788 Rear Facing seat - Anyone?

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  1. Seat6A

    Seat6A Silver Member

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    Has anyone flown the rear facing seat yet? I just got my upgrade to Business on the 788 and wonder how it is?
     
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    Dublin_rfk Gold Member

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    Haven't flown on a rear facing on the 788 yet. But I like the rear facing on the 744 and I wouldn't think there would be too much difference.
     
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    I remember the rear facing seats on WN years ago. Nice but developed foot wrestling with the people across from me.
     
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    I flew 1D rear facing from DFW to ORD. It's a nice ride. I've flown in the front on the 787 3 times and all three were in row 1. Avoid 1L if it's a long flight. The galley noise kept we awake all the way to PEK.


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  5. Seat6A

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    Thanks brodyf, I think I have 7L from EZE to DFW. First 788 flight. I also fly it to GRU in a few weeks. Looking forward to that new plane smell.
     
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  6. tombrady1212

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    I did... it's the weirdest sensation on the planet but it's soooo cool.
     
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    I prefer rear-facing lie flats. Also, on the AA 787s better views out the window.
    Completely different experience on these. You're isolated from others.
     
  8. satman40

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    Crazy feeling in the approach,, and landing.

    Flew MUN ORD, I had no problem with it.
     
  9. zpaul

    zpaul Gold Member

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    I love them. Plus there seems to be more shoulder room (I had a window). Difficulty is getting up during the night - you have to either move the seat out of the Zzz position, or scooch forward to get into the aisle.
     
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  10. Seat6A

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    zpaul, i agree. I flew 6L back from EZE to DFW and i liked it. All the seats are basically the same so passengers probably have an issue getting up. i just raised the seat. But I loved the seat and it was nice to see outside the window without leaning down.
     
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  11. OceanTrotter3

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    I flew a rear-facing window seat from DFW-PEK (AA 89) because it was the only window seats available, and was recommended by the manager who processed the upgrade. I would say you won't notice them that much beyond the take-off, and landing. And even that is somewhat mild.

    It is very much unlike riding rear-facing on a bus, which can potentially cause nausea.

    View wise, I was able to sort of see into the seat next to me, and the tv of the seat behind it.

    I have attached a picture of the rear-facing seat (8A). taken from the aisle.
     

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  12. satman40

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    My experience was the approach at ORD, the lake was moving behind, as we approached the runway, a weird feeling.

    I am use to fixing my eye on a spot on the runway, and holding the nose there., talk about aster backward...
     
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