I have not yet ridden the Dreamliner. That is about to change. It has taken me a long time to get on one. Have you flown on a 787 yet?
I booked my first 787 flight with, a few weeks ago. Today, I booked my second, third and fourth flights on different airlines. They are all in “Business Class” so I can do some comparisons. Any advice you may have on seating accepted.
My first 787 flight is with LATAM in June in Premium Business. These 30 fully reclining seats have a 23 inch width and 75 inch pitch. Behind the Business Cabin are 51 Space + seats with a 34′ pitch and a 17.3″ width. 232 standard Economy seats with a 32″ pitch round off the grand total to 313 seats.
The next 787 flight will be from Brisbane to Bangkok in September when I get to sample Thai Airways 787-8 Royal Silk Class cabin for nine hours and 20 minutes. Thai’s 24 Business Class flat bed seats have a 60″ pitch. Behind that cabin is the Economy section with 240 standard seats and a 32″ pitch. This gives a total of 264 passengers.
My third 787 flight will be on Singapore’s discount carrier Scoot, travelling down from Singapore to Sydney in October. Scoot has 375 seats (62 more than LATAM) on each 787-9 made up of:
- 35 ScootBiz recliner seats with 38″ pitch (where I will be)
- 45 ScootinSilence standard seats with 34″ pitch
- 295 standard seats with 31″ pitch
In December (a long wait I know), I will be jetting from Melbourne, Australia to Singapore in a 787-8 operated by Australia discount carrier Jetstar‘s 787-8. This seven hour and 40 minute flight trip will be in their 21 seat Business Class Cabin with 38″ seat pitch, 19″ width, free baggage and meals. Aside from the 21 Business Class “recliner seats“, the plane has 314 seats with a tiny 30″ pitch in Economy. This means 335 people crammed on board. Jetstar started operating their Dreamliner since April, 2014 and are ramping up to a full total of 11 Boeing 787-8s.
I look forward to sharing my flight reports with you.