Blocking an entire J cabin on a 77W (non-qsuite)

Old Nov 5, 19, 8:06 pm
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Blocking an entire J cabin on a 77W (non-qsuite)

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So have a flight from DPS-DOH today (QR963), and based on expertflyer, it seems the entire rear J cabin has been blocked. Is this a normal occurrence? Will I be able to switch to one of the rear cabin seats upon check-in or even move back there after boarding? Iím stuck in a window seat in the forward cabin next to someone else and much rather have my own two seats. Also note, this flight was originally set to be operated with a 77W with 24J and it got swapped to a 42J version a few days ago. Thanks guys!
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Old Nov 5, 19, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by fender5787 View Post
So have a flight from DPS-DOH today (QR963), and based on expertflyer, it seems the entire rear J cabin has been blocked. Is this a normal occurrence? Will I be able to switch to one of the rear cabin seats upon check-in or even move back there after boarding? I’m stuck in a window seat in the forward cabin next to someone else and much rather have my own two seats.

Also note, this flight was originally set to be operated with a 77W with 24J and it got swapped to a 42J version a few days ago. Thanks guys!
With low loads some airline will block out an area/part cabin to make service easier for the crew. Or due to the aircraft change 24J to 42J. That's 18 J seats that would not have been on sale.
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Old Nov 6, 19, 3:06 am
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Expertflyer seat maps and Qatar seat maps don't bear any resemblance to each other close in to a flight, in my limited experience. Asking at check in is probably best.
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Old Nov 6, 19, 3:34 am
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So this was pretty odd. The check-in agent said they blocked the 2nd cabin because Y was sold out and theyíre using that space to op-up folks. Iíve never heard of something like that, but I guess it makes sense since they switched out the plane to an aircraft with quite a few less Y seats.
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Old Nov 6, 19, 9:31 am
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So this was pretty odd. The check-in agent said they blocked the 2nd cabin because Y was sold out and theyíre using that space to op-up folks. Iíve never heard of something like that, but I guess it makes sense since they switched out the plane to an aircraft with quite a few less Y seats.
This happened on one of my first flights. And I was a lucky op-up. It was so weird, though.... they made it abundantly (almost embarrassingly) clear that it was still economy but using the business class seats.

Once the awkwardness was over, it was superb.
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