Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 08 Aug 2016
Total posts 112
qantas economy seats upstairs a380
hi all, how far off departure does qantas open up the upstairs seating to non elites ? on the mel-lax route
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 :)
Total posts 7
I think you can book the seats in 32-34 ahead of time but pay a fee? Not sure.
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.
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
Downstairs lavatory situation sounded grim...
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.
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.
Member since 12 Jul 2014
Total posts 79
36 J & K
Best Economy seats on the plane.
Almost the same offering as SQ A380 upstairs.
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