787 Business Class Seats

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  1. sfo1
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    Your opinion counts I have been able to upgrade with GPU's for my trip to NRT looked at Seat Guru, but would appreciate first hand information regarding the best Business Class Seat.
     
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    The 787 doesn't fly to HKG.

    On a 2-cabin plane the bulkheads have better foot-room. On the 777 (EWR-HKG) I prefer 8L for a window or 8E for an aisle. The lav at door 2R is slightly larger and a bit less traffic on the second aisle during boarding.

    For the 3-cabin 777s I'd take a rear-facing aisle or window on the 2-passenger outboard side rather than be in the 4-across middle section.
     
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    The foot holes are much bigger on rows 1 and 4
     
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    Your right, I meant NRT, as it is HKG on the return on the 747.
     
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    On the 787 I prefer row 4, also in E or L depending on whether you want a window or aisle.
     
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    One thing I love about the 787 BF cabin is that a third of the BF seats are bulkheads. That really increases the odds of landing a seat with the larger foot space.
     
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    Well I certainly have my choice of seats, every seat is available. Row 4 looks pretty close to the lav's. as well as row 3, right now I have chosen 1D, that way I won't have someone crawling over me to get out.
     
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    We like 5D & E, or 6D & E, as they give us each an aisle (usually travel as a couple). For us, row 5 is the best, with 6 being the alternate, as some folk from the Y cabin always seem to be poking around row 6. Only complaint, so far, is that with normal service, those rows are near the end, but so far, the planes have been well-stocked with food options. However, I can imagine getting the dreaded, "sorry, but your only main-course option is the rubber chicken... " Alternate would be 2D & E, and the limited overhead has not been an issue - yet.
     
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    Thanks for info. I do like to be towards the front of the aircraft, then I don't have to worry about "sorry, but your first choice is no longer available" will take my chances with the limited overhead, just have one carry on.
     
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    IME the crew takes orders separately in the two BF cabins and then reconciles the requests in the galley after the fact.
     
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    This is correct
     
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    That's consistent with my experience flying UA BusinessFirst.
     
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    That's what happened in November on LAX-PVG.
     
  14. Bill Hunt

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    One *normal* carry-on should not be an issue. If you get decent boarding, the room will be there for you - unless the crew bought out a few boutiques...

    Fly safely, and let us all know where you end up, and how nice it was.
     

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