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User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 932 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 10268 times:

On Weds 3rd September I will be flying with Flybe from MAN to BHD. Very good news is that this service is operated almost entirely with Q400s, in my opinion the most beautiful aircraft to grace the skies. Now, I was wondering if anyone here knew where to access seat plans for Flybe Q400s? The reason I ask is that my preferred place to sit is about 2 rows in front of the propellers, as this gives a fantastic view along the wing. I'd like to know what row number this is likely to be, so that I can request a window seat there at check in. I look forward to any info, or just people telling me that my fave plane is a lie  Silly

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User currently offlineTuRbUleNc3 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 10199 times:

Its no lie, or at least wasnt when i worked at MAN. I think the propellers are around row 12 ish but cant be too sure..as it seems ive misplaced all my old seat plans for the Q400,146,E195 and E145

Im sure someone with better knowledge such as cainanuk will come along.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25356 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10167 times:

On LH Regional (Augsburg Airways) Q400s it looks like the first 6 rows or so are in front of the wing. FlyBE can't be much different.
http://www.lufthansa.com/cdautils/mediapool/media_436018.pdf


User currently offlineKennyK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10133 times:

Must agree you do get great views, especially those big props whirling around, flew Robin Hood to Belfast loads of times in Q400s.

User currently offlineSpud757 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10133 times:

Have flown Flybe Q400 a few times now from MAN....

Have been in front and right beside the prop so right up to row 6 is where you want to be.

You can see the seat plan if you pay to pick your seat in advance or when you check in online. Wouldn't leave it to chance if you want a specific seat.
If you check in online without paying to pick your seat you'll just get the next spare seat on the plan.

Other than that you can pcik your seat for free at the self-checkin kiosks in T3 at MAN. Again it will allocate you the next free seat but you can reject and then look at the plan of seats available an re-select. Bear in mind though people might have paid in advance to select their seat online so a row 1-6 might not be available.

Other than that sit right at the back as I have done. As I remember at least the last 4 rows also have clear views without a prop in the way.

It's a lovely aircraft to fly on. Comfortable and has a good bit of kick when it takes off  Smile Enjoy!


User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 932 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 10018 times:

I have flown Q400 numerous times with Flybe, and have so far sat at window seats next to the prop, front row, back row, plus isle many times. I cant get enough of that AC...

I find that when I check in early (which i invariably do, as the train times are somewhat out of sync with Flybe dispatch times), I can specifically ask for a seat almost anywhere on the aircraft, usually except the front row, and that is without charge at check in as opposed to pre booking. I ahve yet to try an online check in with them though, maybye I'll do that this time.

Thanks for all the useful info  Smile


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9996 times:

You mean you can't choose your seat with online check-in?

That's weird... I thought all OLCI services offered seat selection!


User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9973 times:



Quoting Vasu (Reply 6):

Nope, not with flybe. It just gives you whats next, no choice whatsoever. I would use a self service machine so you can view whats left.



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User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 9963 times:

Maybe make a mock booking online and then when you get to the part where you can select your seat see how many are still free?


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User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 932 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9908 times:



Quoting BMED (Reply 8):
Maybe make a mock booking online and then when you get to the part where you can select your seat see how many are still free?

You would have to click on every seat on the AC to see if it had already been pre booked, as it does not just show seats remaining and taken. Due to the charge though, its a safe bet that only especially lanky (like myself really) people will have booked seats, and its fairly obvious which ones they will be, and for a 50 min flight most of them will probably not bother at all. I find that if you turn up relatively early at check in, and have 2 or 3 places in mind to sit, you shouldnt have a problem.


User currently offlineDptMAN From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 9877 times:

I flew BE from EDI-MAN on a Q400 and was given 4B but moved to 3D not sure if it was D but none the less the window seat on row 3 on the right hand side ofthe aircraft and manage to snap pics like this.



dptMAN


User currently offlineGST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 932 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9850 times:



Quoting DptMAN (Reply 10):

That is EXACTLY the position i'm after, thanks for the info, and yes it will be D on the right window.


User currently offlineSpud757 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9787 times:



Quoting Vasu (Reply 6):
You mean you can't choose your seat with online check-in?

not unless you pay to pre-select your seat either during the booking process or when you check-in online; otherwise you automatically get next available seat on the plan.

Quoting Highpeaklad (Reply 7):
I would use a self service machine so you can view whats left.

I've done that. the kiosk will assign a seat to you but then you have the option to refuse and select yourself from a visual plan of the seats available (unlike online checkin if you haven't paid to select).
Seems a bit of a money spinner that BE will only let you pick your seat via online checkin if you paid to select it but if you wait til the airport you can do it for free. Granted someone might have paid to pre-select the seat you want but that's the risk you take.

Quoting BMED (Reply 8):
Maybe make a mock booking online and then when you get to the part where you can select your seat see how many are still free?

Tis a good idea. This way you can see what seats are free to make an informed choice whether to gample with free online checkin or selection at an airport kiosk v paying to pre-select seat online.


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