Best J seat on QF 63 SYD -JNB Thursday

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  1. sanne

    sanne Member

    Jun 23, 2010
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    We have selected seats 16 J & K - exit row upstairs. I think, but not sure, at the moment this flight is showing a first class downstairs, with seats 3E & F available.

    As I'm not very familiar with this but I have read on here at some point that these seats are the best on this configuration, could you please advise me what to do? Are these P seats? and should i swap? What is the chance of the plane being swapped at this late stage?

    Thanks very much for any help with this.
     

  2. mannej

    mannej Senior Member

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    If you have First Class seats available, I would take them.

    Upstairs exit may be nice, however they are angled-flat. The First Class seats are lie flat.
     
  3. sanne

    sanne Member

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    Thanks for your reply.

    How can I be sure that this is first Class. Is there something about the configuration that tells me it is? Or do all 747s with J row 16 have FC.

    Could they still change the plane at this late stage?
     
  4. Flying mermaid

    Flying mermaid Established Member

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    They can always change the plane! I have had 3 ef many times and they are good. I am sure others will tell you exactly - I am always a bit hazy with configs, but I think if 1 b and 1 j etc don't exist and row 4 does exist then it is the old F config. F in the 747 has single seats in A and K and then 3 pairs in the middle. When they refurbed and turned it into J they created 1 AB etc. In a refurbed 747 the cabin upstairs is better.
     
  5. sjd

    sjd Member

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    Look at row 1, if it has only 1A and 1K, then that is the First Class config. If it has 1A, 1B, 1J, 1K with the J class behind the nose starting at row 23 then it is the Skybed Mark 1.

    I was lucky enough to nab one of these last year on QF5 and it was great, apart from a slightly dodgy monitor.

    And yes, they can change the aircraft at the last moment if they need to, so no guarantees.
     
  6. sanne

    sanne Member

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    Thanks very much for your help.
     
  7. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    Go for it!
     

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  8. sanne

    sanne Member

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    Thanks so much. I've done it!! You guys are great. Really appreciate you all replying to my post so promptly.
     
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