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Seat recommendations for couple on 380 in F?

Old Dec 24, 19, 3:23 pm
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Question Seat recommendations for couple on 380 in F?

My wife and I fly CDG-DXB-SFO in F next year. I assume that center seats in the first row are best for a couple. But if I'm wrong on that, I welcome being educated. I ask just in case there's two much of a barrier between the seats, making conversation hard, or if the first row is noisier than others, etc.

Thanks for any recommendations/advice!
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Old Dec 24, 19, 3:59 pm
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I think the first question is...do you want to sit next to each other, or do you both have a strong view on having windows?
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Old Dec 24, 19, 4:18 pm
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Good question! I can see it applying to some folks. But no, we'd rather sit together in the middle in the first row unless there are some disadvantages I'm not aware of.
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Old Dec 24, 19, 4:45 pm
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Do note that if you opt for window and aisle the rows are offset and you would have difficulty conversing.
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Old Dec 24, 19, 4:56 pm
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First or second row are suitable, second is that slightly quieter due to distance form the galley. You can bring the dividers down but its still bulky enough that you can't just turn over and chat, you will have to kneel forward to see them.
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Old Dec 24, 19, 5:16 pm
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The two center seats are much more spacious because there’s more headroom wit no curvature of the fuselage to deal with. It was very convenient for the two of us to speak and have a meal side-by-side. I would definitely recommend the two center seats for a couple.

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Old Dec 24, 19, 5:21 pm
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This is all great feedback, folks. It does sound like center seats are the way we'll go.

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Old Dec 24, 19, 6:34 pm
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Usually go with 2E & 2F when travelling with my wife
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Old Dec 24, 19, 8:15 pm
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Another vote for 2E and 2F when travelling as a couple.
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Old Dec 24, 19, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by daisymay2 View Post
Another vote for 2E and 2F when travelling as a couple.
Likewise, but have used all 3 rows of centre seats many times over the years, and they are all perfectly ok re galley noise. The front "bar" is never a noise consideration as I have never ever seen anyone socialising there.

I do agree that there is significant hardware between centre seats, but conversation is definitely possible with the privacy screen down.

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Old Dec 24, 19, 10:13 pm
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I vote for 2A and 3A. Never understood why couples have to sit next to each other, you are around one another day in day out, give yourself a break from time to time!
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Old Dec 25, 19, 12:03 am
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Thanks again, everyone. I suspect we'll go with 2E and 2F, but appreciate all the input.
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Old Dec 25, 19, 4:09 am
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Originally Posted by iFlyMoreThanYou View Post
I vote for 2A and 3A. Never understood why couples have to sit next to each other, you are around one another day in day out, give yourself a break from time to time!
The fact is that I mostly travel alone (and then, as you vote, I always select rows 2 or 3 window seats). As I don't see my wife for 3+ months in a given year, I welcome the chance to be next to her when we travel together.

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Old Dec 25, 19, 4:52 am
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Originally Posted by iFlyMoreThanYou View Post
I vote for 2A and 3A. Never understood why couples have to sit next to each other, you are around one another day in day out, give yourself a break from time to time!
I think my wife would take a sole window seat any time
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