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dairyfloss

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hi there
can someone please check QF35 Friday 15th November for exit row seats x 2? Currently got us seated down the back on an aisle and window with fingers crossed for no middle passenger.

Any chance that the Upper deck will have anything for a lowly Silver after T-80 or am I dreaming?
Here you are - hopefully you can do better than row 84 ;)
The flight is still X9 in Y (i.e. at least 9 award seats still 'for sale'), so plenty left to shift for QF.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Here you are - hopefully you can do better than row 84 ;)
The flight is still X9 in Y (i.e. at least 9 award seats still 'for sale'), so plenty left to shift for QF.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Thanks Matt!!

Haha I knew my description wouldn't make it hard to spot. What does the blue seat with a white X mean? I'm assuming white seat means available.

Do the experts suggest jumping on the upper cabin if it even gets shown as available to me closer to departure or exit row?
 

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Thanks Matt!!

Haha I knew my description wouldn't make it hard to spot. What does the blue seat with a white X mean? I'm assuming white seat means available.

Do the experts suggest jumping on the upper cabin if it even gets shown as available to me closer to departure or exit row?
The seats with an 'x' are blocked for selection by the airline, at the moment, and what is blocked varies with status... e.g. for a Silver, you would see more blocked than I would as a Platinum. The white seats are open for me as a Platinum to select, currently.

For Silver, it would look like this (I've used my wife's FF number to generate):

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For a couple, I wouldn't be choosing any of those remaining seats in the upper deck mini-cabin... I'd play the same strategy as you have, though more forward in the cabin. No guarantees, but the middle seat on a flight with a light load like this is a fair chance to remain empty.

Cheers,
Matt.
 

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The seats with an 'x' are blocked for selection by the airline, at the moment, and what is blocked varies with status... e.g. for a Silver, you would see more blocked than I would as a Platinum. The white seats are open for me as a Platinum to select, currently.

For Silver, it would look like this (I've used my wife's FF number to generate):

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For a couple, I wouldn't be choosing any of those remaining seats in the upper deck mini-cabin... I'd play the same strategy as you have, though more forward in the cabin. No guarantees, but the middle seat on a flight with a light load like this is a fair chance to remain empty.

Cheers,
Matt.
I recently moved myself & MrsOatek from 34 D/E to 54D/E on a flight to HKG next year to make sure we don't have the upset of finding a late substitution with the new config moving us to some random spot. Probably not much of an issue if on you own for a short flight like that.
 

robinsparkles

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The seats with an 'x' are blocked for selection by the airline, at the moment, and what is blocked varies with status... e.g. for a Silver, you would see more blocked than I would as a Platinum. The white seats are open for me as a Platinum to select, currently.

For Silver, it would look like this (I've used my wife's FF number to generate):

View attachment 195653

For a couple, I wouldn't be choosing any of those remaining seats in the upper deck mini-cabin... I'd play the same strategy as you have, though more forward in the cabin. No guarantees, but the middle seat on a flight with a light load like this is a fair chance to remain empty.

Cheers,
Matt.

Sounds good, thanks so much for your help and advice!
 

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hi there, what do the little yellow stars on the white seats represent? I've moved my seats about 3 times already 😊
They denote that there are mixed reviews about those seats or that there are some negative features. eg, reduced seat-width, or seat doesn't recline, or close to galley noise / toilet traffic etc. Not always accurate though.
Checkout this site for more: Airline Seat Maps, Flights shopping and Flight information- Best Airplane Seats - SeatGuru
 

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