Fabulous Fridays: Small Business Class Cabin Sections For Extra Privacy – ANA Flight Vancouver to Tokyo

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It’s another Fabulous Friday and this week it’s about the small 2-3 Row Business Class sections some aircraft offer which make Business often have the privacy of First Class.

Yesterday I flew ANA Business Class from Vancouver to Tokyo which is operated by a Dreamliner B787-900 which is not my favorite aircraft but the ANA configuration has a small cabin segment with just 3 rows (2.5 really).

As much of an improvement Business Class is over the regular Economy Class (I flew Narita-Vancouver in JAL Economy last week) it is anything but private.

Some aircraft have very large Business cabin and if you’re lucky the airline of your choice has already upgraded to 1-2-1 configuration to provide extra privacy for single travelers. Apart from that planes like the A380 in the upper deck are just a huge mess hall filled with business class seats as far as the eye can see.

Here is the layout for the ANA plane I flew yesterday:

I selected seat 9A which was fine, however the noise from the galley was a bit bothersome. For my next segment I selected 10K instead, maybe that will be better.

Conclusion

Overall it was much more private and quiet in this small cabin compared to the main compartment where people get up, fumble on their overheads or request service all the time.

I do however suggest to check at the check-in that there aren’t any children (especially infants) in the cabin. Otherwise the purpose defeats itself and it will become a chamber of hell.

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  • Robert Kennedy

    I find Swiss ahs the same problem – very large business class cabin which feels very crowded and not at all relaxing.

  • Gary

    I was at check-in and heard some infants and children inquiring about whether little Sebastian was on their flight, and if so, if they could change to another itinerary.

    • cscasi

      Jealousy will get you nowhere!

    • Harry Webb

      Give him a fair go.

    • Len Gattsche

      He’s just jealous, but always read Sebastian write ups.
      To me, Gary is just a tosser.

      • Chris

        …and a VERY irritating one at that.

    • Traveler

      Gary, you are a nasty little cyber-bully. You are bullying someone in their workplace, which is possibly illegal. You add nothing to this blog.

      I enjoy reading Sebastian’s posts. I dislike reading yours.

      John, is it possible to ban Gary from posting, or delete his offensive posts please?

      • Gary

        Another alias for little Sebastian.

  • Gary

    The few of you who identify as a member of little Sebastian’s cabal (or are just another one of his multiple aliases) should take a long look at the posts made by John, Kevin and Freddo… and then compare the quality to little Sebastian’s… as the rest of us do. Big difference and indisputably so. Have at it, kids.

    • Traveler

      Cyber-bully

    • Robert Kennedy

      So this guy Gary is obsessed with Sebastian to the degree that he is just openly harassing him? I read this site fairly regularly and I don’t really obsess who has written which article.

      If you don’t like a particular author, then just don’t read their articles. Either way I think this kind of post is mean spirited and pointless – might be time for Gary to have a forced vacation from this site?

  • Gary

    I’m reposting this deleted post since it’s important for our ongoing discussion about racial prejudice et al and in the interest of fair and balanced free speech and all:

    “The few of you who identify as a member of little Sebastian’s cabal (or are just anotherone of his multiple aliases) should take a long look at the posts made by John, Kevin and Freddo… and then compare the quality to little Sebastian’s… as the rest of us do. Big difference and indisputably so. Have at it, kids.”

  • JC

    Yes, better remove useless inflammatory posts.