B77W Business Class Seat Map - Updated!

Status
Not open for further replies.

Bagpuss

Established Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2014
Messages
1,171
Solutions
3
Points
395
I flew SYD-LAX last week and was chatting at the bar to a bloke who said he was a reporter (for Sky, IIRC). He was flying PE out and J back, and would be filing a report on both cabins, so keep an eye out for that........

Before anyone points it out, I think the staff had been told that he would be on board, hence why he was allowed to use the bar while flying PE ;)

So his report on flying PE would not be valid as you cant go to the bar. Spending time in the time will change his mind set completely.

I tend to find those travel reports a complete waste of money.
 

Cadboy

Intern
Joined
Jun 20, 2013
Messages
69
Points
80
I am currently assigned 11A, has anyone experienced this seat?

Has the curtain issue been fixed now on all refurbished planes or is the rear J cabin still a poor option?
 

Blackswan

Active Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2008
Messages
553
Points
305
I am currently assigned 11A, has anyone experienced this seat?

Has the curtain issue been fixed now on all refurbished planes or is the rear J cabin still a poor option?

Curtain issue has now been resolved.
 

cssaus

Active Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2004
Messages
941
Points
265
I am currently assigned 11A, has anyone experienced this seat?

Has the curtain issue been fixed now on all refurbished planes or is the rear J cabin still a poor option?

I'd be interested in how you find sitting in the rear section of business class now that the curtain issue has been resolved. I always used to get 5A or 5C on the old configuration but now I opt for 1A if it's available.
 
Virgin Wines Australia Has Exceptional Red, White & Sparkling Wines On Offer. See Online. See Our Exclusive Wine Selections From Around Australia & Around The World. Shop Now! Advent Calendar 2021. Better Wines for Less. Cancel Anytime. No Membership Fees.

AFF Supporters can remove this and all advertisements

Cadboy

Intern
Joined
Jun 20, 2013
Messages
69
Points
80
I am currently assigned 11A. My only other option is 8G because the cabin is completely full.

From what I have read 11A is in an awkward position due to its proximity to PE. Maybe I should switch to 8G if the curtains have been installed.

Thanks for confirming.
 

DavidFlynn

Active Member
Joined
Dec 18, 2015
Messages
625
Points
10
Has the curtain issue been fixed now on all refurbished planes or is the rear J cabin still a poor option?

Curtains all sorted, and very effective they are too.

Flew VA1/VA2 last week and during a visit to the bar – which was very busy, especially on the ex-SYD flight (helped by the fact that there was quite a group of us journalists travelling together, and being companionable [and being journalists!] we all made for the bar) – so I ducked into the mini-J cabin to check noise levels for those seated in the first row there (8).

The dense noise-deadening curtain fabric was surprisingly effective. Yes, there was a bit of noise from our chatter and laughter but nothing over the top and if you were sitting in row 8 watching a movie with your noise-cancelling cans – a likely pos-dinner scenario on VA1, as this was around the same time as we made for the bar – then I suggest you'd not be bothered at all.

As for row 11, naturally anything closer to the threshold for non-J is often a concern – especially if there are bassinet positions there (didn't check that, maybe somebody else here can advise) – and so my default is to nudge forward as far as I can from any such last row location. But there's no lav or galley directly behind row 11, just the first row of Y+, with the Y+ galley and lavs at the rear of the Y+ cabin, so if 11's all you can get then it's still not bad at all.
 

Denali

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2012
Messages
6,434
Solutions
1
Points
1,800
I am currently assigned 11A. My only other option is 8G because the cabin is completely full.

From what I have read 11A is in an awkward position due to its proximity to PE. Maybe I should switch to 8G if the curtains have been installed.

Thanks for confirming.
'

If its a flight to LAX, I would rather the pax in PE behind me than the people at the bar in front of my row 8 seat.
 

Cadboy

Intern
Joined
Jun 20, 2013
Messages
69
Points
80
The flight I am travelling on is VA2. Thanks for the insight into the curtain issue.

Does the curtain separating PE FROM J Beside 11A remain closed throughout the flight?
 

Eggsbenedict

Member
Joined
Nov 28, 2013
Messages
405
Points
5
Having done the Syd/BNE to LAX in both the old configuration and new, on the Old Row 5 was worth the extra noise in my opinion we where traveling with a small child and was great to have the space and privacy. Traveling in the new config I would go for back of the bus over behind the bar any day of the week. When we flew there was a group of 6 who sat at the bar the whole flight and got quite nosey I imagine this happens on most flights.
 

Marty_

Member
Joined
May 21, 2016
Messages
140
Points
10
I always try for 2K. It's a bad seat for many people because it's behind the bedding cupboard (lots of access needed by busy FA's) but the bed is longer than the other seats (it extends into the space behind the cupboard). I am too long for the other seats, but 2K gives the necessary extra inches :)
 

Eggsbenedict

Member
Joined
Nov 28, 2013
Messages
405
Points
5
I always try for 2K. It's a bad seat for many people because it's behind the bedding cupboard (lots of access needed by busy FA's) but the bed is longer than the other seats (it extends into the space behind the cupboard). I am too long for the other seats, but 2K gives the necessary extra inches :)

I had 1K recently. Terrible! right across from the Lav and plenty of gallery noise
 

Marty_

Member
Joined
May 21, 2016
Messages
140
Points
10
1K is 2K :) (there is no 1K because of the bedding cupboard).

It's essentially in line with the second row, so it's really not that close to the lavatory?

Anyway, I don't mind because it means it's more likely to be free and I can sleep.
 

Eggsbenedict

Member
Joined
Nov 28, 2013
Messages
405
Points
5
1K is 2K :) (there is no 1K because of the bedding cupboard).

It's essentially in line with the second row, so it's really not that close to the lavatory?

Anyway, I don't mind because it means it's more likely to be free and I can sleep.

My bad I was in 1G - Really was a terrible seat.
 
Joined
Jul 9, 2013
Messages
9
Points
40
According to FlightRadar24 it looks like VH-VPE might be back in action from LAX to BNE on Friday night. This hopefully means tomorrow's VA7 (vh-voz) will be the last of the non refurbed flights.
 

Attachments

  • 01469692174.jpg
    01469692174.jpg
    43.6 KB · Views: 305

clipped_wings

Established Member
Joined
Feb 7, 2016
Messages
1,158
Points
570
I just got a flight aware notification that indicates similar. Which means folks, that I will NEVER get to experience that delightful and classic open flat bed - a loss that purists may lament.
But, I look forward to enjoying "The Business" seats with great excitement and anticipation.
 

moa999

Enthusiast
Joined
Jun 23, 2003
Messages
11,919
Solutions
1
Points
1,200
VH-VPE presently operating VA8 due into BNE tomorrow.

VH-VOZ has already positioned to Lake Charles
 

cssaus

Active Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2004
Messages
941
Points
265
VH-VPE presently operating VA8 due into BNE tomorrow.

VH-VOZ has already positioned to Lake Charles

VH-VOZ is now in transit to AUH which means that all 777's have now been re-fitted with the new business class seating.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top