Recommended seating on 767-300ER

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    I am flying two legs on the 767-300ER in a few weeks. I've never been on that aircraft and I am aware that it does not have the newest BE seats. The flights (ATL-->STR and AMS-->EWR) are better for my schedule, however.

    I tend to feel "confined" when the older business-class seats recline so my inclination is to select bulkhead.

    The 2-2-2 configuration would lead me to consider 1B, 1C, 1E, or 1F (avoiding windows).

    What would the members of the MP community recommend?
     
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    Yep fly this a bunch DTW-AMS. All row 1 are good for what you want. C&E most open feel IMO.

    F&G 2-6 have a bit more space. Just avoid 6AB at all cost. Crew rest behind(not shown at SeatGuru)!

    http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Delta_Airlines/Delta_Airlines_Boeing_767-300_I.php

    BTW here is the EC seat photo from my last trip.

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    Thanks! That is most helpful.

    I started at the seatguru page comparing the two 767-300 ERs to my seat map on delta.com - and for both flights the cabin seemed to map to Vers. 2, not Vers. 1. From your experience, which type does DL fly on these routes (recognizing you fly DTW-AMS more than my routes).
     
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    I am unlucky enough to fly these often. I try for 1 C or 1E. I hate people climbing over me.
     
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    Good point. I don't mind the center at all - in fact I have found I quite like it on some aircraft. The only problem I ever had was that, on Austrian's 777, pax thought they could cross over in front of me (my foot moved rather quickly in such cases) and within a few minutes, the FA built a pillow/blanket barrier.
     
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    That is my only complaint. On DL and US it is the FA's themselves who do it most fo the time. After takeoff it is not a problem because the footrest comes up and their convenience is better served elsewhere. Otherwise center seats for me always, and on old DL 767 row 1.
     
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    Sorry, but just for clarification, which is the old DL 767 and are both row 1?
     
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    I have never been on the ver 2. My route is always either the A330-200/300 or the ver 1. I love the old NWA birds and find the BE very nice and even the EC row 10 is just tops as you have a mile of leg room.
     
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    When I'm in the center bulkhead seats, I sometimes put my carryon bag in front of my feet to block the path. It shocks me that people think it's OK to walk through here.
     
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    I fly the 767-300ER from SEA-PEK a bunch. I have found that as a 6'6" tall guy, I like the 1C/1E. Having my feet hang over that little foot rest is uncomfortable and I don't have anything to press against. With the seats in 1C/1E, my feet touch the bulkhead and I put the blanket over the lip so it doesn't hurt my ankles. I found I can sleep most conformable in that kind of setup. Also, the center two seats have isle access so that's always nice too.

    HTH
     
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    I'm not nearly as tall (5'10") but that's very helpful info - thanks!
     
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    In a strange twist of fate, I went back and checked inventory tonight. For my departure, I found a KLM flight to AMS at a much later time (I like TATL flights as close to midnight as possibe) on the 747-400 COMBI. The 747-400 COMBI has angled lie-flat seats, which are flatter (if nothing else) than the old-style BE seats on the 767-300 ER. My return flight is on the 767-300ER.

    Best of all - my cost went from 150.000 miles to 100.000.

    Again, thanks to everyone for their input and I'll be thinking of you on my return flight when I enjoy 1C.
     
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    my pref on the 763 is either row 1 window (or what ever they are calling it now) or any aisle. I am totally waiting for the real seats to be one the 763. I will say, the crews tend to be good.
     
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    Good work!
     
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    KLM service definitely trumps DL as well, in addition to the Delft House.
     
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    O'great now we have to talk all about the best seat on the 747-400 combi. (kidding - I was on it from ORD-AMS this month).

    http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/KLM/KLM_Boeing_747-400_combi.php

    I like upper deck. Just about any seat but 77a gets you window with e-z in/out. Just keep in mind they store your carry-on in the back by the stairs unless it is very very small to fit above you or in the window storage area. I nice quite ride with good food. +1
     
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    I haven't been on a 747 (of any kind) in a few years and, while I loved the upper deck when I was a kid and flying Pan Am, the first row also looked appealing. On Seatguru, it looks as if there is more personal space on top, however.

    Something for me to ponder today I suppose... :)
     

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