Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > British Airways | Executive Club
Reload this Page >

64K [puts BA CW above other airlines' J seats]

64K [puts BA CW above other airlines' J seats]

Old Jun 20, 17, 4:00 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Programs: LF BA GOLD, LF HH Diamond, IHG Plat/AMB
Posts: 2,215
64K [puts BA CW above other airlines' J seats]

I have bashed BA in recent years and fly a minimum these days. However just had a 64K trip last night for the first time in years, and compared to AA/CX/QR/EY this is hands down the best seat.

OK forget IFE/food/tired cabin/bus on arrival at LHR, but if i could get this seat every time it would be BA 100%.

MF crew were excellent also.
stevie is online now  
Old Jun 20, 17, 4:17 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Programs: BAEC Bronze
Posts: 246
It's a brilliant seat, no doubt about it, but, having done a recent TATL return in 60K and 62A, I find I really have very few complaints about any seat up there
frank_poulankh is offline  
Old Jun 20, 17, 5:05 pm
  #3  
Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: TPA/ABZ
Programs: BA Lifetime Gold. GGL/CCR.
Posts: 9,207
Originally Posted by stevie View Post
OK forget IFE/food/tired cabin/bus on arrival at LHR, but if i could get this seat every time it would be BA 100%.
If you're on a Super Hi J 744 you certainly can't complain about the Panasonic IFE.
golfmad is online now  
Old Jun 21, 17, 1:51 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Staffordshire
Programs: BA Gold, IHG Platinum Amb
Posts: 146
I have flown club world on the 777, A380 and lower deck on the 747 when op up'ed. Booked a return to JFK in October on a 747 on both legs and went to book a seat, looked on the upper deck seat map and 64K free both ways! Very happy that it seems to be a good choice.

Bri
hanmer is offline  
Old Jun 21, 17, 3:43 am
  #5  
Hilton Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Switzerland
Programs: BA Gold, Hilton Honors Diamond, Nordic Choice Hotels Silver, Avis Preferred Plus
Posts: 4,303
OT on
This is probably the most unclear thread title of the year.
OT off
florens is offline  
Old Jun 21, 17, 3:58 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Balham - Gateway to The South
Programs: BA Bronze
Posts: 2,020
I found the title to be exactly what I expected it to be !
My first time in 64K is at the end of November, had a few other seats on the UD and enjoyed every one.
missdimeaner is offline  
Old Jun 21, 17, 4:02 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Programs: BAEC-Silver
Posts: 60
I have gotten me and the GF 64A and B for tomo to SFO.... decent enough right ?
Safc0615 is offline  
Old Jun 21, 17, 4:05 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ipswich
Posts: 7,501
Yep. I prefer it to 64K, but then I would say that!

I'm not a fan of any UD aisle seats. Even Mr W has finally concluded he'd rather face a stranger and have a window seat than sit with me and have an aisle seat.
windowontheAside is offline  
Old Jun 21, 17, 4:05 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: near Heathrow
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, GfL (OWE), SA LifePlat (*G), BD Gold to the end, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 1,923
Originally Posted by florens View Post
OT on
This is probably the most unclear thread title of the year.
OT off
I knew straight away it would be about the merits of seat 64K on the 747 UD as well. Sorry florens.
The only downside of 64K is proximity to the toilet and the very occasional smell that wafts out, hence my preference for 62K and then 62A.
gcuk is offline  
Old Jun 21, 17, 4:18 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: a 30 taxi to LHR
Programs: BA Gold, SPG Lifetime Gold, Marriott Gold
Posts: 669
Apart from direct aisle access and being upper deck, I really do not see what this seat has going for it with it being so close to the toilet. I would consider it my last choice out of 64A, 62A and 62K.
lavajava is online now  
Old Jun 21, 17, 4:20 am
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: UK
Posts: 168
For my first UD trip I was in 64A on an overnight flight. The light from the galley was constantly shining onto the seat and I could hear what sounded like cutlery juggling for most of the night! I wouldn't want to sit there again.

I've gone for 62A on my next trip, better or worse than 64K? I imagine 64K suffers from galley noise too?
gingeola is offline  
Old Jun 21, 17, 4:23 am
  #12  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Leeds, UK
Programs: BA GGL/CCR, GfL, HH Diamond
Posts: 27,375
Originally Posted by lavajava View Post
Apart from direct aisle access and being upper deck, I really do not see what this seat has going for it with it being so close to the toilet. I would consider it my last choice out of 64A, 62A and 62K.
I can't say the proximity of the toilet has ever been an issue in 64k either for daytime or overnight flights.

The whole upper deck has the added advantage of being much quieter than the main deck, and the cabin crew to passenger ratio is better than the main deck. Additionally the window seats on the upper deck have the extra side storage bins and when they are closed the extra surface area at the side. One of the main advantages of 64K is the direct aisle access too. With the blocking of 64A as a bassinet, 64K is now my go to seat.

Last edited by KARFA; Jun 21, 17 at 4:45 am Reason: spelling
KARFA is online now  
Old Jun 21, 17, 4:43 am
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: a 30 taxi to LHR
Programs: BA Gold, SPG Lifetime Gold, Marriott Gold
Posts: 669
Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
I can't say the proximity of the toilet has ever been an issue in 64k either for daytime or overnight flights.

The whole upper deck has the added advantage of bending much quieter than the main deck, and the cabin crew to passenger ratio is better than the main deck. Additionally the window seats on the upper deck have the extra side storage bins and when they are closed the extra surface area at the side. One of the main advantages of 64K is the direct aisle access too. With the blocking of 64A as a bassinet, 64K is now my go to seat.
Apart from the nose of a 747, I have only been on the lower deck once so agreed - it's a great experience up there. Also, agreed that with the blocking of 64A it also made me rethink my seat choice in future. I nearly ended up with 64K out to BOS the other week because for some reason BA moved my 62A assignment to 62B. I ended up with 62A again in the end, perhaps I should have tried it. Thank goodness for the my flights app
lavajava is online now  
Old Jun 21, 17, 4:57 am
  #14  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: BOS
Programs: BA - Blue > Bronze > Silver > Bronze > Blue
Posts: 6,553
I've always taken 62a/k over 64, so can't offer any direct comparison.

62 is also an awesome seat, with the only downside being the slightly compromised view out from the UD, with the angle of the fuselage and extra lean across the storage
Cap'n Benj is offline  
Old Jun 21, 17, 5:28 am
  #15  
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: London
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 1,495
Funny how this has remained the best club seat despite newer aircraft
I think its the psychology of 2:2 that does it
How many years of this bird do we have left?
allturnleft is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: