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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10/10

"recline is great and the seat comfy"

(United Kingdom)

Seat 38J and K in premium economy are an exit row seat and have no one behind you. However Qantas are changing the configuration of the A380 and these seats will be come part of a multi row economy cabin on the upper deck. Getting in and out of these seats is a doddle. The recline is great and the seat comfy. My only disappointment was that the leg rest didn't extend far enough. I guess that's because if there was a seat in front of me it would have been in the way! If I have the money I'd fly PE again but Qantas doesn't seem to offer it on my route once the Emirates tie in comes into effect
Seat TypePremium Economy
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A380 v1
Seat Layout2x3x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
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
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
8/10

"the seat supports me"

(United Kingdom)

Seat 35a I'm tall 6'3" and long-legged so it's vital I not only have enough legroom but that the seat supports me - I'm also reasonably skinny so can't take a hard seat. There are no exit seats on Qantas 747 Premium Economy only regular seats bulkhead seats and seats with back to bulkhead. 35a is the window seat second row in - I have to say the legroom is terrific no risk of banging my knees - also I could fully stretch my legs under the seat in front which I would not have been able to do with the bulkhead seat And the recline is very good though I believe less so if your seat backs onto the bulkhead (row 37). Only downside is you share loos with Economy. Noise cancelling headphones are good but the AVOD system is looking dated - A380 is much better. Foot rest is useless for taller people - they would be better off having an additional bar to flip out under the seat in front. Seat width is more than adequate for me being a narrow girth. It isn't business class - you have to pay alot more for that - but you do get treated more individually than in economy - and Premium Economy being a small cabin it feels more individual - Qantas get a big thumbs up from me for the overall experience.
Seat TypePremium Economy
Aircraft TypeBOEING 747-400
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes