What is this "space" next to this seat - A350-900?

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Good evening. My friend and I are flying to Thailand via Singapore. We've already booked our flights, chosen seats etc. Thought I'd have a look tonight and notice there are 2 lots of 2 seats up the back of the plane on our SIN-BNE flight - we've chosen window/middle (taking turns each leg) and the aisle seats have already been filled.

I hate the thought of having to climb over some poor random to visit the loo etc and then I noticed the set of 2 seats (on just one leg). Seat Guru does say Row 70 is Red so won't be choosing that one but Row 69 is one good seat and aisle seat yellow - Proximity to gallery may be bothersome. I'm doing aisle (atm it's middle in Row 68) on this leg and I'd find that less bothersome than disturbing a stranger.

Anyway the thing is the "window" seat doesn't really seem like it is against the window. Shirley it can't have just an empty space there? Does anyone know what the void is?

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I checked with SQ crew, and compared with other airlines’ a350 seats maps… it is not a crew escape hatch.

Some airlines have a WC in that space. My crew friend thought it might be that the fuselage is narrowing there, necessitating the 2 seat arrangement, and where other airlines have put in a WC, SQ has opted for 2 x 2 seats.
 

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Sorry that I laughed @jb747 - I thought you were joking. If it's a real thing - cool. If not then I still think it's funny. I find it hard to "get" certain things - especially online.
No no.. it’s real. If you look at the a380 seat maps, economy, you’ll see a single missing aisle seat in the middle of the economy cabin in one of the DEFG sets… that’s for a crew escape hatch from under the floor sleeping. On qantas it is 70D that is missing. On SQ, depending on the layout, but 50D is the equivalent.
 
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No no.. it’s real. If you look at the a380 seat maps, economy, you’ll see a single missing aisle seat in the middle of the economy cabin in one of the DEFG sets… that’s for a crew escape hatch from under the floor sleeping. On qantas it is 70D that is missing. On SQ, depending on the layout, but 50D is the equivalent.

Fortunately, I've never sat that far back. You mean at certain times a hatch in the floor opens and someone climbs up from below, or climbs down? :oops:
 

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Fortunately, I've never sat that far back. You mean at certain times a hatch in the floor opens and someone climbs up from below, or climbs down? :oops:
Or an unruly pax / child does a Willy Wonka disappearing act down the hatch?

“Oompa loompa doompety doo…” 😀
 

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Looking at the images of the aircraft, it would seem that AB have moved the crew rest to the aft overhead position. But, the original location looks to have been under the aft floor, so it could have been the hatch location. As there is a K seat, I can't see why there wouldn't be an A seat.
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Fortunately, I've never sat that far back. You mean at certain times a hatch in the floor opens and someone climbs up from below, or climbs down? :oops:
No, it's an emergency escape hatch...for when they can't get out via the normal exit.
 

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Seriously you dudes are doing my head in - 4 IFMs on 222 today have confirmed Crew Rest on 350 is upstairs accessible rear galley - not downstairs - again someone pls take pic this row and post it
 
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Might be a while

Running up the aisle? Seriously?
If the pilot rest was up the back and something happened up the front - yes

I also remember that the cabin directly below the crew rest does not have any overhead luggage bins. It’s just a solid moulding with a slightly lower ceiling

someone pks take a pic morrow and post it?
Sounds like they are all flying J and could not give a rats about what happens at the back😂
 
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OK and FTR on 380 - yeah yeah yeah I know TOT - but someone will ask sooner or later - Crew Rest for Flight Crew 380 just outside Flight Deck - same level - looking down from stairs this door:

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Crew Rest for Cabin Crew is just aft front galley port side lower deck and it is lower deck - ie they climb down - I cannot get pics cause pax in camera shot
 

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Seriously you dudes are doing my head in - 4 IFMs on 222 today have confirmed Crew Rest on 350 is upstairs accessible rear galley - not downstairs - again someone pls take pic this row and post it
Yes, but it seems that Airbus was originally putting in below the aft floor. At some point they changed its location. That potentially leaves some legacy items behind.
Including pilots?. Good look when a pilot is seen running up the aisle
Sadly some airlines do place pilot rests well away from the coughpit.
OK and FTR on 380 - yeah yeah yeah I know TOT - but someone will ask sooner or later - Crew Rest for Flight Crew 380 just outside Flight Deck - same level - looking down from stairs this door:

Crew Rest for Cabin Crew is just aft front galley port side lower deck and it is lower deck - ie they climb down - I cannot get pics cause pax in camera shot
Again, that's where it is on some aircraft, but not all. Some (perhaps all) EK aircraft have a row of passenger toilets across the area that would have been used for a forward pilot rest. Everything is optional.
 

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