A320 Row 6

Old Jan 22, 21, 4:29 pm
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A320 Row 6

Is Row 6 (premium) on the A320 as annoying as Seatguru makes it out to be? I prefer to be in the bulkhead, and would pick it on the 737s, but I can't tell if Row 6 on the A320 is a bit obtrusive into the aisle, has issues with the curtain etc. Flight in question is LAX-SEA-LAX

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Old Jan 22, 21, 4:39 pm
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Originally Posted by nw6338 View Post
Is Row 6 (premium) on the A320 as annoying as Seatguru makes it out to be? I prefer to be in the bulkhead, and would pick it on the 737s, but I can't tell if Row 6 on the A320 is a bit obtrusive into the aisle, has issues with the curtain etc. Flight in question is LAX-SEA-LAX

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It's just fine. I prefer 2A, but I've survived many flights in 6A and it's my preferred non-F seat. Also, there is no curtain, just a small plastic divider.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 4:50 pm
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Originally Posted by RAD_PDX View Post
It's just fine. I prefer 2A, but I've survived many flights in 6A and it's my preferred non-F seat. Also, there is no curtain, just a small plastic divider.


Preferable to row 7, in your opinion? Does it feel like last row of F can recline into you? And can you store things under the F seat in front? Thanks again!
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Old Jan 22, 21, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by nw6338 View Post
Is Row 6 (premium) on the A320 as annoying as Seatguru makes it out to be? I prefer to be in the bulkhead, and would pick it on the 737s, but I can't tell if Row 6 on the A320 is a bit obtrusive into the aisle, has issues with the curtain etc. Flight in question is LAX-SEA-LAX

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One of the features I REALLY like on the A320/A321 aircraft is the tablet holders that I can use to watch movies straight ahead rather than looking down the entire time....you don't get that feature in row 6. Row 6 use to be one of my favorite rows if I didn't get upgraded and couldn't sit in the exit row, but I kinda prefer row 7 now. The last time I sat in row 6 on the -800 it was unusually claustrophobic with that annoying curtain that seemed like it was inches from my face.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 4:53 pm
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Preferable to row 7, in your opinion? Does it feel like last row of F can recline into you? And can you store things under the F seat in front? Thanks again!
I haven't found the recline to be an issue and I like the extra legroom of row 6. I can't swear to it, but I think row 6 has more pitch than any row of F. You can store items under the F seats as well. The only potential advantage I could see to row 7 would be the tablet holders that are integrated into the fold down tray tables (the tray tables come of the seats in row 6). It sounds like you are flying a round trip and since neither is a bad place to sit, I'd try row 6 on one leg and row 7 on the other so you can experience them both and know your preference for the future.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 5:17 pm
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I haven't found the recline to be an issue and I like the extra legroom of row 6. I can't swear to it, but I think row 6 has more pitch than any row of F. You can store items under the F seats as well. The only potential advantage I could see to row 7 would be the tablet holders that are integrated into the fold down tray tables (the tray tables come of the seats in row 6). It sounds like you are flying a round trip and since neither is a bad place to sit, I'd try row 6 on one leg and row 7 on the other so you can experience them both and know your preference for the future.
I don't particularly enjoy the curtain on the 738s either. Keep in mind that the seats in 6 are slightly narrower to accomodate the tray table in the armrest and the arms are fixed between 6AB(EF) & 6BC(DE). Additionally there are only two power-points in the last row of F for each triplet of seats in row 6.

With Premium middles blocked, I prefer the rows behind 6 especially if I am traveling with my partner. You can flip up the arms (even on the isle ) and spread out a little more.

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Old Jan 22, 21, 5:47 pm
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As mentioned above, it's a plastic divider on the A320 and if you're tall, 6 has more legroom than 7. I prefer it.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 6:38 pm
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I haven't found the recline to be an issue and I like the extra legroom of row 6. I can't swear to it, but I think row 6 has more pitch than any row of F. You can store items under the F seats as well. The only potential advantage I could see to row 7 would be the tablet holders that are integrated into the fold down tray tables (the tray tables come of the seats in row 6). It sounds like you are flying a round trip and since neither is a bad place to sit, I'd try row 6 on one leg and row 7 on the other so you can experience them both and know your preference for the future.
I've been on flights where the FAs stored their bags in the space under the last row in F -- meaning that the leg room for Row 6 was reduced!
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Old Jan 22, 21, 6:40 pm
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I've been on flights where the FAs stored their bags in the space under the last row in F -- meaning that the leg room for Row 6 was reduced!
Geez... I don't think that's supposed to be a thing (please correct me if I'm wrong).
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Old Jan 22, 21, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by AndyPatterson View Post
I've been on flights where the FAs stored their bags in the space under the last row in F -- meaning that the leg room for Row 6 was reduced!
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Geez... I don't think that's supposed to be a thing (please correct me if I'm wrong).
Definitely NOT a thing. I've never had this happen to me, and I've been on the airbii for many years now. You're much more likely to encounter FA bags in the F overheads.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 7:03 pm
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Keep in mind that the seats in 6 are slightly narrower to accomodate the tray table in the armrest
This bears repeating.... I'm reasonlbly slim (38" waist) and the non-FC seats with the tray in the armrest are an abosulte killer. I feel like I'm in a clamp the entire flight. I'd rather sit in a non-reclining seat in front of the restroom than one of these. Of course, we're all different but just beware if your medium/large or greater.
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Old Jan 22, 21, 8:47 pm
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Thanks for the input, everyone. I think we will do bulkhead and regular premium both on different flights. We're actually connecting LAX-SEA-ANC , and couldn't find a first reward the whole way, sadly, so premium it is!
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Old Jan 23, 21, 10:06 am
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Originally Posted by AndyPatterson View Post
I've been on flights where the FAs stored their bags in the space under the last row in F -- meaning that the leg room for Row 6 was reduced!
It would serve as my footrest.
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Old Jan 24, 21, 3:07 pm
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My partner and I don't like row 6 because of the non-retractable armrest.

This was already this way before COVID, when we would select Window+Middle or Middle+Aisle.

Now that the middle seat is blocked (Middle seats in the Premium cabin are oddly the only ones that are still being blocked on Alaska), even more so: having that middle seat empty in row 7 is a lot more comfortable for us (because of the retractable armrests) than having an empty middle seat between us on row 6.
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Old Jan 29, 21, 10:59 am
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For future reference, here is a good photo (courtesy of AS social media) showing off 6A-C on an updated Airbus. It does a decent job illustrating pitch as well as showing the "curtain".
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