Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 Dec 2013
Total posts 20
we are flying Qantas; Sydney - Honolulu in Sept 14.
I am booked into an exit row and am toying with using points to upgrade to business.
I stand at 6"8" in the old money and leg room rates a lot higher on the comfort scale than everything else and I have read the posts that the 767 currently used on the route leave a lot to be desired.
Can someone tell me wether this will be worth the effort or will I be better staying where I am in the exit row.
Thanks in advance
Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles
Member since 25 Apr 2013
Total posts 262
Face it, any business class seat is better than an Economy Class seat.
Cathay's Premium Economy seat is useless for a four hour flight, but would be helpful for an 8+ hour flight. I say the same for Qantas business class, and if you're using points, a 9 hour 40 minute flight is definitely worth upgrading to Business. (Well, face it again, even a 3 hour flight using points is worth it, if you have enough points.)
Member since 20 Sep 2013
Total posts 316
I would go with the upgrade given your height.The aircraft used on this service by Qantas are an absolute discrace.And your right old 767,s and to this day some reconfigered and some not depending on the day of service.The exit seats Lurch on the 767 provide limited extra leg room and should not be confused with the aditional exit seat space you get on an A380 or 747.Go with the upgrade,enjoy your flights and may be get some back up on your flights and secure an exit seat should the upgrades not come thu.
Member since 07 May 2012
Total posts 299
With the current B767 used on the route is a 1-2-2 configuration in business and only 25 seats in J. I want to go to HNL but will not go while the B767 are operating as the seating in business is less than comfortable and the seat only reclines. Can't wait for the A330 flys this route for QANTAS.
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 14 Apr 2013
Total posts 295
Qantas are upgrading to am A330 fro the B767 on that route.
I would be using my points to upgrade to Business.
Member since 25 Sep 2013
Total posts 374
But when are they changing the equipment over?
Member since 19 Dec 2013
Total posts 5
Flew this in J and Y a couple years back. Still scheduled for 767 into next year from what i can see. Dont think it worthwhile upgrading as only marginal leg/width difference and its an overnigh flight, so think Y exit row best.
I see you're based in Perth, so consider using Lifemiles next time to get there from SIN to HNL via NRT. Flying there in Sept in UA first class....comparable to QF Y prices given the ripoff of QF.
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