qantas economy seats upstairs a380

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freshthoughts

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Aug 2016

Total posts 112

qantas economy seats upstairs a380

freshthoughts

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Aug 2016

Total posts 112

hi all, how far off departure does qantas open up the upstairs seating to non elites  ? on the mel-lax route

TBIBC

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Mar 2016

Total posts 3

Row 36 is available to members of Bronze or no status as soon as the flight is available to book. This row has restricted recline I've found though and there is a wall between 36D and the aisle making that set of three less desirable. 

Rows 32 to 34 if not taken by people of higher status will become available at 'T80' from memory (80 hours before the flight departs). Should that not work, you could always check at check-in (though don't bank on it) or opt for an exit row seat, row 35.

Hope that helps :)

styelonthego

Member since 03 Mar 2016

Total posts 7

I think you can book the seats in 32-34 ahead of time but pay a fee? Not sure. 

wozcor1

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 28 Jul 2013

Total posts 88

I sat in row 36 from MEL>DXB. QF9 - yep - 13.5hr flight - seat 36D. I had booked a seat in 33J but after 15 mins of a male snorer (and I mean chainsaw snoorer) - I asked the crew member if I can move. 33D/E were both empty.

Look the recline is ok - I survived it - but yes - there is a wall to your left so to get out - was painful - BUT better access and wait times for the bathroom. I tried downstairs halfway thru the flight - and boy - it was manic - so I scrambled back upstairs. It felt like 3rd world - seeing people crying for the bathroom downstairs, ques of 30, I opened the door in the toilet/bathroom in horror (floor was a shocker) and walked back up the ivory tower curved stairwell back to safety and comfort upper deck!

The beauty of upstairs was: Better service, more personalised service (I was offerred wine every 30 mins - felt like it), more room to walk around. Also quiet upstairs too.. I was offered the 'midnight' snack which was a hamburger slider or some sort of cheesey hotdog - (which tasted great but sat in my gut) - but had plenty of movies to watch, got some sleep (against the wall) but only had 1 person to step over.

32 & 35 had great leg room - so if I had to fly back to DXB for another job interview - I would choose that row.

 

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

Downstairs lavatory situation sounded grim...

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

I've never flown QF on a A380, didn't know they even had real economy seats on top deck, seems like an awkward arrangement stuck way down back behind Premium Economy.

CBRQF

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Jul 2011

Total posts 47

It is quite good. Small quiet cabin. A bit more personal attention. Some good seats (but a few quite bad ones too). Plus you sometimes get some perks from premium. I would recommend it. 

LondonAussie

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jul 2014

Total posts 79

36 J & K

Best Economy seats on the plane.

wozcor1

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 28 Jul 2013

Total posts 88

Almost the same offering as SQ A380 upstairs.

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