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Answered Anyone flown PE on QF A380 Refurbed birds?

RedSMS

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Just out of curiosity, has anyone flown on the refurbed A380s and more specifically, has anyone been seated in 31A/B/J/K.

I know these seats don't have the great extra legroom feature as 24A/B/J/K (which in 12 months time will be phased out,) but according to seatguru.com, Row 31 is highlighted in Green and says "These seats have additional legroom to other Premium Economy seats."

Has anyone had any experience in these seats?

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Row 31 has much better legroom than the other so-called PE seats behind it
I don't understand why in such a circumstance they don't shift that row a few inches forward and have a few good rows instead of just the one. Seems an absolute wasted opportunity to at the very least sell a few rows as "extra legroom" and at the best, look after your best customers by allowing them to sit there.
 
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It looks like the 2 on the side are further fwd, so, why is the centre further back?

I don't understand why in such a circumstance they don't shift that row a few inches forward and have a few good rows instead of just the one. Seems an absolute wasted opportunity to at the very least sell a few rows as "extra legroom" and at the best, look after your best customers by allowing them to sit there.
 

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It looks like the 2 on the side are further fwd, so, why is the centre further back?
Seats AB/JK are bassinet seats hence closer to the bulkhead/bassinet.

Are you going by the pics or have you eyeballed/sat in these seats?
Sat in 31K it was fine. The others seats behind are just no good if someone reclines into you...if they stay upright it is bearable
 

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I've sat in row 32 and 33.
The Dad and kids sitting in the 31 middle seats on our LAX-SYD flight could not get the foot rests to work - he mentioned it to the CSM when the CSM was farewelling passengers, and the CSM showed him how they worked. I can't remember noticing if they had more or less room in particular.
 

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Seats AB/JK are bassinet seats hence closer to the bulkhead/bassinet.



Sat in 31K it was fine. The others seats behind are just no good if someone reclines into you...if they stay upright it is bearable
How did you end up seated in 31A/B/J/K?
 

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I flew it once, in row 31 from Sydney to LAX just a couple of weeks ago. I did not sleep a wink because I'd gotten so used to the in-seat leg rest on the old seat and just couldn't find a comfortable position for sleeping with the net up front. Admittedly having a seriously sore throat didn't help but then again I managed 8 hour sleep on the way home a few days later in the old seats.
 

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I flew it once, in row 31 from Sydney to LAX just a couple of weeks ago. I did not sleep a wink because I'd gotten so used to the in-seat leg rest on the old seat and just couldn't find a comfortable position for sleeping with the net up front. Admittedly having a seriously sore throat didn't help but then again I managed 8 hour sleep on the way home a few days later in the old seats.
I just did SYD to LAX in 31 bulkhead also. The net is awful. I and the person next to me spent most of the flight resting our feet at the back above the magazines rather than the net itself. Bulkhead seats also have very little storage space.

There are no dividers between the middle three seats either. Whilst the extra legroom is nice, I think I will just get normal seats from now on rather than bulkhead.
 

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I just did SYD to LAX in 31 bulkhead also. The net is awful. I and the person next to me spent most of the flight resting our feet at the back above the magazines rather than the net itself. Bulkhead seats also have very little storage space.

There are no dividers between the middle three seats either. Whilst the extra legroom is nice, I think I will just get normal seats from now on rather than bulkhead.
I am flying the 787 Premium Economy cabin between Auckland and Sydney next weekend on QF144. Have changed my seat a row back to give the normal seats a try. I am only 5'9 so maybe reduced pitch won't be as much of an issue for me.
 

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