seatguru.com Just Scared Me

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  1. SFU

    SFU Junior Member

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    Flying QF1 SYD-BKK 20/01, preassigned 37A&B. Window and adjacent, you'd assume.
    Seatguru lists a few of the mid 30 rows as not having windows. Already I can begin to feel the walls closing in...
    (Note to those who are always angling for a "free upgrade": freaking out and claiming claustrophobia due to the lack of a window does not necessarily get one upgraded to the more spacious surrounds of the F nor J cabins, funilly enough. I tried that one.)
    Does anyone have access to aircraft assignement, detailed seat map, anything that might indicate window or wall for that flight & row?
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  2. MetroAir

    MetroAir Guest

    Have you checked the seat maps on the Qantas site?
     
  3. SFU

    SFU Junior Member

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    Yep, checked the QF seatmap but the 747-438 doesn't show windows on the diagram. The 438ER does, but aren't they used exclusively trans-Pacific?
     
  4. MetroAir

    MetroAir Guest

    Don't know about that, probably right - however theres no row 37 on the ER so it shouldn't be one of those.
     
  5. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    I had an ER coming back from HKG a couple of weeks ago... so they do move around a little at times.
     
  6. serfty

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    Hi SFU,

    Your flight is scheduled to be a 3 class 14F/50J/315Y 744.

    From seat expert it does look like there are a couple of windows missing from rows 37, 38, 39 & 41.


    This may not be that bad; given that there are three windows missing from that area on each side of the plane, the row 37 missing window is probably beside and to the back of the headrest, so you may still have a forward view.

    I'm on the same type of craft in the same zone next week; I'll try to remember to have a look.

    It would probably be difficult to change your seat at this time as the flight must be quite full. (I can't get a diagram of the allocated Y seats for the flight.)
     
  7. CdaWorld

    CdaWorld Junior Member

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    I know it's nice to look out the window when there is a view, but a lot of the time it is night or you are so high above the clouds or it is blindinly sunny - don't you find you usually keep the shades down for the majority of flights anyway? But having said that, I'd still like the option of a window when I wanted it. Otherwise I'd feel short changed when everyone else had a window! :D
     
  8. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    And sometimes you get to see another aircraft in formation with yours, such as Mel-Sin on Saturday when we had BA of the wing 2000 feet higer for most of the trip! At least it was not a fighter, thats when you start to worry, although they tend to hang back and above the aircraft so as to not panic the pax.
     
  9. NM

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    Indeed. We could not have the shooting down a plane full of paniced pax, now could we?
     
  10. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    As opposed to shooting down a plane of calm pax.

    I have been in flights with fighter alongside for a while. A bit unnerving even if captain announces nothing to worry about. More unnerving when they pull away - are they lining us up now?
     
  11. duffshot

    duffshot Member

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    For fighters it's usually back and below - what is unnerving is when you are in a lear jet towing a target for fighters who proceed to shoot the %$^& out of it whilst you are flying around. Impressive to watch but a bit unnerving, especially when you feel the vibration as the target gets hit.
     
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