Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2961 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7751 times:
Y-class in a short upper-deck 747 must have been like sitting in a cage.
JL's & NH's 744Ds have 3-3 economy seating in the upper deck. There are even two or three seat at the top of the staircase. Once I sat in one of those seats. There is a closet right in front and the aforementioned stair leading down. Good news is lots of leg room!
Some of JL's 743s on int'l high-density configs have economy in upper deck too. Don't know exact aircraft numbers but at least JA8186 & JA8187 because they are Jalways aircraft.
FlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1986 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7750 times:
Ansett Australia used to have economy class on the upper deck (Both B743 and B744). I think Ansett Australia was the first airlines to have new PTVs for economy class on the B744 upper deck. Sadly, Ansett Australia has gone loong time ago!!
StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 7696 times:
QF did...I rode on a 742 Combi on 12/18/87, LAX-HNL upstairs...first time ever flying in the upper deck. It was pretty spacious and comfortable, I thought...nice not having hordes of people all around you like on the main deck.
Aircraft is now retired, it was the "City of Swan Hill".
BCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 722 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7537 times:
a few years back (11 to be precise) I took a QF 747SP from SYD to BNE and was in the upper deck - that was economy.
It was considered the best econ seating on that particular plane - a friend who was a senior manager at QF moved me to sit there from bog standard seats downstairs. He said they were the best econ seats, though I was more excited about being on a SP than the seats!
LHR27C From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 1279 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7285 times:
SAA does indeed have Y class on the upper deck (which I am booked on in October ). The Y class SAA seating on the upper deck actually offers two inches extra legroom (33" as opposed to 31" on the main deck) and it is no more expensive then any other part of economy.
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