Choosing a seat in new suites

Old May 15, 19, 10:27 am
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Choosing a seat in new suites

I've been reading reviews about the seats in new suites, but it's hard for me to visualize. It seems like it makes a big difference which row I choose.

I like looking out the window during takeoff and landing. It seems like row 1 doesn't allow looking out the window while facing forward. Do both rows 2 and 3 allow one to look out? Is the seat so far enough away from the window that I won't be able to see out (and down towards land/sea)? Is row 3 really much different/smaller vs row 2?

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Old May 15, 19, 1:52 pm
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Yes row 1 view out of the window is harder because it has fewer windows. Row 2 has more windows but as with all rows there is a gap between window and chair. On take off, you face the front and not facing the window at all. I've never done row 3 but done row 1 and 2 many times. I still don't have a hard preference between row 1 or 2 yet.
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Old May 15, 19, 2:10 pm
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Is Row 1 much bigger in size than Row 2?
It it noticeable?

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Old May 15, 19, 2:26 pm
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Row 1 is definitely bigger, but theyíre all very sizeable, so Iím not sure it really matters.

1A/2A can interconnect/form a double bed.

Iíve only flown 1A (partner had 2A). Hopefully will have the same on our next suites (NRT) if the aircraft is switched.

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Old May 15, 19, 6:39 pm
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Originally Posted by solomita View Post
I've been reading reviews about the seats in new suites, but it's hard for me to visualize. It seems like it makes a big difference which row I choose.

I like looking out the window during takeoff and landing. It seems like row 1 doesn't allow looking out the window while facing forward. Do both rows 2 and 3 allow one to look out? Is the seat so far enough away from the window that I won't be able to see out (and down towards land/sea)? Is row 3 really much different/smaller vs row 2?

Thanks!
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Hi Ethan! 1A/1F suites appear to be marginally larger than row 2 and 3, however all the suites are large. You have quite a decent view out of the windows from the row 1 Suites.

Here is a picture of the view from 1F, taken while seated after take-off from SYD.




A few more pictures of the new SQ A380 Suites in seat 1F on the SYD-SIN sector in a TR here (Link to external SQTalk site), and some pics of row 2 and 3 suites as well, so you can judge for yourself what the view is out the window, and the relative sizes of the Suites.
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Old May 17, 19, 8:30 pm
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Row 1 on take off you face a wall that is quite close to you... I find it a little restrictive when compare to row 2. Row 2 is more space in front of you in the take off / landing position.
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Old May 17, 19, 9:35 pm
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All the reviews I've seen have focused on rows 1 and 2. Can anyone compare 2 and 3, especially with regards to take off seat position?

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Old May 18, 19, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by solomita View Post
All the reviews I've seen have focused on rows 1 and 2. Can anyone compare 2 and 3, especially with regards to take off seat position?

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2 and 3 were very similar to no different.

if you want to view take off and landing, pick either row 2 or 3.
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Old May 18, 19, 10:27 pm
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I've flown in both rows 1 & 3. When I flew in row 1 I really didn't like the wall being so close to me during take off and landing as noted by bagold. I didn't notice any difference in space between rows 1 and 3 and when I flew in row 3 I wasn't disturbed by any noise from the galley.

If I fly again I'll be opting for row 3.
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Old May 21, 19, 7:05 am
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Interesting, I'm flying suites later this year, will def rem to take row 2/3.
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Old May 24, 19, 5:08 am
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See here o/h of 6 R layout - I would avoid Row 1 if at all possible as it can feel like your snout is literally pressed against TV screen at take-off and landing - 2A/2F are the prime Suites IMHO as you may score the double if nobody takes up the Row 1 suite.



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