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Best Qantas A380 Economy Seat - Row 48 or 32?

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EvDolan

Member since 01 Jan 2015

Total posts 16

Hi, I'm tossing up between 48A/B or 32A/B on an upcoming Qantas A380 flights in Economy.

Ignoring the cost of 48B as an extra-legroom seat, what's your preference and why? Many thanks.

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,290

Both are good options!

48ABC
  • Pros
    • Unlimited legroom (exit row)
    • No need to vault over someone's knees
    • Can be last on and first off
  • Cons
    • Near a galley
    • Lavatory a long walk away
    • Costs more money

32AB
  • Pros
    • Actual bulkhead (can prop backpack for makeshift ottoman)
    • Side bin
    • Nearer a lavatory
    • Not an expensive extra-legroom seat
  • Cons
    • Window passenger has to vault over aisle passenger's knees
    • Takes longer to deplane

(Source: Veteran of 48A and 32K.)

I will let you make an informed decision based on what works best for your requirements and preferences.
Last editedby watson374 at Jul 04, 2019, 05:17 PM.

GregXL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2014

Total posts 281

Haven't done it for a while, but I used to go for 80A, where there was no seat in front and you don't have those annoying people that hang around near the exit stepping on your feet!

MrT

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Aug 2015

Total posts 52

Personally I find row 32 to be very cramped - yes it has more knee room which is nice at first, but the bulkhead prevents you from being able to extend your legs (whereas in a standard seat you can extend them under the seat in front to some extent) so within an hour or so I find it becomes very uncomfortable.

I'd choose another row upstairs.

blingwad

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Jun 2015

Total posts 71

I do row 32 as I like the side bin to put all me stuff. I also agree with some of the cons above though.

Flyer00

Member since 31 Mar 2014

Total posts 4

Row 49 better than row 48 due to not having a fixed armrest allowing you to use the seat next to you if not taken.
Row 32 has limited legroom and can become uncomfortable on a long haul trip. If you prefer upstairs (while eco is still up there), go for row 33 as it has more legroom than row 32 and a movable armrest, which the exit rows don’t have.

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