British Airways business class (experienced on the B777 and B787)

British Airways international business class (also known as Club World) may be the world’s best business class product if you are travelling with a partner. The forward facing/rear facing seat combos are very convenient to chat with the person seating next to you, like on a comfy tête-à-tête serpentine sofa. When travelling alone and looking for privacy, those plastic privacy dividers between seats won’t be that efficient though. Staring directly at a stranger’s face when the divider is open (as during service, take-off, taxi and landing) can be quite awkward…! All seats are lie-flat and have direct aisle access, so BA’s business cabin is better than the old -fashioned 2-2-2 configuration some major airlines unfortunately still have on their planes. But a lot less private than those with the herring-bone configuration, which remains the best of the best in terms of privacy.

Business class cabin on the B777 British Airways
Business class cabin on the B777

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Turkish Airlines business class (experienced on the B777)

Last year thepickytraveller flew Turkish Airlines between Istanbul and Tokyo to experience the famous sakuraWhile TK’s business class surely is a strong product in terms of food and CIP lounge, unfortunately the quality of service is erratic.

Mood lighting onboard TK
Mood lighting onboard TK

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Cathay Pacific business class (experienced on the B777)

CX is known for being one of the world’s best airlines, together with other Asian and Middle-Eastern carriers. Their business class for long-haul flights surely is a solid product. In February, thepickytraveller tried it on a flight from Milano to Hong Kong and from Hong Kong to Amsterdam.

CX business class
CX business class sign

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