Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Jan 2013
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New QF A380 config.
I will be travelling economy to DXB of QF10 later this year and have been looking at the config since they updated the layout of the aircraft. My question is whether upstairs or downstairs in economy is better?
I am inclined to think upstairs as the cabin is quieter but want peoples thoughts.
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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer - Silver
Member since 15 May 2012
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Upstairs, but they will be allocated to top tier QFF before anyone else, so I hope you have status with Qantas!
Member since 16 Feb 2012
Total posts 133
Nick, as all others have mentioned, i too agree that upstairs would be best. However if you have any reason to deboard faster and get through customs security before everyone else (eg: to connecting flight) i would recommend sitting front row (seat allocating permitting) of economy cabin downstairs, which is located just behind First.
Note: Although the upstairs economy passengers may be well travelled, air-bridges connect upstairs cabin at the front, so the 90 odd passengers upstairs in Business/Premium Economy have to deboard before the Economy cabin get out.
Be glad to hear what you decide! Enjoy your trip
Member since 29 Jun 2013
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Upstairs as it is a smaller cabin and quieter
Member since 04 Oct 2012
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I am a QF Silver and couldn't get a seat on QF12 upstairs in July.
Yeah, but QF 12 is always packed to the gills.
Member since 02 Jan 2013
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I'm flying QF9 soon and I've been situated upstairs (gold ff), however downstairs seems really empty, not sure if this is because most people don't select a seat. But if downstairs is emptish in economy there might be more room to spread out, once up in the air!
I find the cabin crew upstairs tend to be a tad better too compared to their comrades serving the lower deck.
They appear more relaxed, more eager for small talk and there is a general consensus that they're serving elite frequent flyers so they've got to up their game.
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 14 Apr 2013
Total posts 294
UPSTAIRS ALL THE WAY!I normaly fly in J but the upstairs economy will be more adventageous as it is quiter meaning one can either sleep or power through work quicker.
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I flew both the old config to London (downstairs) and the new config from LA back to SYD (upstairs economy). Can I tell you handsdown upstairs economy was brilliant. Me and a friend were seated in 36J,K which is the very last row at the back of the plane. The service I recieved upstairs compared to downstairs was light years in advance. Not once did I have to qeue for the toilet and the cabin crew were alot more attentative, probably because they only needed to service around 30 people in upstairs economy. Since I had the window seat I was lucky enough to have my own draw which I can pop all my blankets,pillows ets into. when closed I could also rest my food tray on top of the draw. My experiences, upstairs economy is well worth it! You also get to bored with with business and first which makes you feel special for a short minute lol
Member since 20 Aug 2013
Total posts 21
Stay DOWNSTAIRS, why..???..upstairs is freezing. You are at the back of the business zone, and I can confidently tell you it is like travelling in a fridge. Ask the crew..
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