Middle Club World

Old Jun 21, 07, 10:48 am
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Middle Club World

How good are the middle seats in BA Club World? I understand that on main deck of 747 and 777, it is two backfacing seats separated by massive privacy barriers from everybody else, but with little separation between them... good for a couple, bad for sleeping with a stranger... It is hard to find a good picture. One picture:
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1201503/L/
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Old Jun 21, 07, 11:04 am
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Correct.

Arguably, its also bad for a couple as you both have to step over someone to get to the aisle. You also can't switch if one of you finds they don't like facing backwards.

If you take a pair upstairs or by the windows then you are facing each other, which is far easier for talking IMHO. One of you has direct aisle access, and if one of you feels wobbly facing backwards then you can switch. Upstairs on a 747, the person by the window also benefits from the storage locker at seat level.
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Old Jun 21, 07, 11:09 am
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Having never sat in the middle seats with company (did hop over to an empty pair to spread out once), is there any form of privacy screening between them at all? That photo looks like there might be something that pulls out.
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Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
Correct.

Arguably, its also bad for a couple as you both have to step over someone to get to the aisle.
... the exception being the pair at the rear of the cabin, where you can walk between the next seat and the bulkhead. They are good seats for a day flight when you are travelling with a friend, you can drink together and giggle and feel like you are in you own private little world with the screens up between your seats and the aisle seats... then easily nip to the loo without disturbing anyone.
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Old Jun 21, 07, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by Teece View Post
Having never sat in the middle seats with company (did hop over to an empty pair to spread out once), is there any form of privacy screening between them at all? That photo looks like there might be something that pulls out.
Yes there is a (very) small pull out screen between the 2 seats. Just about big enough so that you don't have to stare the other person in the face when you are lying down; not much good for anything else.

Given the lengths the designers went to to provide privacy on one side of the seat it is rather a joke in the middle.
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Old Jun 21, 07, 11:46 am
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Actually no one provided any feedback on this, but for the middle 2 seats, given the arm rest can now be lowered and there is NO dvider along the whole length of the seat, is it possible to recline both seats and use it as a double bed?
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Old Jun 21, 07, 11:55 am
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The middle two seats are good for a couple who want to sleep on an overnight flight. Its dark and private in the sense that crew/pax walking along the aisle do not disturb you.

Its is not as good for day flights as it is harder to attract crew attention (but then that is what the call button is for) and you have to cross over the aisle pax if you want to walk around. You will also not really see out of the windows.

It is also good for people who are nervous about flying since the seats are the furtherest from the window and the view is usually blocked.
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Originally Posted by Dave Marsh View Post
Actually no one provided any feedback on this, but for the middle 2 seats, given the arm rest can now be lowered and there is NO dvider along the whole length of the seat, is it possible to recline both seats and use it as a double bed?
or for some under the duvet nookie
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They sound great for clandestine and discreet entry into the Mile High club!

How much of a chore is it to clamber over the PAX in the isle seats?
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How much of a chore is it to clamber over the PAX in the isle seats?
Or even the aisle seats?
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When the passenger on the isle has his/her footrest up, the seat flat, and limbs extended thereon, how hard it is to get over said person (and, yes, the seat too) without teabagging various parts of his/her body?
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Originally Posted by mwalsh View Post
When the passenger on the isle has his/her footrest up, the seat flat, and limbs extended thereon, how hard it is to get over said person (and, yes, the seat too) without teabagging various parts of his/her body?
I think you missed krug's point...
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Oh, I get it. So how about an answer to the question.
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Originally Posted by James S View Post
... the exception being the pair at the rear of the cabin, where you can walk between the next seat and the bulkhead. They are good seats for a day flight when you are travelling with a friend, you can drink together and giggle and feel like you are in you own private little world with the screens up between your seats and the aisle seats... then easily nip to the loo without disturbing anyone.
And they (used to although I haven't been NGCW yet) put a curtain round from the bulkhead to the seat back of D&G (Dolce & Gabanna?) seats giving even more privacy to these seats.

Originally Posted by mwalsh
When the passenger on the isle has his/her footrest up, the seat flat, and limbs extended thereon, how hard it is to get over said person (and, yes, the seat too) without teabagging various parts of his/her body?
And there must be a different teabagging going on onboard the flights mwalsh takes, to the sort I'm trying not to think of

Okay I have sat/slept in the D seat on the lower deck and whilst asleep I didn't wake up, even though there were two youngish kids in the E&F seats who I'd bet didn't stay put all night.

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"... the exception being the pair at the rear of the cabin, where you can walk between the next seat and the bulkhead. They are good seats for a day flight when you are travelling with a friend, you can drink together and giggle and feel like you are in you own private little world with the screens up between your seats and the aisle seats... then easily nip to the loo without disturbing anyone."


Unless I'm mistaken 20E,on at least the mid J new config, is a cot/bassinet position so would be blocked out? is this the only cot position on the main deck?
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