Throne seat - worth an extra 50?

Old Mar 17, 14, 8:59 am
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Throne seat - worth an extra 50?

Returning from ORD next week in WTP at the moment, as there were no Avios seats. I just looked at the seat map and the emergency exit seats are available, including the throne seat. I don't have much experience in WTP and it looks as if the seat will be a bit narrower due to the table being in the armrest. Are these seats worth having over the usual ones? I'm hoping to sleep all the way back.
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Old Mar 17, 14, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by gustavmahler View Post
Returning from ORD next week in WTP at the moment, as there were no Avios seats. I just looked at the seat map and the emergency exit seats are available, including the throne seat. I don't have much experience in WTP and it looks as if the seat will be a bit narrower due to the table being in the armrest. Are these seats worth having over the usual ones? I'm hoping to sleep all the way back.
Yes, absolutely, in my opinion.

There is only one downside to the seat in my experience, I used to get cold feet, I guess to the proximity of the door, when I took my shoes off to sleep.
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Old Mar 17, 14, 9:16 am
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I came home from Brazil on the throne once; I found it very comfortable and slept well.
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Another downside, inconsiderate people in 29A/K will stick their stinking feet on the table.
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Old Mar 17, 14, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by gustavmahler View Post
Returning from ORD next week in WTP at the moment, as there were no Avios seats. I just looked at the seat map and the emergency exit seats are available, including the throne seat. I don't have much experience in WTP and it looks as if the seat will be a bit narrower due to the table being in the armrest. Are these seats worth having over the usual ones? I'm hoping to sleep all the way back.
Absolutely worth it. And for all WT+ seats the tray tables are in armrests
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Old Mar 17, 14, 9:23 am
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Absolutely worth it. And for all WT+ seats the tray tables are in armrests
Oh yeah - I'd forgotten that! Is the seat narrower because of the IFE screen being in the armrest?
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Old Mar 17, 14, 9:25 am
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Another downside, inconsiderate people in 29A/K will stick their stinking feet on the table.
29A/K are also available - are they just as good, better or worse?

Thanks for the help.
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Originally Posted by gustavmahler View Post
29A/K are also available - are they just as good, better or worse?

Thanks for the help.
Go for the throne. You have an extra side table to dump all your stuff on. A few tactically placed items there will mean the person behind won't get any ideas about using it as a footrest.
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Originally Posted by gustavmahler View Post
29A/K are also available - are they just as good, better or worse?
Not as good as the throne. Don't hesitate!
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I love the throne. If you make sure you put some stuff (magazines, sweater etc) on the table next to you early on, you shouldn't have any trouble with people putting their feet on it.

+1 for the advice about feet getting cold though.

29A and K are decent seats - you have excellent legroom, but you're still sat pretty close to someone and not a patch on the throne IMHO.
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If you want an idea of what the setup is like this is it:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/21010037-post2.html
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Old Mar 17, 14, 9:32 am
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Another downside, inconsiderate people in 29A/K will stick their stinking feet on the table.
This was some years ago, but I was sitting in a throne seat and I had to ask a big, sturdy male cabin crew member to ask the inconsiderate person to remove her feet, because she was one of those aggressive, horrible types and I did not want to cause an in-flight incident. My logic was that passengers are less likely to be obnoxious to a cabin crew member than a fellow passenger. He gave her a right finger wagging which I admit to finding very amusing.
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Old Mar 17, 14, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by LTN Phobia View Post
This was some years ago, but I was sitting in a throne seat and I had to ask a big, sturdy male cabin crew member to ask the inconsiderate person to remove her feet, because she was one of those aggressive, horrible types and I did not want to cause an in-flight incident. My logic was that passengers are less likely to be obnoxious to a cabin crew member than a fellow passenger. He gave her a right finger wagging which I admit to finding very amusing.
What were you doing in WTP?! This is terrible!

I've had people poking feet through the gap in seats in the past too. Usually women (smaller feet I guess).

A spilt cup of tea can do wonders, but you have to be careful not to get it on your seat.
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Old Mar 17, 14, 9:45 am
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What were you doing in WTP?! This is terrible!
That was some years ago. I used to fly economy class and premium economy regularly. In fact my first year or OWE was earned in discount economy.

In fact I had two long haul sectors in Y in the last month (wasn't on BA). It wasn't pleasant but it was actually not that bad. I was going to have two WT+ sectors too, but I was op-upped on one sector and the other suddenly came up with Avios upgrade so I took it.

Originally Posted by paulwuk View Post

I've had people poking feet through the gap in seats in the past too. Usually women (smaller feet I guess).
That is annoying too. I've never spilt anything on them but I have asked them to take their feet away. I also had people putting their feet up against the head rest, which is also annoying.

To go back to the topic, I think throne seats are great and well worth 50 - in fact I'd pay more than that for it if I have to.
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Old Mar 17, 14, 11:22 am
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