Mirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7434 posts, RR: 63 Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1138 times:
Hope you can help shed some light.
THe last time I was on a 747 I was too young to remember. But where is first class on one of these birds and what is upstairs? I always thought it was some sort of lounge. Forgive me.
Also, we just booked a few seats on Qantas to/from LAX. I asked for exit row seat + window as well but the woman said these seats were least desirable because of a "hump" in the ground in front of you. Can someone explain? Or has someone experienced this? please let me know what she means. Ideally I would like a window seat, on the exit row, that reclines a bit. Is that possible?
Right now I'm in row 53.
I appreciate any way you can educate me.
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Airbusluver From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1097 times:
I believe on Qantas, the upper deck has Business Class (some airlines put their First class up there also--Lufthansa comes to mind). Try for a seat not over the wing--row 53 is a little far back. Try for something towards the front of the plane. Enjoy your VERY long flight.
Sppl24 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1086 times:
The hump is the slide on the door I sat on that seat from syd-lax once. Also it is close to the restrooms and people tend to line up infront of you. and sit on the hump. Bad angle to see the movie as well.
LexPassenger From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1076 times:
If there are only two of you, & upgrading is impossible so you must be in coach, my suggestion is 37 JK, 73AC or HK, then similarly 74, 75 & 76. These are the only two seat sets in coach on Qantas.
My wife & I scored them successfully two years ago & it made a big difference. If you can get 73, there's almost an entire seat's worth of space next to you -- of course looking out the window is hampered!
With these, you avoid the possibility that someone else gets seated with you. If you know the load in coach is very light, go for spread out seating. If there are three of you or more, I still think the two sets are good for crowded flights, with the third or more people across the aisle. Best wishes.
Southern From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1063 times:
Well i can answer your question about the row near the exit.
I flew with Malaysian Airlines and have requested one of these seats, but was only given this on one of the four sectors i took from MEL-LHR via KUL return. Malaysian (and probably others) have this policy of not allowing the exit rows to be pre booked, so on the day, these seats can be given to people on wheelchairs and fairly big people (who then can help open the door in an emergency)
The bump next to the window is the door, containing the emergency exit chute. This hump can be quite annoying as it takes up the whole area in front of you. The tray tables are also too close to you and you'll find that it is hard to eat and fill out immigration forms on them. However, i didn't get one of these and had a good night sleeps on the exit row next to the aisle and galley, convenient for drinks haha
TAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 991 times:
Regarding your comment on the upstairs being a lounge, well 30 years ago or whenever it was when QF first got there 747s, they experiemented with what was called the Captain Cook Lounge, which used the whole upper deck. Apart from the windows, you wouldnt of even known it was an airline cabin, just imagine the living room of some rich pom (apologies to the british)
and thats what the Captain Cook lounge was.
However, this was very short lived. I'll post a URL connecting to a website with a picture of it when i can locate the website.