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.
Bamboo Airways Business Class 1
A review of the flight from London Heathrow Terminal 3 to Hanoi in a two-class configuration with the Safran cirrus business class seat
Bamboo Airways Business Class 2
A review of the flight from Hanoi to London Heathrow with the Collins Aerospace Super Diamond seat in business class
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
British Airways B777-200 Club World
A review of the ‘old’ Club World seat – but it’s still flying and this was on a Covid flight in may 2020, when most of the world was still locked down and there was some interest in how the service had changed….
Etihad Airways A350-1000 business class
A review of the new business class suite from Etihad Airways – you may recognise it as the same seat / suite as the British Airways Club Suite, but it feels very different onboard.
Finnair Business Class
This is a ‘first-look’ video of the new long haul business class seat form Finnair.
It will be available for sale rom March 1, 2022 for flights from May 2022, though you might unexpectedly find it on flights before that if you are lucky.
The new seats will roll out across the carriers’ long haul fleet of A330 and A350 aircraft, starting this month. The €200 million investment also includes improvements to economy class. This new seat concept was originally conceived by PriestmanGoode of London and was further developed by Collins Aerospace, with customisation and final design execution by Finnair and its design partner, Tangerine.
Finnair Premium Economy
Again, another ‘first look’ video of this seat which will go on sale from March 1, 2022 for flights from May 2022.
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Norse is the ‘new Norwegian’, using its fleet of B787s to have another go at long haul low cost – predominantly transatlantic. This review is of the Premium cabin (premium economy) on the inaugural flight from London Gatwick to New York.
If you can pick up one of the cheaper tickets, it’s an absolute bargain, but pricing varies hugely, so be prepared to book early – not easy as the airline currently doesn’t have its winter schedules available.
Qatar Airways A350-1000 Q Suite business class
Is this the finest business class experience in the sky? You decide….
Singapore Airlines A380 new first class suites
A review of one of the finest experiences it is possible to have on a scheduled flight.
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