Air France A350-900 business class, Paris-Toronto
A solid, well thought-out fully-flat business class seat. It isn’t world-beating, but good service from the flight attendants, an above-average choice of food and wine and the benefits of the A350 – a quieter aircraft, better air and pressure, a smoother ride, and wifi for working on day flights – raises it in the rankings. There’s also a strong table and some storage areas around the seat (more than the Virgin Atlantic seat, for instance). It will certainly be welcomed by Air France flyers. Read more
American Airlines B777-300ER Premium Economy London-Dallas Fort-Worth
A comfortable premium economy seat with all the power you need to work and enough room to sleep for night flights.
British Airways A350-1000 Club Suite London Heathrow-Dubai
This is an excellent seat which addresses all the problems of the existing Club World seat. It offers direct aisle access to every passenger, has privacy – unlike the current one you don’t have to make eye contact with anyone, and it is comfortable for sitting, working and sleeping. I hope it is robust. There are certainly teething problems with it at the moment, but perhaps that’s to be expected with the first delivery. Read more
Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 Upper Class Suite, London-New York
This seat is preferable to Virgin’s existing one, since it reclines straight into bed mode without having to flip it over, and has a very comfortable padded bottom sheet. It also adds a sliding privacy screen. This is definitely not a door, as you can exit the seat and get into the aisle with it “shut”, but it does provide extra privacy and is very welcome if you’re in one of the centre seats and don’t know (or want to know) your neighbour. As always, the Virgin service was superb. Read more