A lot of us travel for business, but not a lot of us can afford to actually travel Business Class. However, if you are fortunate enough to, then this is the list for you.
Here are the top 6 airlines in order of Business Class seat width:
6. Aeroflot (AFL).
Aeroflot comes in sixth on our list with seats in its Business Class cabins that are 26.7 inches (68 cm) wide with 60 inches (152 cm) of a pitch. The cabins come in a 2-2-2 layout, and each seat has a ton of legroom. The seats can be set to one of 3 modes; upright, recline or flatbed.
AFL’s Business Class seats are known for being surprisingly comfortable, so if you’re flying with Aeroflot anytime soon, you have something to look forward to.
5. China Southern (CSN).
China Southern is number 5 on our list with Business Class seats that are 27 inches (69 cm) wide, with between 42 inches (107 cm) and 46 inches (117 cm) of pitch.
While the airline has a less than stellar customer service record, its seats are pretty comfortable. So if you’re flying Business Class on CSN soon, at least you have that to look forward to.
4. China Airlines (CAL).
CAL certainly does not have an overwhelmingly positive reputation, but it does have the fourth widest business class seats of any airline. The airline’s Business Class cabins are in a 2-2-2 layout with seats that are 30 inches (76 cm) wide with 63 inches (160 cm) of pitch.
3. Kenya Airways (KQA).
The Business Class cabins on KQA’s Boeing 787s are in a 2-2-2 layout with pretty spacious seats which are 31 inches (79 cm) wide with 51 inches (130 cm) of pitch.
The airline’s seats are reputed for having copious amounts of legroom, and as they should, they recline into flatbeds.
2. Singapore Airlines (SIA).
SIA comes in second on our list with a Business Class seat that is 34 inches (86 cm) wide with 55 inches (140 cm) of pitch. The airline’s Business Class cabins are laid out in a staggered 1-2-1 design.
Unfortunately, SIA’s seats aren’t very adjustable so passengers can only pick between upright, a little bit of recline and flatbed mode. Nevertheless, there is a full flatbed mode, and that’s a very good thing.
1. Hong Kong Airlines (HKA).
Number 1 on our list is Hong Kong Airlines. The airline’s Airbus A350 Business Class seats are an incredible 42 inches (107 cm) wide with a pitch of 55 inches (140 cm). However, not all of that is available for actual sitting.
Each HKA seat is actually composed of a sitting area and a pretty large adjoining table/storage space. The seats are laid out in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration.
While I hope you found this list useful, definitely consider more than just the seat width when you’re considering which airline to fly. While the seat is a significant part of the experience, it is only one of the factors that could make or break a Business Class experience