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Old Oct 24, 10, 9:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Briz.QFFBoi View Post
My partner and I are in 11A and 11B on the A380 Syd-Sin (QF31) in May next year. We chose these two as they are on the opposite side to the lounge - so as to avoid disturbance from users of the "couch".

Any feedback on 11A/11B would be appreciated
The mini-cabin or "Emerald City" is great. In my experience the lounge primarily gets used to SIN.
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Old Oct 25, 10, 10:33 pm
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Some comments on Qantas 747 4 class with 32 PE seats rows 34 thru 37. Both seatexpert and seatguru cover only part of the issues I saw. 36A and K have no window period. 37A and K have 2 mis-alingned windows. Basically only rows 34 and 35 have actual window seats. I don't see any negatives about seats are 34 A and K bulkhead. I would book them in a heart beat. Seats in PE section were comfortable with my only negative being lack of a real foot rest. .
Does anyone have any experience with 34A/K or should I pay the extra for 36A/K?
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Old Oct 26, 10, 2:37 pm
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I have booked seat 12E for both out- and inbound LAX-SYD on the A380. Made the reservations when I booked the ticket a couple of months ago. What is most disturbing, today I routinely checked that reservation and I was 'moved' involuntarily to 12J. Why is QF doing that? Luckily, I was able to repair the damage back to 12E but am now suspicious that they will move me again.
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Old Nov 1, 10, 6:09 am
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If I'm in PE on the 380, can I board the aircraft on the lower deck, walk through Y and then up the stairs at the back?

No, I thought not.

By the time I've walked past fourteen rows of J seats on the way to the back of the bus, the PE seats are going to look pretty lame. Maybe I'll just stare at the floor during the walk of shame. . . .

To keep on-topic, it seems 34 AB/JK and 38JK are the "best" seats? As a bronze, can I request these seats at time of booking? Thanks.
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Old Nov 1, 10, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by studyolic View Post
If I'm in PE on the 380, can I board the aircraft on the lower deck, walk through Y and then up the stairs at the back?

No, I thought not.

By the time I've walked past fourteen rows of J seats on the way to the back of the bus, the PE seats are going to look pretty lame. Maybe I'll just stare at the floor during the walk of shame. . . .

To keep on-topic, it seems 34 AB/JK and 38JK are the "best" seats? As a bronze, can I request these seats at time of booking? Thanks.
if there are only two air bridges it wouldn't be good idea. Being in F had I to wait behind all the Y-pax to board lower deck at LHR .
The upper deck boarding was faster. But PE looks really great on the A380 and it is great value for money.
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Old Nov 4, 10, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by studyolic View Post
To keep on-topic, it seems 34 AB/JK and 38JK are the "best" seats? As a bronze, can I request these seats at time of booking? Thanks.
All the A/B and J/K seats in PE on the A380 are good with plenty of leg room.

38K is my favourite though. Exit, "unlimited" legroom and a storage bin. Every time I've flown in 38K I've sat next to another Platinum member in 38J though so I'm not sure if you'll have any success getting it.
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Old Nov 11, 10, 5:59 am
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Boeing 747, 11A (upper deck, first row). A couple of questions. First, is it possible to move in front of the passenger in 11B (ie. in front, not over the top of)? I always chose aisles because I hate interrupting my seatmate when I want to get up. Second, is the light from the lavatory really that bothersome?
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Q1: No! Unless you have really long legs you need 11B's co-operation.

Q2: Dunno!
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Old Nov 11, 10, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by danger View Post
Boeing 747, 11A (upper deck, first row). A couple of questions. First, is it possible to move in front of the passenger in 11B (ie. in front, not over the top of)? I always chose aisles because I hate interrupting my seatmate when I want to get up. Second, is the light from the lavatory really that bothersome?
I just booked a flight SYD-LHR as an assisted award for my partner and I in J while driving. Agent said all she could get me was row 17. I get home, go to select new seats and the UD is wide open, selected 11A/B. Strange, isn't it? One would think she could access the same selection based on status.

I have traveled in 11A/B and and 11 J/K. You can get out without walking over the other person, however like most seats on the UD when your neighbour is fully reclined you have to step over them. When fully reclined and at 6'2" my feet hit the wall.

The lavatory isn't that disturbing, noise at the back from the galley in last row would be more disturbing. Particularly on long flights such as from LHR and LAX you'll find the entire cabin asleep on the long sectors, so most use is after take off, and before landing. The light has never really made me reconsider sitting here. You are also ahead of the engines so it's quiet.

I've also traveled in the emergency exit rows but found the seats were prone to shake a lot more.
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Old Nov 19, 10, 3:32 am
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Seat 53H QF 74

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I was allocated 53H on QF74 SFO-SYD on Dec 31 (yes, I'm spending NYE over the Pacific). According to the seat map, Rows 51 and 52 in front aren't there. Is this really the case or are they blanked out for crew seats -either way does anyone know if it is a decent seat with reasonable legroom?
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Old Nov 19, 10, 3:59 am
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Originally Posted by sarvowinner View Post
Hi

I was allocated 53H on QF74 SFO-SYD on Dec 31 (yes, I'm spending NYE over the Pacific). According to the seat map, Rows 51 and 52 in front aren't there. Is this really the case or are they blanked out for crew seats -either way does anyone know if it is a decent seat with reasonable legroom?
on that 4-class config 52 HJK are crew rest seats at the front of the economy cabin.

Note that rows 36 to 39 are PE seats sold as Economy. Very few of these are actually assigned at this time, but most are blocked. So keep checking and even ask at check-in.
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B744 / 3-class / W / 29K

This was SYD-LAX in 3-class on QF107.

Pros: the front of W mini-cabin, rows 29 and 30, is quiet and isolated. 29 gets no traffic or noise. The JK side has more legroom than the rest of row 29. The AB side has a closet. the lavs are slightly aft near the galley by the stairs. A very good value if you score a discount premium economy fare.

Cons: none other than no storage under bulkhead

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Old Nov 20, 10, 7:40 pm
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on that 4-class config 52 HJK are crew rest seats at the front of the economy cabin.

Note that rows 36 to 39 are PE seats sold as Economy. Very few of these are actually assigned at this time, but most are blocked. So keep checking and even ask at check-in.
Thanks Nelly

As lowly Silver, is there any point phoning Qantas or will they just tell me that the rows 36-39 are blocked?

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Old Nov 21, 10, 5:46 pm
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Originally Posted by sarvowinner View Post
Thanks Nelly

As lowly Silver, is there any point phoning Qantas or will they just tell me that the rows 36-39 are blocked?

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You will likely be told those rows are "not available for selection". But keep watching, and be on the ball for on-line check-in at T-24 hours.
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Originally Posted by m0hamed View Post
I just booked a flight SYD-LHR as an assisted award for my partner and I in J while driving. Agent said all she could get me was row 17. I get home, go to select new seats and the UD is wide open, selected 11A/B. Strange, isn't it? One would think she could access the same selection based on status.

I have traveled in 11A/B and and 11 J/K. You can get out without walking over the other person, however like most seats on the UD when your neighbour is fully reclined you have to step over them. When fully reclined and at 6'2" my feet hit the wall.

The lavatory isn't that disturbing, noise at the back from the galley in last row would be more disturbing. Particularly on long flights such as from LHR and LAX you'll find the entire cabin asleep on the long sectors, so most use is after take off, and before landing. The light has never really made me reconsider sitting here. You are also ahead of the engines so it's quiet.

I've also traveled in the emergency exit rows but found the seats were prone to shake a lot more.
I was originally seated in 11A/B on upper deck on QF 6 from Sin - FRA but have moved to 1A/B on lower deck - as I thought disturbance in 1A/B would be slight and its kinda kool to be in the pointy end normally the preserve of F. have I made a wise move. Its a night flight.
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