When booking domestic economy tickets on QF why can't I access any of the seats in the front half of the aircraft?

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tmak

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2015

Total posts 6

When booking domestic economy tickets on QF why can't I access any of the seats in the front half of the aircraft?

obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 308

What status are you?  They are blocked for qff p, p1 and Cl 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

And OWE except rows 4 & 5 on a 737 and rows 23 & 24 (or the equivalent) on a330 series.

TomGoddardd

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Dec 2014

Total posts 191

Tim, there is something that is called the T-80 at 80 hours prior to your flight they will release these seats. Be sure to be on 80 hours prior to your flight and get the best seats!

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

There's somewhat of a seating hierarchy until closer to departure. Rows 4-5 on the 737s are reserved for Chairmans Lounge and Platinum One, Rows 6-10 are for Platinum and Oneworld Emerald, Rows 11-16 are reserved for Gold and Oneworld Sapphire, Rows 17-18 are for Silver and Oneworld Ruby, and 19 and beyond for those without status (whether that's Bronze or simply no membership at all).

vvbjr

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 05 Apr 2015

Total posts 23

They should get rid of the seating hierarchy. After all, these frequent flyers already get status bonuses when flying. And if they are paying the same fare as me why should I be denied rows 4-18 at the time of booking?

eminere

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Sep 2013

Total posts 371

Aww not feeling special enough?

AnthonyvB

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards Plantium

Member since 19 Jun 2013

Total posts 82

So are you saying that a person who might take a flight one a year should have access to front rows on the plane?  Part of status is also obtaining a better seat

Kogglogs

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 22 Apr 2013

Total posts 36

You may have paid the same fare as the P1 passenger ON THIS FLIGHT, but their total spend per annum is going to be exponentially larger than a non-status passenger. THIS is why they get the pick of the seats.

vvbjr

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 05 Apr 2015

Total posts 23

If that person is paying the same fare as a, say, Gold member then why not?

colin5353

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Jul 2011

Total posts 85

And this is why I started flying with VA (and dare I say it JQ), I like the exit row - I'm happy to pay for the exit row.  I never get the exit row on QF even with the T80 rule. I've paid for the exit row on MH, SQ, AB, so why QF dont just open all their seats and let you pay for premium ones if you want too?

johnnypc67

Member since 28 Nov 2012

Total posts 19

I am only Silver status and keep the T80 rule in mind. Lately I have been flying Y between Mel-Syd and out of MEL on the A330 i get 23A most of these trips. Check it daily

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