What Are The Best Seats On British Airways New Airbus A350-1000?

As with any aircraft, there are some seats that are better than others. British Airways revealed its first Airbus A350 on Monday. While we haven’t had a chance to evaluate every seat on board the aircraft, we did take some notes which we will share now.

British Airways Airbus A350 Best Seats
British Airways revealed its first Airbus A350 to the world on Monday. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

Club Suites cabin

In my opinion, there were no really bad seats in the Club Suites cabin. However, depending on the type of traveller, there may be some preferable seats. For example, if you’re travelling with a companion, I would recommend picking two middle suites. The reason being that by opening the privacy divider, it becomes easy to talk between the two seats. However, the disadvantage is that these passengers won’t be able to look out of a window.

British Airways Airbus A350 Best Seats
The privacy divider makes the middle seats perfect for couples. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

The Club Suites cabin is also divided into two by a kitchen area where the toilets and emergency exit are located. For those looking for a more secluded experience, the small three-row section at the rear of the cabin could be preferable.

1-2-1 Layout
The suites are laid out in a 1-2-1 configuration. Photo: British Airways

If a window view is essential for you, then you may want to pick a specific seat. According to Rhys at Head For Points, rows 1, 9, 10, and 15 each have two windows, while 2, 5, 6, 8, and 16 have one and a half windows. The remaining seats have one window each. Meanwhile, James at SpeedBirdUK believes that row 10 also offers the best wing view!

World Traveller Plus

With regards to the World Traveller Plus cabin, almost every seat is equal. Seats A and K are window seats, whilst B, D, G, and J are aisle seats. Seats E and F are middle seats. Row 20 is at the front of the World Traveller Plus cabin. As such, there are no seats in front of you, and the in-flight entertainment screen folds away underneath the seat. Row 26 has no row behind, meaning “you can recline and go right to sleep” according to God Save The Points.

British Airways Airbus A350 Best Seats
Every World Traveller Plus Seat is largely equal. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

World Traveller

The World Traveller cabin on the Airbus A350 is where seating gets interesting. While the majority of the cabin is laid out in a 3-3-3 layout, the front row is 2-3-2, while the last row is 2-3-0. So, which seats are best?

Aircraft Layout
The layout of the new British Airways A350-1000. Photo: British Airways

If you really care about legroom then, without a doubt, seats 31C and 31H are the best. The reason being that neither of these seats has a seat or bulkhead in front, so passengers can truly stretch out.

Folding screens
Seats 31C and 31H have no seat in front of them. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

If you’re travelling as a couple, then I’d recommend seats 30A and 30B, 30J and 30K or 59B and 59C. The reasoning for this is that all three of these pairs have no third seat. Seats 59B and 59C have a window, as well as a panel where the aircraft starts to curve. There is also a floor space where seat A would usually go, however, this cannot be used for storage purposes.

British Airways A350 Best Seats
Seats 59B and 59C have floor space where 59A would have gone. Photo: Tom Boon – Simple Flying

Seats A and K are window seats, whilst C, D, F, and H are aisle seats. Meanwhile, B, E, and J are middle seats. Row 40 is an emergency exit row.

Which seat would you sit in? Let us know in the comments!

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