Upper deck seating on BA - available exit row?

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  1. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

    Jul 10, 2006
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    Hi all
    I am just going through manage my booking on BA trying to lock in personal info and pick whatever seats I can. I actually have my first real long haul flight in Club World - LHR-HKG.
    I was able to choose the upper deck exit row seat - is this actually a good seat? Is it normal for a lowly OWS to be able to get these seats?
    Cheers
    S
     

  2. Tooner

    Tooner Active Member

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    Which seat? 62K?
     
  3. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    62B - I dont like the backwards facing seats as I have felt trapped and hidden in these seats.

    I will be aiming to sleep on this flight potentially - well I dont think I will have any choice as I will have just sepnt 4 hours on a CE flight (LCA-LHR) and a couple of hours in the F lounge :D so they might be pouring me into my seat ...
     
  4. Tooner

    Tooner Active Member

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    The only problem you'd have with 62B is having the FA reach across you to provide champers for the backward sitting person in 62A:-|

    The benefit of A & K is the entrance into the seat is easier because of the exit. There's no-one directly in front (or is that behind:rolleyes: ).

    IIRC, BA makes all seats available on ba.com MMB. Sooooo much easier than QF.
     
  5. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    62 is in front of the exit, IMHO 62A is a nice seat as you have the exit row to vacate your seat via and the window!
     
  6. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    Thanks guys - I shall make a change shortly (after I finish eating in fact). I really like this functionality. I dont like phoning QF as I sometimes feel harried to take a particular seat. I like being able to "see" the seat before choosing. Hopefully this is a QF enhancement in progress...

    Interestingly by having the seats in front of me I have actually chosen some window seats on my AA flights.... all day time.

    Cheers

    S
     
  7. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    62AK are good seats; it is normal for a Sapphire member to be able to select any seat other than row 1 in F

    Dave
     
  8. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    I have now switched to 62A :) - should be a nice flight - plenty of sleep I hope!
     
  9. tuapekastar

    tuapekastar Established Member

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    Come now simongr, a bit of perspective please. ;) Excluding the ultra-rare invitation-only level, Oneworld Sapphire is level 2 out of 4 in most OW FF schemes...not quite what I'd call 'lowly'. :cool: (though I do see your point re being able to snag exit row seats when not at the highest FF level)
     
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