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Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Boeing 737-800NG

Flew twice on their latest aircraft. Improvements in cabin were evident. Issue was the seats were uncomfortable. Whilst it was evident seats had been narrowed and leg room was minimal I would have struggled if the seat in front reclined at all to the point an argument surely would have followed. Seats felt like sitting on wood with major back and neck aches experienced. Now considering no longer being a frequent flyer with them if this becomes standard. Yes I travel a lot domestically and international.



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Business Class : Airbus A380-800

Rows 11-13 are at the front of the Business cabin on the upper deck. Don't be fooled when seat-map websites warn against the seats in this cabin because of "heavy traffic" - these first three rows are divinely quiet and private. The only problem is that this front-of-house business cabin is sometimes called "Emerald City", ie. Qantas reserves these seats for highest-tier Qantas Frequent Flyer passengers and OneWorld Emeralds. Don't expect to be offered these seats at on-line check-in unless you are logged in. It never hurts to ask at the check-in desk, it's well worth it.



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

First Class : Airbus A380

5K at back of cabin. Normally a fan 1 or 2A for quick get-aways, 5K is a bassinette suite so has a slightly different configuration to all others, extra shelving being one of its advantages. The other benefit, being last row in cabin, is that only crew walk past. With toilets at front, the forward seats get more passengers traffic on a floor that bounces so much it can wake you! There is absolutely no noise from the galley behind you.



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Boeing 737-800

Economy Seat - Row 4 on Qantas 737-800 is a great choice when sitting in economy class. It is directly behind business class seating with extra leg room. The other advantage is being close to the front of the plane for disembarkation when you arrive.



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Boeing 747-400

Seats D and G have boxes which operate the inflight entertainment under the seat in front of them. This seriously restricts leg room which is always at a minimum in Economy anyways. You've been warned, avoid at all costs.



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Boeing 737-800

Exit row seats , usually 13ABC DEF run out fast on domestic QF flights, so it pays to get to check- in as early as possible. There is loads more legroom here. I got 13F DRW-SYD and it made the journey a lot better.



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Boeing 737-800

Avoid seat before the exit row - think Row 11 or 12, the seat doesnt recline. Also row 29 last row seat cannot recline either and sometimes used by unaccompanied minors.



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Boeing 737-400

If using the web Check in go for Row 12 (Exit Row) as there are almost always a spare couple of seats available.




Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Boeing 737-800

Row 9 on the 737-800 has no windows on either side. Avoid this row if you want to be able to look out - you will only get a view of the bulkhead. This can be a good thing if you want to sleep e.g. on an early morning flight, but if you like to look outside the plane, you will not be able to.



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Boeing 737-800

This is supposed to be an exception for travelling on QF 075 and 076 PER - SIN via Denpasar, ROW 1 - 3 are using business class seat with 2 - 2 seating instead the normal 3 - 3 configuration on economy class. you may need to book early for this seat, and it is more comfortable as it gives you more room



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Boeing 747-400

Avoid 38A and 38K on Qantas B747-438s if you want a window seat. These seats (in most configurations) have no window but the wall of the aircraft instead with little or no opportunity to see out. The result is a remarkably cramped environment



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : A330-300

Seats 28B or 28J can sometimes yield an empty seat beside you because the window seat doesn't have a window & I guess the airlines don't like to allocate a window-less seat unless the plan is full. It's good to have an empty seat beside you on a long haul.



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Business Class : A330-300

Row 2 is the best. Row 1, particularly 1J & 1K are disturbed a lot during the night with the toilet and fluro lights right in front.



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

First Class : Boeing 747-400

In the last Row (4) there are 2 seats with baby basinettes next to them. If not used, they create a whole lot of extra space to put your clutter in. The disadvantage of sitting in Row 4 - you are next to the galley and get all the noise and the light (while trying to sleep).



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Business Class : Boeing 747-400

For Business Class on Qantas 747-400's, Row 16. This is the emergency exit upstairs. There's more room than First Class if you sit anywhere in row 16.



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Business Class : Boeing 747-300

Seats 5E or 5F are in the centre of the nose section and have a fantastic amount of legroom



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Business Class : Some 767-300 series

It is worth checking the website for the seating plans for a particular flight. Some 767-300 series, particularly between Sydney & Auckland have 5 abreast Club Class seating, the old International pitch with plenty of space between the rows The "A" seats are quite on their own with superb space between seat and window. The remainder seats are 2 abreast across the cabin.



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Boeing 747-300

40H, 40J are right behind business and the crew rest seats, and only a seat row from the exit area, allowing plenty of room and a more intimate section of the economy cabin. Row 46 is exit row with heaps of leg room. Row 58 is exit row with heaps of leg room, but adjacent to the galley.



Qantas Airways Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Boeing 747-300

Best seats on emergency exits: 29BC (if available for economy), 46BC/HJ, 58BC/HJ. Good seats on emergency exits : 46A/K, 58A/K (some less space due to the emergency slide door mechanism). Note that row 46 is close to the toilets so there is many people moving around and some bad smell from time to time. Row 58 doesn't have these inconvenient but there is more vibrations as it is closes to the end of the plane). Other good seats (just after walls in the middle): 34DEFG, 47DEFG.





 

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