to go premium (world traveller plus)
Submitted by Leon L on 2017/04/23 for Seat 20C
This seat has amazing legroom and general space around it. Highly recommended. The row is missing a window though. The only view of the outside is a very small window in the exit door.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/04/14 for Seat 76A
I did not find the upper deck cramped and the storage by the window is great. However ,the entertainment box is huge and takes up halve the leg room. Great for anyone under 5 feet tall.
Submitted by Halid K on 2017/04/14 for Seat 10a
Calm seat and nice view on the wing, but cabin crew usually forgets you during service or hardly see you; plus, lots if noise from the kitchen area
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/04/12 for Seat 83B
Picked this seat because no one was up on the upper deck with plenty of empty seats all around. It was the same the night before when I could've made a change at no cost. Well, don't be like me because something happened and suddenly those so called "empty seats" got all booked up, including the seat next to me in 82A. The seat was cramped, they drew the curtain next to the galley, which also meant that everyone exited throwing the curtain back without regard to the fact that I was sitting right there - I nearly got poked in the eye TWICE by careless people - once by a flight attendant and another passenger. Very disappointed with BA in general over their service and it didn't help matters one bit that everyone kept going back to the galley. Steer clear of this seat!!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/04/09 for Seat 36G
When travelling Economy on British Airways A380, it is always best to choose a seat on the main deck as (1) the upper deck is more 'compact' and can feel claustrophobic and (2) there is very little luggage space in overhead bins on the upper deck.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/04/07 for Seat 51A
What a joke. This has to be the worst Business Class ever. The seating is narrow, you have to climb over the persons feet next to you, the food was rrrrrrr. NEVER AGAIN.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/04/06 for Seat 83G
The seats in the back section of the upper deck on the BA A380's have very small overhead lockers. Most bags had to be put further forward in the plane.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/04/05 for Seat 73A
I am amazed by the relatively mild comments regarding the metal boxes that house the entertainment system which are situated in the footwell in front of this seat and many like it. They are uncomfortable and in my view dangerous. The cramped conditions present a high risk of dvt on a long haul flight and in any kind of incident the metal edges could cause serious injury. Whoever signed off the design should be invited to sit in these seats for a few transatlantic flights! Avoid them at all cost.
Submitted by Halid K on 2017/03/19 for Seat 10A
Seat is one of the closest to the exit, however staff seem to always miss that place. Noise of kitchen etc is noticable.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/03/15 for Seat 51K
Travelled from SFO to LHR in Club World. The Upper deck forward cabin is by far the best to choose when on a long overnight flight. As the staircase down to the lower deck is blocked off for passengers - you don't get any passing traffic through this part of the plane. The toilets upstairs are the biggest I have ever seen on any aircraft. Row 51 is a great part of the plane. far enough forwards to minimise disruption. Seat was comfortable and I love the feeling of lying backwards - particularly at take off and landing. The food was satisfactory. I have had better on other airlines in business class. Entertainment was good - plenty of choice. Crew were super attentive. A380 is a pleasure to fly on - so quiet you dont relaise just how big the plane is. Will definitely use this option again
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/03/14 for Seat 40H
Absolutely cramped seat, no leg room or foot space. Miserable for tall person.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/03/10 for Seat poor
I am blown away by the fact that apparently no market research was done on this aircraft before it was launched.I can't believe that, in business class, people would be happy with having to climb over a stranger's legs in order to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Unless you are an acrobat, you will probably hit their legs and wake them up (which happened to me). My wife ended up standing on her seat, climbed over the partition, stepped on to my seat and went to the restroom. Luckily, I was her companion or she would have embarrassed her self.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/03/09 for Seat 22k
Large entertainment box with sharp edges uder seat in frontBad seat
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/02/28 for Seat 53K
One of the best Club world seats, unrestricted access to the aisle and extra storage bin by the window. Still prefer similar seat upstairs on the 747 which is a far nicer aircraft - although the 2 restrooms in this section are the biggest I've ever seen on a plane. For a relatively new aircraft there was a shabbiness that was quite surprising and suggests poor quality materials.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/02/27 for Seat Excellent
Seats 73K and A both have locked side bins at elbow level (a full side bin is for use between 73 and 72). This means you can rest on the side bin without the person behind you disturbing you; a huge bonus.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/02/25 for Seat 26B
Seat was not a problem, person in seat c was British air staff kept giving this young guy red and white wine til he was throwing up. I will never use British airlines again the crew were not as friendlyexcept one maybe two.i got motion sick and the staff did great. But overall not. British air needs to improve there customer service. The little boxes alot of others complain abt is maybe two inches wide.no big deal. People with larger than norm carry ons is really the issue.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/02/25 for Seat 70A
The exit door does NOT intrude on ones leg space in this seat, but it does not have a window.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/02/05 for Seat K82
Fabulous seats thanks ba
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/01/30 for Seat 10J
The set is close to the galley and there is noise from the crew. However, you can easily leave your seat without climbing over other seats, which is convenient. While BA was pioneering flat bed seats in business, it is a bit falling behind now due to the fairly narrow seats. Yet, the seats facing the isle offer most space. Seats in the main deck also provided me very early exit from the plane in SF.Food was very nice on the flight I had, I was positively surprised by quality and taste. Service was mindful and professional.Video system is ok, but I find the screen a bit small and difficult to adjust. Other airlines have a better setup meanwhile. Selection of movies was o.k.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/01/30 for Seat 74j
Nice position on the airplane, very quiet, but after a few hours the metal boxes under the seat in front become very obtrousive, not much room to put your feet.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/01/28 for Seat 53e
Great seat at the rear of the front upstairs business section. Access to either aisle without climbing over people. Very private with the screens up on both sides.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/01/18
I travelled with my wife & until we got onboard we were not seated together. Travelling Business class we would expect to have pre-booked our seats free of charge, as happens on most all there carriers, they wanted to charge an exorbitant fee for each leg, you can only check-in 24 hours in advance & try to get the seats you want, in our case there were non togetherIf you are in the outer most seat 57A you have to climb over the person in 58B to get out during the night.If you are in the inner seat 57B there is nowhere to even put a bottle of water when the bed is made up.If you are travelling alone the seating configuration is very un-personnel with only a sliding shutter between you.The flight crew have to stretch over the B seats in order to reach people in the A seats, I am sure the flight crew are not happy with this arrangement In future we won't be travelling with BA again unless they change there seating plans, we much prefer Singapore Airlines or Qatar Airways much better seating much wider seats & similar prices
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2017/01/09 for Seat 57E
The Business Class seating on the A380 is weird. If you get a central seat you need to climb over other peoples legs if they are sleeping inclined. Moreover, the cabin staff need to serve you by leaning over and dropping the partition.
Submitted by Christopher G on 2017/01/05 for Seat 74K
My partner and I will always try to get seats 74K (and J) if we are flying on a BA A380. Sitting upstairs is great; the cabin feels smaller and more intimate and the 2-4-2 layout is much nicer. The small box next to the seat for storage is also really handy so you don't need to get up and use the locker in-flight. This seat has a great view of the skyscape and the wing. AVOD is good with lots of variety.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/12/17 for Seat 82B
The overhead locker space for the rear four sets of the outer seat (A,B, J and K)are rather limited because of the curvature of the tail section.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/12/15 for Seat 71 A
After a long time I flew on a BA longhaul route again and it was my first time on the A380. This Economy Class seat offers comfortable space, a storage room at the window-side and quite some legroom (I am 184cm tall). The crew was friendly, but then I never had an unfriendly crew when travelling on BA, and the food, overall, was very good. And... believe me, I am the first to complain about airline food. There was a nice lunch, some small snacks in-between and another light meal before landing. The crew served drinks throughout the flight. I would and possibly will fly this BA aircraft anytime again. Nothing to complain about, except maybe the rather high costs involved, should you wish to pre-assign these upper deck seats (62 Swiss Francs, my currency).
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/12/14 for Seat 72k
This is a great seat,better than lower level economy , but at £ 48 to book it is the BA rip off.Food is poor , the worst I have had on any airline.Staff are lazy, after the lights go out you do not see them for 6 hours , they used to bring around orange juice and water , now its like being locked in until breakfeast. Best to ensure you buy water before boarding so you have something to drink .
Submitted by Mat?j on 2016/12/11 for Seat 56J
This seat was actually my best ever. The note that the seat is close to lavatories was not a big issue, I had a good night there. The fact nobody has to walk over you during the night is a big advantage. You have also a lot of additional space front right of your place for your stuff.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/12/06 for Seat 57 J K
These business class seats are abominable! Worst design ever. No foot rest that comes up up for the back of your calfs. Seat only moves forward to recline but can't reach place for feet. If traveling together facing one another, the person at the window or center seats has to climb over a stranger in the next row to get out for the toilet.Would NEVER fly this business class again
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/12/06 for Seat 78G
Never mind the seat, the plane was half empty so I go to have the whole row of four seats all for myself.However how disappointing BA service, some low cost airlines have better service!No amenities offered, food really poor and tasteless, breakfast without even a slice of bread!Ok, you big airlines are trying to save but this is ridiculous
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/11/30 for Seat 61a
The seat was great for leg room, i would have thoughtbthat the seat would be more comfortable and have some paddong, didnt like the seat material at all, the food was disgracefull, the beef was tough and a small amoumt on the plate, a single drink was offered and then trying to get attention from staff was abismal, will never fly BA again, i should have listened to advise from friends re British Airways.
Submitted by Admir A on 2016/11/26 for Seat 58A
Only one toilet close to this seat and you need to go on the other side of aircraft. Gets busy before landing.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/11/21 for Seat 37F
The offset seat supports of row in front meant that legroom was restricted and off to the left when my bag was placed under the seat. This was slightly made up for by the lack of a seat support between the middle two seats, but as this was shared with a stranger it was a little awkward to sit comfortably. The galley is a few rows in front of these seats and the constant talking at normal volume throughout this night flight made it even harder to get any sleep.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/11/19 for Seat 68F
Appalling. There shouldn't be a seat there, it's directly next to the toilet seat. When people left the door open I could just reach accross and close it without even leaning, that's how close it is. If you like the smell of toilets, and people or a curtain brushing into you for the whole flight you'll be in heaven. They charge full price for this seat!!! It should come with a free bottle of wine and a apology letter.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/11/19 for Seat 61A
Premium economy on BA flight to Hong Kong, 61A was a very good seat because - extra legroom in front - nobody reclining in front of you - quieter cabin with business class in front, no toilet queues or gallery noise - good standard of food even though basic - entertainment wasn't brilliant choice - seat itself was comfy - little tight (I'm 6'2") but ample room to stretch and sleep - certainly worth the difference from economy - they looked really packed in. I would say a yes to the seat and cabin
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/11/15 for Seat 50J
Comment so true. Toilet door often not closed. Constant bumps. Should not be a seat here.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/11/12 for Seat 50j
Seat is very bad. As well as toilet close by, the locker beside this seat is used by air crew to store uniform changes so there is cinstant disturbance.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/10/31 for Seat 66F
Comfortable seat location. Only issue with these seats is that once the seat in front of you is reclined, it is difficult to get out of your seat or pull out your meal tray.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/10/28 for Seat 67D
If you're seated in an aisle Premium Economy seat such as this, the only thing that separates this cabin from Economy is the extra legroom! This seat is virtually by the toilet and people queue by this seat, as well as leaning on it/using it for support when you're trying to sleep! Not recommended.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/10/28 for Seat 67A
Window seats in premium economy on the BA A380s are the best in the cabin, as you have storage bins below the windows and gives you far more storage space and more room to spread generally. You do sometimes hear the toilet flush in this seat, but its very quiet and didn't really disturb me. I dont think this seat reclines quite as far as those not in front of the toilet/bulkhead either which would be frustrating on a night flight if trying to sleep.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/10/27 for Seat 53K
Flew on this plane overnight from HK to London. Whilst BA was one of the first to introduce flat beds on Business Class, the cabins are now a bit dated. The backwards-forwards layout is a bit awkward, and the screens are relatively poor. On the plus side, I like the window seats - they provide a kind of mini private cabin, and 53K has the advantage of not needing to climb over someone to get out. (NB Lots of people complain about this - for me it is no great hassle as long as you are reasonably fit and agile, but probably not recommended for someone with mobility difficulties. If I was flying on a corporate tab, BA's offering is not as good as most major European or Asian major airlines. But often BA offers cheaper and more flexible fares in Business, and if a flat bed and sleep is the priority, BA is just fine.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/10/20 for Seat 53E
Loved this seat. The upper deck for Club World is very quiet and private. I picked 53E because I didn't want to have to climb over anyone in the middle of the night on my LAX-LHR flight. The unrestricted aisle access is great and with the wall in front of you, the seat feels exceptionally private when the dividers are up. I also felt like the flight crew went out of their way to make sure I didn't feel "forgotten" in my little pod. Would definitely recommend this seat for anyone flying Club World.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/10/18 for Seat 29D
Most cramped seats ever flown in! we were a party of 4 across 29d to g. legs were stiff and cramping and with the seat infront reclined it was claustrophobic.all the room on the largest aircraft seems to have been given to the better seats.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/10/12
Even if some People say, These seats would be something "Special or extraordinary", I have to say, they are NOT!I had These seats at least at 30 flights with BA, if I wasn´t seated in First, where I belong to.If you´re seated at those seats... OK, you do NOT have to climb over somebody elses feet.BUT!Be SURE, you DON´T want so sleep, as 53 A&K are very Close to the Galley, Crew ALWAYS seem to gather here, having small talk about whatever, talking about passengers, laughing, etc. etc.VERY ANNOYING!NEVER, really NEVER choose THESE seats!Now, 59 A&K:Very Close to that "World Traveller Plus":A LOUDER cabin, as it´s not THAT "Exclusive" by People itself., BUT....If there are People with an Infant... HAVE FUN!It will be LOUD!Another fact is, that paxes from WTP will always come to exclusive Club World to have a look and they also want to use "our" Toilets!This is an absolute no-go!It´s always lound on These seats, so better Forget them. I would never pay that extra Charge for These seats, but definately prefer FIRST instead, or to use other Airlines.Service in Club World is always OK, but it bothers me, that most flighattendants do just lower the Screen instead of Walking around to serve me.I don´t want to see the faces of Strangers seated at the aisle!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/10/08 for Seat 20K
I have never been so cold on a plane before. This seat (and 20A, the equivalent seat on the other side of the plane) is right next to the emergency exit door jamb, and the cold coming in from the point where the door joins the plane wall is intense. I certainly under-estimated it, despite being warned in the seat plan commentary. Note that, although it looks as though you're near the loos, those are reserved for Club Class passengers, so you can't use them. Whilst that means that you won't be bothered by people queuing for them, you do have to go through two sections of plane to reach your nearest loos, further back in the plane. But the leg-room is great. Just cross your fingers that any babies or infants in the block of seats to your left, where cradles are placed, are quiet.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/09/29 for Seat 51E
This was middle a Club Class seat in a row of just 3. Being in a row of 3 the seat is a little boxed in but this gives some extra privacy. The gap for the seat is slightly wider than the seat itself and this allows for a narrow shelf to the right of the seat which is great for storing the blanket and pillow when not in use. As with most BA Club seats you do need to clamber over someone's feet to get out but in this seat you have a choice of two directions to go. Being in the front upper cabin means you have the two front toilets available which are much larger than normal. The stairs are also easily available to offer some exercise in flight if wanted. Overall would recommend this seat in Club.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/09/26 for Seat 68f
This is a terrible seat just outside the toilet. People continually standing right by you and the toilet smell constant. Nightmare
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/09/26 for Seat 41H
41H, despite being an aisle seat, has severely restricted foot width and under seat space due to AVOD box positioning. I couldn't get both feet in at once and I would recommend avoiding this seat. If the passenger in 41J centre seat is co-operative you could place your right leg in their space as the width of 41J is very large. Very poor interior design for a new aircraft on this route.
Submitted by Baz K on 2016/09/23 for Seat 37k
100% bad design. Why would you put entertainment equiptment under a seat so you dint have any leg
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/09/23 for Seat A15
I found this to be a very good seat, plenty of privacy as there is a bulkhead at one end. No problem regarding the lavatories and I slept the entire overnight flight from Vancouver to Heathrow.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/09/19
These seats are not worth the extra cost, worst flights ever taken with BA. There were constant queues for the toilets at the side of us, passengers continuously leaning on my seat whilst queuing and pulling on back rest when moving along the aisle, plus the noise every time the toilet was flushed and hand wash used. At the back of WT+ be prepared to miss out on pre take off drinks, no food choice as ran out of food, no alternative offered.Reclining seats come so far back, why do passengers do this as son as they sit down, there is no need during daytime hours, sleeping yes. Cabin staff do not even as the offenders to put the seat up at meal service, so had a back rest in my face for 9 hour flightTotal rip off, I will never fly with BA again!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/09/14 for Seat 71K
Flew from LAX-LHR. Typical economy seat. Good views from the window. Loved the bins on the side. Was able to stow the blankets and pillows and other things where the passengers in the middle rows had nowhere to stow these items. Food was good. Entertainment was good, lots to choose from. The flight attendants were very pleasant and helpful. I would fly this airline again.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/09/07 for Seat 59A
Great seat, you don't need to climb over anyone to access the aisle. The upper deck was a little quieter in my opinion and the bathroom towards the front is enormous. The layout of BA's business class seats seems unnecessarily awkward however as there are only a handful of seats where you don't have to climb over someone or potentially have someone climb over you to access the aisle. Food and IFE were great. Service was only ok.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/09/01 for Seat 56d
its a noisy seat due to proximity of Galley and often bumped into by flight staff and passengers.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/08/29
I have travelled a fair amount on these planes in the last 2 years. The most striking feature is quietness and that the IFE is much better than 747-400.However the rules of seat selection are not the same as the old 747-400! First of all the upper deck window in J is no longer my default as it was on the 747-400. The reason is that the bins (although good) are not as big. The second is that the curvature of the aircraft given the 2-3-2 layout means that there is a slightly claustrophobic feeling that is not encountered on main deck window seats. Best picks overall are 53K and 53A as they offer direct aisle access but another good (if risky) pick on flights that are not full is the middle E seat which is wider, and 53E offers direct aisle access. But not as good if the flight is full as you are trapped needing to maintain two privacy screens and not all FA approach the seat from the aisle using, instead, the intrusive button feature. On the main deck 15A and 15K are good picks because they are recessed and relatively private, there is direct aisle access, and also because 15B and 15J are often unoccupied. 15B and J themselves are highly undesirable for two reasons. First they are directly next to toilets. Second reason is that incomplete enforcement of cabin separation means a procession of Y class passengers come to use these toilets and loiter around waiting sightseeing at the back of J cabin which can be distracting. One other thing: the main cabin windows and the upper deck rear cabin (56 through 59) do not really offer a view of anything other than a vast wing! In the F cabin the suites are noticeably bigger than 747-400. 1A and 1K are very private but (as someone commented) useless for people travelling together. Neither are the centre seats particularly good for couples as they are angled widely away from each other so in practice one might as well choose 2 windows and use the companion dining feature.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/08/27 for Seat 67K
67K on the A380 has constant noise from the lavatory; you can hear the toilet flushing, the hand soap/items in there whirring. It is a not a good seat, particularly for a night flight when wanting sleep (even with loud music on you can hear it).
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/08/14 for Seat 25D
The best seat in economy! No seat in front of you as there is a crew escape hatch in the floor. Tons of leg room. Brilliant.
Submitted by Daniel A on 2016/08/12 for Seat 59E
Best seat available because of the unrestricted aisle access.
Submitted by Darim R on 2016/08/08 for Seat 22K
Why an earth would you install such a poor IFE system that it requires the worlds biggest equipment boxes installed under every other WT seat. Whats most disappointing is that these are brand new cabins coming off the factory line like this. EY & EK A380s have much better IFE and no foot boxes.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/08/04 for Seat 56F
I was switched - by BA - from 11D to 56F. I had no choice but to accept the change or not fly.It was adjacent to the toilet and by the kitchen. When someone passed me going to/from the toilet, the curtain brushed my legs. The Flight attendants talked loudly in the Kitchen. I was trying to sleep during my 9 hour flight from LHR-YVR.I checked 56F seat on SeatGuru.com after the fact and it is one of the seats the site suggests not to be booked.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/08/04 for Seat 78 B
YVR-LHR. Very close to the toilet, when we saw the layout at check in it didint seem to be so close.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/08/01 for Seat 57k
I think these are among the best lie-flats in the sky. On one of the finest airlines anywhere.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/07/29
my seat was good I was treated like first class in world traveler plus
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/07/23 for Seat 64D
Aisle seat in center of aircraft. World Traveler Plus was great. Far better than UA Premium Economy. Drinks prior to take off, amenities, nice headphones. Seat was very nice. My feet were not blocked by entertainment system. Lots of movies. Great service, excellent food, in large portions and large bottle of wine.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/07/20 for Seat 53A
As someone used to the upper deck of 747 I found is seat narrower and a little uncomfortable. The big negative was the noise from the galley. My sleep was disrupted several times from the loud banging of plates and cups and closing of cabinet doors by BA flight attendents. I'm sure it wasn't intentional but more consideration needs to be given to passengers. My wife's sleep was also disrupted and I'm certain there was several other guests in row 53 that were also affected. A positive for 53a is you don't have to climb over someone to go to the toilet.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/07/17 for Seat 78K
Horrid Horrid Horrid seat, keep away. people queing for toilet all night . also ran out of food before they got to me so had to go without, absolutely disgusting for the money paid.
Submitted by Jerry P on 2016/07/14 for Seat 25D
I took the advice I saw here and paid the fee to reserve this seat for my flight from LHR-LAX. Simple put, this is the best seat in Std Economy class. The lack of a seat in front of you means you can actually spread out and there was enough room for my wife to extend her legs as well. The entertainment center in the armrest is a small inconvenience for the space you get, especially on an 11 hr flight.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/07/12 for Seat 53E
I had 53E on a London to Dulles flight. I liked the fact that the seat has extra legroom and access to either aisle without crossing the footrest of another seat. Flying backwards is still strange to me, and with the dividers up the seat feels a little "cave-like." Overall, a very quiet and private seat. As an added bonus, it seems that I was being served from both sides (extra food, snacks, and drinks) by the wonderful flight crew.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/07/05 for Seat 57K
I used AA points to fly Club World from IAD-LHR. I was very pleased with the seat, especially as our flight was delayed in DC for 3 hours due to bad weather. I enjoyed the coziness of my seat by the window, with plenty of storage. Fortunately, no one was in seat 58J which would have impeded my exit from my seat if they had been fully reclined. As my husband was in 57J, I enjoyed having the face to face seating, though I imagine it could've been awkward had I not known that passenger. The amenities kit and quilt were good and the food was excellent. Our cabin steward was very cordial and helpful. The toilets on the upper deck of this aircraft in Club World are huge! I was surprised at the almost non-existent noise level of this huge aircraft and I could hardly tell when we landed. Excellent seat, excellent aircraft and I would definitely choose this again.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/07/04 for Seat 56K
Travelled LHR-SIN in 56K. Worried that it might be noisy next to the lav on the upper deck. In fact, it was very quiet. The toilets on the A380 are very quiet and as the seat did not directly back onto the cabin wall there was no issue at all with noise. The curtain made sure that there was no galley noise. It was nice to have the small stowage under the window. You get two to put your laptop and other personal items meaning that you didn't have to stow everything in the overhead locker. With the divider up, it felt very much like it's own little cubicle and very private. Only issue is the stepping over the legs of the person in the aisle seat when getting out.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/06/28 for Seat 75J and 75K
Do not recommend these seats at all. We paid in advance for upper cabin seats and were extremely uncomfortable as there are large boxes underneath the seats in front. There is also limited overhead space so our carry on luggage couldnt go above and couldn't fit under seat in front either. Our feet had nowhere to go!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/06/27 for Seat 80A
Good seat in fact. Lots of legroom and the emergency exit door is not bothering at all. Not much storage space around the seat, but who cares; for a night-flight you just need sleep.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/06/23 for Seat 1A
SFO - LHR 1A is right next to the store cupboard that the flight attendants use and by default congregate around therefore it's not a quiet area.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/06/21
We flew London to San Francisco on the 380 and were seated in 67a and 67b in World Traveller plus. Beforehand I read a lot of negative comments so was a bit apprehensive --- VOD box's etc. each seat has a VOD box by the side of it but it's only 2" wide and attached to the seat leg under the seat in front so there is MORE than enough room for your feet so much so that you don't notice the box at all. I looked at all the seats in Plus (the flight was quiet) and they are all the same in terms of legroom and space, the window seats have good storage bins between the seat and window, the seats are a great improvement on the 747 and 777, more comfortable and more recline. The entertainment system is on a different planet altogether from the 747/777 it's excellent, dozens of the latest films and programs on a screen that's twice the size of the old 747/777 . people are correct when they say the overhead bins by the window seats are small and won't take a cabin bag but the ones in the centre do and there's usually plenty of space.Food -- very good, well presented and served. Proximity of the seats to the toilets !! didn't even notice.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/06/21 for Seat 70A
Paid extra for this seat on the way back from Heathrow to YVR. Great legroom; disregard the "red" seat marking on the seatmap as there's nothing wrong with the seat aside from the lack of a window and storage bins if that's something you value. The door does not interfere with legroom at all, and I have extremely long legs.However, it got insanely cold by the exit during the flight, even with many layers on as well as the blanket. For that reason alone, I'll skip the extra $$ for the exit row and take 71A instead, with the window and storage bins. Overhead bin space is severely lacking for the entire upstairs WT cabin, but that is to be expected. Bassinets are located in the middle of row 70 so noise-sensitive travellers beware, I had to deal with not one but a pair of extremely raucous babies.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/06/19
Dreadful seats - avoid! Passengers queing to use toilets (2 of 4 in cabin), noisy toilet flush & bathroom odours pervade. Disturbance exacerbated as crew wardrobe/cupboard directly adjacent to aisle seat (15J) is also much used. Entry gap to 15K is very tight/narrow & view from window restricted.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/06/18 for Seat 80J
The ratio of seats overhead bin space in rows 80 through 83 is ridiculous. The flight attendants do not reserve any overhead bin space for those seated in the exit/bulkhead (row 80), so even small purses of some passengers had to be stored ahead in the next cabin, which is not acceptable. People were always standing close to this seat to wait for bathroom. I would not recommend this seat!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/06/17 for Seat 11k
Great biz class (Club world) seat to hideaway, and get good rest. But extremely annoying that the attendants reach over or turn down the divider to the outside person that is sleeping in order to pass food. I finally said, that is rude, please come around. I will try upperdeck middle single seats next time.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/06/15
Flight to Vancouver 28/5/16 and return to London 10/6/16 in same seats.Both had equipment boxes which restricted leg space and room. Paid extra for these seats and did not know about this,very bad by Ba,wil complain to them about this and asking for seats refund.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/06/07 for Seat 20K
As a very tall man, I found this seat offered the leg room I needed. The door does not get in the way as on the 747s. However, it was extremely cold and the window in the exit door is not viewable from the seat. Overall, I am disappointed with the A380. Its only virtue is its quiet running. Otherwise, BA has just crammed it full of seats, and the toilets are small. The 787 offers vastly more passenger comfort.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/06/06 for Seat 57j
BA have got it wrong with this plane ...get some 747/800 please. I travel frequently to HK. In Both Business and Premium to many seats are distubed by the toiletsBusiness class beds not as good a Cathay and other comepitors
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/05/31 for Seat 04A
I travelled from HKG to LHR in First Class and wasnt impressed with this seat due to the noise coming from motors in the refrigeration units in the galley plus the constant staff conversations there too. The A380 is very quiet and this is bothersome.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/05/26 for Seat 77A
Travelled from Heathrow to Johannesburg on 380 and not impressed with upper deck window seat.Firstly underneath the seat in front are not one but two metal containers (entertainment system?)located by the seat legs. These severely restrict legroom and leave only a small space to place your feet.Secondly there is a large gap between the seat and the window making it awkward to lean against the window. The gap also contains a storage cabinet with an open-able lid. At first this seemed a great idea, but the cabinets are off-set from the seat so that cabinet behind you encroaches into your space. Every time the person behind you opens their cabinet you get knocked by the lid - not great when you are trying to sleep.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/05/20 for Seat Sit near the fr
The back seats are greatly affected by the APU, I would not suggest to sit there, while the packs off take off effected the back seats, so I would suggest sitting near the front
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/04/23 for Seat 2K
I was on this flight on April 6th in seat 2K. Service was excellent. Would fly on this route again. This big plane is wonderful to fly in.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/04/13 for Seat 12f
This is the worst arrangement of business class seats on any long haul flight. While the seats and amenities are fine, even with the so-called privacy screen you are frequently looking directly at another passenger a few feet away.
Submitted by Thomas S on 2016/04/10
Perfect seats on the upper deck in the second club world cabin. Since 56J was empty, nobody was disturbing while sleeping. Short way to the restroom and the club kitchen. Nice arrangement for couple.Perfect service during the whole flight.No disturbing noise form the kitchen or restroom.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/04/07 for Seat 73K
*All* K window seats have obstructed legroom by the entertainment fusebox on the upper deck economy cabin. Definitely not enough space to put a bag under the seat in front
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/04/04 for Seat 62K
Really disappointed in the configuration of the WT+ Cabin. If you sit on the right hand side of the aircraft you have no access to the washroom provided. You can only use the world traveller facility. Seats are hard to recline and adjust. Feels cramped when the person has their seat fully reclined. Not worth the extra money. An exit seat in WT would have been better. Food was good but service very poor.
Submitted by Nic R on 2016/03/30 for Seat 64D
Change of job means first time in WT+ and not business. Surprised in a good way, only real difference that matters obviously the seat, you still get some form of food, booze and eyemask/toothbrush/earplugs/blanket+ personal ent.screen. Avoid last row next WC. Slept fine, i'm 120kg.
Submitted by Nic R on 2016/03/30 for Seat 31
Change of job means first time in WT+ and not business. Surprised in a good way, only real difference that matters obviously the seat, you still get some form of food, booze and eyemask/toothbrush/earplugs/blanket+ personal ent.screen. Avoid last row next WC. Slept fine, i'm 120kg.
Submitted by Brian C on 2016/03/30
I appreciate that economy passengers are paying less that other passengers, but is that any reason to push people into a cramped area where there is no room to move, because of boxes under the seat in front of you. I tried sleeping in the toilet where there was far more room, but was not allowed by one of the cabin crew by banging on the door. My dinner nearly become part of my suit and in the morning I was unable to take breakfast due to the lack of room while the passenger in front reclined at his leisure.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/03/30 for Seat 30 D
This seat was very noisy due to the crew congregating in the galley and spending all night talking and laughing without, seemingly, any effort to keep their voices down.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/03/23 for Seat 82A
I rode from EGLL to FAOR in seat 82A. There were TWO boxes under the seat in front of me which greatly limited my foot room. However, the seat next to me, 82B, an aisle seat, had no boxes under the seat in front and was much more comfortable. The upper cabin was very quiet. Sitting in the tail results in left and right "sway" during turbulence that you don't feel closer to the wings.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/03/15
Great flights with BA. Comfortable seats good food partiularly ordering in advance LHR - MIA. Excellent service. I hope all the moaners keep to their promise to travel with other ailines in future and leave BA to those who appreciate good service.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/03/14 for Seat 20H
Seat is located near a Crew access hatch. There is high traffic through the hatch during the whole flight, and when the crew comes out of the access hatch they walk right into your legs if the light is off. Very unpleasant seat.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/03/02 for Seat 81J
This seat, although an aisle seat, has almost no leg room due to the entertainment box attached to the seat in front.Spent a very uncomfortable flight, cabin staff even tried to make me put my carry-on in the very limited space available, I politely refused.Avoid this seat, I think every second or third aisle seat in the upper deck ecconomy cabin has this configuration so be warned.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/03/01 for Seat 68D
Dont waste your money travelling World Traveller Plus on British Airways BA 380. The cabin has 55 sears but no dedicated loo so the cabin is constantly filled with economy passengers walking through and queing. Overhead lockers small so ours were full on arrival with Economy pax bags.No choice of meal left.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/03/01
Flight BA 0269 LHR-LAX Seat 75E going out 77K coming back75E on the way out felt fairly cramped, and Im only 5 7. My partner, in the aisle seat 75D, is only 5 so she had no issues with knee room.The return flight was a revalation. We were, luckily, allocated 77J&K on the upper deck. As previously noted, by others, the overhead storage bins on the outer seats are smaller than usual, so only two cases per bin but there are additional storage bins along sides seats A & K, and these are pretty capacious.Also due to the arrangement of the bins, if you are a bit cheeky you could nab two as 77J&K span 2 bins and two windows.I know others have said that the media box is an issue but I found that i could stretch my legs out full along the gap between the seat in front and the outer storage bins. This may not be possible on the lower deck equivalent seat.You also getting the feeling of more space as you can use the storage bins as an extra arm/leg/head rest, or table space.This seat id just two rows in front of the toilet at the rear of the section but this was not a major issue, as the four toilets , accessible from this section spread the footfall pretty well.I would definitely pay to pre-book this 77J&K.In-flight entertainment system was pretty good, only minor annoyance was having to view measurements either in imperial or metric, not a mixture of both that we use in the UK.The IFE screen tilts. This is particularly useful if the seat in front is reclined.There is a headphone socket on the inside of the arm rest. This accepts standard 3.5mm plug so you can take your favourite headset with you. BA do supply a set but I suspect that they are pretty average.I worked out how to remove the remote control/gamepad thingy, but could I get it back into its socket!?The trick is to feed the cable back through the hole on the right-hand side of the holster. Once all of the cable is in, the handset should snap back into the holster.The USB is a 'traditional' slow charger, so if you have one of those new fangled Quick-charge devices you'll just have to re-learn the art of patience( wonder if the sockets in Club World are faster).Discovered the location of the UK 3-pin power socket. It's in between each seat. This means someone has to share as there will be one fewer that the number of seats in the row. However, I have had it confirmed that the UK 3-pin socket will only maintain a laptop's charge not increase it, so if you've got a flat battery that it's plain hard luck. I'll test this out later. Best advice is to fully charge and don't use sleep mode, or carry a spare battery or three.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/02/28
No legroom under 72k due to 2 electronic boxes underneath and the lockers at the side are very useful for the ignorant women behind to put her bare feet on resting very close to my head they were swiftly pushed away if you want a bed get in first class cheeky sod
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/02/26 for Seat 42A
I agree, these are BAD seats!!! Besides hearing the toilet flush every time someone used it. So many families were traveling with small children the stair case area was like a play ground. I understand that young children need to move around. That is why I upgraded my seats, which I didn't get.... Then had to fill out forms for a refund for the upgraded seats. At least the seats reclined in the last row not that you could sleep with the toilet flushing and the noise the children were making.... Other than that its a beautiful aircraft.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/02/17 for Seat 51K
Great seat in the front Club World cabin on the upper deck flying from LHR to Washington. Relatively small cabin with great service. Seat was very comfortable and I like how you face backwards and get a great view of the engines. The side compartments by the seat in the window seats on the upper deck are great too. Plus the toilets on the upper deck at the front are massive! Made a video of the seat here for further info - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l9s6S8CQpc
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/02/10 for Seat 81k
I always fly with a standard pilot's flight case. This is the first time I have not been able to place the case under the seat (entertainment system) or overhead. From what I found out, the overhead bins are smaller on the upper deck, rearmost section, than anywhere else. This was my first flight on the A380, and I was surprised to discover the luggage problem. Also, the window was small and difficult to look out of.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/02/08 for Seat 53A
Although supposed to be one of the best seats on the plane due to the privacy and easy access to the aisle, the proximity to the galley makes it very loud especially when 6 or more cabin crew decide to have a get together in the middle of the night and keep everyone awake and there is an extremely loud compressor in the galley that actually drowns out the engine noise.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/02/07 for Seat 53A
This was an excellent seat as one didn't have to climb over anyone to get out. No significant galley noise and a relatively small cabin with large toilets forward.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/02/06 for Seat 58a
You pay a premium for business class seats for comfort,sleeping and privacy. The business class cabin failed on counts. We booked 2 window seats,57a and 58b. When the seat divider is down for take off/ landing, you are facing a complete stranger sitting in an aisle seat. When meals are being served, cabin crew have to pass it over your aisle neighbouring passenger. Worst of all if you want to leave your seat, you are required to climb over an aisle seat if they have reclined to sleep!!!BA fares are generally more expensive than other airlines and in my view not worth it. I don't know who designed the seat layout but clearly they are trying to squueze in as many passengers as possible.Will not be flying BA business class again-they do not come anywhere near their middle eastern competitors for service,comfort and value for money
Submitted by Jonathon H on 2016/01/30 for Seat 70K
Whilst the armrest is immobile and the seat width is slightly reduced, the design of the door provides a cutaway section from floor to knee height. This provides significantly increased leg room over and above the standard Exit row. The lack of window is also a boon when travelling on a night flight although it could be a bit claustrophobic on a daytime escapade. Thus I would give this seat a yellow, not a red warning as it is definitely good for one leg of the journey.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/01/29
Theses seats have the most leg room and space in world traveller plus i travelled from london to Hong Kong in seat 60D. I put my carry on against the bulkhead and placed my pillow that i always take with me when i fly on top of my carry on bag and put my feet up and slept for 5 hours
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/01/27 for Seat 1a and 1k
1A and 1K 1st class are next to the two small/standard size w/c's downstairs, whilst the two large w/c's are upstairs for bus. class passengers. It's almost as though BA changed there mind mid build and reversed the position of the two classes. On middle eastern airlines they would never have 1st class seated below business class passengers. otherwise OK. The flight is only as good as the crew on that flight.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/01/24 for Seat 65a
This seat has two storage bins under vthe perfectly located window,if you need them,I did not like the very flexible seat backs which when reclined gave the seat in front of you up to 2 inches of extra manoeuvring space when pushing back,the seat is well worth the extra over economy but I think I will give Virgin a go next time
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/01/23 for Seat 1A and 1K
Seats 1A and 1K (I have flown in both) on the BA A380s are particularly private as there is no 1E or 1F. You can hardly be seen at all by any other passengers.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/01/21 for Seat 56F
This seat has a warning in SeatGuru that highlights the proximity of the toilet/galley light. I did not find this at all to be an issue. The curtain is pulled across throughout 'sleep hours' and the fact there are few people in the cabin means there is little traffic. More important to me is (1) easy access to the aisle, and (ii) a seat which has a bulkhead at the foot so people aren't climbing over you from the middle seats. Only perhaps are the 53A and K seats an improvement in my view. Service is excellent as ever.
Submitted by Shamit K on 2016/01/19 for Seat 4F
The seat has some iron fittings for bassinet which makes it unsuitable for people with long legs/tall people
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/01/16 for Seat 71B
There is limited legroom at this seat because the box for the entertainment system for the seat in front encroaches, as does the rail that separates the foot space from the aisle to the right. I would call this a less-than-standard seat for the class.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/01/08
Flew out of Heathrow to Hong Kong on 380 and now realise that BA have decided to compete with Ryanair by reducing the space the sell you even on 12 hour flights. The seat is cramped in standard form but when the seat in front reclines space is non existent, legroom is minimal and the centre arm only folds up 70% of the way... The worst long haul flight I have ever experienced and will NOT fly long haul BA again after our return journey in March.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/01/07 for Seat 83C
You have a lot of people stretching their legs in this area. Constant stream of people moving up and down the isle stopping and looking around.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2016/01/02
Seats were ok, reasonable amount of leg room. The storage locker next to them was an added bonus albeit we had problems opening the lid. The seats don't line up with those in row 70 and both those have electronic boxes under them making you sit at a slight angle.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/12/31 for Seat 53A
I have flown this aircraft numerous times round trip from LAX to LHR in business or first class. Unfortuntately, I feel that British Airways has fallen down on the job when it comes to business class. Of all the international airlines, I have found that their business class tends to be the least comfortable. The window seats are ok but they tend to feel locked in because you have to step over (wake-up) others to get to the aisle unless you are in 53A. Because of the seating configuration, there tends to be a sense of confusion when boarding. The service is still terrific like the old British Airways but the seating needs to be improved... I feel that British Aiways needs to stop cramming people into these business cabins...
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/12/30 for Seat 52K
Flew round trip from Los Angeles to London in this seat on the upper deck. I was very underwhelmed. I had a mildly bad back and it was so hard to get in and out of the seat without causing pain. There was added pain when stepping over the other person's legs. The floor was bubbling up which made it unstable. Window storage was excellent and the cushioning on the seat was okay. Overhead storage was completely inadequate for an almost full flight. My biggest complaint is the noise and vibrations from other seats around you. My daughter was sitting next to me - every time she moved or closed her screen my whole side shuddered. My family has decided that we prefer the seats on AA and will not pay to fly on BA until they move to newer generation seats.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/12/17
Business class on lower deck, window seat Row A was a disappointment compared with a 747 or 777
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/12/13 for Seat 65K
Excellent seat with bags of room in World Traveller Plus. Extremely quiet plane, excellent legroom to stretch out and good seat storage. The IFE and supplied headphones are also good quality. The flight overnight I had was VERY cold however, so think of taking an extra blanket!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/12/11 for Seat 58A
Why oh why did BA choose this configuration? I sat in Seat 58a (though this applies to most of the business class seats) every time I wanted to get out of my seat during the night, I had to climb over someone else's legs, presumably disturbing that person.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/12/09 for Seat 25D
Despite the bad review below,I thought that this was a good seat. However, I was on a flight that was only 60% full, so there was plenty of luggage space in the overhead lockers. In fact I used my bag as a foot rest as the thin seat cushion made the seat difficult to sleep in. But I can recommend this seat and the only negative is from the envious looks you receive from other passengers during boarding.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/12/07 for Seat 23A
what a good seat
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/12/06 for Seat 82A
I flew to Los Angeles on the 380 upstairs in economy window seat with storage space.The seat was very comfortable and with plenty of leg room for me at 5.10.An 11 hour flight was made comfortable with the storage space for all my bits and pieces. the Avod box was noticeable but not a bother really when all you have to do is move your feet to many comfortable positions. BA flight crew service is one of my favourites. I would recommend 82A & B. I would love to know if 83A fully reclines.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/12/06 for Seat 76k
Cramped seat with footroom impeded by entertainment boxes under seat in front.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/11/23 for Seat 57d
Very small and especially too short to sleep comfortably - I'm 1.88 m. Won't use BA business class for overnight flights again if possible.
Submitted by Andrew H on 2015/11/19 for Seat 24a
Be aware that the A380 includes under seat entertainment boxes that encroach on normal leg space
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/11/15
The armrests do not go up completely, and it requires a contortionist to get out! When the seat in front of you is reclined, you have only 6 inches between the video screen and your face. "World Traveller" is truly a euphemism for cattle class.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/11/15 for Seat 53B
Just terrible. BA has the worst business class seat I have ever experienced- even worse than United. As many other users have said - the design is just stupid. There is very little privacy, the window/divider just makes it so that the crew has to hand food and drinks over the wall. The seats are so narrow that if you have broad shoulders you won't be able to sleep. Additionally there is no thought to technology in the seat design- there is a USB plug but no place to put your phone. The video screens fold out for viewing and therefore you have to fold them back during taxi, takeoff, approach and landing. I will likely never fly BA again because of this poor seat design.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/11/08 for Seat 29 ABC
The most uncomfortable seats ever, will not travel on an A380 again, probably won't fly BA again.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/11/07 for Seat 1A
Close to toilets and beside noisy closet door that is frequently opened during flight
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/11/06
Hong Kong to London Business Class terrible. Aisle seat row 11 and seat next to it. No privacy on either seat as internal seat so close when beds made up its like sleeping with a stranger if someone was in that seat. Hate the handing of food through the petition. Hate having to climb over people in the middle of the night to use bathrooms .... Shocking, wont fly them again (except we have to fly the return journey next week .... Ugh!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/11/06 for Seat 73A
The AVOD box under the seat in front severely limits legroom and was particularly annoying as I never watch anything on screen. Storage box next to seat was useful as it took all my (small) hand luggage.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/11/03 for Seat 12F
Very difficult for short person to step over a sleeping body in 13G. Luckily my wife could step over the divider easier and on to my seat/bed to get to the toilet in the middle of a long flight.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/11/03 for Seat 70E
Not quite comfortable as perceived to be. Most of your things must be placed on the floor as the case is quite away and not convenient. Really discomfort with the audio video equipment when you need to get off your seat. Plus you have to place your personal handbag in the cabinet at take off and landing!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/10/31
This is the first time i have flown on the A380 and the economy seats were extremely comfortable and the A380 is a fantastic plane. Flew back from Las Vages in a 747 and the economy seats were most uncomfortable. Admitedly it was a very old plane.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/10/26 for Seat 68d
this appears to be good seat hoever there is a curtain back to economy and every time someone walks thru it hits plus if there is a queue for the loo it is next to you
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/10/26
Long haul flight Singapore to London, overnight with 2 year old. THE ARMRESTS DO NOT GO ALL THE WAY UP. They move 45 degrees, so my toddler cannot sleep across my lap and next seat, or on his own seat. The "helpful" flight attendant suggested I lay my child under the lifted armrest so his head/torso.legs are at risk of being squashed should the armrest come down. In another Economy seat some poor chap who was slightly on the larger side couldn't even maneuver into the seat because he couldn't move the armrest. Seriously who are the designers thinking of when they decide allowing armrests to move half way only is a good idea. Uncomfortable, disappointing and damn cheeky on the part of BA to make such a suggestion when it comes to toddlers.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/10/24 for Seat 12e
This middle seat is fine if you want to be close to the traveller next to you. There's barely a partition between the two seats. The seat was comfortable enough, but not 180. The foot section is separate from the seat and a bit awkward. You must step over the aisle seat if the person has the seat extended. We've traveled a lot in business class and this isn't one of the better pod arrangements nor did we find the buttons completely intuitive. We do love the flight, however, and would vote for window seats next time if flying alone.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/10/20 for Seat 71F
This is terrible. Every row has a box taking up space and the seat in front of you in on your lap even before it reclines. I was shocked that this was a setup in a transatlantic journey. Economy was terrible. It is like they are trying to exaggerate discomfort to get you to pay more.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/10/06 for Seat 64A 64B
This flight was the most uncomfortable flight i have evern been on. The plane was very dirty, the storage box next to my seat was filthy and when we boarded the restroom was dirty. I told the flight attendant and he acted like he didnt care. The service was terrible, to,the point that the same flight attendant told me to go back and get my own glass of water. No leg room, and i am only 5'4" and 125 lbs. i will never fly British Air again
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/09/25 for Seat 77K
There are two electronic boxes under the seat in front and leg space is severely restricted. I would consider this worthy of flagging the seat as of concern. I imagine it is the case for all of the window seats.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/09/24 for Seat 3E
This first class seat was amazing - spacious, comfortable, individual closet, and impeccable service - 5 stars all the way!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/09/24 for Seat 13A
BA's business class on the A380 is awlful, due to: inverted design to cram more seats in; window seats are claustraphobic; you have to jump over the aisle seat when they are in a "bed" position; the seat motor is under your behind and it gets very warm; and the design creates very awkward service with the flight attendants reaching over the aisle passenger. I would have rather been in premium economy!
Submitted by Ben J on 2015/09/24
London - Jo'burg return in Business. Outboard on A380, return on older 747. Have to say very disappointing. A380 offers nothing new for business class, e.g. a bar area. Bed length also feels shorter. Food on both flights was very poor, microwaved, soggy and tasteless. Cabin layout is cramped.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/09/18
Got the coveted 25D for LAX to LHR. Had read comments about stretching out with a bag for a footrest. WRONG! First, I was not allowed to put my bag under the seat in front of me (23D) and nothing could be on the hatch. Apparently something about an emergency lounge access for flight crew, cemented with a "Non-negotiable!" comment from the otherwise very relaxed attendant. So, no storage, no tray or screen in the seat back. But then, no reclining seat in front, and yes, plenty of room to stretch. All in all, not worth the expenditure I think. Trying 82J&K for the trip home so at least I can sit alone with my sweetheart. Oh, and the armrests don't raise past about 45 degrees...so no snuggling or sharing the two-seats we had. Maybe it's better upstairs....
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/09/17 for Seat 72J
I'm over six feet tall and I had ample room for my legs. Due to the placement of the electronics equipment box on the left side, there is no box under the seat in front because there is no seat to its left.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/09/16
Seating a couple travelling together and expecting the E seat passenger to just about sleep with a stranger next to them is just awful. Having food handed through the screen not good for either the aile passenger nor the inside passenger and short people to trying to clamber over sleeping aisle passengers .... Not good either. Hate this configuration
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/09/11 for Seat 1K
This is a first class seat facing the toilet. Its positioned in an alley, between you and 1A is a cupboard where the staff keep their luggage and the bedding. Between the toilets and the staff laundry, its the worst 1st class seat i have ever flown. I would rather have travelled club
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/08/22 for Seat 1K
A very private first class seat at the very front of the cabin with no other seats next to you. Lots of space, storage with a personal wardrobe and extremely comfortable and quiet seat. No disturbing noise whatsoever! Service personalized and faultless. Tasting menu not to my liking, however the wine pairing was perfect. Amenities and entertainment very good. Totally flat bed, of a good size with turn down service by the staff with high quality mattress and linen. Crew delightful. Highly recommended!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/08/22 for Seat 53K
A very good, backwards facing club world seat on the upper deck. Lots of privacy by lifting the divider, direct access to the aisle and lots of storage. Converts to a comfortable fully flat bed. Staff very good delivering a professional and prompt service and food plenty and tasty. Wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Highly recommended!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/08/21 for Seat 13E
All middle seats on the lower deck (E/F) don't have any dividers between them! Not suitable for single travellers!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/08/21 for Seat 53E
Rearwards facing seats are getting left out in service occasionally, as they are out of the line of sight of the FAs, with service usually beginning in the front - this is especially true for the last seats in a cabin (53A,E,K).
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/08/20 for Seat k2
good seat but the food is terrible for first class BA needs to do better then what they served us
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/08/12 for Seat 2e
The cabin feels much smaller than First on 747 or 777 - there are no overhead lockers for central seats. After so much hype, including a TV documentary i was looking forward to this flagship flight but food was generally disappointing - wc small used upper deck for changing into pjs - overall disappointing
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/08/11
whilest i enjoy emirates flights overall, the A380 provides a thoroughly comfortable journey, certainly matched by BA Services. not so conviced with lufthansa
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/08/04 for Seat 12a
I wish I had read the comments about the Business class of BA before I booked a flight on this airline. I flew out from LA to London. First of all the flight was and hour late taking off and I missed my connection in London to Munich which resulted in great expense to me in bookings I had made in cars and hotels to Salzburg. BA booked me on a flight from London to Salzburg the next morning, my luggage didn't arrive and caught up with me two days later in Munich. As far as the seats in business class they are a joke. Very narrow, a small drawer to put things in, no shelve space, in order to extend the seat you have to lower another small seat in front of you that matches up to you seat when you extend it out. Plus seats face front and back. Thus if you have a window seat you have climb out of your extended seat the best you can then you have to step or jump over the extended seat of the person who is sitting behind you. What a mess. I would never fly BA again if at all possible.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/08/03 for Seat 36A
I booked this seat on the back of another users comment that 36A was a great seat and very comfortable. What they neglected to mention was that there is a display box on the left side of the foot well. The result was that I could not straighten my left leg for the entire flight. As it was a window seat, I would have had to disturb my sleeping fellow passengers in order to get into the aisle to stretch my legs. The flight was fully booked, so a seat transfer was out of the question. Very disappointed with this seat, I suffer arthritis and was crippled by the end of the flight.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/08/02
Flew LHR to LAX twice with four seats booked in Club. Proximity to Premium Economy have these passengers walking frequently to toilets. Seats not very comfortable and partition system very annoying during service, with crew just leaning across all the time. Crew largely missing in action once Service over. Incredibly no bottled water and asked to bring back empty bottle to refill when requested water ! Very poor business class with poor food and no larder as outlined in menu
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/07/29 for Seat 15A
I actually believe the Business class seats 15K/15A, as well as 53A/53K, and 59A/59K are the best B/C seats. With these seats you are able to have a window seats (which is a nice little private area) without having to crawl over a sleeping passenger which is difficult . Upstairs is preferable to downstairs in any window seat because there is a side ledge so you have a nice spot to set personal items. In general I HATE the BA Business Class seating as I find it terrible as compared to cathay or American. It is awkward. The Aisle seating is very very narrow in B/C and you are always being nudged by FA's and passengers when they walk by.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/07/26 for Seat 82A
I flew from LHR to LAX in Sept 2014 and was pleasantly surprised by this plane. My seat was on the upper deck in the back, and I absolutely loved the window seat with the extra shelf and bag compartment! While it is true that the wall curves away from the seat so you can't lean your head on it, the extra room afforded by the curvature is just awesome and luxurious. My big laptop/tote bag fit inside the compartment and I could even put my feet up on the shelf. I am purposely choosing this plane and this seat for my upcoming Europe trips this year.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/07/21 for Seat 41A
Seat was comfortable, good room , was one of the roomier planes that I have been on.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/07/20 for Seat 82K 82A
this was my first time ever flying on an A380 and i liked the 2-4-2 seating layout of the upper deck economy class seating any that BA had to offer i had a great view from my window seat 82K and the Cabin crew were all very friendly and hard working on both my outbound flight and return flight, the LHR to LAX route is ever so full with most of the seats taken so my advice is to book your seat early or in my case book your seat free of charge with online check-in at BA.com
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/07/20 for Seat 3A
Traveled on 7/16/15 in First class in 3A from LHR to LAX. Seats where excellent. Service was good but could have been better. I flew Business class last year and I think the service in BC was a little bit better. All a judgment call if you want to pay the extra money for the wider seat in First. Concorde room at LHR was excellent. Had full English breakfast before the trip.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/07/16 for Seat 52k
If you like a view in Club World select the upper deck. Seat 52k is good, though one window is slightly behind seat and provides seat 52J a good view.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/07/09 for Seat 12F
I found there to be a tremendous amount of vibration from the engines in row 12. My wife and I sat in E and F and we both noticed this. The plane was quiet but it was difficult to sleep with the vibration. I've sat in Club World on the upper deck and never had this problem. I recommend either sitting in CW on the upper deck or trying a row that isn't in line with the engines.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/07/06 for Seat 80G
Other passengers tend to use these seats as a thoroughfare from one side of the aircraft to the other, which can become incredibly annoying. I was woken up several times as other passengers tried to climb over my legs and then tripped over me. Others even woke me up to ask me to move my legs so they could climb over. OK legroom, but that really destroyed the experience,
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/06/23 for Seat 52A
I fly to Asia a lot on the ME carriers so have a reasonable comparison baseline. The BA product is excellent and on the A380 it is even better. The seat/beds are comfortable, with ample room and privacy. The 380 is whisper quiet and can't be faulted. Excellent service and excellent product.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/06/21 for Seat 57D
The seat is very narrow, the least comfortable of all the business class I use. I fly AA, CX, Qatar on long routes.The crew aboard told that new seats were coming. First flight on 380 and last, at least on BA.
Submitted by Duncan L on 2015/06/08
Travelling with 2 small kids (one using basinet). I would deter families from booing these basinet seats at all costs purely because there is no overhead bins. Because it is at an emergnency exit, for some reason the configuration is such that Row 80 has no bins above it and others are full of flight attendant kit. MOst of our bags had to be stowed down at the front of the plane which, when you have changing bags, food and milk for infants is very inconvenient.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/06/05 for Seat 4K
This seat is very bad for any flight. Due the quiet nature of the aircraft and the proximity of both the first and club kitchens you will be constantly disturbed with noise from the kitchens. On overnight flgihts the seats at the back row will not get a good nights sleep. Same review for 4F my wife and 4E for my son.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/05/22 for Seat 1A
The crew's storage closet is across this seat, so the crew's constant coming and going may be bothersome. This, rather than the lavatory, is the issue with the seat.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/05/21 for Seat 14A
If at all possible I will avoid taking this flight again. I found the A380 design cramped and maximized for profit not for customers. The business class seat is 1.5 inches wider than a standard seat. That's 3/4" on each side. It's a plastic mummy sleeping bag with absolutely no room. Maybe I'm just spoiled by flying to Asia but Euro travelers are getting low class respect. I'd take it again cause it beats swimming but there are better options from competitors.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/05/18 for Seat Very Nice
We were lucky enough to be one of the first travelers on this bird last year. She had only been in service for a week. We flew 1st and were in row 3 seats E&F. Very nice crew with all the comforts we've grown to expect from BA. This is definitely as step up from their aging fleet of 747's. Plan on flying BA268 in Sept with same seats. Looking forward to it.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/05/17 for Seat 81A
I chose this seat (and I imagine this applies to the other window seats in rows 80-83) so I could lean against the window and sleep during the flight, but to my surprise, there was a ledge between the armrest and the "wall", so that it't too far for one to lean on.In addition, there are storage compartments inside the ledge, which is really very handy, However, they don't line up exactly with the seats, so that the one behind me was reaching into my space, and mine creeped up into the space of the person in front of me, who decided to try to sleep by resting their head on the ledge, thereby blocking my storage door...Overall, would not really recommend, unless you don't care at all about sleeping on flights.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/05/16 for Seat 50j
Not only bothersome for the loo but cold as the front stairwell down to first class used by staff and first class passengers as the toilets in business are bigger than in first.... A very busy seat .... No rest and cold.
Submitted by Susan G on 2015/05/14 for Seat 64A
New A380 World Traveler Plus seat much improved over old one, plenty of legroom and recline, big clear entertainment screen. Food the same as Economy Class.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/05/08 for Seat 10A
This seat gets very warm and does not get any air - spoke to CSD - this is a common and repeating problem. I couldn't sleep and that was after turning the heat down.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/05/04 for Seat 59K
2really nice seats in Club world in the top section of the A380. Nice that one has extra luggage storage against the window. Nice seats if your traveling with a partner.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/05/04 for Seat 60F
Decent seat, decent legroom, totally spoiled by cabin staff flamboyantly parting the curtains against my leg either annoying or waking me.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/05/04 for Seat 52F
Its disapointing that BA have kept their awkward business class configuration on this new aircraft. The seat and the flight were okay, but compared to what Emirates, Singapore etc have done with A380 Business Class, it was a disapointment. This was an aisle seat, which afforded no privacy. Window and middle seats are better, but mean you have to climb over other passengers and do feel a bit like being in a box. Overall better than BA's aging 747 fleet, but miles behind other carriers on the long haul Asian routes.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/05/03 for Seat 50A
This is the second and hopefully the last time I fly the BA A380. This seat has no windows so you have no idea if you are on the runway or about to land. It is also noisy given that the crew keep their stupid hats in the lockers beside 50B and the locks etc are heavy and frequently used.There is also no overhead storage for a trolly bag (crew told me that I should have sat downstairs if I had a trolly). I have been an Executive Club Glod Member for over 14 years so I am loyal to BA but over the past few years their product has become tired, cramped (who does middle seats anymore apart from BA) and the crew (who are paid a pitance) are less than movitivated and it comes across loud and clear.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/04/21 for Seat 53e
Got a Free Upgrade and was given this seat loads of room , No one to climb over when leaving saet But is a bit Tight if your on the Plump Side. the seat is a rear facing seat, due to it location there is noise from the galley ,We had seat 53d aswell this is an aisle seat but be warned air stewards have problems getting througt curtin and as a result my wife had a full glass of red wins spilt on her. the curtins are not easy to get througt tring to find the slit in them
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/04/17 for Seat 2A
This first class seat is quite confortable. The seat reclines into a full bead. You can share your suite with your companion and have the FA set up a nice table to share a meal. The suite is quite roomy but sometimes I would have liked to have been able to look out the window and see the world go by. However, because of the way how your seat is at an angle you are a bit situated away from the window. The lavatory is a bit cramped and one is inclined to use the lavatory on the upper deck where you have more room to move about. The food was a bit disappointing, specially the tasting menu. Nothing really outstanding except for the Scottish langoustine. The high tea service was passable except the bread was a bit tough. All in all, I think my experience with BA First Class service is exceptional specially the way how FA Caroline took care of my every need. Plus my experience in the Concorde Lounge at Heathrow was quite enjoyable.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/04/15 for Seat 66A
Window seats in world traveller plus on the upper deck have additional storage cubbies which means that you won't need to stow anything under the seat in front of you.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/04/03 for Seat 21F
VERY reduced foot space due to AVOD box in foot area.Arm rests do not fully retract so getting in and out is difficult with seat in front reclined.BAD seat
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/03/22 for Seat 76a
This is a good seat there is an additional locker between the seat and the window which is ideal for laptops and reading matter
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/03/15 for Seat 80B
Lots of leg room...if you are tall/long legs, this is the seat for you.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/03/10 for Seat K2
The airplane is quieter then other airplanes I'm used (usually flying BA first or Club Europe)I was exited to fly their new plane to LA.The seat it self was very good. Also, better lay out and more practical room and places to put "things" away than previous 1rst class (not such a good lay out as their first one). HOWEVER, there is no use of taking window seat (as I usually do). The windows are to far from you and TO HIGH. You can only see the sky (up, sky, space??). You can't look down (taxi, ground, scenery etc ...) The only way to look down is by sitting on the "jump seat" or "foot bench" in front of your mean seat, some times used by co-passenger/spouse during meals. This was a big disanointment, and the reason in the future I will avoid using that plane....
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/03/09 for Seat 13A
I just think that BA's Business Class is just awkward. It isn't so much the rear-facing seats, it's just the configuration of having to stare at the person opposite from when the partition is in the lower position. You are basically looking right at your neighbor with no privacy. This partition has to be lowered during take off, landing. It is also lowered during inflight service. If you are at a window seat, you sometimes get forgotten because the flight attendant can't really see you or an empty glass! And certainly the center two seats on the lower level in Business Class gives zero privacy the entire time. Nice new airplane, but really awkward seats on their A380. Next time I'll chose an asile seat on the upper level.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/03/09
Overall good first impression till you seat in a cramped, narrow seat. Things does from bad to worse when front passenger decides to bring his head rest up fully, reclines his seat to maximum and he poor guy is 200 kilos and 2 meters. Then you realize that the seat goes down even more due to his weight and you can't read, eat sleep or watch tv. Further enhancing the experience the lack of storage in the 4 central seats.Too much cramping thanks to a greedy BA executive making the trip as exciting as traveling with Ryanair.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/03/08 for Seat 60F
Lots of leg room, but with the divider for business class at an angle I was hit with the curtain several times whenever the cabin staff blasted through with complete disregard for anyone seated there.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/02/28
For a couple, the best seats in F class on the A380 are in the middle. You can chat and you can eat together with one sitting on the foot rest, which you cannot do in Club. Be wary of seats 2D and 2E though. They are under the stairs up to the upper desk and can feel claustrophobic, made worse since you cannot see out of the windows on either side.I would give these a "yellow" tag.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/02/23 for Seat 61a
We flew out to hong kong last week. Seat was above average for PE but BA still have not learned that the reclining seat in front is a complete no no to some of us. Once reclined in your own space it is almost impossible to get out of your seat without grabbing the head rest of the seat in front thus causing both parties some annoyance. Air NZ have designed this flaw out with their space seats but it seems BA have gone down the recliner route thus annoying both passengers
Submitted by Chris T on 2015/02/17 for Seat 50J
Avoid this seat if you can. I thought it would be nice having direct aisle access and no one jumping over me from the window seat, but I was wrong. The cabin narrows at the front and both lavatories are forward. There is a lot of traffic at this seat and once the attendants close the curtains, everyone going to and from the lavatory cannot seem to figure out how to get through the curtains and bump into this seat.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/02/16 for Seat 75K
I flew BA between LAX and LHR and had a good flight. The cabin crew, however, really could not be bothered with anything other than the minimum amount of involvement with any of the passengers. The food was nice but really salty. The seat was comfortable but not comfortable enough to sleep in. I sat in 75K on the upper deck. The cabin I was in was relatively small with lavatories at both ends. Please know that seat 75k has 2 AVOD boxes in the foot area, reducing the amount of foot space available. The overhead storage bins are small and do not accommodate regular-size roller bags easily. The centre section overhead bins do accommodate bags like these easily, however, but you have to hope for a relatively empty flight to be able to spill into these bins. There is an extra storage bin between the seat and the outer wall of the plane which is big enough to hold a briefcase, or ladies handbag plus all the pillows and blankets provided by BA for your comfort.The mood lighting was really nice and changed from white to blue to pink during the journey to compliment the time zone you were in.Nice plane very quiet and smooth.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/02/02
83A. Seat pitch and comfort good albeit LHR-IAD not super long-haul. Inflt entertainment system was good. Cabin noise level very low overall but the FA noise coming from galley was definitely an issue, esp during service. Overhead bins awful! Not much better than RJ in middle and above the window seats SAME as an RJ. TWO 22" rollaboards fit in the entire aft section of the upper deck. Had to go lengthwise..wheels in: NO WAY!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/01/26
Upper Deck, be aware cabin bag into the overhead locker will not fit bag size 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in. I was having problem with this cabin, in the end I have to store in the lower deck due to all cabins in my area are full. Very inconvenient.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/01/26 for Seat 53K
(also applies to 53A)This is a good seat, although feels slightly claustrophobic as you are facing a wall. As a window seat though it has a particular advantage as you can get aisle access without actually climbing over someone.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/01/23 for Seat 50J
This is not a pleasant seat to sit in, you are basically sitting in the passageway & you look straight into the toilet door & also looking down the stairs!!Very busy people & cabin crew passing you all the time.I wont be sitting there again
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/01/14 for Seat 56F
Upgraded to the seat from permium economy, so not sure if i can legitamtely complain, but the noise of the crew, loo flushing and coming and going of other passengers was really disruptive to a good sleep. The seat has no storage either, which was particularly frustrating when you want to keep an ipad close, or have a book and paper handy. No-one came to collect rubbish at any point during the flight(empty water bottles, tissues etc.) so i ended up having to throw these on the floor until I could use the bin in the bridge. They had run out of eye masks, not helpful when in such a seat as when other travellers go to the loo through the curtains the light hits the seat directly. Incredibly warm flight as well. Sorry BA - this seats sucks!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2015/01/11 for Seat 62D
I usually fly Business Class or First, so I was apprehensive about Premium Economy (World Traveler Plus) on the A380. I'm here to say it's not half bad. Though Business Class it's not, the seat is reasonably wide and has decent recline with a footrest. Food is acceptable, and the cabin staff were great. It's really hard to fault this product. Add to that...I dressed nicely, and got a free Business Class upgrade on LAX to LHR. On the return, an upgrade was available for $1,000...not bad, given what Business Class usually costs. Nice work, BA!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/12/23 for Seat 66J
I flew BA's A-380 from Washington/Dulles to London on 25th November (World Traveller Plus class) and it was one of the smoothest, quietest flights I've ever experienced - combine that with WTP's excellent leg-room and seat width and a top-notch cabin crew and the flight was a success all round. Even the boarding was more orderly than usual (simultaneous boarding of both levels using more or less parallel jetways from the Dulles terminal).
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/12/05 for Seat 61D
The BA staff on this part of the aircraft were exelentAs my wife is a coeliac she recieved her meal earliey The 3 course meal was good, my beef was 1st class but i would have liked more vegeatables.The overall entertainment level was good,i managed 2 film and followed the geography of the flight,If our return flight to Heathrow on the 5/12/14 is as good ,the whole experince of flighying world plus will be worth every penny
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/12/05 for Seat Excellent
Very comfortable - seat 83F. Plenty of leg room and seat reclines reasonably for one at the back row. Only point to note is that the storage space in this section of economy is very limited so avoid if you have big cases - they may be checked or put elsewhere
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/12/04
Round trip LAX to LHR family of four. These Premium Economy Seats were really good. My daughter and I are both 6' and this really is a lot better than economy. The premium cabin feels a lot less claustrophobic than the economy cabin. Plenty of storage provided. The IFE was excellent, the food was actually quite nice and it made the 11+ hour flight a lot more comfortable. The A380 is very, very quiet. Considering our seats were close to the engines it was still surprisingly quiet, a lot less noise than other aircraft I have been on. BA is still a great airline even if they do misplace my baggage from time to time.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/12/02 for Seat 83 J and K
The ice-cold draft in these seats was unbearable until the attendant kindly turned the air down. He informed us that these seats were notably colder than any other on the plane and that in the future we should avoid this row, both for the draft and the noise from the galley. I must say that when watching in-flight entertainment I heard zero noise from the galley. Even while I was sleeping (without headphones or earplugs) the noise was so minimal, the curtain well drawn, that if not for the draft I would happily choose these seats again.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/11/30 for Seat 65A
LHR>IAD 29/11/14. Superb seat with 1 main window and ability to lean forward for another. I'm 6ft tall and could stretch fully out. No obstructions under seats in front so bag stowed there. Access to 2 massive storage boxes by windows. Brilliant BA IFE system & great moving map display.Seats brilliant like business class on some other airlines. 10/10.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/11/27 for Seat Positive
I am a million mile flyer with significant long-haul flight experience. I flew BA268 and BA269 between LAX and LHR and had a good experience on both flights. The cabin crews were friendly and efficient and went out of their way to help me. The food was edible. The seat was comfortable. I sat in 77K outbound and 76K on the return flight. I selected these seats for no charge because I'm an elite class flyer. I chose the upper deck because of its 2-4-2 configuration instead of 3-4-3 on the lower deck. The cabin I was in was relatively small cabin with lavatories at both ends. The only time there was a wait for the lav was right after meal service. The small cabin also kept things quiet, and this is the quiestest, smoothest aircraft I've ever flown on. Please know that seats 76K and 77K have the AVOD boxes in the foot area, prohibiting use of the space to store my backpack. And know that the outer overhead storage bins are small and do not accommodate regular-size roller bags easily. The center section overhead bins do accommodate bags like these easily, however. One bonus for 76K and 77K is the extra storage bin between the seat and the outer wall of the plane. It's not big enough to fit a backpack, but it could hold a briefcase, laptop bag, a lap top computer and/or any other loose items you have. The AVOD selection was immense and something I really enjoyed on the flight. On the outbound flight there was even a "chat" feature available that allowed you to chat with other passengers on the plane. For some reason this was not available on the return flight. Overall, I was impressed with British Airways equipment, personnel, amenities and service on my flights.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/11/20 for Seat 64D
what a pleasure. flew to LHR from LAX and really great seat and service. Prem Economy seat, spacious and was able to get some rest, food was good, service ok. entertainment on the A380 is great, many movies and music to listen to
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/11/18 for Seat 62A
Heathrow to Hong Kong on 10/11/14. Great seat by the window. plenty of room in the seat and for the legs. cant think of anything negative about it. Wife was in 62B and that was equally as good.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/11/17 for Seat f75
Ignore the hype about how wonderful this aircraft is.Generally, the newer the aircraft the worse the tourist class leg room if you are 6 foot. The 380 is no exception. No amount of gadgets and cabin crew attention (yes they were good) makes up for a very uncomfortable flight. Short haul conecting flight in a 737 was bliss by comparison.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/11/11 for Seat 56K
I agree with the seat asssesment, during the night with the flushing of the toilet, it wasn't terribly loud, but as I wasn't used to it, once the cabin became quiet on the overnight flight, I was woken a few times from my intermittent sleep
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/11/08 for Seat 20K
The door does not really impede streching your legs. i liked the seat in that regards as i have pretty long legs :). however, your legs will will be exposed to cool air from the large air vent on the ceiling so i needed a second blanket. there is indeed no window but as my flight was a night flight it didnt bother me. tv entertainment is in the armrest so during takeoff and landing you cant watch tv while others can do so.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/11/06 for Seat 80A
The worst seat on any airliner, ever. No window, no seat storage, no overhead storage, freezing cold, a good inch narrower than regular seats elsewhere on the plane and the cabin wall looms in on the seat so you feel like you're trapped in a cave. And BA have the nerve to treat this as a premium seat that you have to pay extra to book! AVOID!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/11/03 for Seat 53k
Fantastic flying on the A380. Great aircraft, quiet and spacious. Seat 53k is superb with privacy and access to the aisle without having to step over anyone. Recommend sitting upstairs as you get the huge bathrooms and cubby bins next to the window.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/11/02 for Seat 37K
Avoid 37K. The seat in front has a large metal box underneath it, coming right the way to the back of the seat and covering half the width, such that putting your right leg underneath the seat in front is impossible. It's also not possible to put it between the outside edge of the seat in front and the side of the plane, there's not enough space. The only option is to twist your entire body and stretch it out diagonally to the left, resting your shin uncomfortably on the corner of the metal box.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/10/16 for Seat 36A
I flew from Los Angeles to London and was really relaxed in my seat. Enough space to sit even with the table in front. The staff was very friendly. Next time i'll choose BA again to fly overseas!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/10/11 for Seat 82J
Far from the horror story I was expecting from some comments posted. The new BA seats are very comfortable for economy class, and this seat is lacking the VOD boxes. This little section at the back of the top deck is almost like a mini cabin of itself and is quite quiet and free from traffic. The pitch is less than generous, and the overhead lockers are very short on space, but it's certainly far from the squeeze that some people have suggested.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/10/07 for Seat claustrophobic
I was on a daytime flight to LAX and was in seat 50A. When I booked this seat I was completely unaware that there is no window. I felt very claustrophobic. Unfortunately a very full flight so could not be moved. Avoid Row 50.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/09/23 for Seat 2 E
Returned from LHR to LAX with my wife. Sat in 2 E & F; Wonderful experience. Much more room than the 744 1st class center seats. The entire service staff were attentive and friendly. Wine selections were outstanding. Enjoyed the food and found the cabin extremely quiet. Also, liked the location of the bathrooms upfront. Very private and larger than expected. Access to 1st class lounge in London was a nice touch, as well.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/09/11 for Seat 53E
very noisy due to the crew'rest placei was the last to be serve because forgotten by the crewbut the seat was very good
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/09/07 for Seat 83D
Everyone waiting to use the toilet directly behind this seat makes it difficult to sleep. The flushing of the toilet and people lining up next to your seat makes it uncomfortable.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/09/06 for Seat 68D
Worst seat I have had on a plane. Right by the WCs. I was knocked and lent on for a 9 hour flight. Complete nightmare
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/08/27 for Seat 58F
I booked Premium Economy but was delighted to be bumped up to Club World. I was allocated seat 58F and quite honestly I was very disappointed. The seat is very narrow at shoulder level and has no storage space at all except for a small drawer at foot level that is just out of reach unless you stand up. My colleague had a middle seat which was much better - plenty of shoulder room and storage space. But he had to step over the aisle passenger's feet when that seat was turned into a bed. Really poor for a brand new plane. And with so much space ion the plane I thought BA might go for a bar in Club, but no - you really could be in any other plane. A real missed opportunity.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/08/22 for Seat 61K
Flew on the A380 to Hong Kong in March 2014 and found 61K to be an excellent seat in the WT+ section. The additional storage space adjacent to the window is an excellent feature. Also, as I am 6ft tall, the bulkhead in front is sufficiently far away to allow room for stretching the legs whilst supporting them on top of a small backpack. The food and service was also excellent. If using the toilets, I suggest going up to the front of the Business Class section at the top of the stairs as the toilet there is huge! compared to the normal toilets. Returned to the UK in seat 66K which, while OK, was not as good as 61K.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/08/21 for Seat 57a
These new business class lay flat seats seem not quite as roomy or comfortable as the previuos ones on the old 747s.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/08/09 for Seat 14J
Flew rhis 380 config for the first time. Never seen such a terrible config on any passenger jet. Numerous passngers in Buz Class all muttering about the layout. Side-by-side seats facing someone (more like cheek to cheek) you have never met. Privacy panels only work inflight and must be lowered to serve the interior or window seats across one's lap in aisle seats. Interior and window seats must climb over sleepers in aisle seats (talking claustrophobic!!). When sleeping in aisle seat, entire body exposed to aise. Interesting configuration in every way. Back to 777s for this FF.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/08/07 for Seat 22A
There is a large box bolted under the seat infront which prevents you from stretching out your left leg, without twisting your hips to the right a little. It was quite uncomfortable for a long flight.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/07/19
We flew from LAX to LHR on 7/8/2014 in seats 12A/B. Flight and Service was very good. Food so so. It was not exactly a 5 star restaurant but for airplane food it was OK. The only problem that I had with BA was that we had ordered a wheelchair as I have problems walking. No chair to be found at Heathrow. Would go BA again.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/07/14 for Seat 56D
There are good and bad points about this seat. The good - you are most likely to be the first off the plane, so if you are like me and want to be off as quick as possible then this one is great. Also as it's at the front of the section, you don't have to worry about anyone stepping over you from the middle seat.The bad - I found the seat to be quite "dark" as the windows both sides are obscured by other seats, and after takeoff the flight crew pull the curtains that are right in front of you, so it's OK if you may want to sleep, but not so good if you want to work. You also have to put up with a constant stream of people who don't know how to use a curtain, which can be quite hilarious at times.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/07/11 for Seat 15a
I flew LAX-LHR in this seat, new Club World from BA. The seat transforms into a full-flat bed which was comfortable. Seat 15a has the (big) advantage that you have free access to the seat, unlike the other windowseats where you have to step over your fellow passenger when going to the toilet. Also the forward-backward facing seats are a little awkward. You are confronted face to face with your neighbor. There is a screen that goes up but it can cause an uncomfortable feeling. IFE is great, big screen and big selection available. This seat is next to the toilet but you will not notice anything.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/07/08 for Seat 80j
Great legroom, but the seat cushion is paper thin.I could feel the metal bars under the seat. I had to seat on a blanket for padding.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/07/04 for Seat 20F
Flying from LA to London Heathrow. Worst flight I have ever experienced - seat is at the front of economy so facing the bulkhead. At least being in the centre you're not kept awake by people using the lavatories and shining lights on to you as they open the doors. Seat width extremely narrow, it is impossible to get at anything in your pockets. Impossible to sleep because of the restricted dimensions of the seat. With regard to meals - why, on USA to London flights, is the choice always between curry (which I do not normally eat) and pasta which is always disgusting and like eating rubber and lies on the stomach for hours afterwards. So no real choice there. The positive factors are that the plane is very quiet and the lavatories pristine (which one would expect on a new aircraft).
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/06/25 for Seat 83D
long flight from Johannesburg to London - first the positives, inflight entertainment is excellent, washrooms are great, probably because it is all new, mood lighting is fantastic, no more nasty crew flicking the bright lights on. The plane was very quiet.Now the bad - seats are cramped, worst BA economy seats. rear upper cabin is a big avoid, not only is there insufficient space for baggage, but the rear Galley is used for most of the upper deck, so it is is very busy. it is also a congregation point for crew, who talk whilst you are trying to sleep.going to switch back to the 747 for my SA flights!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/06/20
In the rear cabin, rows 80 to 83 there is very limited space in the overhead lockers. Most peoples on board luggage was taken elsewhere by the cabin crew. We travelled to HKG in this cabin but came back in 70 A & B - much better
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/06/18
I was in Business Class, upper level, seat 57E. The entire business class configuration is awful. When passengers are in prone position for sleeping, the person in an adjacent seat has to climb over the outstretched legs of another, or be climbed over by another. This is the worst configuration ever. Hopefully, I will never have to fly British Airways again.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/06/17 for Seat 64K
World travelller plus from London to Hong Kong, june 2014. The seat is for sure better than an economy seat, but don't get fooled it's still sitting and sleeping. Leg space was good as I could stretch my legs out front even though I am 190 cm tall.The window seat on this plane is better than the isle seat since you have a pretty large extra stowage by the window, very nice. Also acts as an extra table on the side.Service was good, but food was horrible. Among the 10 worst flight meals I have ever had. The passed a menu in the "plus" cabin, but it turned out they did not have anything from the menu on board. They only had what seemed like the cheapest economy food. Got as much wine as I wanted though, and stewardesses were nice.The A380 is much more quiets than the old 747s, so I can recommend it.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/06/07 for Seat 71j
Incredibly small space for legs or bag, much better to get window seat K which has larger legroom area and side storage compartment
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/05/13 for Seat 668D
The curtain which separates the Traveller and Traveller Plus is very close to seats 68D and 68F which IS annoying! These are the worst Traveller Plus seats I have ever encountered; they are cramped and poorly lit.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/05/12
We always fly with British Airways and have been very satisfied with their planes and service, but not this flight on the new Airbus 380 from London to LAX. We sat in rows 81J and 81K. When we came on board their was already no room for our hand baggage in the overhead compartments. The compartments were too small to accommodate a standard size hand carry bag. Under the seat in front of our row was a box, so you didn't have any leg room or room for any other type of hand carry. It is a much more comfortable flight on the 777 economy or 747 economy than the Airbus 380 in economy. We have never been so stiff and sore after this 11 hour flight before. We plan to avoid flying this type of Airbus in the future.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/05/09 for Seat 3f and 10f
We travelled out to Johanesberg Business and back 1st.The food in the lounge at Heathrow is a disgrace, sandwiches and cakes only until 6pm which meant we had to eat on the plane instaed of sleeping.Business is ok. I had a hostess who failed to crack a smile once during the flight whereas my wife had a star who was really pleasant and helpfull, why can't BA sort out these miserable ones, we pay a lot of money and a smile costs nothing? I can't remember the food it was that forgetable. The seats are fine but squeezing in 8 to a row really is a bit greedy. If travelling as a couple I would definitely go for two middle seats. AS far as 1st Class is concerned we were very pleasantly surprised, we had just come back from KL Malay 1st Class (where there are 8 seats in 1st) and were worried that the cabin would be tight, actually it is but they just get away with it. We had two middle seats but next time we would go for two window seats which are more spacious. We thought the tasting menu was very good and applaud BA for trying this. They do however continue to let themselves with pettiness, only champagne before takeoff because they won't pay the duty on other drinks!! All in all we felt there was a slight improvement from 6 months ago or maybe they've tried harder for the A380.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/04/26 for Seat 4a
London to Hong Kong 4a first class seat was noisy with the crew behind the bulk head, the tasting menu was very poor the food was dry and lacked flavour, did not get much sleep, aircraft was amazing very quite.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/04/21 for Seat 53E
Great seat for travelling alone. Due to it's location, you have direct aisle access to both aisles with no climbing over anybody. I also think that the middle seats of this cabin have bigger arm rests than the rest of the seats too.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/04/16 for Seat 53A
The quietness of the aircraft is very noticeable. The upper deck is not as nice as 747 upper deck on BA. I miss that intimacy but the planes were at the end of their useful life. I changed my seat from 50A and am pleased I did as it has no window and people are walking close to 50B to use the facilities [so avoid all of row 50]. The facilities are spacious - even a place to sit and change your clothes.I thought the service was good, even though this was the first time for some of the crew on a 380. Perhaps people who agree with me tend not to submit comments, which seem dominated by the crabby and discontented. After a decade of using this route with BA the norm is polite helpful professional service. The food can be variable - the wine is always good. It is a matter of taste overall - I think Cathay is terrific in every way but I think BA seats are more comfortable. For Asia travel - Cathy /BA works for me.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/03/19 for Seat 24E
While not as great as 25D behind it, this seat is a worthy consolation prize due to there being no seat next to it, it allows you to place your hand baggage underneath the other seat, leaving your seat free. Additionally, since it is an aisle seat that is one seat space removed from the aisle, you are further away from bothersome foot traffic and can angle your legs into the space next to you to allow more room for stretching out. I'd definitely recommend it if you miss out on 25D or a bulkhead seat.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/03/14 for Seat 25D
I was lucky to be get 25D - apparently this is released for purchase by all a couple of weeks prior to departure, if not booked by Silver or Gold Card holders... so keep an eye on this seat, and be quick! 183cm tall, I was happy to get this seat, which offers fantastic leg space. I was even able to place my handbag on the floor to put my feet up on and rest my legs a bit. Very nice, and worth the extra £. That being said, I agree with other comments here that World Traveller seats are extremely narrow. Service, however, from flight attendants very good on this flight.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/03/01 for Seat 59B
This seat is very close to the curtain dividing Club from Premium economy, so flight attendants have to continually pull it back to push trolleys through and tend to bump your seat. Also the aircon blower is immediatley above this seat making it very cold compared with the rest of the plane.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/02/26 for Seat 52E
i usually only fly BA because of their biz class, but this new 380 plane has changed my mind. upper deck has low ceilings, reduced aisle so that they could squeeze in 7 seats in every row. there are 3 bathrooms for the entire biz cabin which is approximately 40+ people and there was never a moment where there wasn't a line, service was slow and painful because the staff doesn't have space to move in the gallery everything is so tight. My seat - which i affectionately referred to as "the tomb" i would not recommend for anyone who has any claustrophobia. i so did not enjoy this trip that i will specifically be looking to avoid the 380 from now on.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/01/22 for Seat 73K
This is a window seat and benefits from a thin locker against the window for storing small bags/laptops/shoes etc.The leg room seemed quite good (I'm 5"10 and there was space between my knees and the back of the seat in front, which is rare), but the seat itself is quite uncomfortable and my right leg kept on going numb, and with the new side lockers it isnt possible to lean against the side of the plane to sleep. Therefore, not the most comfortable plane for a long flight, and one of the rare occassions when I struggled to sleep. The noise in the cabin from the engines is minimal: one of the quietest flights I have ever taken. However, the down side of this is that you can hear ever sniff, cough, sneeze or snore: bring ear plugs!
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/01/15 for Seat 28K
I flew with A 380 from London to LA in economy class. Very disappointed as all the nice impressions from the plane were ruined by extremely uncomfortable seats. I am 170 cm tall and once the seat in front is reclined my legs don't fit at all. My husband is slightly taller and he could not fit even with the seat in front of him not reclined. After 11 h flight we still have sore legs and previously when traveling on B 747 we never had these problems. Also the armrest don't go up fully, so you cannot hide them between the seats and since i was traveling with young kid it was a big minus as he could not sleep on me . Very upset with this trip and would not use BA A380 in future
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/01/04 for Seat 56A
Be forewarned that seat 56A is located in the middle business class cabin on the left side of the plane, and there is no lavatory in this cabin other than the one on the right side of the plane. Have to either pass through the crowded galley to get to the other side or go up to the front of the plane.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2014/01/02 for Seat 72D
On the upper deck (and possibly lower) of the BA A380 in Economy, the arm rests do not go fully up between seats. They raise about 3/4 of the way and some people have reported they don't stay up. This can be annoying when traveling as a family, or when traveling and hoping to lay across multiple seats.In addition, on the upper deck, it is very difficult to get from the B/D aisle to the G/J aisle. The only crossing point is the galley in the back, usually crowded with attendants and foot carts.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2013/12/29 for Seat 10E
Flying as a couple the two seats (my wife was in 10F) were a very social way of travelling. If on my own or with colleagues I would rather be on the upper deck or not in the middle as it is not that private! Also, you do find yourself staring at the person in the seat oppostie if the screen is not up and service to the middle is a pain for someone in D or G. Sleeping would feel a little intimate unless you know the person next to you...General space was good managing to stash lots of clutter. Still feel that Club World on the A380 misses a trick versus other airlines especially if you are on real business, not leisure.
Submitted by Ian C on 2013/12/12 for Seat 50J
The dividing curtain constantly hits the end of your footrest or lands on top of it. Assuming of course the flight crew have even shut the curtain. Seat was ok but the constant traffic through the curtain is annoying
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2013/12/12 for Seat 14A
Club World seats very cramped and claustrophobic and the layout of seats opposing each other means you can end up staring at a fellow traveler unless your raise the plastic and gimmicky privacy shade. Access to the seats at the window is awkward and, there are raised areas of the floor which can catch you out. The availability of inflight movies was dreadful, unless you are a James Bond 007 fan. As for quietness, there was no perception for me that this aircraft was any quieter than existing wide bodied aircraft. Not impressed at all and for my next LHR-HKG flight I am already looking at the competition.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2013/12/01 for Seat 83f
small sub cabin quite cosy, however BA seem to always go front / back with meal service so you are literally last to be served. seat comfortable, avod v.good and usb port works well
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2013/11/26 for Seat 2K
Good seat in first class as it was away from the galley and the dividing curtain to the loo. If you are travelling with a partner and both want a window seat then get seats on the same side of the plane as all window seats are separated by the middle seats so its not easy to see each other unlike the second row in the 747's
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2013/10/25 for Seat 50J
To the left and in front to the right are storage areas for cabin crew, they are in and out the whole flight banging the door. In front of this seat is a curtain which has Velcro in the middle, so the large cabin of business passengers and the cabin behind (as they don't seem to stop this) are constantly picking up the curtain to get through to use the loo. This is the only time on a flight in business class that I have had to queue for more than 20 minutes to use the bathroom. There is no window to look out of as the 'window' seat next to this seat has no window.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2013/10/23 for Seat 59B
This seat is the last row in business class and because of the design of the cabin it overlaps with the middle seats of the first row of premium economy.In addition with cabin service from front to back this is the last row to be served food and therfore your original choice may be unavailable.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2013/09/26 for Seat 15A
All you can see is the wing and hear is the loo, I moved to 11K and there you were unable to see the safety demo, will not be flying on the lower deck in future. Terrible.
Submitted by SeatGuru User on 2013/09/13 for Seat 15A
Great seat - extremely quiet, comfortable, private with 3 windows and access to the aisle without climbing over anyone. Didn't even realise I was near the lavatory - no noise or disturbance. However despite 3 windows, all that can be seen is wing.
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The best seat for maximum legroom: Any exit-row seat. The best seat for sleeping or limited noise: A window seat away from the bathroom and cabin crew areas. The best seat for minimal turbulence: A seat over the wing.Is there an app that tells you about airplane seats? ›
Optimized for your iPhone, iPod Touch and Android, SeatGuru provides you with seat maps and insights from over 45,000 flier reviews, right at your fingertips. Now even at the airport, you can always find the best seat before you fly.Where is the best seat on a plane? ›
Middle section. This section is stationed directly over the wings, the most stable area of the plane and center of lift, so sitting here makes for the smoothest ride should the plane hit turbulence.Where are premium economy seats on British Airways? ›
British Airways premium economy consists of four to nine rows of seating — depending on the aircraft — and is found between the business class and economy cabins. Each row is configured with two window seats on each side and either three or four seats in the middle section.
How big are the seats on British Airways? ›
|Seat Maps||Pitch & Width||Power|
|Airbus A380-800 (388)||38" - 18.5"||All Seats|
|Boeing 747-400 (744) Layout 1||38" - 18.5"||All Seats|
|Boeing 747-400 (744) Layout 2||38" - 18.5"||All Seats|
|Boeing 777-200 (772) Four Class||38" - 18.5"||All Seats|
Call the airline
Explain that you're concerned about being on a crowded flight and ask the agent to give you an estimate as to how full the flight currently is. You likely won't be given a precise number of people booked on the flight, but the phone agents should be able to guide you through your options.
Understanding SeatGuru seating details
Green means “good seat,” red means “bad seat,” and yellow means “be aware.” The full key to all the symbols on the map, including the ones that don't have information dialog boxes, is on the bottom of the menu to the right of the map.
seatguru.com's top 5 competitors in April 2023 are: seatmaestro.com, kayak.com, thepointsguy.com, united.com, and more.How does SeatGuru work? ›
SeatGuru will pull up your flight information and provide you with the seat map for your upcoming flight. SeatGuru pulls the information from your airline to make sure it shows you the right seating chart on the exact plane you'll be flying.What is the dress code for British Airways passengers? ›
Any items of sports or beach wear or any other extremes of leisure wear are unacceptable in any cabin. Smart national dress or company uniform is acceptable in all cabins.What seats to avoid on A380? ›
Economy is laid out in a 3-4-3 configuration, as is standard for the A380, with all seats on the lower deck in the three/four-class layouts. Unless flying with family or friends, avoiding the middle seat is a priority, so seats B, E, F, and J should be crossed off the list.What are the benefits of flying with British Airways? ›
- First class check in and boarding.
- Free seat selection at booking*.
- Access to First lounges.
- Extra baggage allowance*.
- Additional reward flight availability.
- 100% bonus Avios.
- Collect Tier Points.
- Save details and preferences.
Earn airline elite status
The most reliable way of getting upgraded for free is to have elite status on the airline you're flying. Most airlines reward their most frequent flyers with complimentary upgrades on domestic routes.
You can always skip seat selection and save the money, but do keep a few things in mind: Skipping seat selection doesn't mean you won't get a seat on the flight. You might get stuck in the middle seat if you don't pay for one.
Is British Airways lounge free? ›
You can't pay to access British Airways lounges. You'll have to rely on your fare class or elite status to get access. Elite status in either the airline's Executive Club or the Oneworld alliance will work.What is the best seat on economy? ›
If you're going to sit in economy, you want to be sure you select a Main Cabin Extra seat. These are the best seats you'll find in the rear section of the plane. What makes these seats special is that they have extra pitch — that is, the distance between the seat back of one seat to the seatback of the seat in front.Where is the best seat in economy? ›
The best seats in Economy Class
In Economy, I'll typically choose a window or aisle seat near the front of the cabin or at the bulkhead. Another spot I often consider in Economy Class is an aisle seat located about 4-5 rows from the back.
In the middle, at the back
Nonetheless, a TIME investigation that looked at 35 years of aircraft accident data found the middle rear seats of an aircraft had the lowest fatality rate: 28%, compared with 44% for the middle aisle seats. This logically makes sense too.
Seatguru.com is UP and reachable by us. Please check and report on local outages below ... The above graph displays service status activity for Seatguru.com over the last 10 automatic checks.How does an airplane seat map work? ›
Seat maps are always forward facing, so the top of the map is the front of the plane or cabin and the bottom is the rear of the plane or cabin. Seat maps are not usually to scale — a huge aisle or galley area on a map is unlikely to be how the plane is actually configured.What is the best app to see where planes are going? ›
- Flight tracker: Flightradar 24. Travel.
- Flight Radar 24: Plane tracker. Travel.
- Air Radar: Flight Tracker. Travel.
- RadarBox - Live Flight Tracker. Travel.
- The Flight Tracker: Live Radar. Travel.
- Plane Finder ⁃ Flight Tracker. Travel.
According to experts, choosing the seat in front is always a better option. "Our centre of gravity is usually around 28 per cent, and the centre of pressure usually acts around 25 per cent of the mean aerodynamic chord (1/4 of the way down the wing).Where is the least bumpy seat on a plane? ›
A seat directly over the wings (typically found in rows 10 to 30) is your best option to reduce the sensation of turbulence, says Dr. Quay Snyder, the president of the Aviation Medicine Advisory Service.Are seats over the wing better? ›
Much like the best seats for travel sickness are the seats above the coach wheels, the best seats to help lessen the effects of air turbulence is over the aircraft wings. The wings are the point of lift vs gravity so sitting above them ensures a smoother lift off, flight, and landing.
Is it worth paying to reserve plane seats? ›
Which seats are the best on the plane? You'll get more options if you pre-book your seat! You'll beat everyone who only selects their seats in the phase of online check-in and airport check-in. Chances are that your prefered seat might be gone if you don't pre-book your seat.Is it necessary to pay for seats? ›
Even if an airline's website makes it appear that you have to pay extra for a seat, you are never required to choose a specific seat and can always opt to decline seat selection in lieu of a FREE seat assignment during check-in.Is it worth paying for seats with Avios? ›
Unfortunately, it's a pretty horrible redemption — you'll be getting just about 0.7 cents per point, according to One Mile At A Time and FlyerTalk. We value Avios at 1.5 cents each, meaning you're getting about half the value you could be (on average) when using them to select your seat.What is the best seat to reserve on a plane? ›
Usually, it's best to pick a seat toward the front of the plane for several reasons: It's usually quieter, and you can get on and off faster. There's a balance between choosing front/back and window/aisle.Is it better to upgrade seats at the airport? ›
Realistically, it's a gamble and getting upgraded to business class at the airport is pretty rare. If luxury and extra legroom is really important to you, book it in advance. However, if you're perfectly willing to fly economy class, and willing to roll the dice, a last-minute upgrade can be the cheapest option.How do I get the best seats in economy? ›
The best seats in Economy Class
In Economy, I'll typically choose a window or aisle seat near the front of the cabin or at the bulkhead. Another spot I often consider in Economy Class is an aisle seat located about 4-5 rows from the back.
With most airlines, if you DON'T pay and just check in online as early as you can, you WILL get to sit with the rest of your group – as long as seats are still available.What happens if I don't reserve a seat on a flight? ›
If you don't have seats during the reservation time, the seats are allocated from the available seats. The random seat assignments are panelized according to the rules and regulations of the preferred airline. However, many airlines allow passengers to choose an airline seat during check-in.Should I buy an airplane seat ahead of time or be assigned at check-in? ›
You will likely get assigned a seat during check-in (though you should still skip it if the airline tries to tack on a fee) or, at the very least, at the gate. Again: You don't have to select a seat in order to get a seat. You just might get stuck with a suboptimal one if you choose to skip it.Why are Avios so expensive? ›
This is because the Avios required for a flight remain the same if oil costs $20 or $100 per barrel. Airlines introduced and tinkered with this fuel surcharge to combat rising fuel costs many years ago. When oil prices increased, airlines increased fuel surcharges to compensate for these unexpected increased costs.
Is Avios or Amex points better? ›
1 American Express Membership Rewards points is worth MORE than 1 Avios. This is because, as well as converting to 1 Avios, it will also convert into 1 Virgin Point, 1 Etihad mile, 1 Flying Blue mile, 2 Hilton points, 1.5 Marriott points, 3 Radisson points, 0.5p of shopping vouchers, 0.45p of statement credit etc etc.How do I choose my seat after booking? ›
After you finish booking your flight (or during the process, depending on the airline), you should click to view the seat map and make your pick. If you book your flight with friends or family members on the same reservation, they will likely be assigned seats nearby automatically.Do I need a Covid test to fly internationally on British Airways? ›
Requirements may include temperature checks, proof of negative COVID-19 tests or completion of forms. Please be aware that if you fail to comply with these requirements you may not be able to travel or be allowed to enter your destination.Do you get free headphones on British Airways? ›
British Airways premium economy seats are typically stocked at boarding with a pillow, a blanket, noise-canceling headphones and an amenity kit.Do you get free hand luggage with British Airways? ›
Customers may take either one or two pieces of free hand baggage on board (depending on fare type) which must be a maximum size of 55x40x23cm, plus one personal item. bmi Gold and Silver Diamond Club members are not permitted any additional hand baggage. Infants are not entitled to an allowance.