Hamburger From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 23 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1535 times:
There is hardly an airline left in the world that doesn't provide reclining seats on intercontinental flights in First and/or Business class, unless it provides beds.
Now, as far as I know..., people have been sleeping fully flat for millennia. And not at reclines of hundred-umpteen degrees, as all those ads depicting smilingly sleeping travellers, half sitting, half lying down, mostly in impeccably ironed dress shirts or blouses, imply.
Since I have never tried such seats myself, I would like to know whether these reclining seats are really relaxing/enable sound sleep, or rather let one wake up feeling cramped.
Frequent travellers, over to you...
Btw, this is not an attempt in any way to support BA's new Club World. If I remember correctly, that too has already been criticized (for its head-to-foot layout, among others) in this forum.
Keesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
As long as the cushions are OK and I have good head and leg support everything is OK. Many people sleep in economy class..I think until 200/300 years ago everybody slept sitting up... (afraid all the blood would flow to the head)
Earplugs, eye covers, warm sheet, enough knee room, adjustable headrest : I can sleep. In economy class you often have to wake/stand up to let a neighbour pass by, that's the problem.
Carduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1453 times:
BA's First seats are excellent @ 2metres length or 6'6". I did a BEJLHR last year. Great, and the generous champagne was suitably chilled!
The Club seats are less than 6' Not sure what that is in metres - haven't tried them yet.
Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
Aking8488 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1431 times:
Large quantities of an adult beverage of your choice before the flight and you'll sleep soundly. That's what I do when I go to Asia. I hate being conscious for 12 hours sitting in a tiny little seat. Of course, this is not to imply this would be appropriate for everyone, it's not.
KKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1381 times:
American's International First Class Flagship Suites are awesome ... fully flat sleeper seats ... drop down arm rests for added room/comfort ... swival seat capability ... Bose headseats. 1-2-1 seating in First.
AA's Flagship Suites are the only way to travel ... In fact, I'll be experiencing the Flagship Suite again in a few days on my way to/from Paris, France.
We are the people of American Airlines. And we know why you fly.
B747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 991 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
I can only properly sleep on seats that fold out into a bed. As said before BA first class seats are wonderful. Last November I did LHR-JFK return in First and after some champagne, pasta and dessert I feel straight asleep.
However, I find that I did not get a good nights sleep in Economy or BA's old business class. The reason for this is that I always sleep on my side and therefore in those seats I cannot comfortably sleep on my side.
EIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1282 times:
Actually, I have NEVER fallen asleep on an airplane before--even when flying a transatlantic red-eye in Business Class. I always get very wired when I travel, and being a minor, the drinks trolley isn't really an option. However, I've never taken a flight that's lasted longer than 6 hours, so perhaps I might be able to sleep if the flight were long enough.