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Topic # 198680 18-Jul-2016 23:28
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I'm flying Air NZ in PE to LAX and was wondering if anyone can let me now whether it's worth the $75 upgrade to the "preferred seating". See pic below

 

Obviously there is more space in front of the chair, but does it really matter with these seats? Don't the Spaceseats have a footrest as part of the reclining sgtructure? (so you already have enough legroom in theory). On a 12 hour flight, its like $6 per hour to have extra space in front which is pretty cheap, but if it's not worth it at all I won't bother

 

Any input would be appreciated!

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1594815 19-Jul-2016 07:18
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I can't comment on those specific seats, but every time I've paid for seats with more space I've really appreciated it. On an A380 I paid for seats that had enough leg room I couldn't even reach the seat in front of me, but it wasn't quite an aisle, that was great. Similarly on a 7x7 to Hong Kong we paid a bit extra for an extra 30cm and that was worth it. It's more comfortable, and also less claustrophobic feeling.





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  Reply # 1594817 19-Jul-2016 07:20
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The Spaceseat doesn't have a footrest. It has a beanbag.

 

23A/B are nice seats, don't take J/K as you have a slight risk getting bumped as it's a bassinette seat. There is slightly more legroom in both than the rows behind.

 

I have a preference for travel in D/E even though these seats were designed for couples and the outer seats for individuals. It means I don't have to clamber over anybody or have anybody clamber over me to get out. I pick 24 D/E or 25 D/E when available but you can't select these rows as you obviouly aren't as HVC. The front of the cabin is quieter than the rear as you don't have the bathrooms.

 

The simple answer from me as a frequent flyer is no, I wouldn't pay the $75 to move to this row. That's just my view, and I'm sure others will have a different one. :)


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1595102 19-Jul-2016 15:33
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Cool, thanks for the replies. Yeah I was thinking is probs not worth moving. I'm used to cattle class anyway so should be a welcome respite from that even in a standard seat :)




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  Reply # 1595103 19-Jul-2016 15:34
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One other question though, do you think I'd be better off moving over 1 so I don't have to clamber over the person next to me when I want to get up and stretch legs/take a slash, etc?


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  Reply # 1595104 19-Jul-2016 15:35
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Asmodeus:

 

Cool, thanks for the replies. Yeah I was thinking is probs not worth moving. I'm used to cattle class anyway so should be a welcome respite from that even in a standard seat :)

 

 

I'd be interested to know what you think of the Spaceseat since they are such a polarising product. I love them and it'll be sad day when they rip them out and replace them with the Zodiac PE seats




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  Reply # 1595127 19-Jul-2016 16:25
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Not flying until December but will try and remember :)

 

 

 

Would you recommend 26J over 26K?


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  Reply # 1595134 19-Jul-2016 16:38
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Asmodeus:

 

Not flying until December but will try and remember :)

 

 

 

Would you recommend 26J over 26K?

 

 

Really depends if you want added privacy or the convenience of an aisle seat. There is enough legroom to get past the aisle seat to get up for a stretch or go to the bathroom without the other person having to get up, but if they are sleeping it can be a little awkward. The window seat offers a lot of extra privacy.

 

 


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