QF domestic J - what's with the (rare) dodgy seats?

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  1. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

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    Has anyone struck the non-Millenium business class seats?
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    They are practically just an economy seat called a business seat. It was dreadful. Good money thrown down the drain considering I could have sat in the row behind for the same thing (pretty much)!
     
  2. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    Are you referring to the seats that convert between economy and business class that exist on the 737-400's? Not the best business class seats those ones...
     
  3. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    still better than some european airlines european business class which is the same seat as econ (albeit more chance of empty middle seat)
     
  4. NM

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    For example BA on their A320 series aircraft.
     
  5. Platy

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    The difference with BA Europe services which have the dodgy seats is that you can purchase their business class online (with restrictions) at greatly reduced prices off the full fare - eg travelled Gatwick-Malta for 70% discount off normal business fare.

    And you still get the full mileage and SCs if you are QF FF.

    With QF avoid the early 737s - typically on the SYD-CBR, DRW-CNS, BNE-CNS, BNE-MKY type routes where possible.

    Best option domestically to get the best seat is to travel on the domestic leg of an international flight (eg SYD-BNE, SYD-MEL, CNS-SYD, etc)

    Occasionally you get an international 767 doing a domestic - eg QF 707 from CNS-BNE uses the 767 in from Japan and loops it to BNE and back to CNS as a domestic flight - the aircraft is towed betwen the terminals in Cairns.

    Next choice 737-800s and 330s, newer seats, a little cramped

    The seats in the older domestic 767s (eg running the SYD-MEL route) are pretty tightly packed and old now.

    The older 737 seating is at the bottom of the pile - but at least there are only a couple of rows of business class (unless on SYD-CBR).
     
  6. serfty

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    332, 763 (ZX*), 73H, 733 have millenium seats.

    763 (OG*), 743 have Dreamtime seats.

    734 have convertable seats for first 5 rows. (Good to grab a row a 4 Y seat here if available as it has J pitch, if not width)

    333, 744 have SkyBeds.
     
  7. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    It was for this very reason that my seating preference became forward aisle.
     
  8. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

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    Yep, they're the ones. :evil:
     
  9. serfty

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    Update:

    Three 763's now have a configuration for "Domestic ... Short Haul". This confugration has the dreaded "Millenium" seat. These have the registrations VH-OGD, VH-OGE & VH-OGF

     
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