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How easy is it to climb over the footrest in CW

Old Jan 9, 20, 1:36 pm
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How easy is it to climb over the footrest in CW

Firstly apologies if Iíve posted this in the wrong place, mods please move if I have!

Iím flying BA club world LHR-IAD in March and am wondering about the window seats where you would need to climb over the other persons footrest to get out, Iím flying solo. Previously Iíve had an aisle seat or Iíve had 63k on the upper deck 747 that you can squeeze out of.

I donít want to pay £80+ to reserve a seat so will have to take my chance at 7 days out when I can select for free.

Iím not holding out much hope that there might be a bulkhead window still free so if not I think Iíd still prefer window and have to step over than the aisle, Iím on an A380.

So Iím only 5ft 2 but fit and pretty flexible, will I be able to step over the footrest without making an idiot of myself and landing on the person who Iím climbing over? Anyone else any experience of this ( climbing over, not falling)

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Old Jan 9, 20, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Bluesky30 View Post
Firstly apologies if I’ve posted this in the wrong place, mods please move if I have!

I’m flying BA club world LHR-IAD in March and am wondering about the window seats where you would need to climb over the other persons footrest to get out, I’m flying solo. Previously I’ve had an aisle seat or I’ve had 63k on the upper deck 747 that you can squeeze out of.

I don’t want to pay £80+ to reserve a seat so will have to take my chance at 7 days out when I can select for free.

I’m not holding out much hope that there might be a bulkhead window still free so if not I think I’d still prefer window and have to step over than the aisle, I’m on an A380.

So I’m only 5ft 2 but fit and pretty flexible, will I be able to step over the footrest without making an idiot of myself and landing on the person who I’m climbing over? Anyone else any experience of this ( climbing over, not falling)

Thanks

Hi,

As long as you are reasonably flexible it is not a great problem. I usually hold onto the top of the seat for added support sometimes as I get over the footrest. ( have never fallen onto the person but I think my feet may have occassionally brushed the duvet but was not a problem)


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Old Jan 9, 20, 1:40 pm
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My mother is shorter than you, and she can do it fine. It's more crab than horse, from my rustic perspective. Being sober helps more than your inside leg measurement.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 1:41 pm
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It depends, Dear, on how much Champagne you have been enjoying.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 1:46 pm
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And I for one would never complain were a slightly champagne positive Pucci to fall on me.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 1:47 pm
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As you are flexible, you shouldnít have too much of a problem. I will add, the setup differs slightly on the A380 and not in a good way. The floor immediately in front of the footstool is slightly raised so there is a slight risk of losing your footing as you step out. Also, the main deck seats offer slightly more wiggle room compared to the seats upstairs. The upper deck walls taper inward quite noticeably which can cause heads to bump but at 5í-2Ē you should be okay.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 1:59 pm
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Thanks all so much for replying so quickly, sounds like I should be ok then

slightly concerned that you all seem to know quite a lot about my pink champagne habit though!

I’m still thinking that a window seat with a possible champagne induced stumble is still better than the aisle seat
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Old Jan 9, 20, 2:12 pm
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And I for one would never complain were a slightly champagne positive Pucci to fall on me.
Oh you would I guarantee, her hands would be everywhere.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 2:17 pm
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This assumes that Pucci would even be in the CW cabin and not confortably seated in the F cabin without a seat opponent.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 3:19 pm
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I've done CW a number of times. Climbing over the footrest is sort of similar to climbing over a baby/doggie gate. I have to think a bit about how high to lift my foot, but I've never had an issue with a stumble or similar problem that would affect my seat mate.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 3:26 pm
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Its fine... just practice your high jump if you want to have a bit of fun, or pretend you are playing leap frog
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Old Jan 9, 20, 3:31 pm
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Cannot resist... practice makes perfect

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Old Jan 9, 20, 3:48 pm
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Cannot resist... practice makes perfect

https://youtu.be/F3UGk9QhoIw

yep I think that would work, Iíll crack on with the training first thing tomorrow
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Old Jan 9, 20, 4:48 pm
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Personally I would recommend one of these, available from the Highlife Shop (allegedly)...

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Old Jan 9, 20, 5:42 pm
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slightly concerned that you all seem to know quite a lot about my pink champagne habit though!
You must be new here We have whole threads about champagne, pink and white
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