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The SQ A350 - shockingly bad J-class seat

The SQ A350 - shockingly bad J-class seat

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Old Jan 9, 19, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by lkar View Post
I almost felt like I flew a different seat than everyone has been talking about.
Maybe it was the Champagne
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Old Jan 9, 19, 9:50 pm
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Haha, could be the champagne.

It is a very personal judgement in my book. I'm with Kacee on this and not the biggest fan of the seat. Is it horrible? No it is not, but I can't get very comfortable on it neither when lounging (my feet get squished under the IFE screen if I go to full Lounge Position 2 which is the one I prefer) nor sleeping (back side of seat is too hard and in side sleeping position the arm I lie on goes numb after a while). Also find the foot cubby hole too small. YMMV.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Maybe it was the Champagne
Given that the champagne started in the krisflyer lounge, very possible!
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Old Feb 3, 19, 4:06 pm
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4 of us flew SQ22 and the new seat sucks. its way to hard, and the stupid cubby hole sucks for sleeping. However lots of storage space. Oh and if you don't ask for the breakfast before landing in EWR you will not be offered anything even if you are awake.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 6:19 am
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Flying SQ38 tonight and the J seat doesn’t seem too bad from 19A. What does bother me is the moron across the aisle who decided to go swimming in cologne before boarding this flight. Who knew that a smell could be so loud?? I can’t believe I have another 15 hours to go on this flight. Pray for me.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by jjangoo View Post
Flying SQ38 tonight and the J seat doesn’t seem too bad from 19A. What does bother me is the moron across the aisle who decided to go swimming in cologne before boarding this flight. Who knew that a smell could be so loud?? I can’t believe I have another 15 hours to go on this flight. Pray for me.
Going a bit off topic but...

Like you I am sensitive to scents. Most of the time it just causes mild discomfort, which I can ignore, but some will trigger a migraine in large enough quantities.

I had a similar experience as yours on a BNE bound flight, which was unfortunately full in the J cabin I was booked in. I was so desperate to extricate myself from the overwhelming smell that I asked to be moved to economy. But the leading steward told me to wait, and managed to convince a pilot, who didn't mind the fragrance, to swap his crew rest seat with mine. I was very impressed by the out of box thinking. That overly perfumed woman, however, was none the wiser the trouble she had caused.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 10:29 pm
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Going a bit off topic but...

Like you I am sensitive to scents. Most of the time it just causes mild discomfort, which I can ignore, but some will trigger a migraine in large enough quantities.

I had a similar experience as yours on a BNE bound flight, which was unfortunately full in the J cabin I was booked in. I was so desperate to extricate myself from the overwhelming smell that I asked to be moved to economy. But the leading steward told me to wait, and managed to convince a pilot, who didn't mind the fragrance, to swap his crew rest seat with mine. I was very impressed by the out of box thinking. That overly perfumed woman, however, was none the wiser the trouble she had caused.
What quick thinking and reaction by the crew! The offender on my flight was some bigwig so I watched him get extra attention throughout the flight. The purser also stood in the aisle brown-nosing this passenger for hours, getting in the way of the meal service which is already quite lengthy on SQ.

Regarding the seat I can understand all the complaints. Even at 5’8” I couldn’t completely stretch out on bed mode without shifting my body diagonally towards the foot cubby. I saw a passenger in 24A who was about 6’6”. I saw him contorting his body in multiple positions throughout the flight but he never looked comfortable. I would’ve suggested he take the empty bulkhead seat but he slept for most of the flight.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 10:51 pm
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has there been any response from SQ mgmt on the seats ?
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Old Mar 6, 19, 11:04 pm
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Originally Posted by sunil View Post
has there been any response from SQ mgmt on the seats ?
I would be surprsied if there was a direct response to this.
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Old Mar 7, 19, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by sunil View Post
has there been any response from SQ mgmt on the seats ?
Pretty sure large airlines aren’t going to make decisions that have multi million dollar impact on capital expense based on some kvetching in one thread in a FF board. LH isn’t ripping out their J product based on everyone complaining about playing footsie over in that forum.

I wouldn’t expect anything to change until SQ standardizes on a different longhaul J product.
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Old Mar 7, 19, 9:24 am
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I shall be sleeping soundly on the flight, no matter how bad the seat is.
Another 90 min. to go & I'm literally falling asleep in the the SKL
p/s I am in 19K

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Old Mar 7, 19, 9:21 pm
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Originally Posted by sunil View Post
has there been any response from SQ mgmt on the seats ?
Well I have no problem with these seats at all - I think there are probably quite many more satisfied travellers than not.
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Old Mar 7, 19, 10:00 pm
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Well I have no problem with these seats at all - I think there are probably quite many more satisfied travellers than not.
Agreed. And while I didn't like it at first, I was happy to slum in SQ J than on BA.
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Old Mar 8, 19, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by SQTraveller View Post
Agreed. And while I didn't like it at first, I was happy to slum in SQ J than on BA.
100% with this. It's a decent J seat compared to BA.
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Old Mar 8, 19, 9:28 pm
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Erm, if we start comparing things to BA pretty much anything SQ wins hands down. Not much of a vote of confidence for SQ then. I have my gripes about the seat and think it is not that well designed for good lounging and sleeping, especially if you are 1.80m or taller. YMMV.
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