Seating Queries: Club World

Old Apr 8, 10, 3:39 am
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I guess it's my turn to post a boring but important question. I will be flying business class for the first time ever on BA Club World LAX-LHR, 1700hrs LAX depature, arriving UK around 11am in August. I will be travelling with a companion as well.

I had a look at the seat map, and see that 62/64 is snagged already - but I guess they are better for solo travellers anyway. I have picked 60J and 60K which are right at the front of the UD.

Club World guide made some mention of extra legroom for these seats but I don't think this will be an issue for us, we're not that tall. Apart from that, I haven't heard much positive/negative comments about these seats so I'm assuming they are ok for us CW-virgins?
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Old Apr 8, 10, 5:20 am
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Swanhunter, thanks!

I'm also a person who is also cancelling and moving flights at short notice. When I look at how many seats I get booked and then don't fly, I can understand why they overbook...

Should one be happy if a nice window seat opens up due to an upgrade, or miffed that one has been overlooked for said upgrade?
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Old Apr 8, 10, 5:22 am
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Should one be happy if a nice window seat opens up due to an upgrade, or miffed that one has been overlooked for said upgrade?
Be happy you aren't down the back.
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Old Apr 8, 10, 7:51 am
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Originally Posted by Stez View Post
I guess it's my turn to post a boring but important question. I will be flying business class for the first time ever on BA Club World LAX-LHR, 1700hrs LAX depature, arriving UK around 11am in August. I will be travelling with a companion as well.

I had a look at the seat map, and see that 62/64 is snagged already - but I guess they are better for solo travellers anyway. I have picked 60J and 60K which are right at the front of the UD.

Club World guide made some mention of extra legroom for these seats but I don't think this will be an issue for us, we're not that tall. Apart from that, I haven't heard much positive/negative comments about these seats so I'm assuming they are ok for us CW-virgins?
They are indeed excellent - look forward to a good trip.
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Old Apr 8, 10, 8:01 am
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My only complaint about 60K would be the absence of a window just behind your head, so there is a bit less natural light. 60J might also be mildly irritated by the lav traffic. Certainly nothing wrong with them. However you might want to consider 63JK if available.
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Old Apr 8, 10, 8:08 am
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Folks flying home from Boston tonight on the 212 in club. At the min BA is showing alot of seats available up and down. Picked 64K but perhaps anyone with a bit more of experience: Should I stay put?
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Old Apr 8, 10, 8:09 am
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Yes, 64k is great. Private, no draught from the exit a-la 62k, no-one to step over.
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Old Apr 8, 10, 8:21 am
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Originally Posted by Teece View Post
Yes, 64k is great. Private, no draught from the exit a-la 62k, no-one to step over.
Worth noting if upper deck is not available that 14K downstairs has all these advantages too, and you will probably be off the aircraft ahead of the upper deck pax. It does not have side bins though.
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Old Apr 8, 10, 10:22 am
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Worth noting if upper deck is not available that 14K downstairs has all these advantages too, and you will probably be off the aircraft ahead of the upper deck pax. It does not have side bins though.
Thanks for the advice guys. Bit off topic but buy an iPad asap, great piece of technology. Can't wait to show off when I get to the emerald isle.
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Old Apr 8, 10, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by ardboe View Post
Folks flying home from Boston tonight on the 212
Who assigns the flight numbers?
If there were a number that's just screaming to be a flight from NYC, this is it.
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Old Apr 8, 10, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by Teece View Post
Yes, 64k is great. Private, no draught from the exit a-la 62k, no-one to step over.
No, you have misunderstood this. The "draught" is actually a feature:

62K has a subtle cool breeze that keeps you fresh and dry on the overnight flight
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Old Apr 8, 10, 11:07 am
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Originally Posted by Lobengula View Post
62K has a subtle cool breeze that keeps you fresh and dry on the overnight flight
I definitely prefer it. I think it's just as private as 64K, if not more so (you don't get people staring at you while they're waiting for the loo, and the crew rest seats mean no seated passenger can see you) and it feels less claustrophobic. I actually like being able to see that their are other pax in the cabin, rather than just facing a wall.
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Old Apr 8, 10, 11:11 am
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My problem is that the cool breeze from the exit can - if the door doesn't fit that well - be more of an arctic gale than makes for very cold feet and lower legs. Cold enough that 2 pairs of sock and 2 duvets aren't enough to keep you warm.
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Old Apr 8, 10, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by LeisureFirst View Post
I definitely prefer it. I think it's just as private as 64K, if not more so (you don't get people staring at you while they're waiting for the loo, and the crew rest seats mean no seated passenger can see you) and it feels less claustrophobic. I actually like being able to see that their are other pax in the cabin, rather than just facing a wall.
On a day flight, 62K is significantly darker, due to the missing windows by the door, whereas 64K has three and a half all to itself. I also prefer 64K for a rapid exit, thus getting the jump at immigration. Either seat is very good, though.
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Old Apr 9, 10, 2:29 am
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Thanks for your feedback guys. ^ Unfortunately my only choices of pair on the UD is 60 or 61 on J or K. Think I will move them to 61 to have some more windows!

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They are indeed excellent - look forward to a good trip.
Originally Posted by Swanhunter View Post
My only complaint about 60K would be the absence of a window just behind your head, so there is a bit less natural light. 60J might also be mildly irritated by the lav traffic. Certainly nothing wrong with them. However you might want to consider 63JK if available.
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