Advice for Baby in J

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  1. Muerl
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    So I have a flight Booked for March MEL-SYD-NRT-BOS with my wife my self and a 6 month old.

    Why that way you ask? Funny story. Mostly because everything from MEL was MEL-LAX-change to ONT-DFW-BOS so since it was going to be two stops anyway I figured getting off a long haul at home was a better option.

    Anyway, SYD-NRT we are on QF21 booked in 2E,2F which despite what the AA rep told me over the phone are in fact NOT bassinet seats.

    I poked at the QF website and got into seat selection here is my question.

    Is it better to book the two middle seats and have the baby in a lap or to book 2 cross asial seats with a bassinet? Or will the distance across the asial be to much?

    I am also very confused because the Seat Map on qantas.com is showing first class seat map for the lower cabin, which makes the whole thing all more confusing, atleast thats what I can figure out from looking at their generalized diagrams.

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    Should I book 4a/4e or should I stick with 2e,2f? Or is the seat selection totally screwed up? Thank you all.
     

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    why are u relying on AA instead of calling Qantas?
     
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    I had to book the flight with AA over the phone because of the JL Segment. Did the seats on the phone with AA cause I had them on the phone and they offered.

    I just had 2 thoughts in a row ...

    #1 "Its afternoon in australia is should call Qantas"
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    #2 "Its Also Saturday there never mind"
     
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    it's 3pm Friday in Sydney and Qantas probably has a US office (your profile says BOS) that u could reach tomorrow (don't know if they have 24 hour phone service on 800 numbers). I think they are the best source of info on their seats :)
     
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    Sounds like a 4-class aircraft being planned to operate a 3-class flight.
     
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    If the flight was next week I would expect that as well, but since the flight is the 7 months away I was even more confused.
     
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    Just got off the phone with QF who told me "This plane does not have first class, the lower deck is single seat two middle seats single seat. Which of course just confused me more.
     
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    When I posted before, I'd just done a test on a random week in January: I could see 4-class operating 3-class on a couple of days that week. Of course, anything could change between now and then, but that looks like what is currently planned for your flight.
    It's hardly surprising to get a call centre agent who simply sees what we see and does not have any specialist knowledge or insight to try to interpret it.
     
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    Okay interesting. Given that understanding I booked us into the 4a/4e for now, so that we have the bassinet. Then I will be hopeful that if things change we keep the bassinet.

    How would I look up the scheduled plane?
     
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    All I can do is see the seat map, just the same as you.
     

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