Let’s start with the basis that all business and first class seats are amazing. We’ve gotta remember that anyone sitting behind that curtain would gladly trade you for any seat in your cabin, perhaps even trampling over fellow passengers just for the opportunity to enjoy a seat which turns into a bed and also happens to serve free champagne. With that said, not all these amazing seats offer the perfect experience for your trip, so were going to address each one!

Boeing 747

First Class Solo: 2A or 2K. 

Why? 1A,1K are reserved for Gold members and are close together. 2 offers amazing privacy.

First Class Couple: 1A,1K or 2A, 3A or 2K, 3K

Why? 1A,1K if you’re gold. Close enough to talk. If not, 2a,3a or 2k,3k. Middle seats suck!

Business Class Solo: 62A, 62K or Any Upper Deck Aisle.

Why? Endless legroom window seats on Upper deck. Direct aisle access, only 4 across.

Business Class Couple: 63J, 63K or 62A, 62B.

Why? Only 4 across, private, spacious, extra legroom, direct aisle access for both.

Airbus A380

First Class Solo: 2A, 3A, 2K, 3K

Why? More spacious window seat, good privacy, quiet away from galley slightly.

First Class Couple: 3E, 3F or 2A, 3A

Why? Window seats are best, but 3E,3F offer quiet and good space away from stairs.

Business Class Solo: 59A, 59K, 50B, 50J, 53A, 53K

Why? Direct aisle access. Potential noise in 59 or 53, peaceful in 50, but near lavatory.

Business Class Couple: 50A, 50B or 53J, 53K

Why? Privacy, no one to step over, near front of cabin by stairs, amazing lav. 

Boeing 777-200

First Class Solo: 1A, 1K, 2A, 2K

Why? Windows win in BA first. More space, excellent privacy.

First Class Couple: 1A,2A Or 1E, 1F

Why? If you need to talk 1E,1F is private, if you don’t 1A, 2A are the best seats.

Business Class Solo: 15A, 15K

Why? Direct aisle access, only noise from lav, multiple windows, extra legroom.

Business Class Couple: 15E, 15F or 15A, 15B or 15J, 15K 

Why? Direct aisle access for both, extra legroom, rear of cabin privacy.

Boeing 777-300

First Class Solo: 1A, 1K, 2A, 2K

Why? Windows win in BA first. More space, excellent privacy.

First Class Couple: 1A,2A Or 1E, 1F

Why? If you need to talk 1E,1F is private, if you don’t 1A, 2A are the best seats.

Business Class Solo: 16A, 16K

Why? Direct aisle access, only noise from lav, multiple windows, extra legroom.

Business Class Couple: 16E, 16F or 16A, 16B or 16J, 16K 

Why? Direct aisle access for both, extra legroom, rear of cabin privacy.

Boeing 787-8

First Class Solo: No First Class on this plane. 

First Class Couple: No First Class on this plane.

Business Class Solo: 1B, 1J, 7A, 7K

Why? Direct aisle access, no one climbing over, privacy of front or rear of cabin.

Business Class Couple: 3A, 3B or 1J, 1K

Why? No perfect solution, but nice mini cabin, direct aisle access for both…

Boeing 787-9

First Class Solo: 2A, 2K

Why? Great window seat, maximum quiet away from galley. All seats are good though.

First Class Couple: 1A, 2A or 2E, 2F

Why? 1A,2A for great seats and extra space. 2E,2F if you wanna talk and face inward.

Business Class Solo: 13A, 13K, 6B, 6J

Why? Privacy in back of main cabin or front of mini cabin, direct aisle access.

Business Class Couple: 7J, 7K

Why? Direct aisle access for both, private, small cabin, lav on other side.

Is It Worth Paying To Reserve Seats?

Seat reservations are free for OneWorld Sapphire members and above after inputting their frequent flyer number into their reservation. If you don’t have status you’ll be asked to pay, or wait until the 24 hour mark. It really depends on your finances and pickiness. If a seat fee means nothing to you, go ahead and select a seat if a winner is available. If you don’t mind climbing over people or having people climb over you and are just excited about the bed, the food and all the other perks, save your money for the destination…