Qantas Airways

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Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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9/10

"made the mistake of selecting the bulkhead"

(United Kingdom)

60K on a 3-class 747 is a bulkhead. While the seat was as comfortable as the A380 I made the mistake of selecting the bulkhead. It is great as know one is in front of you but there is no cut out for your feet. I know understand why people put their feet on the bulkhead. I wished I'd chosen a standard seat in the end! It's not cramped and if you're upright its fine but if you recline and want to stretch your legs you can't . Trade off I guess between that and no one in front of you. Made it easy to get out from the window seat.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
10/10

"managed to sleep"

(United Kingdom)

Standard Economy Seat on a full flight and found it really comfortable. I flew Singapore Airlines a couple of years ago and found the seat didn't seem recline enough but here it was great! I think the base slides forward which helped. I wasn't overly fussed with the net foot rest. I would prefer a bar instead. However I managed to sleep which really surprised me as I don't normally sleep in economy! I'd fly Qantas again but their new tie up with Emirates means my route doesn't have any easy option anymore.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A380
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
8/10

"the seats recline too much"

(United Kingdom)

This review is for economy seat 48A which is an exit seat if it were a normal seat it would be much lower score (London-Singapore-Melbourne). I think this is one of the best seats to get in economy. You are the last to board and the first to get off. The seat is a window seat so you have the storage thing on the wall to your left to put things in where as if you were 48B or 48C you would have no where. It has part of the door sticking out in front of your left leg so if your over 6'0 you can't really stretch your leg out fully. I'm 6'4 and didn't have a problem with this as you can angle both legs to one side and not obstruct the person to your right and it was intrusive either.. and the best thing is this seat only cost $25 to book compared to the $160-180 they charge for the other extra leg room seats/exit seats (including the two next to you). People say the seats are bad and in August I said this myself I felt they were too hard but for some reason it was fine this time almost like the cushions have been replaced and I really enjoyed the ride. If flying on an A380 with 31" or less leg room like Qantas you'll want to book a better seat as passengers behind you have no room and can hardly see the TV's quite ridiculous. The seats recline too much. I think a better foot rest would be better than 2" extra recline.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA380
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
7/10

"leg rests are unusable"

(New Zealand)

I was seated in seat 70G. row 70 is 3x3x3 and is the only row in economy that is like this. The leg rests are unusable recline is good and the seat moves as well as the back to improve comfort Overall the seats were pretty good.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA380
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
9/10

"excellent comfortable seats"

(New Zealand)

Excellent comfortable seats. I actually slept the whole flight which I have failed to do on other airlines.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
5/10

"tightest for legroom"

(United Kingdom)

I've just completed 8 flights with Qantas and half of them including the B747 were like torture. I'm quite tall and can't afford to buy the extra-legroom seats. I joined their frequent flyer programme in the hope of getting aisle seats but that didn't work. These flights were the tightest for legroom of any of the very many airlines I've used. Knees hard up against the seat in front with no chance of any movement - even worse when the seat in front recliners. On an 8 or 13 hour flight it's hardly bearable. Will not fly with them again.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBOEING 747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
5/10

"leg room was okay but nothing fantastic"

(Australia)

Flew LAX to SYD on A380 seat 56H aisle seat. Get to my seat and find that something is wrong with my earphone jack so only get sound in 1 ear. The armrest doesn't raise up completely so no one can lean on each other. The leg room itself was okay but nothing fantastic. I'm 6'5 tall and no matter what it's never going to be great I worked out how to move my legs to get maximum space. Flight attendants poor performance by fussing over pseudo celebrities on the flight and not caring much for anyone else. Will avoid Qantas if possible in the future. Disappointing experience.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA380
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
2/10

"very poor seats on the A380"

(Australia)

Traveled with my husband and son on the A380 flying from SYD - LAX return using the A380 both ways flying economy. Very poor seats on the A380. They were hard and not comfortable at all. The seat width was the same width as the Virgin Australia domestic plane and the leg rest was almost impossible to use if the person in front of you reclined their seat. And once they do recline you can't get your bag from off the floor and it's almost impossible to get out of your chair. It's almost as bad as flying the domestic Qantas planes.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA380
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
4/10

"seating was cramped"

(Australia)

QANTAS promotes the A380 as their flagship what a bitter disappointment the service and food quality was good economy class seating was cramped cushioning comfortable and reasonably supportive there was no additional room to store reading matter Ipad or glasses. The entertainment system was excellent. Getting from the window seat to the aisle required the other 2 passengers to move from their seats to be stuck in this situation for 12 hours is inhuman the plane was fully occupied. In future I will become more selective in choosing the carrier who provides the best seat pitch on long haul flights.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA380
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
3/10

"no TV unit at all"

(Australia)

Hong Kong to Melbourne with no TV unit at all. I was told nothing could be done about it. Nine hours of sitting in a seat with nothing to do. The attendants kept offering me drinks which I thought was odd especially after they advise to keep alcohol consumption to a minimum. What made it worse was that I paid extra for the seat I was in a total waste of money.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 747-400
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no