Is 38C a good Y bulkhead seat on a 744RR (three class, angled J)?

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watson374

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Is 38C a good Y bulkhead seat on a 744RR (three class, angled J)?

I'm flying QF6 on one, and have managed to snag 38C, an aisle seat in the first row of Y. I know it has the usual tray table and non-entertainment screen in the immovable armrest, but my concerns are:

1. Is the knee space generous relative to a normal seat?

2. Does the bulkhead stop short of the aisle?

3. Is there a cutout for feet to be tucked underneath the last row of W?

I'm not likely to give up the seat, but I am curious as to how nice or otherwise it has been in the membership's collective experience.

BONUS: Tomorrow's QF6 has zeroed out in all fare classes. Is it possible that it is oversold, and if so, is there a chance of some kind of op-up? Terribly curious and wondering what the membership think.

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Travelling Man

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Hi Watson,  

The a/c operating the sector (for 23July, I presume)  is VH-OJA....just in case there was a last minute change!   Seat 38C doesn't have a recess, as far as I can recall, and is mainly, but not fully covered by the bulkhead wall.    Let the readers know if you get a "better" seat.   Seat map is here >> https://www.qantas.com.au/infodetail/flying/inTheAir/ourAircraft/744-56J40PY275Y.pdf

Have a great  trip.   Cheers.

watson374

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I stuck with 38C and I was extremely happy with what I got.

On this particular aircraft, Row 38 does have a cutout in the bulkhead, and I was swimming in legroom. The seat is set back from the bulkhead far enough that I did not need to move to let the middle and window passengers out. That said, the bulkhead extends all the way to the aisle, but the legroom is generous - the middle seat was occupied by a tall bloke and he could still stretch out comfortably enough.

I would go so far as to say that for aisle seat fans, 38C is probably the best seat in the house. (38H does not exist for passenger use as it is a crew rest; 38D and 38G are also spacious but are also bassinet positions.)

Very satisfied with my choice of seat. Apart from the fact that the air-conditioning pipes leaked briefly after leaving SIN (we got rained on, and row 39 were given new blankets and also offered spare pyjamas if they wanted to change out of their rained-on clothes - very good customer service!). Also, the IFE screen was inaccessible as the latch broke.

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