International seat selection for Qantas Platinum

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mos

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Dec 2014

Total posts 31

Has anyone else noticed that seats that can be selected as a Qantas platinum FF on international flights has been recently restricted? For example row 11 in A380 business is now blocked out as a platinum, and rows 23 and 24 of A330-300 also blocked out (I used to be able to selected both of these as platinum). Presumably these are now only for P1/CL (at least until closer to departure). Domestic flights have had this distinction between P and P1/CL for seat selection for a long time but it has only recently been applied to international flights from what I can see. Pity.

mviy

Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 281

Yes. Personally I prefer row 12 on the A380 anyway.

wjhu

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Jan 2011

Total posts 22

This is not a recent change: it has been in effect for some years that I can recall.

mern2001

Qantas - P1 Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2013

Total posts 85

Yes, I also noticed this as a platinum. You used to be able to book any seat in the front section of business class on an A380 (some people refer to this section as "Emerald City"). Now row 12 is blocked out to platinums. So, it's a bit like the front row of business in domestic QF flights. I think the change has been around for a year or so.

Metoo

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Nov 2016

Total posts 91

Row 11 (front row) on the A380 was always blocked out when I booked (I'm P), probably for P1 and missed connections. I've recently booked 2 SYD-SIN trips business class and had no trouble booking row 12. "Emerald City", I hadn't heard that before but like it.

aggie57

QF

Member since 04 Apr 2014

Total posts 137

Weird, I’m platinum and Qantas always seems to select 11J for me on a 380. Not my preferred seat BTW.

Last editedby aggie57 at Jan 20, 2018, 07:13 PM.

Metoo

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Nov 2016

Total posts 91

Maybe Qantas has different rows blocked out on different routes. I'll pay more attention to this from now on.


mern2001

Qantas - P1 Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2013

Total posts 85

Just to correct the record..I said "Now row 12 is blocked" above. Sorry, I meant 'row 11'

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