Most comfortable premium economy/business class seat?

23 replies

Bruce777

Aegean Airlines - Miles & Bonus

Member since 17 Sep 2017

Total posts 26

One of the most important things in my mind about a premium cabin seat is its comfort and padding. Flew Etihad about a year ago, noticed a huge difference in the padding of their regional seat compared to their (hard) A380 seat. Does anyone know which airline offers the best padded/softest seat in premium economy or business? Can anyone who has flown Lufthansa in long-haul premium economy or business report about the padding of the seat?

ratrace

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 Apr 2018

Total posts 46

Where are you travelling to? That will narrow down the options

Mjkcan

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 14 Jun 2017

Total posts 50

Air New Zealand is the most comfortable bar none.



mcglynp

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 20 Jan 2016

Total posts 47

Agreed on Air NZ for PE. Best seat by some distance comfortable and well padded, I'd put VS PE next. Oddly comfortable seats but not as good as NZ. VA PE is very spacious at 42'' but I never find the seats that comfortable. Sorry never flown LH.

Dredgy

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Apr 2017

Total posts 164

For business, Lufthansa is fine for padding I guess. I don't really notice it. Foot room is atrocious though.


I like whatever those older style seats are that are used by Air India, Turkish Airlines and I think some of Hainan's planes. They're not fancy, but they are big, wide and extremely comfortably to sleep on.

Bruce777

Aegean Airlines - Miles & Bonus

Member since 17 Sep 2017

Total posts 26

Thank you, @ratrace I’m looking to travel from Europe to the Far East (China, Japan) and was wondering what my options are.

jch

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 15 Nov 2017

Total posts 143

Heard good things about Turkish Airlines business to China

Last editedby jch at Oct 09, 2018, 10:35 PM.

ratrace

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 Apr 2018

Total posts 46

CX is an option - PE in my opinion is one of the better PE products that I’ve tried. J is also pretty good. Cathay Dragon into China feels like a definite step down from the main carrier.


SQ J exception if you can avoid Silk Air into China - SQ PE don’t bother!

Tasman

Member since 03 Jan 2013

Total posts 1

Any advice on JAL PE?

elchriss0

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 13 Jan 2015

Total posts 80

Any advice on JAL PE?

I flew JAL PE MEL-NRT return this year and liked it enough to book again for next year (especially since it includes lounge access). I usually can only sleep in a lie flat seat but I was able to get half asleep in their W seat for around 6hours. It has 42inch pitch if that helps.

KPMS

Member since 19 Aug 2018

Total posts 3

Any comments on Qantas Premium Economy on a Boeing 787-9

TZB88

QFF

Member since 16 May 2016

Total posts 18

Any comments on Qantas Premium Economy on a Boeing 787-9

I've flown this a few times, surprised how small the seat/space felt for PremEcon.

TZB88

QFF

Member since 16 May 2016

Total posts 18

I do like ANA's J-class and product on the 787, although the seat is pretty hard and bedding surprisingly sparse/thin/cheap feeling given the top rankings it generally receives.

jcr737

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 28 Feb 2017

Total posts 5

Air NZ for PE, VA for J. China Airlines (CI) also have excellent PE & J seats.

RealKid

Member since 20 May 2014

Total posts 92

China Airlines (Taiwan) has a great seat as well. The leg rest is actually supportive and there is a foot bar as well which you can use (with an extra pillow) as a sort of ankle cradle, really works well for sleeping. Plus no one reclining into you and decent food.

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