Class rating 6.8
- Boarding 7.3
- Seat for sitting 7.1
- Seat for sleeping 4.8
- Service 6.3
- Entertainment 6.6
- Food & drink 5.2
- Punctuality 7.8
- Baggage 7.6
- Of course, your ratings vary widely for different classes. Choose one below for full details.
- B767-300 - 6.4
- B747-400 High J - 7.2
- A320 - 7.2
- B737-400 - 6.3
- A321 - 7.9
- B787 Dreamliner - 0.0
- A319 - 7.2
- B747-400 Mid J - 7.6
- A350 - 0.0
- B777-200 (Four class) - 7.6
- B777-200 (Three class) - 8.8
- A320 (Domestic) - 6.9
- B767-300 (European config.) - 6.2
- A318 - 9.3
- Embraer 170 - 5.8
- Embraer 190 - 7.6
- A321 (ex-Bmi) - 6.4
- B777-300ER - 7.7
- A380 - 0.0
So you've decided to pay the extra - or are not prepared to pay for Club World business. Either way, World Traveller Plus (WTP), the British Airways premium economy seat was designed for you.
The seat pitch is 38 inches (the distance from the back of your seat cushion (where it meets the upright support) to the back of the seat in front of you), the seat cushion width is 18.5-inches and the angle of seat maximum recline is 7". Overall length of seat back upright is 26-inches, large enough for, well, larger flyers, and providing much more comfort than the economy seat in a smaller cabin.
Depending on the aircraft, the configuration (how the seats are arranged) is either:
- 2-4-2 (Boeing 747 and 777)
- 2-2-2 (767)
WTP also offers
- Noise reducing headsets
- Enhanced amenity bag – to include pen and ear plugs
- Choice of either the Daily Mail or the Telegraph newspaper
- Fabric cushion and headrest cover
In WTP you used to get the same meal as in World Traveller (economy). That has changed and now you get one of the Club World (business) meals. Nevertheless, the main reason - some would say only reason - to fly WTP is for the larger seat. Other than that, it's an World Traveller (ie: economy) experience. If you are a member of the BA Executive Club you earn more tier points and miles than in economy, but then, you paid more for it as well.
Wondering which is the best seat to choose in WTP?
You need to look at the seatplans we have on this site (click the "Seat plans" tab above).
Remember to reserve a seat you will either have to pay extra, or fly enough that you get a BA Exec Club Card - though the rules on seat reservations are complicated.
Alternatively, click the tab above "Tried & Tested" to read several in-depth reviews of flying WTP written by the editorial staff of Business Traveller magazine, or "User Reviews" to read unedited reviewes written by flyers such as yourself.
And once you've flown, come back and rate your flight - the best reviews win prizes - see the home page of this website to see previous winning reviews and the latest reviews posted this week.
Tom Otley Editor (email@example.com)
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