I flew on DL
's 777LR in BusinessElite LAX
in this configuration. I picked my seats carefully, knowing there was restricted window viewing due to the herringbone layout.
For the LAX
leg, I choose seats in the center section as this segment is all at night in that dark until sunrise arrival in SYD
. Granted I saw nothing of Australia on our approach, but enjoyed the quiet and privacy our seats in row 6 afforded for the long overnight flight. I observed that most window passengers did not even glance out during takeoff at LAX
or approach and landing in SYD
. I've never understood why people select window seats and promptly close the shade - other than to lean against the wall to sleep maybe.
On the return leg SYD
, we selected window seats as several hours of flight was in daylight. It takes a twist and crook of neck to look out but a window fan will still enjoy the view......and put up with the effort to look out. As mentioned by others, I don't think airlines relate to customer's interest in looking out, or those of us who are entertained by sky, cloud, ocean, land and parts of airplane views. The herringbone design insures every seat has direct aisle access with the flat bed feature which is a big selling point to premium passengers.
I look forward to DL
's new "reverse" herringbone layout which angles the seat towards the window. The best of both worlds for us window and aisle fans.
Overall, the service and comfort on this long flight was excellent, and we enjoyed the window seats more because we had light and views in comparison to the dark overnight flight. You can make it work in any regard, and as others have noted.....Boy so much more comfortable than further back!
watch what you want. you may get it.