VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2747 times:
Looking at that picture, it strikes me that the World Traveller Plus seats are very similar to the Club World seats, except of course they all face forward, and dont recline. Those Business Class seats look narrow. The brown backs don't do anything for them, either, and someone forgot to tell BA that there are an increasing number of people who are taller than 6ft (which is the length of the bed). Still, it is a very original idea, but it just doesnt seem to be all that well thought out. I might have to try it and see what its really like for myself.
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Jetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2686 times:
The concept of forward and aft facing seats is quite revolutionary however the configuration shown in the picture seems very high density for a business class. If I had purchased a Club World ticket I would not be best pleased.
Capt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2635 times:
I flew Club on my flight to Cape Town this Xmas-personally, I found that the seats were indeed a little too narrow for my liking-I'm barely 6', so the length was more than enough, but I found difficulty in sleeping, as my elbows constantly brushed the sides.
It may look cramped, but once you get settled down, and setup the partitions, you feel relatively 'private', and the cabin actually 'feels' quite spacious-if I may use that word.
A nice touch are the vintage B&W photos of old BOAC a/c in various airports-repeated inside the toilets.
What annoyed me was that I had to ask for an amenity kit, as these are not apparently handed out, like they used to be.....
Bacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2573 times:
When i had to ask for mine last time i was on american airlines buisness class the FA said they stoped puting them on seats before boarding because coach class passengers would steal them as they walked thru to board. Nowadays they are hidden or jsut passed out after boarding.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2526 times:
They are incredibly comfortable - although very expensive !!
I am 6ft 1, and wear a size 44 jacket, and could sleep very well in one of those seats, although the seats are a tad narrow for any acrobatics in bed. When youre lying flat, the person on the inside has to hop over the footrest part of your flat bed, but then unless youre in SQ, CX, SR, QF, BA or UA first Class, thats the situation. So it works quite well.