Class rating 6.3
- Boarding 7.3
- Seat for sitting 7.5
- Seat for sleeping 4.0
- Service 6.5
- Entertainment 4.8
- Food & drink 5.8
- Punctuality 6.8
- Baggage 7.5
Standard class in the Boeing 787 is called Economy Club and offers wider aisles, wider seats and slightly more legroom than normal. The cabin is configured 3-3-3 (A,B,C - D,E,F - G,H,J), with a 33-34-inch seat pitch and seats 244 passengers.
Thomson says that over 80% of seats give the full 34-inch pitch. Economy seats are 17.5 inches wide and seatbelts are 1,170mm or 46 inches long.
Seats have personal seven-inch TVs with USB ports and an iPod plug. Entertainment includes five films each way plus a children's channel. There are seven TV channels, 10 music channels and six games.
Remember that you will pay more for seats with extra legroom in the exit rows. If you don't want to do this, the window seats in row 39 will at least give more elbow room if you don't mind being near the toilets. Note that row 37 has no window.
Welfare seats, for those with limited mobility or other medical conditions, are located in rows 11 & 12 A to J. Note that these seats do not offer any additional room to a standard seat on the Dreamliner.
If you have a disability, you cannot sit by the exit for safety reasons, but you can ask for Row 10 A-J and Row 30 DEF, the latter having a disabled toilet in front of it. You will have to pay Thomson's standard extra legroom charges for these, however.
A set three course meal is included in the price of a long-haul ticket and some drinks are included with dinner, however most are charged for.
A spirit and mixer starts from £5.20, a 330ml can of Stella Artois lager costs £3.80 and a 75ml bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte champagne is £25.