747 Seats

Discussion in 'Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer' started by OzFlipper, Dec 3, 2006.

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  1. OzFlipper

    OzFlipper Junior Member

    Nov 3, 2005
    Are the seats that SIA is currently using on their 744 services out of Sydney the standard seats for all their long haul fliughts? I just got back from a J class trip to HK via SIN.

    The 744 seats were horrible. Both of my legs were numb after an hour from the high front lip. I was thinking about SYD-SIN-LAX-SIN-SYD in february, but I'm not sitting in those seats for the SIN-LAX sectors!

    The pinky-purple seats in the 777-200 SIN-HKG were far more comfortable than those in the 744.


  2. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    Most likely the same seats. The 747 have spacebeds in business class (except one rogue aircraft 9V-SMT which normally wouldn't fly to SYD or HKG). The same spacebeds are on 777-200ER (2 class a/c) and A345 (except more several inches more pitch and an extra cubby pocket with mirror). The SQ options for flying between SIN and LAX are 747 via NRT, 777-200ER via TPE and A345 nonstop.

    I don't notice the front lip. The seat is very similar to QF's skybed, in that it lies flat on a slight slope, has a shell, but a bit wider and different position for the pockets. I prefer the spacebed to skybed.
  3. OzFlipper

    OzFlipper Junior Member

    Nov 3, 2005
    Thanks, Kiwi. I didn't mean to denigrate SQ - everyone has their own preferences. I hate the Cathay 1st class seats with almost no padding - I'd probably be happy to pay a premium to be downgraded to business from 1st on Cathay!

    Oh, well .. I was hoping to do more on SQ, but for my body the seats just don't work. Cathay or Air NZ it will have to be, then!

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