Programs: The usual for over 7 Million paid miles flown to date... My first paid flight was on a DC3.
Best Single Economy Seat on the A380?
I've read the threads & must be overlooking the answer... My 20 year old daughter is in Sydney for a few months and will be returning to the US in January. When I bought her ticket, the return was on a 744 and I obtained seat 70A for her in both directions.
The return aircraft has been changed to the A380. What would be a preferred seat to request for her? She's a oneWorld Sapphire.
I have 80K reserved for an upcoming flight. I have however waitlisted for an upgrade to J (and if that fails to Y+). Looks like 80K might be better than a middle Y+ but having never set foot on one of these planes i'm not sure. Should I cancel the upgrade and waitlist only for J? (unfortunately my statuslessness, apart from QP won't help and neither, from what I read, will my full Y)
Had anyone success changing the seats? I have preassigned seats and the agent on the phone could not access the A380 seat maps.
Had this same problem w/QF on my SYD-LAX A380 flight for May '09. Went to "seatguru.com", used their QF seatmap and told the phone agent what seat I wanted. Just confirm w/the agent that your flight is actually on an A380. I'm on a 747 to SYD & on the A380 back to LAX.
Programs: QF Plat LTG, DJ Plat, GA Silv, HHon Diam, SPG Gold, APEC BTC
On the SQ A380, the LCD on the back of 69D equivalent is installed but does not switch on. I sat in the equivalent of 70E and wanted to try and put flight map on it and watch the movie on mine, but could not.
I had a good look at this last night and in my guesstimate order I think as follows. (Here's the seatmap)
Best Exit row seats (If you can get them):
66A/66K - wall exit seat, no one to disturb you and 5-10cm of room between seat and wall - hand hold to get up without disturbing seat neighbour.
79B/79J - Inner exit pair with plenty of space in front; no A/K seats,
66C/66H - Just like 46C/H-58C/H on QF 744's,
66B/66J - Inner exit seats - can be laterally squeezy,
66D/66E/66F/66G - designated exit seat - Bulkhead but much more room than at 50A/B/C or 51H/J/K - Non Bassinet position &
(With 79C/H many people bump the legs of a sleeping occupant as they walk through the curtains on the way down to the WHY "Bar".)
70E - less likely to be bumped by aisle traffic - may have two screens to play with (perhaps not, see previous post).
Note that all exit/bulkhead seats have PTVs stored under arm rests and need to be stowed for landing - can't watch tail-cam on take off.
The fuselage structure is such that it continues to curve outward up from the floor - perhaps 8cm between armrest and wall - double that at shoulders. So there's plenty of elbow/shoulder room at the windows.