When I was there last Christmas, I requested an eit seat. I was asked if I can understand and speak good english and whether I was over a certain height (can't remember now0. The ground staff explained that it is the essential criteria before an exit seat will be issued.kbuckham said:I might throw my 2 cents in re exit rows. I have been very lucky over the years..being 6'4 helps I guess. But with regards to being fit,strong and all that I am not so sure now. Flying NRT-SYD last month I got to my exit row to find a couple in A and B...he was 84,she was around the same...I didn't see them get up once all flight....in an emergency we would have been gone.....it was there first trip OS in 5 years so I doubt they were way up the qantas chain...maybe check in staff at NRT are a bit less strict who knows.