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Best club suite seat arrangement for a family of 4

  • theab

    We’re booked in for our first club suite flight with the plane in a 1-2-1 format and I’m curious to know what people suggest on seat arrangements for a family of 4 (older teenage kids). Is it best to take two sets of middle seats so you can have some communication between pairs? Or take a whole row and have the two window seats slightly isolated by the aisle?
    Any ideas from people who have done it gratefully received!


    Club Suites are not really designed for groups. Even in the middle pairs it’s pretty difficult to communicate, but that’s the best you can get in my experience.

    The Savage Squirrel

    Nothing’s going to make that much difference. Club Suites are pretty much solitary whatever you choose.
    If you’re in a centre pair then you’re reasonably close, but facing away from each other so conversation involves you both craning your heads round – it’s uncomfortable enough that it won’t last long. You are also on different access aisles so if you want to go round to their cubicle for anything you’ll have to walk to the end of the cabin, across, then double back.
    If you’re in the same row across the aisle from each other then the seats don’t exactly line up so even with the doors open you can’t see each other.
    To be honest I woudn’t worry about it much – 2 middle pairs is about the best available unless you prefer sitting by the window, but all seats are pretty similar- the main thing is that it’s definitely not worth paying BA’s seat reservation fees to get any particular seat selection or to ensure that you’re all sitting next to each other.


    We just flew LHR to SFO in CS. Perhaps your kids are different from mine but we gave ours the option of all in 1 row, all behind each other or picking 2 centre pairs.

    Both our kids went for all in 1 row so we flew out in row 1. I just got up and chatted to them when I needed to.


    Thanks all – helpful tips

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