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My QF Seat Worries  
User currently offlinekann123air From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 983 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

Hi everyone, in two months I'm flying QF 12 (LAX-SYD, A380) and QF 7 (SYD-DFW, B747). As you may well know, QF has a $25 charge to choose your seat early. I always prefer a window seat, and my parents usually sit next to me. What is the likelihood that there will be a window seat available when I check in, the day of departure?

Thanks!


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User currently offlineklm672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2471 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Its very hard to know, and its very random. I would pay the $50 to choose the seat, but having a window (and parents next to me) are just that important to me. I'd rather "pay" for the ease of mind. Its up to you.

User currently offlinekann123air From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Quoting klm672 (Reply 1):
I'd rather "pay" for the ease of mind.

Got it, thanks!



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User currently offlinen729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 423 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

I've just booked LHR--MEL-SYD-PER-DRW-CNS-MEL-LHR with QF for May, and the window seats are 50/50 on the LHR flights at the moment. I couldn't get the seat I wanted so settled for the back row instead (might regret that). It depends how you've booked, the first time I flew QF, I booked a trip via QF Holiday so I was able to reserve my seats. Now I'm a Silver QF FF so get to book my seats at the time of booking.

You've got two long flights so for the sake of a few more dollars I would pay the extra now. Otherwise you may struggle to get three together on the day or even on-line 24 hours before, as I've noticed a lot of people like picking the window or aisle, leaving a hole in the middle for single travellers.

If I can offer one bit of advice, study the seating plans on the QF website and pick three or four options. I doubt these seats are available now, but look in the rear section of the A380 .....row 80A and K....the best seats in economy......but don't tell anyone OK!


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