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Do You Prefer Bulkhead Or Non-bulkhead?  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3181 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4941 times:

There are those who insist that the bulkhead has more legroom.

There are those who perceive that the bulhead has limited legroom (because there is no seat under which to stretch your legs).

There are those who prefer the bulkhead so they can put there feet up against the wall.

There are those who think that it is bad manner to put feet up on the wall.

What do folks here like?


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User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
There are those who perceive that the bulhead has limited legroom (because there is no seat under which to stretch your legs).

I'm one of those people. Just give me a normal window seat any day, because i like to have my bag at my feet. I've only used the overhead bins twice and that was both on F70s to/from AMS. Although i wasn't complaining when me and a friend got given exit seats on a UA 767 from ORD to LAX last year!

Matt


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4930 times:

I always avoid bulkheads. The few times I have flown in a bulkhead row, I felt boxed in.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4927 times:

Bulkhead for me . . . keeps some schmuck from reclining into my lap . . . even in F I prefer Bulkhead.

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
There are those who prefer the bulkhead so they can put there feet up against the wall.

Nasty, disgusting gawwddamn habit . . .

Tell me, do you put your feet up on your walls at home? At your office?

Some people's children . . . . . .


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4923 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
Bulkhead for me . . . keeps some schmuck from reclining into my lap . . . even in F I prefer Bulkhead.

Same here, I hate it when the guy who sits in front of me reclines his seat.

Patrick


User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4912 times:

Hmm, my only bulkhead experience was sitting in 1A on a CRJ. Therefore I hate them. Plus I greatly prefer underseat storage. I don't like reclining passengers, and there are going to be tons of them on my red-eye flight tonight, but I have an exit row seat and the guy in front of me can't recline.  devil 

User currently offlineBAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4899 times:

What I don't get is those people who demand a bulkhead because they suffer from terrible claustrophobia and need (as in their life depends upon it) the extra space. I guess sitting in front of a wall is the perfect antidote.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
Tell me, do you put your feet up on your walls at home? At your office?

 embarrassed 



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User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4896 times:

Don't even get me started on how much I absolutely despise bulkheads.
I hate it how they "confiscate" your bags so you can't access them.
I feel very claustrophobic in a bulkhead.
But by far, the absolute worst part of the whole thing is,
YOU CAN'T SEE THE WING!  hissyfit 
You miss all the action, and worse yet, you need to
strain your neck to see just the tip. This results in the worst
neck and pain ever the next day.
I love wings, and flaps, and I don't think you can get the
full experience from a bulkhead. I know I haven't.  crying 


Devon



Flying high on the Wings of the Great Northwest!
User currently offlineXjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4895 times:

Interesting, when I fly domestically, I rarely run into an actual bulkhead. Like on all domestic NW flights, the "bulkhead" is just a curtain separating the tops of the seats in F/C from coach. There still is a seat infront of row 5. So you lose neither leg room nor underneath seat room.

XJR



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User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7261 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4891 times:

I avoid bulkheads with a passion - That's where they put babies!!!
Also I prefer to be down the back of a cabin.


User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4887 times:

Quoting AerorobNZ (Reply 9):
That's where they put babies!!!

Yes, yes I forgot to add THAT.
Trust me you DO NOT want to be the person who put me in the bulkhead.  Wink
Unfortunately when you fly as an unaccompanied minor, you often
have no control over such things. I've decided never doing that again.


Devon



Flying high on the Wings of the Great Northwest!
User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2715 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4873 times:

I dislike bulkhead seats in Y for the following reasons:

No baggage storage.
Babies.
Lack of legroom.
I hate staring at a wall.
The armrests are not movable due to the tray tables being stored in them.

Usually the bulkhead rows in F/C are better unless you are on a UA 737 or 757. Row 1 on the right side has NO legroom.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23148 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4872 times:

Well, on XJ Avros, the bulkhead means a bunch of legroom AND an F legrest... what could be better?


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User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4867 times:

I always select a seat at the bulkhead, the AFT bulkhead.  Smile



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User currently offlineSfomb67 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

Quoting Bohica (Reply 11):
Row 1 on the right side has NO legroom.

Amen to that! I was on a 757 redeye, SJC-ORD a few years ago when a woman seated in 1D wanted to sit with her teenage son, who was seated next to me. Since we were all sa's anyway, I switched with her. BIG MISTAKE! Didn't realize how little legspace there is on the rt side, compared to the left. I'll NEVER do that again......well,...maybe if there's a Playboy model in 1C, lol.



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User currently offlineZoheb From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4854 times:

I like bulkheads, only if my ptv screen folds out, as on EK's A330-200 and BI's B767-300ER.

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3926 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4849 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 4):
Same here, I hate it when the guy who sits in front of me reclines his seat.

Yep, add my vote for that one!


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4830 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
Bulkhead for me . . . keeps some schmuck from reclining into my lap . . . even in F I prefer Bulkhead.

Perfectly said! Either bulkhead or on E145's Row 12



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4826 times:
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Another reason to avoid bulkhead seats when you fly on SAA 346s: airbags in the seatbelts!


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User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4825 times:

I've only flown in Y sitting at a bulkhead once.

I decided to give the bulkhead a trying on a return LGW-MCO VS flight and it made a world of difference.. quite a bit more legroom and room to stretch out. It's always good to have the armrest traytable (and PTV), aswell.


User currently offlineCPH757 From Denmark, joined Sep 2005, 684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

Have only experienced it once, on a 10 hour flight. At first I thought the missing legroom under the seat in front of me was annoying, but I got used to it very fast. Had a great view of the A340 hairdryers. I kinda like the fold out PTV. It's easier to watch when leaning against the wall, as you can flip them horisontally as well. And for those of us who have a can of beer, a bottle of wine or a drink on the tray table for the entire flight, it's great that you can flip the tray to half size  

I have thought of the baby issue. Why would they place babies at the frontrow Y-class bulkhead, right behind C class pax? It seems to be a bad service for the premium paying pax.

edit: typo

[Edited 2006-04-15 01:23:27]


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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7261 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4810 times:

Quoting CPH757 (Reply 20):
I have thought of the baby issue. Why would they place babies at the frontrow Y-class bulkhead, right behind C class pax? It seems to be a bad service for the premium paying pax.

because the bassinets attach to the bulkhead wall in front of the seat.


User currently offlineCPH757 From Denmark, joined Sep 2005, 684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4784 times:

Quoting Aerorobnz (Reply 21):
because the bassinets attach to the bulkhead wall in front of the seat

But there are plenty of space in the cargo hold!!



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User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7261 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4757 times:

Quoting CPH757 (Reply 22):
But there are plenty of space in the cargo hold!!

That would be a waste of perfectly good space that could be used for high yield cargo revenue for the airlines.... Wink


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