How do you choose the best First Class seat on the British Airways A380? This article shares the best seats and worst seats in First Class on the British Airways A380. To find out more about the seat itself, cabin, food bar etc, you can read my full review of British Airways in First Class on the A380 Johannesburg to London Heathrow. I have also included my photos from this flight in the scroller above.
Which Is the Best First Class Seat On The British Airways A380?
First Class is situated at the front of the main deck on the A380. Our favourite First Class seats are row 2 and 3 A/K. These are spacious double window seats which are quiet, being far away from the galley and the toilets. 1 A/K are the window seats at the front of the cabin so have plenty of privacy but are close to the toilets. While the traffic to and from the toilets will be minimal because there are only 14 seats in the cabin, they are still slightly more vulnerable to passing traffic. 4 A/K are at the back of the cabin with plenty of privacy and window but are near the galley, hence my selection of rows 2 & 3 as the best in the cabin, plus my preference is always to have a window (or in the case of BA First Class, 2 windows) so I can see what is going on outside.
Solo travellers should definitely go for the window seats, while one could argue that companions should choose the middle seats, although my husband and I prefer two window seats one behind the other and to use the ottoman to have meals together in one or other of the suites.
As a solo traveller, you don’t have to worry about ending up in one of the paired, middle seats as there is a divider between these middle seats which can be raised once the flight has taken off.
Which Are The Worst First Class Seats On The BA A380?
I would suggest avoiding the window and middle seats in the last row since proximity to the galley may cause some noise disturbance (nothing too bad though). For me, the E/F middle seats are the worst seats in the First Class cabin as they don’t have a window. My least favourite seats are 4E/F which have no window and are at the back-middle of the cabin, therefore close to the galley.
If you enjoyed this review you may be interested in reading all my Premium Economy flight reviews on British Airways, my British Airways Business Class flight reviews as well as my reviews of First on British Airways.