Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
BA Club World Help  
User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

It's my first time flying on the BA 777 in club since the the cradle seats, and wondered if anyone could recommend the best seat in the four class 777?

Usually lucky enough to end up with a 747 where the upper deck is a no brainer, but haven't really got a clue when it comes to the 777 in the new configuration!

Any help would be appreciated!

18 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1626 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

have you tried www.seatguru.com ?

User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

Yeah I had a look at that, just wondered if anyone could provide anymore information?

User currently offlineColumbia107 From Gibraltar, joined Aug 2004, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

Well if travelling Club Class any of the centre aisle seats as you certainly get more elbow room. The window seats look backwards and therefore lack the vision required to enjoy the take offs and landings.

If travelling Economy PLUS then row 25 next to the window as you do not have to ask permission to anyone behind you when you want to recline the back of your seat. In addition there is a gap behind your seat which is good for storage of a small travelling bag. The toilets are also nearby.

Other than that enjoy the T7. It is the best aircraft to travel. At least I think so.



In God we trust
User currently offlineGlobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 940 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

The seating arrangement is a strage one to be. It is 2x4x2 The window seats and both middle seats face backwards! The aisles all face forwards. I selected an aisle as I do not like looking backwards. It is fairly private though as there is a shade to pull up so you do not have to look at the person next to you. A lot of people prefer the windows in the last row though or the bulkhead ailse as these are private. Service was exellent on both my flights. Think you will really enjoy it!


Landing on every Continent almost on an annual basis!
User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

Quoting Globalflyer (Reply 4):
It is 2x4x2

Club World on the 777 is actually 2x3x2,

Sam Smile



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineGlobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 940 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

Funny, the flights out of ATL were 2x4x2. At least both of mine were. One had 4 classes of service and one had three. I thought it was olld as World Traveller Plus has the same config.

Check out Seatguru.com:
http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Bri...British_Airways_Boeing_777-200.php

Thanks.



Landing on every Continent almost on an annual basis!
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3780 times:

Quoting A340600 (Reply 5):
Club World on the 777 is actually 2x3x2

Afraid it isn't  Wink It is 8 across on the 747 downstairs and 777. 6 across on the 767. It did used to be 2-3-2 with cradle seats in Club World.

As for seat assignments, well the 777 offers less distinction between good and bad seats IMO. Some say they don't like 10A/K because there is blank window around the head area but to be honest unless you are BA Gold/OW Emerald you aren't going to get that pre-assigned.

I don't fly the 777 much but on my last flight took 14A and 14K. To be honest it was unremarkable, you don't get the nice shelf space like on the 747 upstairs but I feel too exposed in the aisle and at least in the window seats you can wedge blankets, newspapers and stuff down the gap between window and seat to create a makeshift shelf.

Beware that in row 15 you are only a thin bulkhead and a curtain from WT+ and in A/B and J/K the bassinet positions. However 15A and 15K give you access to the aisle without having to jump over anyone (like 64A/K on the 747) if you've flown that.

15E/F are good middle seats and have the easy access to the aisle but again are close to WT+ and potential problems on overnight flights if a light sleeper.

FWIW, I've decided the lack of any seats being much better than any other mean I head try to get seats as far forward as possible in order to get off the plane first to avoid lines at immigration.



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

The 777 are 2-4-2.

I like the rear facing seats in the last row of Club...the window seats on either side of the cabin or the two rear facing in the middle section.

The reason being is that you don't have to step over anyone to get out to the aisle and they don't have to step over you.

The only potential problem is that the last row is the basinette and you may also hear what is going on in the WT+ cabin.

I usually take my chances and end up very happy!

Enjoy...

JH


User currently offlineJACK02116 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

Club world on 777 is definitely 2-4-2.

If you need more legroom go for window seat A or K in the back row. There is a gap between the footstool and the bulkhead which gives you 4 or 5 inches more legroom when lying flat. Also you can get in or out without stepping over anyone else.

Doesnt feel as roomy as the top deck 747 (my preference also) but works well.

For aisle seats, they are all pretty much the same but I avoid the front couple of rows, due to galley noise and washroom traffic!!


User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

Quoting JACK02116 (Reply 9):
If you need more legroom go for window seat A or K in the back row

Up to you . . . but the last row in a 4 class config 777 is crap as neither 15A or 15K have a window so the area is very claustrophobic, especially when your neighbour has decided to swing over the 'privacy' fan!

I prefer a seat in the middle of the row at E or F - they are rear facing but excellent if travelling with a compnaion. Otherwise all the aisle seats are forward facing.



Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3712 times:

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 7):
Afraid it isn't Wink

My mistake, cheers for clearing it up Smile



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3655 times:

Thanks for the replies so far, I have been contemplating 15 A or K due to the unrestricted aisle access as I am travelling on my own, however am slightly put off by the window and noise situation.

Could anyone who has travelled in this seat tell me whether the missing window is a big problem or can u lean fwd/backward to see out of it?

Also are the curtains usually closed during the flight? I remember sitting in the old club world on the 777 and people were in and out of the curtains every five seconds...

Looks like 14A and K are becoming more tempting...


User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting Bhxforever (Reply 12):
Could anyone who has travelled in this seat tell me whether the missing window is a big problem or can u lean fwd/backward to see out of it?

See my Reply 10!

No, you cannot see out as there is no window . . . !



Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3557 times:

Quoting Bhxforever (Reply 12):
Also are the curtains usually closed during the flight?

The curtains are closed during the flight. This isn't AAmerican  Silly

Unless you are tall I'd advise against 15A/K because of the lack of window and you are close to little screaming children in WT+ bassinet positions.

I've flown 14A and 14K in the last few months and they were unremarkable but with no issues.



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineTheflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3507 times:

I flew 15K two weeks ago. I like being able to get out without stepping over anyone. I didn't hear any noise from WT+ and nobody knocks past you like an aisle seat. I thought there was a window there - I just thought it was 10-12 that had misaligned windows. One final watch-out on both flights service started from row 10 & these seats were last to be served. Consequently they ran out of choices on both meals, both ways by the time they got to these seats. Not a major issue, but worth considering. Also there is no extra legroom/space - the extra inches are behind the footstool!

User currently offlineSpeedbirdEGJJ From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 432 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3486 times:

Quoting Theflyboy (Reply 15):
I flew 15K two weeks ago. I like being able to get out without stepping over anyone. I didn't hear any noise from WT+ and nobody knocks past you like an aisle seat. I thought there was a window there - I just thought it was 10-12 that had misaligned windows. One final watch-out on both flights service started from row 10 & these seats were last to be served. Consequently they ran out of choices on both meals, both ways by the time they got to these seats. Not a major issue, but worth considering. Also there is no extra legroom/space - the extra inches are behind the footstool!

Would have to second that flyboy, certainly seemed somewhat 'less enclosed' that further up the cabin


User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

Quoting SpeedbirdEGJJ (Reply 16):
'less enclosed'

Less enclosed with no window, and blinkered by the closed fan of 15J?

I couldn't even see the cabin or any trolley.

The only time I actually saw anybody else was when the hostie popped her head around the bulkhead to ask me for a drink! Yes, I had a large one as she quite openly sympathised with my cramped area! It is totally claustrophobic, and in my 50 years of flying escapades, it was quite a nasty experience!

If you like 15K, then by all means go and sit in it! It is the last seat I would choose in all the horribly laid out and cramped 777 Club World cabin. If you want to know more - try a search, to see what people think of the current 777 J cabin.



Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

I thought bringing up the NCW cabin on the 777 might result with some strong views...

Think I might go ahead with 14A/K!


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Flying BA Club World BRU-LHR/LGW-MCO, Please Help! posted Thu Oct 13 2005 00:19:08 by LO231
New BA Club World Seat (video) posted Mon Nov 20 2006 14:45:42 by BAKrew
New BA Club World Information posted Tue Nov 14 2006 15:06:08 by Treeny
When Do We Get To See The New BA Club World Seat? posted Fri Sep 29 2006 14:02:52 by 8herveg
BA Club World Refit Delayed? posted Tue Jul 25 2006 19:10:38 by JACK02116
New BA Club World posted Wed Jun 14 2006 16:27:29 by Theflyboy
BA: Club World - Club Europe? posted Sat Apr 1 2006 00:54:53 by Xen
BA Club World - If You Are Lucky posted Thu Mar 23 2006 23:43:12 by TLVFred
Flying BA Club World To PLS posted Thu Dec 1 2005 10:59:28 by Cambrian
BA Club World To Turks And Caicos posted Wed Oct 19 2005 12:37:16 by Cambrian