Best 777 Preferred Seat?

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  1. MiltonR
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    I am planning a trans Pacific trip and obviously hope to be able to use e-Upgrades. But in the event I can't upgrade, what is the best Preferred seat in economy on a 777? I've never flown in Y on a 777 and hope I won't have to start. But I will be booking T+ so upgrade is only possible 7 days out and as an SE I can book a Preferred seat at no cost. So which is the best seat to select? Advice gratefully accepted.
     
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    Flying YVR-HKG-YVR.

    19C and 19H look good with no seat in front but will I get my feet kicked by passing passengers and carts when I'm asleep?
     
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    The carts are the biggest risk. If you keep your feet near the 18B/18J seat, the odds are improved but a less-than-careful FA can still bump you with a cart.
     
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    While those seats may give more (?) leg room, aside from the comments above re: possibility of being run over, I would miss having somewhere to place my small items. I do like having the space under the seat in front of me. I have also seen many people want to stand in that empty space! Heaven forbid they use their heads that someones feet may want to be there also!
     
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    You did mean "paws," I presume? :rolleyes:
     
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    I do not sit there - so no - no paws there! [​IMG]
     
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    31A/K are obstructed and I find others too close to the galley and lavatory so 18A is IMO the best.
     
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    I like the bulkheads, row 18, Mrs E_Y does not, so what we get depends on who books the flight!

    The storage issue only exists during takeoff and landing, so I don't find it troublesome.

    The only issue I find is that the video screen is further away than in a standard seat.
     
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    my one time in Y TPAC (pre status nightmare days!) I found the window seat on the bulkhead was preferable to aisle- no bumping issues from passers-by but could still get up without disturbing the seat mate.
     
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    On my recent flight from YVR->SYD I had the aisle in coach - the middle and window were a pair of Aussies - who told me not to worry and all 16 hours of the flight if I was asleep they simply stood up on their seat and stepped on both my arm rests to get out ... worked very well and they did not disturb me a bit
     
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    In 19C/H I use a daypack as carryon, stuff it with my jacket and use it as an ottoman; pull out the video screen and angle it out slightly as soon as I'm seated (putting back for takeoff/landing); this seems to ward off any wayward feet or carts.
     
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    Good to see you here. Welcome. :)
     

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