Most comfortable premium economy/business class seat?

By Bruce777 | Oct 09, 2018, 03:27 AM
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?
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By ratrace | Oct 09, 2018, 07:29 AM
Where are you travelling to? That will narrow down the options
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By Mjkcan | Oct 09, 2018, 07:38 AM
Air New Zealand is the most comfortable bar none.


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By mcglynp | Oct 09, 2018, 08:12 AM
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.
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By Dredgy | Oct 09, 2018, 02:39 PM
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.
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By Bruce777 | Oct 09, 2018, 04:41 PM
Thank you, @ratrace I’m looking to travel from Europe to the Far East (China, Japan) and was wondering what my options are.
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By jch | Oct 09, 2018, 07:07 PM
Heard good things about Turkish Airlines business to China
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By ratrace | Oct 10, 2018, 07:02 AM
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!
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By Tasman | Oct 10, 2018, 09:52 PM
Any advice on JAL PE?
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By elchriss0 | Oct 11, 2018, 12:37 PM
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.
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By KPMS | Oct 12, 2018, 04:07 PM
Any comments on Qantas Premium Economy on a Boeing 787-9
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By TZB88 | Oct 12, 2018, 04:36 PM
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.

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By TZB88 | Oct 12, 2018, 04:39 PM
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.
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By jcr737 | Oct 12, 2018, 07:36 PM
Air NZ for PE, VA for J. China Airlines (CI) also have excellent PE & J seats.
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By RealKid | Oct 12, 2018, 08:01 PM
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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By John Smuland | Oct 14, 2018, 07:18 AM
Any advice on JAL PE?

JAL PE is excellent. Have used it on 777-300ER and about to try it out on 787 LHR to HND. JAL treat PE as a kind of Business minus class so you get to use Lounges too, baggage gets Priority tags. Food good too and very attentive service.
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