My first time in J !

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  1. bambbbam2

    bambbbam2 Active Member

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    Well, to quote old Big Kev, I'm excited!

    I am travelling in J on QF on QF575 on Jan 7, Syd-Per. :D

    As this is my first time, I'm a little nervous. Can I take lots of luggage? (Not too much, but what is the weight/no of bags limit?)

    I'ts a 747 so does that mean good seats and AVOD? Does anyone have any suggestions on the best seats? Upstairs or down? :confused:
     

  2. NM

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    Its actually operated by a 747-300, so no AVOD. You will get Dreamtime seats with personal IFE screen on an arm that folds up from the centre arm rest.
     
  3. bigjobs

    bigjobs Active Member

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    have and enjoy the experience ;)
     
  4. serfty

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    Good on ya...

    First time in J on a 747 ... you have to go upstairs (Just for the experience); go for a window; call Qantas and request this, no Guarantees about it happening, but they will make a note in your PNR. Other than that, use OLCI if you can; becomes available about 23:59 minute's before your flight; select any A/K seat from rows 11-19 up as available. You should have a good chance at this as not so many 'suites' travel that time of year. If you want an exit row; get to the airport early and request one (upstairs only, row 15).

    Carry on is the same for WHY; 2 x 7Kg. You can check up to 3 Standard Pieces no more than 32 KG each. More in the link..
     
  5. bambbbam2

    bambbbam2 Active Member

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    #5 bambbbam2, Dec 7, 2006
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    Thanks All for the advice. :D

    One more thing, serfty - "about 23 hours and 59 minutes" - I can see you have sat there with an atomic clock testing this theory!
     
  6. serfty

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    One must determine the parameters of such things when they become available.

    In some cases with Qantas, a quoted "24 Hours before your flight" can actually mean "between 2 and 48 hours" or "anytime the day before".

    In the case of OLCI, "24 Hours before your flight" appears to mean just under the 24 hour mark before the scheduled flight departure time.
     
  7. JohnK

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    Congratulations and enjoy the experience. One of the upstairs window seats would be really nice. A few years ago I had an op-up BKK-SYD on a QF 747 and loved it.

    Just remember that if you get hooked on J and don't want to return to Y that your travel will be much more expensive. ;)
     
  8. tuapekastar

    tuapekastar Established Member

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    Congrats bambbbam2, an upstairs seat as recommended is probably the go. I flew MEL-PER-MEL on a 743 recently and if the upstairs option is unavailable, and if you're not worrried about window seats then 5E and 5F are very good seats (I flew out in one, back in the other) . And the service etc. is v. good.
     
  9. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    My advice ... don't do it! Not worth it ... stay in Y. Reason: once you start flying in the front of the plane, you'll never want to go back.:D

    Seriously though, enjoy it. I like others would try for upstairs, but if that's not available, I wouldn't worry - anywhere is good. I remember the first time I flew in J and it was a real treat, hope it is for you as well.
     
  10. Kiwi Flyer

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    On the same logic would you also suggest someone turn down an op-up? :confused:
     
  11. serfty

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    Note that for me the 'uniqueness' of traveling upstairs soon wore off and these days I would go for Aisle seats in rows 1-5 on 743's.

    YMMV
     
  12. Maca44

    Maca44 Established Member

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    After you have flown J the next step is to sit in the small section of the plane that has the button "bed" in the controls, and only those who have flown F would know what I mean. Now that's something altogether different, better comfort, food etc, but given the cost of F compared with the comfort of the skybed I think J will do just fine for me. However, if you can afford it at some time in your life try F once, but don't get used to it.
     
  13. NM

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    Any excuse to turn left :D
     
  14. simongr

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    I will be suffering that next year. 6 of my last 7 flights have been F - I dont know if I can go back to J :shock:
     
  15. JohnK

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    Not if they understand that the arrangement is only temporary and once the flight is over they should put the experience behind them and return to reality and WHY for future flights. :mrgreen:
     
  16. Kiwi Flyer

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    Not to mention the chance of getting an F seat in the event of a/c substitution (for 3-class 744).

    The chance of a/c type swap is one reason that at first glance some of my seat selections appear odd. Doesn't work on SQ though since first class always single digit rows, business always starts at row 11, etc.
     
  17. Kiwi Flyer

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    I'll bite - why do you avoid even numbered seats?
     
  18. serfty

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    I avoid row 25 and centre row 23 seats on 763's if possible; a different version can be substituted at short notice and suddenly those seats may no longer exist. :shock:
     
  19. serfty

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    Now back OT: As I posted you should try upstairs this once; after that I'd go for downstairs, at the front if possible.

    Enjoy your Flight! :D
     
  20. oz_mark

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    My experience upstairs was on a -200 that had Y class there. I am no hurry to revisit that experience :) Of course, I wouldn't mind a J experience up there!
     

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