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Old Jul 27, 09, 3:28 am   #1
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How tall is that woman in the picture?

http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/home/au/en

I reckon the lady posing in the QF Y seat must be < 5' tall. I simply cannot understand how someone can look so comfortable in a Y seat!
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I reckon the seat pitch must be more than 31" too!
She is pretty cute tho...
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Old Jul 27, 09, 5:00 am   #3
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I reckon the lady posing in the QF Y seat must be < 5' tall. I simply cannot understand how someone can look so comfortable in a Y seat!
Even I, a shortie, find Y seat uncomfortable, so yes she must be pretty short.
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Old Jul 27, 09, 5:47 am   #4
  
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That's gotta be a photoshop. Her boobs are pretty much on the arm rests, and her bum is in the back of the seat. Stretching the truth there QF!
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I simply cannot understand how someone can look so comfortable in a Y seat!
drugs, lots of drugs...
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Old Jul 27, 09, 6:32 am   #6
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She has got to be about 4' tall (or perhaps 10 yrs old) - now that I study the dimensions of her face compared with the head rest. Somewhat misrepresenting the reality of an average person in the seat. Shame on you QF!

Of course I have to declare an interest - I'm tall and just can't fit in the seat.
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Old Jul 27, 09, 6:55 am   #7
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Of course I have to declare an interest - I'm tall and just can't fit in the seat.
If you need help, serfty and I will be more than willing to apply a bit of force and I am sure between the two of us we will make you fit.

On a different note, I didn't know QF supplies headsets in children's sizes. Must keep this in mind for Micro DUF.
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Old Jul 27, 09, 7:25 am   #8
  
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Some of the A380 images and videos were shot in a studio in Sydney. In the commercial there is a bit where a lady is in premium economy and it is very very spacious and only 2 rows - that is the studio scene. The next scene is onboard where the flight attendant is delivering a sandwich. I was there for the filming - very interesting to see how it is all done.
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Old Jul 27, 09, 3:44 pm   #9
  
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NEWS FLASH

SMH Saturday 25th July 2009:

Qantas Airlines caught out. Have been using a family of "little people " to demonstrate the spaciousness of their new aircraft and also the refit of older aircraft.

A Qantas spokesperson said any questions should be referred to their ergonomics consultant Matt Roloff.

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Might be an outsize stage prop seat?
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Old Jul 27, 09, 4:53 pm   #11
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If you need help, serfty and I will be more than willing to apply a bit of force and I am sure between the two of us we will make you fit. ...
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Old Jul 27, 09, 5:37 pm   #12
  
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Firstly, the angle of the shot gives the illusion of more leg room given the focus towards her legs. She is a petite woman and has some room to move back and forth on the seat. She is sitting diagonly from the back right to the front left AND you can see her left ankle sticking out in the walkway - add in the camera angle and you have a spaceous shot.

Secondly, the same women is in the 'exit row seat' image on the same page - you can see her sitting up more although still hunched over a tad so that her head does not go above the top of the headrest. The positions she is sitting in would not be all that comfortable for the average traveller.... the smile is for the camera

I'm sure she wouldn't be smiling if the picture represented a true inflight shot with a kid on one side and an overweight person on the other, taking up all the armrest!
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I agree with d00t. How come someone like that never sits next to me in Y?

I estimate she is about 5ft even and just on 40kg. Would love to see her try to put her bag in the overhead bin. (Actually, come to think of it, reminds me of a girl I used to know)
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Old Jul 27, 09, 7:16 pm   #14
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Are we sure that's a real women? Looks computer generated to me.
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She was actually quite tall - I'm 5ft 11 and she was just shorter than me

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I'm sure she wouldn't be smiling if the picture represented a true inflight shot with a kid on one side and an overweight person on the other, taking up all the armrest!
She seems happy next to a kid in the photo
http://biztravelguru.com/photos/airl...9/425x256.aspx

(missing overweight person - gone to bathroom)
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