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?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 01 Apr 2018
Total posts 46
Where are you travelling to? That will narrow down the options
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 14 Jun 2017
Total posts 50
Air New Zealand is the most comfortable bar none.
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.
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.
Thank you, @ratrace I’m looking to travel from Europe to the Far East (China, Japan) and was wondering what my options are.
Member since 15 Nov 2017
Total posts 143
Heard good things about Turkish Airlines business to China
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.
Member since 03 Jan 2013
Total posts 1
Any advice on JAL PE?
Member since 13 Jan 2015
Total posts 80
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.
Member since 19 Aug 2018
Total posts 3
Any comments on Qantas Premium Economy on a Boeing 787-9
Member since 16 May 2016
Total posts 18
I've flown this a few times, surprised how small the seat/space felt for PremEcon.
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.
Member since 28 Feb 2017
Total posts 5
Air NZ for PE, VA for J. China Airlines (CI) also have excellent PE & J seats.
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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