Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 28 Jul 2013
Total posts 88
Hello - anyone ever sat in row 43 (2 seats) - is it painful - as its only 1 of 2 rows for dual seating... or am I beter off moving to a row of three and try and block the middle seat?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 07 Feb 2013
Total posts 431
Good luck blocking the middle seat unless you are top tier Krisflyer with SQ
If I seat my partner in say A & I take C - what are the chances of a middle person taking 'B'...?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 15 Dec 2014
Total posts 191
It's not worth the risk, knowing chances a solo traveller will take the seat, and it will be a hassle getting him to willingly budge so you can sit next to each other. Row 43 isn't meant to be that good, unless you don't mind sitting next to the Galley, Toilets and also having limited recline. Is it really that much of a big deal having someone sit next to you and your partner in row 3?
If I was you I would book myself and partner sitting together in row 3 and then not worry about someone sitting in between you.
The decision is up to you though!
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,059
That has happened to me in the past. Its called Game Theory.
I ain't giving up seat A & partner will guard seat C. Looks like the stakes are high if some stranger takes seat B. If so, partner can swap and bear the pain (seeing as I paid for the cheap fares as a present) LOL
Thanks for the heads up on seat 43. Might relocate. Unless I pop a Thailand 12 hr sleeping tablet for a 7.5hr flight.
Popping a tablet is the best way to fly in Economy! Good luck!
Member since 24 Apr 2014
Total posts 230
You are better offering them the aisle than the window
Member since 12 Mar 2014
Total posts 115
Indeed, much better than expecting them to squeeze their way past your slumped, heavily sedated bodies...
Indeed. If you want to be sedated, it's only responsible for you to be by the window.
Still a chance of drool on the shoulder though...
Hello - thought I would advsie what happened. We had seat blocked out heading out of MEL>SIN. Flight was full and yep - the seat was then taken but a polite person. That said, as its a red eye - around 04:00hrs I needed to use the bathroom - I couldn't wake him (asleep with headphones on) so I got up and had to walk over him - must have been amusing sight!
Flying home was similar - scored the seats of 2 at the back but sat with around 19 people who find it forbidden to use deoderant - enough said.
That's it - NO more coach.
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