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Hi all, I have an upcoming flight on the new A380 and to my surprise when ringing QF to get seat allocation I was able to secure seat 80K on ...
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    A380 in Y - best seats (80A/80K/71D/50C etc.)

    Hi all,

    I have an upcoming flight on the new A380 and to my surprise when ringing QF to get seat allocation I was able to secure seat 80K on the baby. This surprised me as seat 80K appears as an exit row seat and i thought QF only allocates exit rows at check in? Can anyone elaborate further on this? My only explanation is that because seat 80K has no seat in front of it, it is not considered an exit row seat as such as the true exit is at row 79? Also if anyone has been on the A380 is this seat a good location as on seat guru it appears as a great location. I have applied for a J upgrade but just want to know if this seat is great when my upgrade does not come through as I am a realist when it comes to upgrades and expect to sit in the class I paid for at all times.

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    re: A380 in Y - best seats (80A/80K/71D/50C etc.)

    79 is the exit row, and it just so happens that there is no 79A or 79K.
    Something big is about to happen.

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    re: A380 in Y - best seats (80A/80K/71D/50C etc.)

    Quote Originally Posted by oz_mark View Post
    79 is the exit row, and it just so happens that there is no 79A or 79K.
    Thanks for the info but am I correct in assuming as I am 6' 5" 80K is going to be a great seat to have, not unlike the A and K seats on the 747 in the exit row

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    I'm preallocated to travel in 80A on March 9th.

    The life boat/escape slide cowling is where 79A/K would have been. 80A/K have great legroom but to exit via the space with 79A/K not existing means the cowling needs to be stepped over. There is a handy grab rail beside the exit door that can be used to facilitate this.

    Watch for the Grumpy 79C/H resident who keeps getting bumped into as people walk through the angled curtain right into them.

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    re: A380 in Y - best seats (80A/80K/71D/50C etc.)

    Thanks Serfty, so a tall person like me should find 80K excellent. When you say step over the cowling I presume it is not like a massive step, just a slight in-convenience I can handle for the extra leg room. Would the person sitting in 80J attempt to get out in front of me or go via 80H instead.

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    An excellent seat (although I did not have an 80B occupant beside me).

    Here's some pics ...


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    Floor Area taken from sidewall.

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    re: A380 in Y - best seats (80A/80K/71D/50C etc.)

    Having an empty seat next to you, is even better. Almost as good as whY+ IMHO.

    It's interesting actually, on my PER-NRT and NRT-PER, I snagged 24F (I think), which is a similar deal. No seat in front..... and on both flights, which were relatively full still had an empty seat next to me..

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    Ahh the good ol' days of my long lost 24F ...

    Actually I considered the 80A seat to be better than an exit seat as you are protected from those who desire to do calisthenics mid flight when all else is quiet.

    Also, in an exit seat you are almost certain to have a seat mate - many of whom "take up quite a bit more cubic cabin space than the average PAX".

    Even if there had have been an 80B occupant it would have been OK due the significant shoulder space between you and the wall (see front shot).

    Still, 66A/K are also good option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serfty View Post
    Ahh the good ol' days of my long lost 24F ...

    Actually I considered the 80A seat to be better than an exit seat as you are protected from those who desire to do calisthenics mid flight when all else is quiet.

    Also, in an exit seat you are almost certain to have a seat mate - many of whom "take up quite a bit more cubic cabin space than average".

    Even if there had have been an 80B occupant it would have been OK due the significant shoulder space between you and the wall (see front shot).

    Still, 66A/K are also good option.
    That was my opinion. Excellent, thoroughly looking forward to my longest sector that I will have ever taken

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