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Originally Posted by Limewood We have 35J/K QF127 and QF128 depart HKG Sat. return week later, be interesting, will report back. Please do. And a TR would be nice if ...
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    Re: Best seats economy A380?

    Quote Originally Posted by Limewood View Post
    We have 35J/K QF127 and QF128 depart HKG Sat. return week later, be interesting, will report back.
    Please do. And a TR would be nice if you have time
    Would be interested if above seats 36J/K I can fit a small roller above + backpack in your opinion.

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    Re: Best seats economy A380?

    bins above are very small, small roller ok but many backpacks and carry ons did not fit, crew stored them anywhere they could. Exit seats 36J/K have no window other than tiny one in door. Return flight tomorrow we have 32A/B bulkhead seats these have a side storage bin. Its rather cosy in the small upper Y cabin unlike the cattle truck downstairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limewood View Post
    bins above are very small, small roller ok but many backpacks and carry ons did not fit, crew stored them anywhere they could. Exit seats 36J/K have no window other than tiny one in door. Return flight tomorrow we have 32A/B bulkhead seats these have a side storage bin. Its rather cosy in the small upper Y cabin unlike the cattle truck downstairs.
    Exit seats are 35J/K ... 36 is last row starboard side ... so just checking I presume you mean 35 J/K has no window nor side storage?

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    Re: Best seats economy A380?

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpop View Post
    Exit seats are 35J/K ... 36 is last row starboard side ... so just checking I presume you mean 35 J/K has no window nor side storage?
    oops yes 35 J/K we had exit seats.

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    Re: Best seats economy A380?

    My views on 32 J/K. We traveled the QF1 route SYD-xDXB-LHR back in September. I found the private feel of the upper deck economy cabin great but it was a problem with carry-on bags and getting space. Fortunately as a WP we got early access to the cabin so could store our bags above our heads - others who boarded later were forced to put their bags a few rows away, or as mentioned elsewhere, in the W cabin (much to the annoyance of those actually in the W cabin it seemed). The side bins are great in that cabin for storing the stuff you want to have ready access to.

    Leg room was a little awkward for me (I'm pretty well right on 6 foot) as it was too close without the bulkhead cutout. I was able to rest my legs on the side bins and/or a roll-away bag under our feet (obviously only after take off).

    Service was quite good for Y - fairly regular and quite timely as it is such a small cabin (much better than seeing them starting the meal service in the cabin but waiting 10-15 mins for the meal). I liked having the stairs close by for a little bit of a leg stretch now and then - but I've read elsewhere the use of the stairs is not always allowed by the FA. I didn't have any issues using the stairs many times during the flight.

    My only other comment is that I dislike the DXB stop-over route and would much rather going via SIN. That 14 hour flight from SYD is a real killer and I found it very uncomfortable after about 12 hours. The only advantage - the DXB-LHR leg seemed like a domestic flight in comparison! The short turn-around in DXB didn't really allow much time in the lounge either which I hadn't realised when looking at the times. I had assumed it would allow time for a shower or meal - in reality we had maybe 30 mins in the lounge after security clearance and before boarding. It was time for an express meal via the buffet but I heard others comment that they had ordered food in the F Lounge but it wasn't delivered before the flight was called. Not sure what experience others have had in the DXB F Lounge and whether this is usual. The buffet was quite good and given how much food we'd eaten in the SYD F Lounge + eating on plane we didn't really need more food anyway!

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    Re: Best seats economy A380?

    Quote Originally Posted by Qld flyer View Post
    I had assumed it would allow time for a shower or meal - in reality we had maybe 30 mins in the lounge after security clearance and before boarding.
    This has been my experience as well. The Dubai terminal for the 380s is definitely designed as, essentially, a private gate with coffee service. I would much rather have a couple of hours like the old SIN run. I suppose the counter argument is that many people won't be going straight on to London and will change terminals and get a connecting flight into Europe. Certainly the lounge in their non-380 terminal was much better.

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    Re: Best seats economy A380?

    Hence why I always try and book MEL-LHR on QF9/QF1 then return on QF2/QF10. This allows some reasonable time in the lounge whilst also scoring more status credits. WIN WIN imho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ansett View Post
    Hence why I always try and book MEL-LHR on QF9/QF1 then return on QF2/QF10. This allows some reasonable time in the lounge whilst also scoring more status credits. WIN WIN imho.
    I would consider that next time, if I had lounge access. Had just enough time to drink a juice, check my email and brush my teeth before it was time to board.

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    Re: Best seats economy A380?

    in response to a previous question, pre DBX- we boarded from memory in SIN in March via a separate "A380 upper deck" only lane..... felt ever so slightly privileged! We were in 35J & K, great seat as mentioned, but yeah, window is too small and is (purposefully) distorted like a wide angle bubble

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    hi all.. does anyone know what row 34d-g seating is like? our upcoming SYD-LAX flights only have this group of seats available on the upper deck (gold ff so have access to all econ options as far as i know)

    i'm just wondering if there's an issue with reclining or something as it seemed a bit odd both flights only had these available.

    thanks!

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