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conklaven Oct 27, 15 3:37 pm


Originally Posted by windowontheAside (Post 24153693)
I have my first 780 WT trip on Friday.

Can anyone advise about legroom in the first rows? Do seats 21ABC have less space than 20DEF? I think I read somewhere that's the case but would love to have that confirmed.

I'd prefer not to have my knees knocking a bulkhead with no option to stretch my legs a little so may forgo my usual window in favour of 20D or 20F.

I'm not a big fan of aisle seats and I know these aisles are narrow but would there typically be much traffic by the first row? I suppose there'll be more than one might think if the WT+ loos are at the back.

It's not a thrilling prospect, that's for sure.

Doesnt look like this was ever answered... From Basource it looks like 21 has extra room..

My question would be how much foot room is there at 21J/k? enough to stretch your legs out?

If I am not mistaken Here are some pictures from 21K. That looks like an awful lot of legroom. Especially for me at 5'4

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5806/...726ff69b_z.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/598/2...9c12f79c_z.jpg

Gomac Oct 27, 15 3:42 pm


Originally Posted by sebanto2001 (Post 25621416)
Going to YUL this weekend on the 787 stuck in WT if they don't offer any AUP.

I manage to get 30J on the outbound, but on the inbound I got 39B. Has anyone tried this seat? Since it is on the rear of the cabin and with only 2 seats instead of 3, is it more spacious? Or should I try to get 30B/J when they will be available on Thursday?

I've sat in 39A and selected it on the same basis as you (only 2 seats).... it was the worst decision, with shortened seat pitch and limited recline it was the worst seat I've ever sat in!

sebanto2001 Oct 28, 15 3:36 am


Originally Posted by Gomac (Post 25624486)
I've sat in 39A and selected it on the same basis as you (only 2 seats).... it was the worst decision, with shortened seat pitch and limited recline it was the worst seat I've ever sat in!

Thanks for the feedback, I'll definitely try to get one of the bulkhead or an exit row at T-72.

shefgab Oct 28, 15 11:50 am

Does anyone know the location of the IFE units on the 789 in WT? Are there are good or bad seats?

ummgood Oct 30, 15 12:41 pm


Originally Posted by shefgab (Post 25628550)
Does anyone know the location of the IFE units on the 789 in WT? Are there are good or bad seats?

I am pretty sure they are under both aisle and window seats so you are going to have to suffer with them.

To answer the other questions the bulkhead rows in WT have the most legroom. It doesn't matter what one you have it will be more than the seats with people seated in front of you. You do have less width because of the screen and tray table being in the arm rests. I am willing to put up with that.

Seats in row 30 are the best for leg room because of the exit door but the window is really poor because of the bulge of the door. 30C is bad because of people wanting to stand where your legs are for the restroom. For this reason I would rather have row 21 which has less legroom than 30 but people aren't standing in it. I have flown 30C 3 times and every time there were people standing for extended periods in the space in front of my seat. That is why row 21 is my favorite which I have flown twice.

my last flight on the 787 was in WT+ so I don't think I'll be going back to WT if I can help it. I am a pretty broad guy and the limited width in rows 21 and 30 are really tough on long flights for me. WT+ is such a huge difference.

conklaven Oct 30, 15 12:57 pm


Originally Posted by ummgood (Post 25639278)
I am pretty sure they are under both aisle and window seats so you are going to have to suffer with them.

To answer the other questions the bulkhead rows in WT have the most legroom. It doesn't matter what one you have it will be more than the seats with people seated in front of you. You do have less width because of the screen and tray table being in the arm rests. I am willing to put up with that.

Seats in row 30 are the best for leg room because of the exit door but the window is really poor because of the bulge of the door. 30C is bad because of people wanting to stand where your legs are for the restroom. For this reason I would rather have row 21 which has less legroom than 30 but people aren't standing in it. I have flown 30C 3 times and every time there were people standing for extended periods in the space in front of my seat. That is why row 21 is my favorite which I have flown twice.

my last flight on the 787 was in WT+ so I don't think I'll be going back to WT if I can help it. I am a pretty broad guy and the limited width in rows 21 and 30 are really tough on long flights for me. WT+ is such a huge difference.

Thanks for the insight. Looking forward to seeing the 787 up close even with the seat width.

I wish WT+ was an option but it's just so much more $

LapLap Oct 30, 15 9:18 pm

BA 787 head rests - different and dreadful - FAIL
 
A report back from my husband who flew LHR-ICN on a return ticket in Y - 39J to Seoul, 22A to Heathrow

He is 5'6" with 21" wide shoulders. He didn't mind the seat width, didn't mind the pitch, really appreciated the increased humidity and lower air pressure.

What he absolutely HATED was the head rests. They didn't do much to support his head yet trapped him like a vice so he was fixed into one position for the entire flight. It left him unable to shift or twist in his seat. For the long Westbound ICN-LHR (12 hours +) the unyielding fixed position was tortuous. At least by having a wall/window next to him he was able to soften the sharp, pokey edges of the head rest with some padding and avoid it a little.
He could obtain no relief whatsoever in 39J, but at least he was away from the aisle (being unable to twist would have left his shoulders extremely vulnerable to passing trolleys and passengers.)

These head rests are not fit for purpose in his view and make what should be a perfectly tolerable flight unbearable.

ummgood Oct 31, 15 12:24 pm


Originally Posted by conklaven (Post 25639360)
Thanks for the insight. Looking forward to seeing the 787 up close even with the seat width.

I wish WT+ was an option but it's just so much more $

Oh and the best seat in W in my eyes on the 787-800 is 20F. It has more leg room and the left arm rest is movable.

conklaven Oct 31, 15 12:49 pm


Originally Posted by ummgood (Post 25643091)
Oh and the best seat in W in my eyes on the 787-800 is 20F. It has more leg room and the left arm rest is movable.

Yeah originally I had the chance to get row 20 but choose 21 for the access to the window and wing view.

sebanto2001 Nov 4, 15 12:46 am

At the end I flew out in WT+ which was really pleasant!
The way back was in WT, I got 30 C and was not bothered at all by the peoples standing to wait for the toilets (actually 2 toilets are on the other side and only one is on this side so people seem to go and wait on the other side). Plenty of legrooms. The only problem is, as already pointed out above, the widthness of the seats. But altogether it was quite bearable, I slept 6 of the 6.5 hours of the flight.

shefgab Nov 8, 15 4:53 pm


Originally Posted by shefgab (Post 25628550)
Does anyone know the location of the IFE units on the 789 in WT? Are there are good or bad seats?

So I just got back from my first WT 789 flight. Verdict, not too bad. The seat felt a little tighter than the 77W or 380, but not having flown the 788 in Y I couldn't say if it's an improvment or not. The aisle in WTP certainly looked pretty wide.

The IFE box is a bit of a pain for the window seat (lucky there was no one in the middle), and in between the aisle and middle seat (why they have 2 boxes for 3 seats, i'm not sure!).

Row 41 is missing a window. The row 43 pairs near the window have a lot of space between the seat and the fuselage.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...2000.41.55.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...2000.51.57.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...2001.07.43.jpg

TheMiz Nov 8, 15 7:31 pm


Originally Posted by shefgab (Post 25682761)
So I just got back from my first WT 789 flight. Verdict, not too bad. The seat felt a little tighter than the 77W or 380, but not having flown the 788 in Y I couldn't say if it's an improvment or not. The aisle in WTP certainly looked pretty wide.

The row 43 pairs near the window have a lot of space between the seat and the fuselage.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...2000.41.55.jpg



I happen to like the Twin seating but not sure on this 788.
never seen any listing for row 43 on seat guru and BA seems to be charging more for these seats then others in WT

Globaliser Nov 9, 15 12:19 am


Originally Posted by TheMiz (Post 25683255)
I happen to like the Twin seating but not sure on this 788.
never seen any listing for row 43 on seat guru and BA seems to be charging more for these seats then others in WT

shefgab said 789. If you look at a 789 seat map, you'll see row 43.

The mistake is looking at sestguru. It's rubbish so far as BA is concerned, as your experience demonstrates. Just ignore it and use the better seat maps on the BA Source. "Do not listen to the others, they are false prophets."

conklaven Nov 18, 15 10:37 pm

The 787 has to be one of the worst planes I have ever been on. Sat in the bulkhead and It was terrible.

I had to stand nearly the entire time due to there being absolutely no room to sit down.

I will avoid this plane at all costs in the future.

windowontheAside Nov 19, 15 2:51 am


Originally Posted by conklaven (Post 25737972)
The 787 has to be one of the worst planes I have ever been on. Sat in the bulkhead and It was terrible.

I had to stand nearly the entire time due to there being absolutely no room to sit down.

I will avoid this plane at all costs in the future.

Yep. I'm not much of a plane geek - I barely know the difference between a 777 and a 747 (yes, I know that practically disqualifies me from this forum). I even like old WT+, so I don't think I'm particularly demanding or discerning.

But, having done the 787 in Y a couple of times, I have resolved never to repeat the experience. Life is too short to spend 6+ hours in such discomfort.


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