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... I am curious though, I've never flown Y+ on any flight and was wondering what the real upside or downside is over Y or J ?
Is the seat not larger? But still receiving Y food and service?

Y+ to me is just a Y seat with a bit more ... vs a J seat to me is an F seat with a bit less.

Y+ just doesn't seem to be the value vs J IMHO.
Y+ is not J- ... it just doesn't provide the space that J does. Being able to make the seat flat is far different from a bit of extra recline in a Y seat (bit extra width). Personally, I'd rather snag a great Y seat that a Y+ daytime flight.

However; if night flight, then I'll take anything over a 'normal' Y seat.

The soft product is always nice, but space rules (plus y+ has no lounge access).
 

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Y+ to me is just a Y seat with a bit more ... vs a J seat to me is an F seat with a bit less.

Y+ just doesn't seem to be the value vs J IMHO.
Y+ is not J- ... it just doesn't provide the space that J does. Being able to make the seat flat is far different from a bit of extra recline in a Y seat (bit extra width). Personally, I'd rather snag a great Y seat that a Y+ daytime flight.

However; if night flight, then I'll take anything over a 'normal' Y seat.

The soft product is always nice, but space rules (plus y+ has no lounge access).

I agree, but I would add that on a daytime flight Y+ allows you to work comfortably with a laptop on the tray without fearing the screen being crushed by a recliner! J food is nice too.
 

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I am curious though, I've never flown Y+ on any flight and was wondering what the real upside or downside is over Y or J ?
Is the seat not larger? But still receiving Y food and service?

I've done Y+ on the 747, not 380 (yet). For my height, I value the extra space, and even if the seat reclines in front of me it's not as claustrophobic. The food is a step, not leap, above Y. And wine comes from big bottles, not individual sized ones.
On my trip last month I did SYD-DFW in Y in the A380 Y upstairs cabin, seat 32A. Small cabin, window seat so I had the storage bin, and bulkhead so enough space to not inconvenience the pax at the aisle when I went to the loo, etc (I normally prefer aisle seats, but like the storage bins). Personal service in this cabin, as you share the FAs with Y+, but are served after Y+.

Flew home in (upgraded on points) 36G, aisle seat bulkhead in Y+ on the 747. What I preferred:
* No chicken PECKING at my head every time they touched the freaking IFE screen. I am tool mild mannered at times, this was one of them - the Y flight over. Tap tap tap tap flippety tap tap!!!! :evil:
* Nicer meal service
* Decent access to loo during flight, minimal waiting (better than J!!)
* Similar personal service compared to the mini cabin.
* Real bottles of wine
* Y+ is easier to upgrade to J on points (this trip was work paid, and Y; our personal trips are typically Y+ and attempt to upgrde on points.
 
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Thanks Katie. Most informative.
I fly infrequently compared to you, and mostly short haul. I shall look more closely at the Y+ option for my next LH flight.
 

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Thanks Katie. Most informative.
I fly infrequently compared to you, and mostly short haul. I shall look more closely at the Y+ option for my next LH flight.

My best comparison for Y+ is to domestic business, or jetstar business. The seats are pretty much the same, pitch feels very similar.
 

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So does anyone have any views on 36D.

36D is the worst seat ever. Tell him to select another seat immediately. It's the only seat where one has to climb over 2 other people to get to the aisle. Imagine what it's like for the FA to provide any service to the person in that seat. It's that bad that Qantas shouldn't ever be charging the regular fare for that seat.
 

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36D is the worst seat ever. Tell him to select another seat immediately. It's the only seat where one has to climb over 2 other people to get to the aisle. Imagine what it's like for the FA to provide any service to the person in that seat. It's that bad that Qantas shouldn't ever be charging the regular fare for that seat.

So he also now has the option of 36F. But I should imagine it would not be so good with having to move every time your seat mates want to get out. He also has the option of 33E. Maybe he would be better off on the lower deck chewing an aisle seat which he prefers.
 

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So he also now has the option of 36F. But I should imagine it would not be so good with having to move every time your seat mates want to get out. He also has the option of 33E. Maybe he would be better off on the lower deck chewing an aisle seat which he prefers.

You should read the start of this thread. Row 36 DEF - ABORT, ABORT ABORT!
 

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You should read the start of this thread. Row 36 DEF - ABORT, ABORT ABORT!

With the caveat that if the loads are light in Y 36D and 36E will remain blocked by QF. So 36F is a good choice when the Y cabin isn't full.
 

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With the caveat that if the loads are light in Y 36D and 36E will remain blocked by QF. So 36F is a good choice when the Y cabin isn't full.

Way Way Way too much of a risk IMHO having once been placed in 36D DXB-MEL
 

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Way Way Way too much of a risk IMHO having once been placed in 36D DXB-MEL

Yes it shows 36DE as not available but is that because they are blocked or booked?
Too much of a risk I think.
 
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Yes it shows 36DE as not available but is that because they are blocked or booked?
Too much of a risk I think.

I should have mentioned the 36F "gamble" is more appropriate for people with an ExpertFlyer subscription, so they can monitor the loads and the blocked status of seats 36D,E. I've sat maybe 10 times in row 35 and I would say 7 out of 10 flights 36D and E were empty. So if the flight still shows X9, O9 on the day of departure I think 36F can be a safe bet. YMMV
 

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Was hoping to get two seat in Y up the top on the A380 on QF11 to LAX in a fortnight, looks like most are taken or blocked. I'll try at check-in. Any luck with seats opening up when checking-in online closer to the flight?
 

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Was hoping to get two seat in Y up the top on the A380 on QF11 to LAX in a fortnight, looks like most are taken or blocked. I'll try at check-in. Any luck with seats opening up when checking-in online closer to the flight?

Have you heard about T-80? Try then. (Search the site if you're not certain what I'm talking about).
 

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32J upper deck A380 has just opened up to my son for his flight on sunday.
He is 6'2" just hoping it will be comfortable for him.
He does not sleep well on flights anyway.
He had previously chosen an aisle seat of 4 down below with the whole row vacant. But of course this can change at checkin.

Should he try 32J?
 
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