Suites visitors?

Old Jul 15, 14, 11:19 am
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Suites visitors?

My girlfriend and I are flying Suites JFK-FRA, and my parents and friends will be in J. I am wondering whether it is possible to have them come to our suite to visit, or whether SQ frowns upon this. Obviously, they cannot spend the whole flight in our area, but it would be nice to spend some time with them in the extra space we will have. What have your experiences been?
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Old Jul 15, 14, 1:57 pm
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You can go into J but they should not be coming up front
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Old Jul 15, 14, 2:07 pm
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SQ markets this as private & discrete. Neither of which happens when people tromp back and forth. If you can't get by without seeing them on a 7-hour flight, why not ask to visit them in J?

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Old Jul 15, 14, 5:51 pm
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We travelled JFK-FRA earlier in the year with my wife downstairs in Suites and myself and my son upstairs in J.

As others have said, my wife came upstairs to visit us in mid-flight and this was not an issue, she was escorted by one of the crew to find us, we did not attempt to go downstairs to visit her and I am sure this would be frowned upon, there is a velvet rope across the top of the stairs and crew lurking at the bottom.

What we did find useful was the seat to seat phone calling. However both users have to enable incoming calls for this to work, obviously you also need to know the seat number of the rest of your party.
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Old Jul 15, 14, 10:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
If you can't get by without seeing them on a 7-hour flight, why not ask to visit them in J?
Or even better - OP, save yourself some money and book in J together with the rest of the party...

But don't expect SQ to let several people (OP, you mentioned parents and friends...) from J wandering down to see you... Don't even think about it...
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Old Jul 16, 14, 2:00 am
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Originally Posted by dmurray1414 View Post
My girlfriend and I are flying Suites JFK-FRA, and my parents and friends will be in J. I am wondering whether it is possible to have them come to our suite to visit, or whether SQ frowns upon this. Obviously, they cannot spend the whole flight in our area, but it would be nice to spend some time with them in the extra space we will have. What have your experiences been?
Your request will be politely, but firmly denied by SIA crew. I agree with the sentiments expressed by Often1 regarding the intended ambiance of the cabin and would object if I experienced interlopers in the Suites' cabin.
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Old Jul 16, 14, 4:44 am
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If I was a fellow Suites passenger I would be annoyed at the 'visits'.

Also, they pay for Business but get to enjoy the spoils of Suites? Even if for a limited time.
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Old Jul 16, 14, 6:52 am
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It's a very short overnight flight - unless you've given up on jetlag altogether, the focus really ought to be on getting as much sleep as possible.

Even if you intend to "make the most of it" and skip sleep, bear in mind that most others will intend to sleep as much as possible, so it would not be right to have people visit from other cabins who may potentially disturb fellow R passengers.
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Old Jul 16, 14, 10:48 am
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Thanks for the responses guys. I had a feeling that was the case, but couldn't find anything in a search and figured it couldn't hurt to ask. As of now, it looks like we are almost the only ones in Suites, and that is the only reason I asked.

Forgot about the seat-to-seat calling, that is cool and will definitely use that!
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Old Jul 17, 14, 12:59 am
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I agree, this would be very much frowned upon (in a polite but firm way).

For those with the money to burn, flying Suites with your friends or family is something that has got to be the ultimate.

I once was in R and a family of four: parents, plus two kids, were flying R too and they would enjoy their meals talking, joking and eating together in one of the center double Suites, facing each other as a large double table of four. The scene made me realize how you can still find true luxury and the "old romance of flight" on board.
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Old Jul 17, 14, 3:42 am
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Originally Posted by dmurray1414 View Post
Thanks for the responses guys. I had a feeling that was the case, but couldn't find anything in a search and figured it couldn't hurt to ask. As of now, it looks like we are almost the only ones in Suites, and that is the only reason I asked.

Forgot about the seat-to-seat calling, that is cool and will definitely use that!
You can of course, opt to switch seats with your parents and be the good child that you're supposed to be and think of elders first. Okay, maybe not the whole flight, but maybe just prior to landing. Just let the cabin crew know beforehand and it is ok.

I for one would not want to sit up front when I know my parents are down back.. I'd give them the experience.
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Old Jul 17, 14, 4:30 am
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You can of course, opt to switch seats with your parents and be the good child that you're supposed to be and think of elders first. Okay, maybe not the whole flight, but maybe just prior to landing. Just let the cabin crew know beforehand and it is ok.

I for one would not want to sit up front when I know my parents are down back.. I'd give them the experience.
Oh Guy Betsy, your responses always make me either cry or laugh... Keep them coming mate...
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Old Jul 17, 14, 6:21 am
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If it's 1 person coming to see the cabin once, for a couple of mins, I don't think it is much of a big deal if you do not disturb the other passengers.

I've had an IFS who asked me if I wanted to invite someone up front when I asked how was the load like on that flight.

But it can get annoying for the passengers. I had a flight on CX F and the guy in front of me in 1A was too cheap to fly his wife in F. And she kept walking past me to talk to her husband and take things from him. It was really irritating.
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Old Aug 2, 14, 5:54 am
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Just took the A380 from SIN to PEK and there were 4 PAX in Suites. An elderly couple, the wife had a breathing machine and their Indonesian/Filipino maid was sitting on the buddy seat during boarding and the meal time.

I guess with medical assistance it is allowed for Y to come into Suites.
It didn't bothered me.
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Old Aug 2, 14, 5:58 am
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If the cabin is not too full, the crew generally permit J pax to visit you for a short time. We flew LAX-NRT ten a fortnight ago and the crew allowed my sister and a friend to visit us in the suite for like ten minutes.
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