Take a seat

There are 40 business class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, all with direct aisle access. The staggered design allows flat-bed seats to slot Tetris-like into the console in front, but the downside is every alternate seat has less privacy, being adjacent to the aisle, so study the online cabin map before making your selection.

The seat is softened by a mattress pad, although I still find it a little firm for sleeping. At 189cm when extended, the length is slightly shorter than other airlines, but should be no issue for most.

An attractive Globetrotter brand amenities kit contains L’Occitane lip balm and body milk, sleeping mask, ear plugs and one of those “in-case-of-emergency” bonsai toothbrush and toothbrush sets.

The blue and white colour scheme has the clinical ambience of a dental surgery, but is soothing enough when the lights are dimmed. Slippers are provided (handy for toilet trips) but pyjamas are not.

Tech talk

The 45cm touchscreen monitor with retractable remote is noticeably dated but functional and intuitive.

The universal power point and USB-A port is conveniently positioned above the side console. I’m disappointed there are no external cameras on the plane, but you can access some (again, very dated) live flight tracking information.

Whenever a seatbelt announcement is made my monitor lights up with the luminosity of a thousand suns, wrenching me from sleep. Wi-fi comes at a cost, but sleep is more of a priority than internet connectivity on this overnight hop.

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