Seating guide: Boeing 777

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Here is a guide as to the best and worst seats in First, Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller on the Boeing 777 (all variants).
Please ask your questions here, and hopefully someone will be able to help!




The following are based at LGW and due for refurbishment into 10-across economy 32J/48W/252Y seating with upgraded Panasonic IFE (as are a number of LHR based aircraft) in early 2018:

G-VIIO B777-236ER - 40J/24W/219Y
G-VIIP B777-236ER - 40J/24W/219Y
G-VIIR B777-236ER - 40J/24W/219Y
G-VIIT B777-236ER - 40J/24W/219Y
G-VIIU B777-236ER - 40J/24W/219Y
G-VIIV B777-236ER - 14F/48J/40W/124Y
G-VIIW B777-236ER - 14F/48J/40W/124Y
G-VIIX B777-236ER - 14F/48J/40W/124Y
G-VIIY B777-236ER - 14F/48J/40W/124Y

BA are currently planning to convert 25 777s into 10 across economy seating. It is not confirmed which other aircraft are in mind.

The following 777s are also as of 04/02/17 flying out of LGW:

G-YMMB B777-236ER - 48J/24W/203Y
G-YMMD B777-236ER - 48J/24W/203Y
G-YMMR B777-236ER - 48J/24W/203Y
G-YMMT B777-236ER - 48J/24W/203Y



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Old Jan 26, 19, 10:49 am
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Originally Posted by srbrenna View Post
Hello all
I am flying in Y on a 10 abreast LGW bird. I have the option of the bulkhead row 20 or the exit row 33. Iím hoping that someone on here can say which is better. Row 20 is the bassinet row too so I guess there might be a risk of being turfed out or even having a child occupant.
I have the same question on LGW densified 777 Bulkhead Row 20 vs Exit Row 32. Does someone know how they compare in legroom? Anyone who can post pictures?
The Seatguru map seems to be wrong, on the BA seat map the exit row is 33 while Seatguru shows 32:
https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Br..._777-200_3.php

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Old Jan 26, 19, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by tokyonson View Post
I have the same question on LGW densified 777 Bulkhead Row 20 vs Exit Row 32. Does someone know how they compare in legroom? Anyone who can post pictures?
The Seatguru map seems to be wrong, on the BA seat map the exit row is 33 while Seatguru shows 32:
https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Br..._777-200_3.php

Is this by any chance a flight from LGW-LAS/CPT much later this year?

This is a DIFFERENT configuration. The SeatGuru/BASource will show a different configuration. This BA configuration hasn't been installed on any planes yet.

Row 20 will be the same. Artificial bulkhead wall (not exit row) so will have slightly better legroom than normal.
Row 33 (ABC/HJK) will be the equivalent of Row 32 of current so huge legroom because of door. As for the centre seats, no idea and no-one will know. It could be Row32 or 33 DEFG with better legroom but it doesn't exist yet so no answers until much later in the year.
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Old Jan 26, 19, 11:14 am
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Yes, it is LGW-CPT. Thanks for the explanation regarding 33 vs 20.
We might have an infant so 20 seems to be the best choice for now.
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Old Jan 26, 19, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by tokyonson View Post
Yes, it is LGW-CPT. Thanks for the explanation regarding 33 vs 20.
We might have an infant so 20 seems to be the best choice for now.
First plane appears to be refit in May 2019. Unfortunately you won't get more details/pictures until then.

Refit schecule for YMMx frames for LGW:

G-YMMC - May 2019
G-YMME - Jun 2019
G-YMMD - Oct 2019
G-YMMA - Nov 2019
G-YMMB - Nov 2019

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Old Jan 26, 19, 11:26 am
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We're on BA2036 MCO-LGW on Mar 5. Currently spread across 15DEFG. Assuming on the reconfigured 777s that any WTP seat is as good as another, aside from consideration of proximity to lavs/galley. Is that the general consensus?
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Old Jan 26, 19, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by AirNurse View Post
We're on BA2036 MCO-LGW on Mar 5. Currently spread across 15DEFG. Assuming on the reconfigured 777s that any WTP seat is as good as another, aside from consideration of proximity to lavs/galley. Is that the general consensus?
Yes pretty much. The front row will have slightly more legroom though and nobody to recline into you. Other than that no real difference. Last row still has full recline.
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Old Jan 28, 19, 4:28 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Unfortunately the 12F fleet is Rockwell-Collins for IFE. It's listed in the Wiki.
Don't think I saw (unless I missed it) an aircraft change notification from EF (I always set them up for my trips) but would I be right in assuming, based on what the seatmap and available seats look like now, that it has maybe had a swap and is no longer a 77F but in fact a 77C/D??

Or are 'available' seats 3&4K likely to be a trap of some sort for the unwary?

Not that I am bothered about moving mind you, just happy to see that the slightly newer IFE etc might be what greets me...Assuming I am right that this is now a 14F bird...

edit: should probably add the screenshot....
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Old Jan 28, 19, 4:32 am
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Old Jan 28, 19, 5:10 am
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Originally Posted by Pascoe View Post
Don't think I saw (unless I missed it) an aircraft change notification from EF (I always set them up for my trips) but would I be right in assuming, based on what the seatmap and available seats look like now, that it has maybe had a swap and is no longer a 77F but in fact a 77C/D??
I think you are now on G-VIIJ, which is Thales and wifi (remember to set up an account in advance if you haven't done so before). Looking at the movements it seems something must have happened, not least because the aircraft has just landed from DFW and isn't yet scheduled to move again until your flight. So unfortunately there is a risk of a further change since if G-VIIJ is needed urgently for some other sector, you are going be looking at some other aircraft, but hopefully that won't happen.
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Old Jan 28, 19, 6:10 am
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Thanks a lot. Not a huge deal either way but as I am no fan of the triple anyway, it's nice if I get a slightly less tatty one ;-)

Btw - sorry for appearing lazy - hadn't expected you to do my legwork for me - hadn't even thought to check on eg FR24 as I didn't think the specific a/c would be tagged against the flight yet...

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Old Jan 30, 19, 12:38 pm
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LGW- ANU 777 Club seats

Hi
Have booked Club world seats for Dec 2019 to Antigua from LGW.
First time flying BA from LGW since normally fly from LHR and first time in 772 J class since have done F in 772 and J in 773.
Currently booked 1J/K outbound and 10 A/B ( I assume this has F seats but not sold). Are there seats ok and any chance they will open F seats?
Many thanks for any help.
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Old Feb 8, 19, 7:17 am
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Hi

Two of us flying J on a 4-class 777, LHR-SEA. We both like windows & views. We're currently booked into front row 10A&B. If we were to choose 10A and 11A, can anyone see any disadvantage? We wouldn't be able to chat to each other but 10A could lob a bread roll over the seat to 11A to get their attention. Maybe if there's WiFi by then we could skype-chat.

11K is reserved, probably for crew?

When flying other airlines with 1-2-1 configs we would normally both choose window seats and sit behind each other. It's easy to get up and chat if you don't have a neighbour.
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Old Feb 9, 19, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by ttama View Post
11K is reserved, probably for crew?

When flying other airlines with 1-2-1 configs we would normally both choose window seats and sit behind each other. It's easy to get up and chat if you don't have a neighbour.
Yes, I think that's blocked for crew, but they may release it. However I would perhaps suggest a pair on the starboard side since the view into SEA on that side are great, down from Vancouver and the Puget Sound. I guess you could go for 10J and 10K and just swap seats as needed. or go to rows 14 and 15, though the views there are obstructed by the wings. 15 has direct access. That service does have good views of Iceland, Greenland and Baffin Island.
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Old Feb 9, 19, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Yes, I think that's blocked for crew, but they may release it. However I would perhaps suggest a pair on the starboard side since the view into SEA on that side are great, down from Vancouver and the Puget Sound. I guess you could go for 10J and 10K and just swap seats as needed. or go to rows 14 and 15, though the views there are obstructed by the wings. 15 has direct access. That service does have good views of Iceland, Greenland and Baffin Island.
Thanks. Starboard it is
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Old Feb 12, 19, 6:55 am
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We were just told that our Apr 29th flight (BA 098) has been cancelled and we've been rebooked on the earlier BA 092. I am disappointed because I wanted to try the 787 but, ce la vie.

They've put us in seats 5E and 5F on the 777-300 for BA 092. I don't even see those seats on SeatGuru. Is this an older aircraft config? 1E and 1F are also open, as are a bunch of the windows but I think my wife and I would like to sit together. Recommendations? Thoughts?
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