Seat Map Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 (788)
Airplane Boeing 787-8 (788) Kenya Airways with 2 classes and 234 seats on board. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which should be avoided.
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Being 1,82 meters tall I found the legroom reasonably good. the seat was comfortable but the width did irritate me at times. I chose the seat because due to Prostate cancer I need to visit the toilet quite frequently and found it suited me well considering it being an aisle seat and I didn't have to disturb other passengers. I would probably choose this seat again because as a pensioner I cannot afford the more legroom seats.
Extra legroom seat charged at $USD50. Legroom slightly impeded by the bulk of the emergency exit door. This seat also is not immediately adjacent to a window. Close to the toilets so can be busy with fellow passengers. Would try and book this seat again though.
Even though these planes are fairly new, because Kenya Airways uses the same seats it used to on its older planes, it is saddled with a really strange experience. The cushioning is comfortable but the dimensions are just not space-saving in comparison with more modern seat designs, even if the exact dimensions of a seating space may be competitive with other airlines in terms of width and pitch. All of the seats on row 25 are in an exit row (apart from the middle group, obviously) so they do have a TON of legroom. So much that passengers may just stand around and crowd your space when they get tired of sitting (since the New York flight is 14 hours, that's pretty reasonable). The trade-off is that there is, in practical terms, no window on the exit row seats. Personally regular economy seats left me feeling more cramped than on other planes, so an upgrade for the extra legroom is worth it. But the price to upgrade is $100 and you will lose the window, so if the window matters to you, you might prefer a regular seat. Also just to note that in my opinion (perhaps unsurprisingly) Kenya Airways planes have the air condition on a little lower than average (meaning the planes are warmer than average). A flight attendant gave me a helpful tip that the plane feels a little colder the further away you are from the wing, where most of the electronic systems are located in the cabin. As a result row 25 is the best possible choice for me --- I prefer the cooler space and the extra legroom. Overall this flight is still the easiest way to get from the United States to Kenya --- the minor peculiarities are DEFINITELY worth not having to stop off in Europe or the Middle East.
Very nice, modern aircraft. The seat was very comfortable and the recline was good. Seat 27A has good alignment with the window. Very enjoyable flight, legroom was good so was the IFE.
This business seat is nice automatic system easy to use, nice confort ... I flow 9 hours betwin Amsterdan & Nairobi! I slep well full flat bed !!!
There is no window in this row!
AVOID AVOID AVOID. I picked this seat because of it's close proximity to the toilets - being an 8.5hr flight! Sitting my the toilets doesn't bother me in the slighest but this seat - this plane - so awful. So little room. The bad things you hear and read about the Dreamliner 787-8 are all true and this is coming from someone who knows nothing about planes and is quite happy to plonk down in any old seat and enjoy the journey (I've flown Canada and various places in Europe). The legroom is non existent (and I'm only 5'6") and the space between you and the back of the seat in front is scarily small. I was unfortunate enough to have a very selfish travelling in front of me on the way out who reclined his chair fully for almost the entire journey and let me tell you, a claustrophobic person would have been in trouble in such a scenario. The gap between my face and the back of the seat in front was no more than 7" - for 8hrs! I felt completely boxed in and somewhat trapped, to be honest. I think only a small child could cope in these seats. The seat design itself is really not comfortable, pushing out the lower back, forcing one into a slightly curved position which I didn't find comfortable at all. I'd go as far as to say I'd pick another airline if this plane came up on my next route.
PLENTY of leg room, but baby baskinets can be bothersome
Seats 1D and 1F do not have overhead storage space. The pilot bunks are located in the crawl space directly above these seats and the stairs are on the other side of the bulkhead divider. Plane 5Y-KZA thru 5Y-KZG all need maintenance even though they are fairly new at about 3 years old (I've flown on planes A, B, C and G). The lavatory toilet seats cannot stay up and is tricky for men to relieve themselves.
I absolutely hate this plane.it is certainly more cramped than the old fleet. Plus theres less rows. On Old fleet plane i always had row 31. As there was just 2 seats together. Perfect when you were a couple. I have been flying with kq for years,but i am considering changing airlines. Also the flight from nairobi to heathrow has changed to a daytime flight with terrible connections from mombasa to nairobi.
I had the misfortune to be placed at le last minute on this aircraft, as KLM messed up my original flights to Kilimanjaro. There is absolutely no way the seats are 18.5 inches wide, as claimed. I'm just an average sized male, we were three in my row, and eating could only be performed with one's elbows in front of our bodies. The seats were even narrower than the ones on Air France's B777 with 10 across seating that I had used to get to Paris from Canada. What good are bigger windows and fancy electronic blinds when there is no basic comfort like seats build for average humans?
Extremely uncomfortable seats for such a new plane. Hard, and less knee room than an A330, B767 or other comparable wide-bodies. Kenya shouldn't have given up their 777 fleet.
The guy on seat 14D was taking half of my seat and the guy behind on seat 15F had his feet right under my feet. Seats are too small or even smaller than the Boeing 777. I am short at 5.2ft and felt very uncomfortable.Couldn't sleep.Last time in 2013 and 2014 I travelled on the Boeing 777 the last 2 seats at the back had enough leg room.Very comfortable.
I hated this plane. I had three seats to myself with about six feet of legroom in front of me and I still felt cramped. The seats are too narrow. Bring back the 777.
I found the seats very close together and I'm a very short person. My next seat neighbour seemed to be sitting on my half of my seat most of the night. I don't know why there is so much hype about this aircraft if this is normal.
This seat is right next to the curtain dividing Business from Economy sections, which was irritating at times.
Overhead luggage compartment is in use as storage by flight attendants and may already contain items.