The Best First Class Seats On British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner


I am often asked is which are the best seats to choose on a flight, or in this case, what are the best First Class seats on the British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner? This is clearly a subjective question but after much time spent studying the seating plan of the British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (see seat plan below showing the First Class seats on the British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner), I have concluded the best and worst seats on this Dreamliner.

There are just 8 First Class seats on British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. They are located at the front of the plane in front of Business Class. They are set up in a 1-2-1 layout so each seat has access to the aisle. Each First Class seat will also come with a 23-inch IFE screen (slightly smaller than that offered by Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines which are both 24-inches). With just 2 rows of seats, there aren’t really any particular seats to avoid, but it is worth mentioning that numbers A and K have windows (in fact 2 windows each) and are best for the solo traveler, E and F are together in the center and offer a better location for couples as these two seats lie closest to each other. Conversely, these central seats are probably ones to avoid as a single traveler.

The best First Class seats
I think Seats 2A and 2K are the best First Class seats on the British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner because you are looking over or around the passenger in front rather than having a wall in front of you. This means that there is slightly more to look at when you are bored. I have chosen A and K as I always like a window seat, it makes feel me more connected to the outside and I find cloud formations strangely soothing.

The worst First Class seats
For me, the middle seats are the worst as they have no windows. 1E and 1F have no window and a wall in front of them so they are my least favorite seats in first class on the British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

For a full review of the First Class experience, read our review when we flew First Class On The British Airways Dreamliner B787-9 from London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Muscat International Airport (MCT) in Oman.

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