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 Sep 13, 17, 11:19 pm
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Thanks for the response Pete, much appreciated.
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Old Sep 13, 17, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by aardvarkdave View Post
I think my question slipped onto a previous page and may have been lost - does anybody have any views re the q below? Thanks, Dave
Hi Dave, further to PETER01's response, I did this flight last year with BA in CW in the mini-cabin (11A) and had the following thoughts:
Outbound:
Completely full flight, I like the mini-cabin as it doesn't have the dormitory feel of the main CW cabins on 4-class birds and the crew on this sector were good. However, throughout the flight people from WTP were popping through the curtain to use the toilets in CW (a few I'm sure raided the Club Kitchen) and there were 2 kids who thought the curtain provided a fantastic hide and seek shield (although to be fair they weren't that loud). I found all of this occurred after the meal service when the main cabin lights had been dimmed and the crew weren't coming through the cabin that much. If you are in a window or the centre CW seats, you wouldn't notice people passing back and forth that much, but being in an aisle seat would be annoying I would think.
Inbound:
Not a particularly full flight in CW or WTP, so the mini-cabin felt very quiet and relaxed and without a full WTP cabin, didn't notice anybody coming through the curtain at all (was in 11K this time). The flight timings also help on the return, full daytime flight so the crew were more active in the cabin and the CSM in his hello to me actually said he'd make sure I wasn't disturbed by people coming through the curtain.
Summary:
Flight loads will make a difference, if it's a full flight people will come through the curtain, and the outbound flight times make it more likely (dark cabin and not much crew movement), so perhaps go with main cabin on the outbound and mini-cabin on the inbound sectors to experience both.

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Old Sep 14, 17, 1:00 am
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Thanks Pilot37 - I think that seals it, I'll stick with 2 middle pairs on the LHR-BKK. The return is going to be SIN-LHR on the 380 which I'm familiar with the seating on, so I guess I'll leave the mini cabin for another trip.
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Old Sep 15, 17, 8:18 am
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Hi everyone, new to this Forum. I am flying CW to Orlando from Gatwick next August. I have reserved my seating for the family on the outbound trip, but the seats i have been given i cannot seem to find any where. We have been given 1J, 1K (2J, 2K i can see these on seat maps but not row 1's? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old Sep 15, 17, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by andrewingu View Post
Hi everyone, new to this Forum. I am flying CW to Orlando from Gatwick next August. I have reserved my seating for the family on the outbound trip, but the seats i have been given i cannot seem to find any where. We have been given 1J, 1K (2J, 2K i can see these on seat maps but not row 1's? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Welcome to Flyertalk, and welcome to the BA forum andrewingu. We try to make this place welcoming for newcomers so I hope you will continue to participate here.

Is the seating like this:
http://thebasource.com/seatmaps/77e/40j219y.html
note the row 1 is only in the middle section.

If not, and I'm surprised there is nothing showing on Manage My Booking, usually there is a seat map on that, then it may be due to the new 777 seating configuration being implemented over the winter coming, and so we need to wait a little longer to see how this works in practice. If this is the case for you, the upside is that you will have a refreshed cabin and new IFE.
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Old Sep 15, 17, 8:45 am
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Hi Corporate-Wage-slave. Thanks for this and glad to be here. Yep thats the seating plan i can see. The my booking section shows i have 1J, 1K, 2J & 2K. SO fingers crossed its the new seating plan and IFE

Just seen this online.

According to Routes Online, the following services will be the first to be operated by the new fleet. These will all be Boeing 777-200ER aircraft (Day 1 = Monday etc):
London Gatwick – Cancun from 12th May 2018, 1 weekly (Day 6; 3 weekly Day 1/3/6 from 20th June)
London Gatwick – Fort Lauderdale from 18th September 2018, 1 weekly (Day 4)
London Gatwick – Kingston from 7th May 2018, 2 weekly (Day 1/3; Day 1/5 from 10th September)
London Gatwick – New York JFK from 8th July 2018, 1 daily
London Gatwick – Orlando from 11th May 2018, 1 weekly BA2037/2036 (Day 5; 2 weekly Day 5/6 from 8th June to 8th September)
London Gatwick – Punta Cana from 8th May 2018, 3 weekly (Day 2/4/7)
London Gatwick – Tampa from 7th June 2018, 2 weekly (Day 4/7)

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Old Sep 20, 17, 11:28 pm
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We're flying to MCO in a months time in CW. Looks like we have a 4 class 777 on the way out but I don't think they sell F to MCO. When do the F seats become available for selection and is it only if CW is full. 4 of us travelling on 2 x 241. My wife is gold on one booking and I'm silver on the other (kids both silver as well) if that makes any difference as to who is more likely to have the seats open up to them. Thanks
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Old Sep 26, 17, 1:08 am
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I've got a 3-class 777 trip coming up.

On the flight out to BKK, I'm booked into 11K - so a window seat with direct aisle access. The flight leaves LHR at 1600, landing at 0940, so it's a good flight to sleep on.

On the way back, the dreaded 'Island Party Flight', I'm booked into 5A - again, a window with direct aisle access.

Are there any better seats that I've missed, or have I chosen wisely?

Thanks in advance!

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Old Sep 26, 17, 4:13 am
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Hi - Newbie here so help appreciated

I've booked a holiday vai Barrhead Travel to St Lucia , flights with BA (economy - Which i have added to my booking in my BA Exec account) on a 777 , two questions / queries really

1. When i go to try and select seats on my BA - its advises that seat availability is only available at Check-in - is this correct and if so whats the likliehood that i'll be able to get two seats together - am guessing its because the agent has booked cheapest option in Economy ??

2. I know it's economy but any suggestions for best seats / area ??

Thanks in advance
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Old Sep 26, 17, 4:36 am
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
I've got a 3-class 777 trip coming up.

On the flight out to BKK, I'm booked into 11K - so a window seat with direct aisle access. The flight leaves LHR at 1600, landing at 0940, so it's a good flight to sleep on.

On the way back, the dreaded 'Island Party Flight', I'm booked into 5A - again, a window with direct aisle access.

Are there any better seats that I've missed, or have I chosen wisely?

Thanks in advance!

M
Hi msn2000uk

I did that flight last year in the mini-cabin (11A/11K) and popped my thoughts on it about 5 or 6 replies above this, take a look to see if that helps. Like any CW booking I make, any bulkhead seats where you have direct aisle access are first priority in my opinion.

Hope the review helps.

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Old Sep 26, 17, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by Iain1872 View Post
1. When i go to try and select seats on my BA - its advises that seat availability is only available at Check-in - is this correct and if so whats the likliehood that i'll be able to get two seats together - am guessing its because the agent has booked cheapest option in Economy ??
It's more likely to be due to the tickets not being issued yet. Agents often do this unfortunately, to improve their cash flow.

Once your tickets are issued then you should be able to pay to select your seats online before checkin, or for free 24 hours before. Without status your options will unfortunately be quite limited, but FLY will try to seat you together.
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Old Sep 26, 17, 6:35 am
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Originally Posted by BA6501 View Post
It's more likely to be due to the tickets not being issued yet. Agents often do this unfortunately, to improve their cash flow.

Once your tickets are issued then you should be able to pay to select your seats online before checkin, or for free 24 hours before. Without status your options will unfortunately be quite limited, but FLY will try to seat you together.
Thanks , i'll keep checking on reg basis and see what happens , am loathe to pay the high select-your-own-seating prices BA charge however i'd rather ensure my OH and i are sat together for this length of flight
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Old Sep 26, 17, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by Pilot37 View Post
Hi msn2000uk

I did that flight last year in the mini-cabin (11A/11K) and popped my thoughts on it about 5 or 6 replies above this, take a look to see if that helps. Like any CW booking I make, any bulkhead seats where you have direct aisle access are first priority in my opinion.

Hope the review helps.

Pilot37
Many thanks Pilot37

I'd had a read of your posts, but just wanted to ensure it was a 3 class bird.

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Old Sep 26, 17, 10:58 am
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Have an upcoming LHR-SYD-LHR with the significant other and have currently got 10EF.

Would these get much noise from the galley?

Also do seat reservations usually hold when you get bumped down to Silver?

Cheers,
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Old Sep 26, 17, 11:36 am
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They will hold as long as they are not seats restricted to Golds (exits/01AK/row 1) in which case they may or may not get kicked out.
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