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.
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.