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Hi Guys,We are flying this way next spring as my hubby is 6’5 and we have upgraded for extra legroom. I was looking at booking the first row seats but it looks like there is a wall in front of you as well as the TV screen. The second row seats would have a seat in front of you and I wondered if this would mean less leg room then the first seats.The plane is an Airbus 310-300. Any help from anyone who has flown club class on this type of aircraft would be greatly appreciated.
Hello,We just returned from the B.P. Akumal and also flew Club Class. My hubby is 6 ft, so we were also concerned about leg room.Our seats were 1 A & B there and back. We had the small televesion screen directly in front of us and it felt like it was ours alone so that was pretty cool. The centre row (first row) is a two seater and they have the larger screen in front of them. So the configuration is first row 2 X 2 X 2. All rows after that are 2 X 3 X 2. I believe it’s the same amount of space/leg room no matter where you sit. The only slight problem with row 1 is there may not be room in the over head for your carry on (as the flight attendant had something there – videos I believe) but they will find you room if it’s taken. Also, there is no room under your seat for a small purse but they allow it right under your feet during take off and landing.I think all seats are good in Club as is the food and service. We certainly enjoyed our flight very much.Hope you enjoy yours.

Did you know that you can only book Club Seats if you are booked through Air Transat? Our next trip is on an Air Transat plane but we are unable to book the Club Seats because we are booked with another tour operator. Bummer…but I understand the logic.

You can book the club class seats but it does take a little bit of work. Our carrier is Sunquest and the plane is Transat. I booked through Escapes.ca and my travel agent contacted Sunquest who made the arrangements for the club seats. I paid for this separately from the package. The option does not show when you book your trip but it can be done.

You can book the club class seats but it does take a little bit of work. Our carrier is Sunquest and the plane is Transat. I booked through Escapes.ca and my travel agent contacted Sunquest who made the arrangements for the club seats. I paid for this separately from the package. The option does not show when you book your trip but it can be done.

That’s quite interesting and I’m going to pass the info to my ta. At the time I booked with Sunquest (in July) I asked if I could book Club Seats. She checked with Sunquest and was told, no. I phoned Air Transat, to double check, and was told the same thing (and, yes it would have been booked separately to my package). They are held ONLY for customers who book with Air Transat not customers of tour operators using their planes. This made sense to me as the number of seats are very limited and I would be ticked to book a package with Air Transat vacations specifically to book Club Seats only to find none available as they had been booked by none Air Transat customers. Based on the info from Air Transat, I did not book Club Seats. Since you now say that you were able to, I’m going to phone again and find out why I was told this wasn’t possible

Just curious if others have been able to book Club Seats using another tour operator, like Sunquest.

The reason may be, and I am no expert, but the package I booked was through Sunquest from the East Coast and they are using the Transat planes. Transat does not have any vacation packages going on the same date so I am thinking that Sunquest must be using the whole plane and thus can release the club seats.Maybe different gateways combine the tour operators and that is why the club seats are not released. Just a thought.By the way, if you have flown club before can you offer any insight into the best seats.

Thanks

I just got off the phone with Air Transat and you were pretty close to the truth. Sunquest has to "book" Club Seats and do not do so for all departure cities/destinations. Clearly Sunquest West did not on the flight I’m scheduled to take. The AT agent did tell me that we can try and upgrade at the airport, during check-in, if Club seats are stille available on our flight. So, that’s a thought but I’m not holding my breath during high season :P. Thanks for this thread as it has enlightened me, more, about Club Seats.

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I know I am bit a late chiming in here but I just read this thread. When I went to Cuba in January, flying out of Toronto, we were booked with World Of Vacations and flying on an Air Transat plane. Several people heading to the wedding, including the bride and groom, flew Club Class.

I am afraid that at 4’10" leg room isn’t something I pay a lot of attention to but the seats did look rather comfy. We sat in the bulk head seats so they were plenty roomy for me and my equally short sisters. On the way back home my sister noticed a bag of newspapers behind the last seat in club class and asked the stewardess for one and was told they were only for the club class passengers. My nephew brought her down his copy when he was finished and the same stewardess walked by and asked my sister where she got the paper from.

We flew Club Class on our last trip to Cuba and were in the 2nd row which had plenty of space until the obviously unseasoned traveller in front of us dropped her seat right back before we even took off! Of course, she was corrected right away by the steward, but dropped it back again later. We’ve reserved the front row for our next trip so that we won’t have anyone lying back in our laps!

montverde,Quick question if you don’t mind. I know there is a wall in front of you in the first row of seats so I wondered if this would make less leg room. I would prefer that row but I am nervous that hubby wont be able to stretch his legs because of the wall.

Thanks

montverde,Quick question if you don’t mind. I know there is a wall in front of you in the first row of seats so I wondered if this would make less leg room. I would prefer that row but I am nervous that hubby wont be able to stretch his legs because of the wall.

Thanks

Since we didn’t sit in the first row last time, I’m not 100% sure, but I think the legroom is the same, and you don’t risk the person in front of you leaning back into your face. Last trip, the man in front of us was extra, extra tall, and wide, and he looked very comfortable. MY SO is 6′, and the man in front of us was significantly taller.

We flew Club this past August. Our seats were 1 A & B, front row seats behind the wall with our own t.v. directly in front. My husband had the window seat and he had plenty of leg room and was very comfortable. He’s 6′ 1". Very enjoyable flying Club Class.

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