Hainan Airlines was recognized as having the Best Airline Cabin Crew in China for 2018 by Skytrax, and were voted number one for the World’s Best Business Class Amenities. And although their services are some of the best, their business class seat did not match. As a result, Hainan Airlines upgraded its business class cabin available on the Boeing 787 just last year—a much-needed improvement. With that said, this is why we love Hainan Airlines newest business class seat:
Hainan Airlines decided on the Cirrus 3 Herringbone design for their business class on the Boeing 787, of which there are 30 total seats onboard. Due to the 1-2-1 layout and the herringbone position, all travelers not only have access to the aisle but can also feel like they have more privacy around them.
In addition to the Hainan Airlines business class seat converting into a fully-flat bed measuring 78 inches, there is also 11 inches of space between the seat and the aisle itself. And if you happen to travel with a lot of belongings, there’s plenty of storage space around the seat, thanks to the four different compartments. Now, everything you need is within arm’s reach.
When it comes to entertainment, the Hainan Airlines business class seat is equipped with a 16-inch touchscreen, featuring films, shows, music, in-flight shopping, and even a “Seat Chat”. This chat system “allows passengers to send both private and group messages to other passengers on board and for the cabin crew to communicate with passengers with ease.” It’s a fun and interesting way to make some friends on the flight, or chat with your buddies or family members that are not seating right beside you.
WiFi is also available for free, but because it’s connected via a Chinese server, there are limitations to what you can access, including Google and various social media platforms.
One fun feature that not all airlines have, is an onboard bar. Although Hainan Airlines has a very small one, it does come with a Nespresso Coffee Machine, located in the premier cabin. Say goodbye to those yawns because caffeine is there to save the day!
Looking for more? Check out this virtual tour of the newest cabin? Check out the video below, courtesy of Hainan Airlines.