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 triple-seven seat maps have been prepared for quick comparison and reference.

MMB/Expertflyer Aircraft Codes:
777 = 777-200ER (77M, 77R, 77J, 77L,77S, 77T) and 777-300ER (77G)
77W = 777-300ER (77H and 77G (occasionally))

Type 77M 777-200ER
Refurbished four class: 8F 49J 40W 138M; fitted with new Club World Suites
G-RAES G-VIIA G-VIIB G-VIIC G-VIID G-VIIE G-VIIF G-VIIG G-VIIH G-VIIJ G-VIIK G-VIIL G-VIIM G-VIIN G-VIIS (15)
Refreshed 2010 First, 2019 CWS, 2010 WT+, 2018 WT (10 abreast) and Thales IFE



Type 77R 777-200ER
Refurbished four class: 14F 48J 40W 134M
G-VIIV G-VIIW G-VIIY (3)
2010 First, 2006 CW, 2018 WT+/WT (10 abreast) and Panasonic ex3 IFE




Three class 777-200
Type 77J 777-200ER
Three class: 48J 24W 203M
G-YMMR G-YMMS G-YMMU (3)
2006 CW, 2000 WT+/WT (9 abreast) and upgraded TES IFE



Type 77L 777-200ER
Refurbished three class: 48J 40W 184M; fitted with new Club World Suites
G-YMMG G-YMMH G-YMMI G-YMMJ G-YMMK G-YMML G-YMMN G-YMMO G-YMMP G-YMMT (10)
2019 CWS, 2018 WT+, 2018 WT (10 abreast) and Panasonic ex3 IFE



Type 77S 777-200ER
Refurbished three class: 32J 48W 252M
G-YMMA G-YMMB G-YMMC G-YMMD G-YMME G-YMMF (6)
2006 CW, 2018 WT+/WT (10 abreast) and Panasonic ex3 IFE



Type 77T 777-200ER
Refurbished three class: 32J 52W 252M
G-VIIO G-VIIP G-VIIR G-VIIT G-VIIU G-VIIX (6)
2006 CW, 2018 WT+/WT (10 abreast) and Panasonic ex3 IFE



Four class 777-300
Type 77G 777-300ER
Four class: 14F 56J 44W 183M
G-STBA G-STBB G-STBC G-STBE G-STBF G-STBI G-STBJ G-STBK G-STBL (9)
2010 First, 2006 CW, 2010 WT+/WT and Thales IFE



Type 77H 777-300ER
Four class: 8F 76J 40W 130M
G-STBD G-STBG G-STBH G-STBM G-STBN G-STBO G-STBP (7)
2020 First, 2019 CW, 2018 WT+/WT and Panasonic eX3 IFE



Related threads:

A guide to BA's 777 fleet
LGW & LHR selected 777s go 10-abreast (3-4-3) in Y 2018 onwards
New BA First Class? [8F configured Boeing 772]







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Old Jul 2, 17, 7:33 am
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Being indecisive: have an upcoming F flight on 777-300ER and seat map suggests only one other passenger so far, so we have choice of anything in the cabin besides 1A. It's a dayflight. Not our first F but I think most of our previous F flights on 773ER have been nights or during periods of exhaustion (eg SIN-SYD having come off the A380 LHR-SIN a few hours earlier etc).

Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by so3003 View Post
Being indecisive: have an upcoming F flight on 777-300ER and seat map suggests only one other passenger so far, so we have choice of anything in the cabin besides 1A. It's a dayflight. Not our first F but I think most of our previous F flights on 773ER have been nights or during periods of exhaustion (eg SIN-SYD having come off the A380 LHR-SIN a few hours earlier etc).

Any suggestions?
You mention 'we' and 'our' so I assume there's two of you. In that case it would be a middle pair as you can converse easily. That's if you want to talk and easily see each other that is 😁
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Originally Posted by so3003 View Post
Being indecisive: have an upcoming F flight on 777-300ER and seat map suggests only one other passenger so far, so we have choice of anything in the cabin besides 1A. It's a dayflight. Not our first F but I think most of our previous F flights on 773ER have been nights or during periods of exhaustion (eg SIN-SYD having come off the A380 LHR-SIN a few hours earlier etc).

Any suggestions?
Hi,

Just out of interest, which route is it? As one side of the a/c may be better for views when landing/taking off

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Old Jul 3, 17, 3:34 am
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Hi,

Just out of interest, which route is it? As one side of the a/c may be better for views when landing/taking off

Regards

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PEK-LHR
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PEK-LHR
Hi,

As a daytime flight PEK-LHR the right hand side will be out of the sun and if the wind in london is from the west you should get nice views of the city on approach.

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Old Jul 5, 17, 5:10 am
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... At the moment the LGW aircraft are unrefurbished, with small IFE screens. It will be refurbished at some point - I haven't seen a specific date yet - and I imagine the IFE will get updated at that point, however WT will go to 10 seats across rather than the current 9. ...
Originally Posted by PETER01 View Post
March 2018 I believe CWS from what I heard........
I may have a reference point for that. Have just booked LGW-KIN (BA Holidays) and selected our CW seats. OK, the LGW 777 airframe lottery makes that 'theoretical' seating, as we know only too well!

Outbound (26 Feb) shows CW Rows 1-4 and 10-11 in typical config for a 772ER 40J.
Inbound (7 Mar) shows Row 1-4 only in CW, all in 2-4-2 layout, albeit with no indication of 'tapering' or a Galley at the front of the cabin (??).

It looks like a manifestation of the new, densified, 3-class.

See also >>> https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/27434884-post1.html

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I'm in Y on a 3 class 777 BA2153 LGW-BGI on 2nd March and have grabbed seat 17H as the BA seat selector map shows no seat on front (row 16 only having a pair of seats starboard side). Can I rely on the BA seat map as Seatguru and other sites, which are probably out of date, show 16H having no seat in front?
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Originally Posted by becket5 View Post
I'm in Y on a 3 class 777 BA2153 LGW-BGI on 2nd March and have grabbed seat 17H as the BA seat selector map shows no seat on front (row 16 only having a pair of seats starboard side). Can I rely on the BA seat map as Seatguru and other sites, which are probably out of date, show 16H having no seat in front?
from what I've just discovered [above] I would unusually rely on the BA map in this case!

Of course, both you and I will be vulnerable to aircraft changes at the last minute!
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Old Jul 5, 17, 6:54 am
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Useful thread, thanks everyone.

My partner and I are flying LGW-OAK and back on BA2279 and BA2278 in J in a couple of months time. BA's seatmap appears to show the 48J/24W/203Y config.

Appreciating that these planes are subject to regular swap-out, and that all of the CW seats are pretty dated these days, I'm looking for validation of my seat choices! We're currently booked into 2A/2B. Any reason to avoid this pair?
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Seems reasonable to me. Only one climb-over, and the loo (and queue) far enough away.
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Indeed -- I much prefer to climb over others (which is in my control) than be climbed over by others (which is not).
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Indeed -- I much prefer to climb over others (which is in my control) than be climbed over by others (which is not).
My wife prefers to be 'isolated' in a window seat, with aisle access, so it's always 'back of the cabin by the bulkhead' for us
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Outbound (26 Feb) shows CW Rows 1-4 and 10-11 in typical config for a 772ER 40J.
Inbound (7 Mar) shows Row 1-4 only in CW, all in 2-4-2 layout, albeit with no indication of 'tapering' or a Galley at the front of the cabin (??).

It looks like a manifestation of the new, densified, 3-class.
Greetings from a sweltering St. Peter. It does indeed look like the new aircraft. Here is what your return aircraft looks like:
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Some extra comments on the layout above.

It's a
32 CW / 32 WTP / 360 WT seats, compared to the current 2 main LGW versions:
40 CW / 24 WTP / 219 WT and
48 CW / 24 WTP / 203 WT

The LGW aircraft with First is
14 F/ 48 CW / 40 WTP / 124 WT

So a huge uplift in WT seats, and quite a big increase for WTP too, while maintaining the higher level of CW seating . So a lot more people on board. I'm guess they've taken out some of the 1L and 2L galley space to get this to work for CW. For WT it strikes me that the very rear of the aircraft may well be the place to be now, which is admittedly the case now.

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Old Jul 5, 17, 11:04 am
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Sorry, CWS, but in St. Helier we reckon 4 rows of 8 makes 32

So 32 J, 32 W ... the Y sums are too big for me to handle

As predicted previously, J seating is being sacrificed to provide more seats down the back.

PS: I assume you are on a B2B, otherwise we shall sulk for not having the chance to say "Hello"

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