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Old Jan 29, 16, 8:55 am
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what do people feel about 1A on the a380? currently looking at a seat map LHR-SFO that is wide open. i've only done 744 F and wonder if 1A on the A380 is too "forward" to be bothered by stairs an/or galley? thanks
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Old Jan 29, 16, 9:08 am
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The galley is at the back of the cabin and the stairs are only used but the CSD/CSM and flight crew.
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Old Jan 29, 16, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by VSLover View Post
what do people feel about 1A on the a380? currently looking at a seat map LHR-SFO that is wide open. i've only done 744 F and wonder if 1A on the A380 is too "forward" to be bothered by stairs an/or galley? thanks
I always choose 1A or 1K - never been bothered by noise or passing traffic whilst sat there and they seemed to have solved the noisy cupboard issues that plagued these seats previously. Go for 1A and see how you get on
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Old Jan 31, 16, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post

1A and 1K can feel claustrophobic if you're not used to them. 1A + 2A is a great compromise.
I just came to this thread to ask that very question. Right now we ( couple) are in 2A and 3A on a 747. I had planned to try and grab 1A and 1K if they were available....but when I look at the actual cabin pictures...the seats look incredibly claustrophobic to me...facing a wall with no space in front of you. It is a daytime flight as well.....

Stick to what we have?
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Old Jan 31, 16, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by david4455 View Post
I just came to this thread to ask that very question. Right now we ( couple) are in 2A and 3A on a 747. I had planned to try and grab 1A and 1K if they were available....but when I look at the actual cabin pictures...the seats look incredibly claustrophobic to me...facing a wall with no space in front of you. It is a daytime flight as well.....

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Old Jan 31, 16, 10:34 am
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Here's my recent 1A - definitely not claustrophobic in my opinion and will always take of travelling with someone in 1K. Take 2A/K when travelling solo
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Old Jan 31, 16, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by david4455 View Post
... the seats look incredibly claustrophobic to me...
I know there are some who feel that way but I don't. 1A for me (1A/1K for us) whenever possible.
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Flew in First for the 1st time (and probably last) on a 747-400 and 1A/1K are the best seat for couple if you can get them. Had a super time and the crew were fantastic
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Old Feb 4, 16, 11:40 am
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On Saturday i'm flying LHR-LAX on the 777-200 flight.

At this moment I'm in 4A.

3A & 2A are taken,

But 1A has just become free, do you think its worth making the switch ?
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Old Feb 4, 16, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by southsidesilver View Post
On Saturday i'm flying LHR-LAX on the 777-200 flight.

At this moment I'm in 4A.

3A & 2A are taken,

But 1A has just become free, do you think its worth making the switch ?
I would on the 777, it's nice and private at the front.
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Originally Posted by southsidesilver View Post
On Saturday i'm flying LHR-LAX on the 777-200 flight.
I haven't seen a BA operated flight to LAX on the 200 in years, I'm 99% sure it will be a 300ER.
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Old Feb 4, 16, 12:28 pm
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I haven't seen a BA operated flight to LAX on the 200 in years, I'm 99% sure it will be a 300ER.
You are most likely right, I guess I thought it was a 777-200 because the code coming up for it in the GDS is

777

I thought the 777-300 with BA was coded as 777W.

Though when I look at the 935PM flight from LHR-SIN I know that is a 777-300, but the code in the GDS is also just 777.

Well I hope its a 777-300 , that would be much better

Though looking at BA Source, it seems to be a 777-300 over the entire month of JAN with the A380 serving the other flight

27/01/2016 BA282 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-STBJ B777-300ER 14F/56J/44W/183Y
27/01/2016 BA268 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-XLEA A380-800 14F/97J/55W/303Y
28/01/2016 BA282 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-STBC B777-300ER 14F/56J/44W/183Y
28/01/2016 BA268 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-XLEB A380-800 14F/97J/55W/303Y
29/01/2016 BA282 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-STBB B777-300ER 14F/56J/44W/183Y
29/01/2016 BA268 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-XLEC A380-800 14F/97J/55W/303Y
30/01/2016 BA282 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-STBA B777-300ER 14F/56J/44W/183Y
30/01/2016 BA268 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-XLED A380-800 14F/97J/55W/303Y
31/01/2016 BA282 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-STBJ B777-300ER 14F/56J/44W/183Y
31/01/2016 BA268 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-XLEI A380-800 14F/97J/55W/303Y
01/02/2016 BA282 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-STBL B777-300ER 14F/56J/44W/183Y
01/02/2016 BA268 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-XLEG A380-800 14F/97J/55W/303Y
02/02/2016 BA282 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-STBB B777-300ER 14F/56J/44W/183Y
02/02/2016 BA268 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-XLED A380-800 14F/97J/55W/303Y
03/02/2016 BA282 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-STBK B777-300ER 14F/56J/44W/183Y
03/02/2016 BA268 Los Angeles London Heathrow G-XLEH A380-800 14F/97J/55W/303Y

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Old Feb 4, 16, 1:23 pm
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A couple 747 1A/K questions.

1. Have there been examples when these seats open up earlier than 72-24 hours before departure?

2. Is there a way to tell if these seats are actually occupied or just blocked for Premium members? The seat chart for my flight shows 1A/K the same color white ( unavailable) as seats that I know are occupied.
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Old Feb 4, 16, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by david4455 View Post
1. Have there been examples when these seats open up earlier than 72-24 hours before departure?

2. Is there a way to tell if these seats are actually occupied or just blocked for Premium members? The seat chart for my flight shows 1A/K the same color white ( unavailable) as seats that I know are occupied.
Can't answer 1, but I can 2 if you've got an ExpertFlyer subscription then you can see seat availability like this:

Results from ExpertFlyer.com

Seat Map Search:
Departing LAS on 04/06/16 for LHR
Flying BA flight 274 in First

A E F K
1P P
2+ -
3- -
4- + + +
5+ + + +
A E F K

Seats
Premium Only P
Available +
Handicap-Accessible H
Paid & Premium #
Occupied -
Blocked X
Lavatory L
Paid $

Location
Exit Row E
Wing W
Upper Deck U

In this example 1A and K are available but only to Premium Only (in this case, Golds).

Assuming you haven't got an ExpertFlyer subscription then post your flight details on the http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...loads-166.html thread and someone will post back the results.
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Old Feb 4, 16, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Lucanesque View Post
Can't answer 1, but I can 2 if you've got an ExpertFlyer subscription then you can see seat availability like this:

Results from ExpertFlyer.com

Seat Map Search:
Departing LAS on 04/06/16 for LHR
Flying BA flight 274 in First

A E F K
1P P
2+ -
3- -
4- + + +
5+ + + +
A E F K

Seats
Premium Only P
Available +
Handicap-Accessible H
Paid & Premium #
Occupied -
Blocked X
Lavatory L
Paid $

Location
Exit Row E
Wing W
Upper Deck U

In this example 1A and K are available but only to Premium Only (in this case, Golds).

Assuming you haven't got an ExpertFlyer subscription then post your flight details on the http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...loads-166.html thread and someone will post back the results.
Thanks for the lead on the thread. I just posted my query.
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