The configuration on the B777-300ER is 2-2-2 with five rows of six seats and a final sixth row of just four seats. At the seat was an amenity bag and I was quickly offered water, sparkling wine or orange juice. Staff switched effortlessly between Russian and English.
There is power (EU, UK or US) in the seat, and USB power next to the IFE screen. There is a storage area under the IFE screen and a footrest for extending the seat so it becomes fully flat.
The menus were presented pre-take off and orders were taken after we were at cruising altitude. I worked using the laptop power and investigated the inflight entertainment system, which had a wide range of entertainment including new-release movies. The flight has wifi access with OnAir, but it is very expensive at US$40 for the whole flight, but only for 150MB.
Orders for drinks were taken with the food order, and the drink arrived along with the starter. Before that the flight attendants brought around hot towels.
Appetizer was a tartlet with eggplant caviar and duck prosciutto followed by a cold starter of salmon with dill, beetroot jelly, radish and salad greens, served with orange and lemon slices. The salad was fresh vegetables with olive oil and lemon dressing and there was also the option of a cabbage soup with porcini mushrooms and sour cream.
Main courses were a choice of chicken thigh, pasta with tomatoes and broccoli, served with cherry sauce; baked halibut with black rice, served with bell pepper sauce; and roasted cauliflower, with hollandaise sauce, anchovy and mint.
There was also a Chinese set menu with dishes such as Asian-style beef salad and cherry tomato; eggplants with tomatoes, garlic and spicy red pepper; soup with shrimp wonton, chicken with sweet and sour sauce and baked pineapple and Jasmine rice. It was very filling and had lots of interesting flavours.
After eating I reclined the bed and went to sleep. As well as the pillow, which is already at the seat, there is a mattress cover (not a topper, really, since it has no cushioning) and a duvet. I slept pretty well for about five hours.
This was another excellent flight. If you didn’t fancy eating you could easily have slept right the way through this night flight (many passengers did). The seat is not the most comfortable business class seat currently flying, but it’s more than adequate for a good night’s sleep.
Top: B777-300ER business class food service; Above: workingin business class