BA vs AA J seat width

Old Aug 14, 18, 5:29 pm
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BA vs AA J seat width

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I'm a big guy and I need to do some time on BA. I am worried about seat width. I fit OK in the JAL window seats, but it is tight in the aisle seats as the pod walls dig into my shoulders. I fit fine in the AA 787-800 seats. Appreciate any insight.
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Old Aug 14, 18, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by danosu77 View Post
Hi,
I'm a big guy and I need to do some time on BA. I am worried about seat width. I fit OK in the JAL window seats, but it is tight in the aisle seats as the pod walls dig into my shoulders. I fit fine in the AA 787-800 seats. Appreciate any insight.
I think you’ll have to tell is more. Specific aircraft type, etc.

For instance, in Business class, the 787-8 and 787-9 have different seats. 777-200s have the same seats - some have the -8 Zodiac seats, and others the same Super Diamond as the -9.

If it’s Business Class, BA uses a rather older design where the seat is narrow, the extension to a bed is basically a fold-down footrest and most BA. Budiness seats are set up in pairs - you’ll generally have to climb over, or be climbed over, by another passenger in most seats.

I’m a bigger guy and have flown all the ones I’ve discussed. AA hands down - unless it means connecting to a BA narrowbody, as its Club Europe is worse than most AA coach but offers an empty seat between an aisle and exit seats. Though I may recall the seats may be expandable in some narrowbodies. BA forum has a “dashboard” that makes it easy finding threads on aircraft types with greater seat detail.

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Old Aug 14, 18, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by danosu77 View Post
Hi,
I'm a big guy and I need to do some time on BA. I am worried about seat width. I fit OK in the JAL window seats, but it is tight in the aisle seats as the pod walls dig into my shoulders. I fit fine in the AA 787-800 seats. Appreciate any insight.
The BA seats are awful and 10 years behind most other carriers. Most carriers are doing 1-2-1 while BA is doing 2-4-2 or 2-3-2 on their 787s.

Given the choice between AA and BA I would pick the AA flight every time.
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Old Aug 14, 18, 6:00 pm
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I think you’ll have to tell is more. Specific aircraft type, etc.

For instance, in Business class, the 787-8 and 787-9 have different seats. 777-200s have the same seats - some have the -8 Zodiac seats, and others the same Super Diamond as the -9.

If it’s Business Class, BA uses a rather older design where the seat is narrow, the extension to a bed is basically a fold-down footrest and most BA. Budiness seats are set up in pairs - you’ll generally have to climb over, or be climbed over, by another passenger in most seats.

I’m a bigger guy and have flown all the ones I’ve discussed. AA hands down - unless it means connecting to a BA narrowbody, as its Club Europe is worse than most AA coach but offers an empty seat between an aisle and exit seats. Though I may recall the seats may be expandable in some narrowbodies. BA forum has a “dashboard” that makes it easy finding threads on aircraft types with greater seat detail.
I am flying SAN-LHR-DXB-LHR-ORD-IND. I can go to LAX, but I will miss the AA metal. I will be on the BA 777 LHR to DXB. I will also miss the AA flight LAX-LHR so I will be stuck on BA. The other option is to leave on Saturday and I can go from on Royal Jordanian. Is that a safer bet?
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Old Aug 14, 18, 6:26 pm
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