The seat is the most important feature for the business class traveler. However, airlines follow (sometime deliberately) confusing naming conventions that can leave passengers guessing about the exact features they will get. On top of it, often the features vary across an airline’s different aircraft.
Australian Business Traveller has come up with a guide to the different types of business class seats available on aircraft.
The guide explains different types of business class seats and layouts, the difference between lie-flat and fully flat seats (lie-flat seats are flat but not horizontal unlike fully-flat seats), the importance of direct aisle-access, the difference between seat-pitch and bed-length for flat business class seats and why bulkhead seats may not always be a good choice in business class.