A319/A320 seat question

Old May 11th, 2006, 08:04 AM
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A319/A320 seat question

I have said it before, and I'll say it again, I don't find Airbus seats to be all that comfortable for me. That said, I have to fly on both the A319 and A320 next week from ORD to IAD and back.

I've booked UA econ+ seats in row 6, which seatguru shows as "green" (good seats). When I booked these UA flights, I was really surprised that both planes had very few seats left, but row 6 was still available. Why would people avoid row 6?

I've requested upgrades to 1st, but if they don't come through, should I move out of row 6? Overhead space is not a problem as I usually check a bag rather than carry it on.

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Old May 11th, 2006, 08:09 AM
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Row 6 is bulkhead on both aircraft.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 08:14 AM
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Yep, BeachBoi, I'm aware of that. Seatguru says that on "some" planes of this type, that adds to the legroom, which I like because I'm nearly 6'. I often select bulkhead because no one will recline into my lap!!

But I still wonder why everyone else who booked seats on this plane did NOT select row 6??? The plane is really pretty well filled up.

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Old May 11th, 2006, 08:15 AM
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I like row 6 on the UA mainline A319/320s. I'm not sure if this is true of every plane, but most of the ones I've been on lately have a cut-out on the lower part of the bulkhead wall in front of row 6, so you can extend your legs farther and also use the space under the first-class seat in front for storage.
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Well, they are not available to everyone booking....They aren't ALL Elites..
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Old May 11th, 2006, 09:23 AM
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Is it possible they are holding those seats just for elites? I'm prem exec level.

I like the idea of the storage underneat the 1st class seat in front of me... thanks ms_go. That's good news, even though I won't have more than my purse and small computer bag.

Looks like I'll be very happy in row 6.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 09:24 AM
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PS... but I'll move up to 1st if offered... lol
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Old May 11th, 2006, 09:47 AM
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Carol....Yes, the seats are Premium Blocks for Elites as you are.Rows 6,7,8, and 9 are blocked, Rows 10 and 11 are the Exit Rows.Like my grandmother says,there is no seat like a First Class seat;and there are no bad seats in FC................Stephen
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Old May 11th, 2006, 12:59 PM
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BeachBoi and others...
I book on United.com all the time, and yes, I take seats in econ+ because they are offered to me, as a prem exec passenger. My main question still remains, though, why were other prem exec passengers NOT taking those seats in row 6 before I got them? The plane was nearly filled when I booked the seats just two days ago. Surely there are other people who would have taken those seats, if offered??? Why didn't they???
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I guess I am confused......there might not be as many Elites on those flights as you think....all kinds of reasons but I havent any more than I have offered.
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Carol - check out this thread from the UA forum at Flyertalk - everything you wanted to know about where to sit on the Airbus twins:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=433099
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Old May 11th, 2006, 03:44 PM
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Wow, thanks for that link ms_go! Looks like we'll be fine in row 6. (Why didn't other passengers know this?)

Thanks!
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