Leg room on a 737 800

Old Feb 17, 20, 1:19 am
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Leg room on a 737 800

Which row has the best legroom ?
I have booked 1a but with one leg in plaster I may have to swap seats as I have forgotten it there is a restricted leg space in that row.

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Old Feb 17, 20, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Beano View Post
Which row has the best legroom ?
I have booked 1a but with one leg in plaster I may have to swap seats as I have forgotten it there is a restricted leg space in that row.
At 6' I can deal with the row 1 legroom for a flight up to 3 hours, but go row 2 for longer. With Row 1 I generally get my meal choice, no so much row 2.

With a leg in plaster, I'd suggest being seated 2C or 2D would be more friendly.
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Old Feb 17, 20, 5:39 pm
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I would think an aisle seat would be much better for a leg in plaster?

It all depends on how you can move your leg and how tall you are, but it seems likely row 2 would have more ultimate room as long as your leg can clear under the seat.
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Old Feb 25, 20, 6:20 am
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Second exit row is by far the best on this aircraft. Tons of extra leg room and the first exit row cannot recline their seats due to it being an exit row. I almost always fly second exit rows no matter what airline.
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Old Feb 25, 20, 3:34 pm
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Second exit row is by far the best on this aircraft. Tons of extra leg room and the first exit row cannot recline their seats due to it being an exit row. I almost always fly second exit rows no matter what airline.
OP canít sit in an exit row with a broken leg...
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Originally Posted by JClasstraveller View Post
OP canít sit in an exit row with a broken leg...
Oops...my mistake.
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Old Feb 26, 20, 4:44 am
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Wheelchair

Do you need to book a wheelchair from check-in to gate in advance ?
will they do lounge stops too ?
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Old Feb 26, 20, 12:28 pm
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Do you need to book a wheelchair from check-in to gate in advance ?
will they do lounge stops too ?
Not sure about lounges, but VA have a detailed page on Mobility Assitance:

https://www.virginaustralia.com/au/e...ty-assistance/
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Old Aug 27, 22, 2:17 pm
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We have 15 A & B on a 737 800 PER to BNE. This appears to have extra legroom. Seems too good to be true as it isn't an exit row.
Is this correct?
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Old Aug 28, 22, 11:06 pm
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We have 15 A & B on a 737 800 PER to BNE. This appears to have extra legroom. Seems too good to be true as it isn't an exit row.
Is this correct?
Sorry, row 15 does not have extra legroom. Only the exit rows and rows 3-5 have more room than normal (and generally need to be paid for as they are Economy X).
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Old Aug 28, 22, 11:31 pm
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Originally Posted by JClasstraveller View Post
Sorry, row 15 does not have extra legroom. Only the exit rows and rows 3-5 have more room than normal (and generally need to be paid for as they are Economy X).
Thanks, I will have to phone again. Strange it appears to have more on the seat plan I have seen. Presumably this confused the agent who recommended the row to me as having extra. I am not surprised, just disappointed.
I doubt we can upgrade to Economy X as we are on points but I will see what they say.
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Old Aug 29, 22, 6:03 am
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Thanks, I will have to phone again. Strange it appears to have more on the seat plan I have seen. Presumably this confused the agent who recommended the row to me as having extra. I am not surprised, just disappointed.
I doubt we can upgrade to Economy X as we are on points but I will see what they say.
The seatmap online is not to scale. Iíd suggest you check photos on Google of the VA 738 cabin - it is clear that the row behind the exit row does not have extra legroom.

Agents arenít much use Iím afraid.
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