Question about Europe Select Seating

Old Apr 25, 07, 3:36 pm
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Question about Europe Select Seating

I have a couple intra-European segments in Europe Select coming up and have a couple of questions.

Can seats be pre-reserved (I know that they cannot be in Y)?

I am very tall (6'8", over 2m). Apparently ES has about the same pitch as regular Y. What is my best option for seating (F70 and 737)? Should I ask for a bulkhead in ES or try to get an exit row in Y?

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Old Apr 26, 07, 12:37 am
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Originally Posted by spgaston View Post
I have a couple intra-European segments in Europe Select coming up and have a couple of questions.

Can seats be pre-reserved (I know that they cannot be in Y)?

I am very tall (6'8", over 2m). Apparently ES has about the same pitch as regular Y. What is my best option for seating (F70 and 737)? Should I ask for a bulkhead in ES or try to get an exit row in Y?
Bulkhead on the 737s would be torturous unless you are in an aisle seat.
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Old Apr 26, 07, 9:39 am
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i think exit seats would be the best way to go for europe select. other than that, all seat are pretty bad as its just like Y seating!
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Old Apr 26, 07, 10:53 am
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i think exit seats would be the best way to go for europe select. other than that, all seat are pretty bad as its just like Y seating!
Since the exit rows are in Y, I guess if I ask to sit there I will get Y service. Oh well, I suppose it is worth it. I don't care about food on flights <2 hrs.
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Row 1 bulkhead on the 737 the aisle seat on the right has no wall in front of it and you can stretch out.
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Old Apr 26, 07, 11:52 am
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To put it bluntly, Europe Select is a joke. Even the food is not necessarily better up front. Free booze is about the only benefit. And a place to hang your coat.
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Old Apr 26, 07, 11:56 am
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To put it bluntly, Europe Select is a joke. Even the food is not necessarily better up front. Free booze is about the only benefit. And a place to hang your coat.
Do any airlines have Business or First service on intra-Euro flights that compare to domestic First in the US? If so, how do the airlines with products like AF/KLM compete?
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Old Apr 26, 07, 11:57 am
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Row 1 bulkhead on the 737 the aisle seat on the right has no wall in front of it and you can stretch out.
Can one reserve these seats in advance or only at check in similar to Y?

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Can one reserve these seats in advance or only at check in similar to Y? Thanks.
Yes, advance seat reservations are possible for ES. Note that equipment changes are not infrequent, and that the cabin class divider is movable, both of which may affect your seat assignment.

The bulkhead seat are the worst on the plane, they have even less legroom than the worst economy seat. I am just over 6', and can only just cross my legs. Stretching them is out of the question. As mentioned 1D is an exception because you can strech your feet. Be sure to keep them straight, to avoid having your toes amputated by the bar trolley or so.

As others have said, ES is a complete waste of money. Not worth it unless somebody else insists on paying for your ticket!

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Old Apr 26, 07, 1:19 pm
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As others have said, ES is a complete waste of money. Not worth it unless somebody else insists on paying for your ticket!

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As you can imagine, I am only connecting to/from longhaul international on AF/KL.
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so dont waste your money or miles
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To put it bluntly, Europe Select is a joke. Even the food is not necessarily better up front. Free booze is about the only benefit. And a place to hang your coat.
hmmm yes, but be prepared to ask to have your coat hung. No one offered to take my coat on my last flight with them.
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On occasion I go for the quick and easy solution and just hang my jacket myself.
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Old Aug 16, 07, 1:21 am
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OK, so I just made a seat assignment request over the telephone, and silly me I asked for row one on the 737 from AMS-CDG. Anyway, after the agent acted like she was being really nice by letting us have seat assignments because we are booked on Delta awards, she put us in 1E/F.

I thought the middle seat was blocked in Europe Select??
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