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Caution when booking QF A380 flights....

Caution when booking QF A380 flights....

Old Mar 10, 22, 1:44 am
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Originally Posted by LHR/MEL/Europe FF View Post
It's not great. Row 4 or 5 are probably the pick. Row 7 and 8 are only 45 inches apart, probably not much difference between them.
Yes mid cabin is ideal and I never have problems booking with Lufthansa,Swiss or Singapore Airlines which is the rest of my itinerary , it is always Qantas that insists on blocking these rows of forward seats
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Old Mar 10, 22, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by robertr View Post
Qantas blocks the first 6 rows and is probably the worst airline out there with their seat blocking.
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What status do you hold ( if any )? Looking at the seat map for 1 July, with Sapphire status, only rows 1-4 are blocked

Whether thinking that blocking rows or those with status is good or bad, probably depends on whether you are one that gains or loses from it
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Old Mar 10, 22, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
What status do you hold ( if any )? Looking at the seat map for 1 July, with Sapphire status, only rows 1-4 are blocked

Whether thinking that blocking rows or those with status is good or bad, probably depends on whether you are one that gains or loses from it
No status. I can understand first 4 rows out of a 8 row cabin being reserved, 6 rows is over the top especially with a 11 month in advance booking, row 8 is a shocker, what other airlines are as severe as Qantas in this regard? Mini cabin in the rear appears even worse with PE passengers sharing the business toilets.
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Old Mar 10, 22, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by robertr View Post
No status. I can understand first 4 rows out of a 8 row cabin being reserved, 6 rows is over the top especially with a 11 month in advance booking, row 8 is a shocker, what other airlines are as severe as Qantas in this regard? Mini cabin in the rear appears even worse with PE passengers sharing the business toilets.
Some airlines would not allow free assignment of a seat, so is better. Does it really matter if you are a bit further back in the cabin? not like the seats are any different; may even be better for disembarking depending on doors used
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Old Mar 11, 22, 2:35 am
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Originally Posted by robertr View Post
No status. I can understand first 4 rows out of a 8 row cabin being reserved, 6 rows is over the top especially with a 11 month in advance booking, row 8 is a shocker, what other airlines are as severe as Qantas in this regard? Mini cabin in the rear appears even worse with PE passengers sharing the business toilets.
Mini cabin has the advantage of bulkhead seats which can be assigned at the time of booking without status. The footwells are much larger and won't restrict your legs and feet. .Even if you are sitting in row 6 or 7 the PE pax will still be sharing the WCs. Just they won't be walking through the cabin.
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