Seat map Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Etihad Airways. Best seats in the plane
Etihad Airways operates 2 versions of Boeing 787-9. This airplane is used during long-haul flights.
First cabin version of the Boeing 787-9 (789) V1
First version is the most common among to versions operated by Etihad Airways.
This airplane may accommodate 231 passengers in three classes: first, business and economy.
First two rows offer 8 closed suited of the first class. These seats have 180 degree recline. Location of the galleys and lavatories in front may cause discomfort to passengers of the seats of the 1st row.
For passengers traveling with babies the seats 2D and 2G offer bassinet locations.
Behind the seats of the first class 28 flat bed seats of business class are located. These seats are divided into two sections. First section contains 8 seats. The noise from the galleys and lavatories located behind the seats of the 6th row will represent problem for passengers of these seats.
The second section of business class seats is located behind exit row. This section consists of 4 rows of seats. The only disadvantage of the seats of the 7th row is close location of the galleys.
Passengers with infants are often seated on the seats of the 10th row as they have bassinet locations.
Economy class consists of 195 standard seats. Most of these seats have 3-3-3 configuration. Economy class seats are separated from each other with exit row. First section contains 8 rows of seats. Because of the bulkhead position the legroom of the seats of the 15th row is limited. Also these seats have no floor storage during take-off and landing. These seats are intended first of all for passengers travelling with infants as they offer bassinet locations.
The only disadvantage of the seats of the 22nd row is proximity of the lavatories and galleys.
The second section of economy class seats has 15 rows of seats. Passengers of the seats 23DEG, 24ABC and 24HJK will take advantage of extra legroom. However, other passengers tend to congregate in the area of these seats while waiting to visit lavatories. The seats 23DEG have bassinet locations.
Missing windows make the seats 35A and 35K bad seats.
Location of the galleys and lavatories behind will cause discomfort to passengers of the seats of the 36th and 37th rows. Also the seats 36ABC, 36HJK and 37DEG are less reclining than standard that is why these seats are considered bad seats.
Second cabin version of the Boeing 787-9 (789) V2
The second version of Boeing 787-9 is a two-class version of the airplane.
The seats of the first seven rows, i.e. the seats of the rows 5-11, are the seats of pearl business class. There are totally 28 flat bed seats here. These seats have 180 degree recline. The noise from the galley and lavatories located in front may cause discomfort to passengers of the seats of the 5th row. Missing windows make the seats 9C and 9H bad seats. Proximity of the galleys is the main disadvantage of the seats of the 11th row.
Behind the exit row 271 seats of the economy class are located. These seats have 6 inches recline.
Economy class seats are divided into 2 sections. First section contains 16 rows of seats that have 3-3-3 configuration. Passengers traveling with infants are often seated on the seats of the 15th row because these seats have bassinets. Because of the position of the bulkhead these seats have limited space for passengers’ legs. Among other disadvantages: proximity of the galleys, reduced width of the seats and lack of floor storage during take-off and landing.
Lavatories located behind are the main disadvantage of the seats of the 30th row.
Second section of economy class seats is located behind the exit row. This section has 15 rows of seats.
Thanks to the exit row located in front the seats of the 31st row offer extra legroom. Passengers tend to gather in the area of these seats in order to visit lavatories thus causing discomfort to passengers of these seats. As the tray tables are built-in the armrests the width of these seats is reduced a little. Protrusion of the exit doors inside restricts extra legroom of the seats 31A and 31K a little. The seats 31DEG offer bassinets for passengers traveling with infants,.
Galleys and lavatories located at the tail of the airplane will cause discomfort to passengers of the following seats: 43C, 43H, 44AC, 44D, 44G, 44HK and 45DEG. Being the last row of the airplane the seats 45DEG may be less reclining or not reclining at all. That is why these seats are considered bad seats.
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