Not really a question but just thought I'd mention that Qantas now look to be charging the $90 ‘extra leg room’ fee for row 23 on A330’s.

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adinglis

Qantas - Platinum

Member since 04 Jun 2014

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Not really a question but just thought I'd mention that Qantas now look to be charging the $90 ‘extra leg room’ fee for row 23 on A330’s. Not sure about other aircraft but I’m usually on the SYD/MEL/BNE - SIN.

I’d always grab 23 - at only 5’7” it actually felt ok to me - Less leg room but more general space I think. But anyone taller who I traveled with would always complain that it felt more cramped than a regular seat.

Not sure how the justify the extra cost for this one!

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

It's a crock, and I pointed this out the other night just before I got my own A330-300 on SIN-MEL.

To be honest, row 23 isn't really 'extra legroom'. It's not some of the old 744s that had a massive cutout for the first row of economy. Anyway, row 23 was blocked out when I checked in, so I put myself in 24D. Turns out the flight was half empty despite selected seats all over the place, so I hopped over to 24B and threw my stuff on 24A. There was plenty of space there and there's more room to stretch your legs out under the B seat (but not the A seat as it's got the damn IFE box).

I liked 23, having taken it on most of my A330 flights, but my biggest gripe with it is the lack of footroom, unlike say OJA that had a huge cutout, big enough to shove a bag in after takeoff to use as a footrest!

So yeah, it might be worth 35 bucks but not 90. It's not an exit row!

GregXL

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Member since 26 May 2014

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Perhaps QF could match CX and allow free access to extra leg rom seats for platinum ff (noted currently offered to platinum one).

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