Seating on the refurbished Qantas B747 (Four-Class).

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watson374

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Seating on the refurbished Qantas B747 (Four-Class).

The following questions relate to Economy on the Qantas B747 (Four-Class).

Seats

- Are 41HJK a good set of seats or poor? I ask because the seat-selection interface shows a single lone row here.

- If it's not good, which seats are recommended? 40ABC?

- Does Economy have the old Y seats (like the A330)?

QF6

- If this Four Class config. is sold on QF6, is it likely to still be sold as two-class (as per the usual A330).

- If it is sold as two-class, will a Silver member be able to select forwards into the W cabin? If so, when does it open?

driley28

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All seating opens up T-80 hours on QF.

watson374

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So if the W cabin is going to be opened for selected Y pax, it will be at the usual T-80?

qfflyer

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I thought things were a little different for International flights? I could be wrong. 

watson374

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Either T-80 or when OLCI opens.

driley28

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The old seats are similar to the A330 with the small inflight screen.

watson374

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Thanks! At least it's familiar, so I know I should be able to get some kip in it.

driley28

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There are no 2 class left in the B747 fleet.  PE should be sold on the B747.

watson374

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This is on QF6, which is normally operated by a two-class A330. It's currently showing as a four-class B747 for my flight date. I was therefore wondering if it is still going to be sold as two-class, but I'll check if I can book W on that flight, which should give me an answer.

watson374

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Weird, it's showing Premium Economy as being sold. Does anyone know if this locks out any possibility of QF6 Y pax being able to sit slightly forward (i.e. in W)?

Aarondavis1986

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Row 41 has slightly limited recline because of the bulkhead behind it so may not be particularly comfortable.  41HJK is probably shown as a solo row in the seat-selection because 40HJK is reserved for crew rest.   40ABC would be much more comfortable.

watson374

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Alright, thanks! 

reno

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Watson,

I would go with the best exit seat availabe to you to cover.That said over to many years of flying should this remain a 4 class aircraft as you say,usually those booked in J get a seat in first with J service as first is not sold and if i have it right you as a silver member may get PE or a J seat with PE  catering.Enjoy. 

watson374

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That's what I was going for, yes. I'm not big by any standard, so it's not like I need any more legroom, but I do like a good bulkhead. I'm reluctant to fork out the AUD90 for the exit row, though.

I will hold out hope - it's about nine weeks out - that the magic will remain intact and I get access to a better seat.

(I suppose I should hope that there are sufficiently few J passengers that day so all the W passengers get moved up, but as a lowly PS I don't expect to get a J seat.)

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