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Does any airline sell exit row seats for international flights?

Does any airline sell exit row seats for international flights?

Old Jan 24th 2007, 8:17 am
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azzure
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Dan wrote:

> Thanks for the reply. To clarify, I'm not disabled, just very uncomfortable
> being cramped up during a long flight. I'm sure I'm as fit as many I've
> seen in those rows, after they've passed the indepth single question
> screeing process the flight attendants give them. Looking at the chart on
> Seatguru.com for premium economy, pitch for these seats range from 42" on
> Thai Airlines Airbus A340-5oo (345) to 37" for an Eva Airlines 747-400 Combi
> (74E).

You could also get partway there (SEA to JFK or Logan) on Jet Blue.
Their seats are a bit roomier.
 
Old Jan 24th 2007, 8:28 am
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"Dan" <[email protected]> wrote in
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> My wife & I would like to go to Paris this coming Fall from Seattle
> where we live. The trouble is, I was in a car accident a number of
> years ago and have back problems, this and the fact I am about 6'4"
> makes regular cattle car coach seating VERY uncomfortable for me for
> any flight much over 2 hours. It's not a width issue (weight) it's a
> leg room issue. Pricing business class seats on Orbitz, I see they
> are in the neighborhood of $3,200 and up per ticket, more than we can
> afford. So I'm wondering if any international airlines will sell you
> exit row seats up-front (I see Northwest will sell you an exit row
> seat for a domestic flight 24 hours before the departure, if
> available, but I would need to know at the time of purchase if such as
> seat is available). Econ class seats for this flight are ~ $925. I
> would be willing to pay an extra $100, even $200 for the extra room of
> an exit row. We really want to make this trip, but without the extra
> leg room it would be torture for me, virtually undoable. Miles are
> not an option; we have a total of about 80,000 miles with American,
> which as far as I can tell are virtually worthless. Any suggestions
> appreciated.

80,000 is certainly enough for an upgrade to business for one of you. It
sucks for your wife but if you really must have more room otherwise the
trip is out of the question, I think this is a good option.
 
Old Jan 24th 2007, 11:33 am
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Mike O'Sullivan wrote:

> Dan wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Tedras, I'll take a look. I also visited a site I had used in the
>> past but had forgotten about, seatguru.com, which lists virtually all
>> airlines (or seems to) and the width/pitch (leg room) of their seats by
>> plane model/seat class.
>
> Not quite. First glance - No Easyjet, Ryanair.......

What use would it be? There's no reserved seating, and they're
*all* uncomfortable.
 
Old Jan 24th 2007, 6:58 pm
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On Thu, 25 Jan 2007 00:33:09 GMT, Mary Pegg
<[email protected]> wrote:

>> Not quite. First glance - No Easyjet, Ryanair.......
>
>What use would it be? There's no reserved seating, and they're
>*all* uncomfortable.

and don't fly the Atlantic, which is what is wanted, I think.
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Old Jan 25th 2007, 12:18 pm
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With American you can pick your seat on-line. You can even see
available seats before you buy on-line. Then you can pick the seat you
want. To get a "good" coach seat simple requires you buy earlier
enough. I bought my tickets to Istanbul 6 mos in advance, and got
right-side two-side bulkhead aisle seats, going and returning on the
trans-Atlantic leg between Dallas and Frankfurt. So it isn't a miles
thing with AAdvantage, it only concerns how far in advance you
purchase. So if you are going in the Fall you should have no problems.

Dan


On 2007-01-23 22:15:43 -0600, "Dan" <[email protected]> said:

> My wife & I would like to go to Paris this coming Fall from Seattle where we
> live. The trouble is, I was in a car accident a number of years ago and
> have back problems, this and the fact I am about 6'4" makes regular cattle
> car coach seating VERY uncomfortable for me for any flight much over 2
> hours. It's not a width issue (weight) it's a leg room issue. Pricing
> business class seats on Orbitz, I see they are in the neighborhood of $3,200
> and up per ticket, more than we can afford. So I'm wondering if any
> international airlines will sell you exit row seats up-front (I see
> Northwest will sell you an exit row seat for a domestic flight 24 hours
> before the departure, if available, but I would need to know at the time of
> purchase if such as seat is available). Econ class seats for this flight
> are ~ $925. I would be willing to pay an extra $100, even $200 for the
> extra room of an exit row. We really want to make this trip, but without
> the extra leg room it would be torture for me, virtually undoable. Miles
> are not an option; we have a total of about 80,000 miles with American,
> which as far as I can tell are virtually worthless. Any suggestions
> appreciated.
>
> TIA
>
> Dan


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Old Jan 26th 2007, 1:22 am
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The Reid schrieb:

>>> Not quite. First glance - No Easyjet, Ryanair.......
>> What use would it be? There's no reserved seating, and they're
>> *all* uncomfortable.
>
> and don't fly the Atlantic, which is what is wanted, I think.

Well, Ryanair want to buy Aer Lingus...

Regards, ULF
 
Old Jan 26th 2007, 1:24 am
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The Reid schrieb:
> On Wed, 24 Jan 2007 09:04:15 +0000, The Reid <[email protected]>
> wrote:
>
>> I think they want fit, sensible people
>
> just noticed I was implying you are not!! Sorry!

He might not be very fit.

Regards, ULF
 
Old Jan 26th 2007, 1:37 am
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Evleth drivel answers no questions
 
Old Jan 26th 2007, 4:29 am
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Cochon Capitaliste wrote:

> Evleth drivel answers no questions


Piggosh, your comments are swinish to say the least...

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Old Jan 28th 2007, 6:26 am
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The Reid wrote:

> emergency, the only option is spending loads of money.

A friend of mine is *very* tall. About seven foot.
He always gets upgraded to business or first. He
simply doesn't fit into cattle-class seats.
 

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