cabin interior of an business class section in an aircraft

In Conversation: Business class with Virgin and BA

in conversation use this oneJoanna Bailey and Thomas Boon from Simple Flying join aviation journalist and interiors expert John Walton to face off about the newest business class seats from Virgin Atlantic and British Airways.

How does Virgin’s Safran Seats Cirrus NG hold up, beyond the well-discussed issue with the table? Is the lack of doors a dealbreaker for this new cabin? What about the new Loft lounge space that has replaced the signature Virgin Atlantic bar?

What about BA’s Collins Aerospace Super Diamond with its door? How has this seat changed, both compared with BA’s old business class seat and compared with existing Super Diamond seats? Do the colors, material and finish (CMF) stand up to scrutiny? What about the Club Kitchen?

And how do both seats compare with each other, face to face?

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