BNE/LAX Business Class - Most Comfort?

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Which airline provides the most comfortable business class flight BNE/LAX?
 

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Re: BNE/LAX Business Class

Welcome to AFF phickey1!

The Introductions forum is new members to say hello, it isn't really for questions about air travel.

Perhaps a mod could move this to the Your Questions forum?
 

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Re: BNE/LAX Business Class

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For direct flights, it's a choice between QF and VA - I find them both comfortable with the VA soft product better then Qantas.

[-]Some don't like the VA seats as much as they don't go horizontally flat; they go 180° flat but not parallel with the floor like those on QF's Skybed MkII.[/-]
 
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Which airline provides the most comfortable business class flight BNE/LAX?

It depends what your budget is too. If money is no object you might consider the major carriers. If you are looking to get value for money, Fiji Airways can do the return for around $3700 with a stop in Nadi each way.
 
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For direct flights, it's a choice between QF and VA - I find them both comfortable with the VA soft product better then Qantas.

Some don't like the VA seats as much as they don't go horizontally flat; they go 180° flat but not parallel with the floor like those on QF's Skybed MkII.

I've only done VA J once but I would swear the bed was horizontal to the floor. It certainly wasn't angled like QF sky bed mk 1.
 

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Re: BNE/LAX Business Class

Moved ...

For direct flights, it's a choice between QF and VA - I find them both comfortable with the VA soft product better then Qantas.

Some don't like the VA seats as much as they don't go horizontally flat; they go 180° flat but not parallel with the floor like those on QF's Skybed MkII.

Isn't 180° parallel with the floor? :confused:
 

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I would argue that Air NZ is a better option than Qantas or Virgin.

The seat is far superior to either, but more importantly on the flight up to LAX the detour via Auckland means that you get several hours sleep, whereas with both QF and VA sleep is practically impossible northbound.
 
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Re: BNE/LAX Business Class

Isn't 180° parallel with the floor? :confused:

180° means the seat back and the seat form a strait line ... That strait line may or may not be parallel with the floor.

Some may state that 180° means parallel to the floor but that 180° must relate to something and I know not what you would need to relate it to definitively for that parallel.

For mine if relating a flat seat to being parallel with the floor then a relative 0° would be an accurate term.

[-]I do not believe VA business seats are parallel with the floor when at 180°.[/-]
 
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I would argue that Air NZ is a better option than Qantas or Virgin.

Agreed. If you don't mind the stopover in AKL, NZ's Business Premier on the 777 beats both QF and VA in hard and soft product IMHO.
 

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I've only done VA J once but I would swear the bed was horizontal to the floor. It certainly wasn't angled like QF sky bed mk 1.

im hoping your memory is good. im flying SYD -LAX in a week and i was of the understanding they were fully flat and parallel to floor. If they arent, certainly hoping its negligible angle.
 

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It's flat, but also a little narrow and too hard. I'm looking forward to the 2015/16 overhaul...
 

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I've only done VA J once but I would swear the bed was horizontal to the floor. It certainly wasn't angled like QF sky bed mk 1.

I thought so too. I found that I had to use the bed button to get it into flat mode, then use the footrest button to raise/tilt to get it not-so-angled towards the floor (but still 180 flat).
 

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Re: BNE/LAX Business Class

im hoping your memory is good. im flying SYD -LAX in a week and i was of the understanding they were fully flat and parallel to floor. If they arent, certainly hoping its negligible angle.
Apologies - VA 77W Business seats do indeed go fully flat & parallel with the floor. even though I have enjoyed them several times, this was not apparent to me in row 5.

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[h=3]Seating[/h]
  • 1.88 metre (six-foot-two) long fully horizontal flat bed
  • 77 inches (1.95 metres) of legroom
  • 23 inch (58.4cm) seat width
  • Privacy screen between seats
  • Laptop power, USB slot and reading light
  • 12.1 inch (30.7cm) in-flight entertainment screen
 

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Re: BNE/LAX Business Class

Hoping it is apparent me in Row 5 in a weeks time :)
 
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