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QF Dreamliners in Y - what are people's experiences?

RSD

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How have other people found the seats on the QF 787's in Y - comparable to an A380 or ? Looking at taking a 787 from BNE to LAX instead of an A380 out of Melbourne to pick up some extra SC's
 

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There's no comparison - the A380 economy seats are vastly superior. Those 787 seats are way too narrow for comfort.

@JessicaTam has posted some thoughts on her Boeing 787 Y experience from LHR to PER that might be of interest: Madness: Last QF9 A380, First QF10 B787
Many thanks Mattg and JessicaTam - I have done one prior flight in a B787 in Y (the evening departure MEL-LAX) and was horribly uncomfortable for the whole trip but couldn't figure out why (or Y) apart from the seat cushion felt hard which I put down to the new plane so I was hoping that it was just a once off - but I will avoid the B787 and go via Sydney instead.
 

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Interesting. +1 and self did JFK-LAX on the 789 followed by LAX-SYD on the A380. Much to my surprise I thought the 789 was superior! Maybe the better IFE and maybe a shorter flight. Maybe helped by both of us being quite slim and average height or less. Of course YMMV but there you are.
 

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Interesting. +1 and self did JFK-LAX on the 789 followed by LAX-SYD on the A380. Much to my surprise I thought the 789 was superior! Maybe the better IFE and maybe a shorter flight. Maybe helped by both of us being quite slim and average height or less. Of course YMMV but there you are.
The slim and height might help - I was bloody uncomfortable the entire way from MEL-LAX - did not matter which way I contorted myself I could not get comfortable so couldn't sleep so was very glad that it was an evening arrival into LAX. Being big enough to be described as Lurch with a Smile doesn't help!
 

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BTW have the other airlines flying B787's gone 9 seats to a row like QF or ?
 

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Every airline, other then JAL, has gone 9 across on the 787. An aircraft designed for 8 across.
I'm starting to get horrible visions that when QF retire the A380's and put 787's exclusively on the Oz East Coast to U.S. West Coast that a lot of us are going to have to catch the Project Sunrise A350's to New York and then back track across the U.S.
 

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I'm starting to get horrible visions that when QF retire the A380's and put 787's exclusively on the Oz East Coast to U.S. West Coast that a lot of us are going to have to catch the Project Sunrise A350's to New York and then back track across the U.S.
Or fly with another airline if you are flying Y
 

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I'm starting to get horrible visions that when QF retire the A380's
They'll order something bigger to replace the A380s, but not for a few years.
Assuming Sunrise gets up, probably a 350neo stretch (1100/2000). If Sunrise doesn't happen then maybe the 777-9.

And if you think the 787 Y seat is narrow, stay well away from the growing list of 330/330neo 9-abreast operators
 

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I have only had 1 segment MEL-BNE in the 787 in Y and would try and avoid it in the future.The problem was the next 2 seats in the centre had real POS.I had to lean into the aisle so was hit by every trolley going past.
 

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I have only had 1 segment MEL-BNE in the 787 in Y and would try and avoid it in the future.The problem was the next 2 seats in the centre had real POS.I had to lean into the aisle so was hit by every trolley going past.
Yeah, stupid me didn’t realise that a WP or SG could pick the PE seats for free and so flew Y MEL-BNE on the 787 and it was horrible. Definitely not something I would do long haul. Thankfully the next time we flew BNE-MEL I was aware of the seat selection perk and chose the PE seating which were excellent for a domestic flight
 

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I've never (to date) been in Y on any 787s. I've had W seats on JL 787s (MEL-NRT, NRT-SYD and JFK-NRT-JFK) and J seats on QR, BA and JL.

I don't even remember the last time I was in Y in anything other then a dash8, 717, 737 or E140. With the way many airlines have been fitting Y seats in widebodies now, I'm not sure I want to.
 

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I have done Y JFK-LAX on 787-9.
Was not good.
For me:

J A380 >> J 787-9 except when there is A380 J seat droop.
W A380 => W 787-9
Y A380 >>> Y 787-9

I still say long live the 747 and A380
The other “benefits” of the 787-9 are mere gimmicks
 

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I enjoyed my flight in the Dreamliner from MEL - SFO, that being said I can’t compare to the A380, only the 747 which I had on the return leg.
The Dreamliner was obviously newer, I could recharge my devices, it seemed darker and quieter, the IFE was better and the self serve snack bar had more options.
Disclaimer - I scored 3 seats to myself on the Dreamliner so that definitely helps.
 

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I wonder if anyone from QF is reading this feedback so as they understand that 9 across on the 787 is horrible and that they need to go to 8 across when they refresh the 787's?
 

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As long as the seats sell I think that will be unlikely!
Maybe they might realise that people are preferring the A380 over the 787 and do as was suggested - 8 to a row with a slightly smaller pitch - wouldn't need to shave much pitch off a row to fit another row in I would have thought
 

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