ASTROJET707 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 299 posts, RR: 5 Posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2956 times:
With most airlines are transitioning to a pod-style, lie-flat seats I am wondering what your seat preferences are. I just completed a SFO-CDG-SFO on AF0083/0084 and LOVED the old fashioned, WIDE business seat. The seat cushion and back were both very comfortable as was the leg-support with kick plate. While another 6" of pitch would have been nice, comfort level was very high.
I have flown BA-F and QF-F, while it was a great experience, I felt the AF-J seat was more comfortable. I prefer a wider seat dimension at about 150-160 degrees.n It is hard to toss and turn in the "pod".
Will the next generation seating return to the wider, almost-lie flat? I would enjoy reading your experiences and preferences.
Ozglobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2790 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
I think you'll find the new QF J SkyBed perfect based on your stated preferences. It's wider than the current QF F bed, softer and just as long, and close enough to horizontal for someone like myself who usually much prefers a truly horizontal bed. I sleep well on BA / QF F and BA Club World, but if you're really keen on a softer, wider seat, go for the Skybed (it even has a massage setting which is by no means a gimmick).
Overall, my best experiences for long haul overnight where the priority is sleep are: QF F and new J, BA F and Club World, CX F (but not J) and, sorry, but not the old AF J (can't seem to sleep sitting up, even at a good recline).
When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
Kaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2909 times:
I love the VS J class cabin. The new BFB is nothing short of amazing. The size of the seat is great... It does feel strange to not be facing forwards but you get used to it very quickly. The advantage it has over everything else is the flip bed. The foam used to sleep on is different to that used to sit on, it offers better support while sleeping so that you dont get any "dead" limbs or numb areas where you may lay on a part of your body for any extended period of time... (which I have found on a number of different seats).
Coupled with the bar and IFBT... All adds up for a great flight
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Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8494 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 2780 times:
I arrived back from FRA in JNB this morning on SAA 346 business class with the new lie flat seat...the pitch is very good, each window seat has 3 windows and the total lie flat is very comfortable with 3 pre-set positions and a massage button, adjustable backrest, seat height, lumbar and footrest.
Apart from that, the attentive cabin crew and great food, comprehensive AVOD and general pampering are going to make flying Y class again very difficult.....
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...