BritishB747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 180 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 10092 times:
I noticed on the Virgin Atlantic website that on some B747s they have economy class seating on the upper deck. I was just wondering if there are specific routes that these aircraft fly on and if they are published anywhere? Also do these seats usually get booked up quite quickly? I was planning on flying to New York in the summer and if I could get an economy seat on the upper deck it would be something I would want to book.
tonyban From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9216 times:
Don't do it ! I flew SFO-LHR on the upper deck on Christmas eve and found the leg room to be extremely cramped.
The only empty seats were the ones at the front and cabin crew said they were off limits unless you paid them $150 first.
BritishB747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8905 times:
Thank you for the responses.
I thought that they may be on routes out of LHR to the likes of JFK as I saw that they had a lot of Upper Class seats and thoughts where else could they send them and still fill all the upper class seats. I may consider doing this for the novelty of being on the upper deck of the B747. However is the legroom on the upper deck economy seats any different from the lower deck. I would have thought that it would all have to be uniform across all economy sections?