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BA 747 Seats 37H & K?  
User currently offlineTreeny From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11837 times:

All

Quick question - my parents have just checked in online for tomorrows flight from EZE > LHR on BA246.

It gave them the option to checkin to row 37, specifically seats 37H and K yet on seatguru and indeed BAs own seat maps, this row doesnt appear.

In the end the decided to checkin to this row but I just wanted to understand why it would appear on BAs online checkin map but on their seatmap guide in the information section and on seatguru the row doesnt even exist.

Thanks as always to you all

Mark

P.S Any idea on the reg for tomorrows flight??  Smile

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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17067 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 11842 times:

I also wonder this, but I do always chose seat 37A on my flights with BAs 744s because you dont have anyone behind you, which is great.


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User currently offlineLNv22 From Norway, joined Mar 2008, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 11796 times:

Strange that Seatguru don't have row 37..

Quoting B747forever (Reply 1):
I also wonder this, but I do always chose seat 37A on my flights with BAs 744s because you dont have anyone behind you, which is great

Nice not to have anyone behind you, but do you have the same recline on that seat?
How about people waiting in line next to your seat for the lavs?



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17067 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 11778 times:



Quoting LNv22 (Reply 2):
How about people waiting in line next to your seat for the lavs?

I never get annoyed by that. BTW I sit on 37A always, would be worse if you had seat 37C

Quoting LNv22 (Reply 2):
but do you have the same recline on that seat?

I dont really know.



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User currently offlineLNv22 From Norway, joined Mar 2008, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11757 times:

Semi off topic,

I know that online check-in with seat selection is available 24h before departure, but is there any chance that BA will allow you to choose a seat prior to this if you call their booking office?
(Y fares..)



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User currently offlineTGIF From Sweden, joined Apr 2008, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 11752 times:



Quoting Treeny (Thread starter):
It gave them the option to checkin to row 37, specifically seats 37H and K yet on seatguru and indeed BAs own seat maps, this row doesnt appear.

Is row 37 the last row in the "forward WT cabin", in front of the lavs?

Quoting LNv22 (Reply 2):
Nice not to have anyone behind you, but do you have the same recline on that seat?

Seatguru (if you can trust them given that they don't have row 37) says that 36A, 36B have less recline than 36C. So I guess that would go for row 37, given it's the last row.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 3):
BTW I sit on 37A always, would be worse if you had seat 37C

I'm going on a BA 747 in WT soon (to US) and I'm trying to find out which seats are preferable. Whats the main reason you choose 37A? Why do you prefer it instead of the exit row/behind the bulk head?


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 11737 times:

Take row 53 (the very last row on BA's 744s). The last three rows have 2-4-2 so you can get a window plus only have one person behind you, plus the slight gap between the seat and window allows you to stretch your legs a bit. The last row allows you to reclince your seat without having people kicking your back. By far the best seats in the WT cabin IMHO.


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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17067 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 11737 times:



Quoting TGIF (Reply 5):
Is row 37 the last row in the "forward WT cabin", in front of the lavs?

Yepp it is, but you never get disturbed of the lavs

Quoting TGIF (Reply 5):
I'm going on a BA 747 in WT soon (to US) and I'm trying to find out which seats are preferable. Whats the main reason you choose 37A? Why do you prefer it instead of the exit row/behind the bulk head?

I always choose 37A because I dont have anyone behind me that can annoy me plus remember that BAs PTVs are touchscreens!!

You have a great view out of the window from 37A. Here is a pic I took from 37A when I flew to LAX from LHR 21st August this year:

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk159/B747forever/Picture231.jpg



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17067 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 11735 times:



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 6):
plus the slight gap between the seat and window allows you to stretch your legs a bit.

Yes that is true, but it is not so comfortable if you want to watch out of the window.



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User currently offlineLNv22 From Norway, joined Mar 2008, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 11734 times:



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 6):
Take row 53 (the very last row on BA's 744s). The last three rows have 2-4-2 so you can get a window plus only have one person behind you, plus the slight gap between the seat and window allows you to stretch your legs a bit. The last row allows you to reclince your seat without having people kicking your back. By far the best seats in the WT cabin IMHO.

Row 53 reclines just as much as the others? It's that far away from the wall behind?
Would be nice to know as I've booked a BA 744 flight in January 09..

How about the lav. lines? Do they tend to stretch up the aisle? If you're not traveling alone, one of you have to sit next to the aisle, and if there's a lav. line half the flight, I think I will be bothered about it!



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 11732 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 8):
Yes that is true, but it is not so comfortable if you want to watch out of the window.

Actually, I didn't have much of a problem with that at all. The gap is less then a foot, but the window also appeared to be angled differently so the views were great and easy to view.

Just for the heck of it ....

Seat 37A which I had back in March LHR-YVR, while it was OK, I hate having 2 people sitting beside me ....



And seat 53A which I had a couple of weeks ago LHR-YVR ....



Quoting LNv22 (Reply 9):
Row 53 reclines just as much as the others? It's that far away from the wall behind?

Actually, there is no wall behind the seats. There is somesort of an obstruction though that does go up to about a bit more half the seat height, but the reclining angle is still about 3/4 full.

Quoting LNv22 (Reply 9):
How about the lav. lines? Do they tend to stretch up the aisle? If you're not traveling alone, one of you have to sit next to the aisle, and if there's a lav. line half the flight, I think I will be bothered about it!

Honestly, I never noticed any line ups because there is so much room behind your seats (by the emergency exits) and the rear bulkhead that everyone just waits there. There wasn't really that much extra traffic in the aisle either. Every person is different though, and what some pelple may like others may not, so best is to try it yourself. I was quite skeptical about the last row as well (I actually started a thread about it myself) but I tried it and loved it.



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User currently offlineLNv22 From Norway, joined Mar 2008, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 11729 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 7):



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 10):

Nice pictures, with the wing  Smile

As you both recommend row 37 and 53, I've got to try one of them when I head home from JFK.
BTW, do you have any similar preferences or recommendations on BA 772's?



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11728 times:



Quoting LNv22 (Reply 11):
Nice pictures, with the wing

If my flight a couple of weeks ago (LHR-YVR seat 53A) would have had some daylight during the flight, I could have got a pretty nice shot of the horizontal stabilizer as well ... Big grin

Quoting LNv22 (Reply 11):
do you have any similar preferences or recommendations on BA 772's?

Sorry, but I've never been on a 777 as yet, so no help there from me. Been on pretty well everything else though ....  Silly



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17067 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11723 times:

LOL, one pic shows the desert while the other one shows ice and snow!!

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 12):
Sorry, but I've never been on a 777 as yet, so no help there from me.

Same here. Sorry

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 10):
Honestly, I never noticed any line ups because there is so much room behind your seats (by the emergency exits) and the rear bulkhead that everyone just waits there.

True, but just before landing it was quite a long line that reached out to row 37, but that didnt bother me at all because I had seat 37A.

I recomend seat 37A strongly. I just love it. You have a great view of the wing which is a must for me plus that you can see the scenario below you because the wing doesnt block any view.



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User currently offlineLNv22 From Norway, joined Mar 2008, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11720 times:



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 12):
would have had some daylight during the flight, I could have got a pretty nice shot of the horizontal stabilizer as well ...

Well, that's another pro for choosing the last row! I think I haven't seen any in flight photo of a 747 horizontal stab. before!

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 12):
Sorry, but I've never been on a 777 as yet, so no help there from me.

Me neither, and thats why I'm going to have a four hour stopover in LHR when going to JFK in December Smile I had the option on going on a 744 that was connecting with my flight from OSL with just one and a half hour.. So, I really hope the 772 don't let me down now (and yeah, it's a big risk! I might be looking at those tiny tiny IFE screens with no AVOD for many hours)  Wink
At least I'm arriving and departing from T5. Plenty of time to explore BA's new "house"!

I tend to see many members here favoring the 744 over the 772 when going transatlantic. I'm looking forward make up my own mind about that.



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 11691 times:



Quoting LNv22 (Reply 14):
At least I'm arriving and departing from T5. Plenty of time to explore BA's new "house"!

Not too much to really explore there sadly, I found the transit area quite small really. The shops are great, but given the exchange rate, much too much expensive. Other than that, Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food is really good. The biggest pet peeve I have is that even though you are transiting to a connecting flight, you still have to go through a passport control and another security screening once you arrive. So, if you buy any liquid duty free in JFK, make sure you keep your receipt, otherwise you'll lose it.



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User currently offlineLNv22 From Norway, joined Mar 2008, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 11677 times:



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 15):
Not too much to really explore there sadly, I found the transit area quite small really. The shops are great, but given the exchange rate, much too much expensive. Other than that, Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food is really good.

Do you have to go to the transit area right away?
I mean, if there is other places at T5 that's worth a visit (shops, restaurants, spotting areas etc.) I think I got the time with my 4 hour stop..

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 15):
So, if you buy any liquid duty free in JFK, make sure you keep your receipt, otherwise you'll lose it.

True.. At OSL they also seal your bag, with the receipt in it, when you are on connection flights. I think this is the practice all over EU now..



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 11652 times:



Quoting LNv22 (Reply 16):
Do you have to go to the transit area right away?
I mean, if there is other places at T5 that's worth a visit (shops, restaurants, spotting areas etc.) I think I got the time with my 4 hour stop..

Once you get off the plane you're limited with your movements. More or less, you have no choice but to go straight to the passport control and then the security check which leads you into the transit area. One word of advice, if you're looking for a place to sit, find some other place than the seating area by Starbucks (which unfortunatly is the main seating/waiting area) is located directly underneath the security area so you'll be listening to non-stop noise of the metal detectors going off and the clicking of the bins going through the x-ray machine. Very poorly laid out terminal IMHO.

Quoting LNv22 (Reply 16):
True.. At OSL they also seal your bag, with the receipt in it, when you are on connection flights. I think this is the practice all over EU now..

Could be, I don't buy much duty free anymore. LHR is the only airport that I've ever been through with required security while connecting. AMS has an extra security area if needed as does FRA (or at least did), but out of the countless times I've flown out of AMS and FRA, the last time I've seen it in us in AMS was in the early 90s and in FRA just right after 9/11.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25440 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11621 times:



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 17):
LHR is the only airport that I've ever been through with required security while connecting. AMS has an extra security area if needed as does FRA (or at least did), but out of the countless times I've flown out of AMS and FRA, the last time I've seen it in us in AMS was in the early 90s and in FRA just right after 9/11.

If not mistaken, at AMS all connecting passengers have to clear security unless you're connecting between two Schengen flights. For example, you would clear security when arriving from the USA/Canada and connecting to all destinations, or between non-Schengen countries in Europe (e.g. UK/Ireland/Russia etc.) and all destinations. But you would not clear security if connecting CDG-AMS-FRA, or HEL-AMS-LIS where both flights are within the Schengen area.

I thought those policies were based on EU requirements and applied at all airports in the EU but I may be wrong.

I've connected at LHR many times (but not since T5 opened) and have always had to go through security regardless of my origin/destination.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 11614 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 18):
If not mistaken, at AMS all connecting passengers have to clear security unless you're connecting between two Schengen flights. For example, you would clear security when arriving from the USA/Canada and connecting to all destinations, or between non-Schengen countries in Europe (e.g. UK/Ireland/Russia etc.) and all destinations. But you would not clear security if connecting CDG-AMS-FRA, or HEL-AMS-LIS where both flights are within the Schengen area.

My usual routing would be YVR-AMS-DUS, there is a security area by the passport control (between the E and D piers), but I have never seen it in use in my 18 years of travelling through AMS. Some of the gates also have a dedicated security area, but last time I've seen that in use (with the exception of certain flights such as TLV) was in the mid 90s.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 18):
I've connected at LHR many times (but not since T5 opened) and have always had to go through security regardless of my origin/destination.

So have I, but I always assumed that it was because many people transferred to other terminals, so you were outside in a sense. But having to go through all that hoopla even if your flight is leaving from the same terminal just seems very inefficeint and inconvienient to me.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 18):
I thought those policies were based on EU requirements and applied at all airports in the EU but I may be wrong.

FRA is a good example. If you are cnx, you just go through a passport control if your cnx flight is within the Schengen countries, go to your gate and thats it. Once you arrive at your final destination, there is usually no other passport control checks unless they do random checks.



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 20, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11609 times:

Also, I just realized that some of the information I gave regarding seat 53A is incorrect. I just took a peek at my boarding pass stub and its actually seat 53B not 53A. Sorry ....  blush 


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User currently offlineLNv22 From Norway, joined Mar 2008, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11608 times:



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 20):
Also, I just realized that some of the information I gave regarding seat 53A is incorrect. I just took a peek at my boarding pass stub and its actually seat 53B not 53A.

Thanks for sharing  Smile I'll try it!

Would be so nice if BA would allow seat selection a little earlier than 24h before departure for J and Y also.
I've though heard some rumors that you can get customer support do it for you if you call them..



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11607 times:



Quoting LNv22 (Reply 21):
Would be so nice if BA would allow seat selection a little earlier than 24h before departure for J and Y also.

It would be nice. But I found that using the on-line check-in the day before, more than half seats were still available, so the pickings were quite good ...  Smile



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User currently offlineTGIF From Sweden, joined Apr 2008, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 11576 times:



Quoting LNv22 (Reply 21):
Would be so nice if BA would allow seat selection a little earlier than 24h before departure for J and Y also.

If you're connecting through LHR, will BA let you on-line check-in all the way to your final destination? And in that case, does the 24h count from your first flight or last flight?


User currently offlineLNv22 From Norway, joined Mar 2008, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 11567 times:



Quoting TGIF (Reply 23):
If you're connecting through LHR, will BA let you on-line check-in all the way to your final destination?

I don't know, but I think so.

Quoting TGIF (Reply 23):
And in that case, does the 24h count from your first flight or last flight?

Good question! My flight departs OSL at 29.Dec 11:30, and "Manage My Booking" tells me that Online Check In opens 28.Dec 11:30. I really don't know if thats just for the OSL - LHR leg, or if it lets me select seats all the way..



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25 B747forever : First flight You will also be able to check in on the LHR-JFK sector too.
26 Viscount724 : On a YVR-AMS-DUS routing, the AMS-DUS flight would depart from the Schengen area (piers B or C). You would have to go through passport control first
27 ACDC8 : As long as all your segments are on the same booking, then yes. That I'm not sure, I just checked in the night before, so I used it under 24 hrs. Exa
28 TGIF : What did your parents think of their seats and BA? Always nice to get some opinions from people who aren't aviation freaks Great, thanks!
29 Viscount724 : Perhaps they have changed security procedures at AMS since your last trip. Your reply also refers to connecting from Pier B/C to E. My example was in
30 ACDC8 : Last trip through AMS was last summer, so I can't say whats changed since then. Either direction, not once have I seen the security check in use nor
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