Best F class seat on LHR-SIN

Old Aug 30, 04, 4:09 pm
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Question Best F class seat on LHR-SIN

Dear all,

I've finally taken the plunge and gotten a F class ticket for my LHR-SIN return from the UK. Any suggestions as to what's the best seat in the front cabin? And how do the First Class service and inflight staff compare to Raffles Class?

Apologies if this has come up before and been discussed to death -- I had trouble finding info using the search function.

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Old Aug 30, 04, 4:58 pm
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Some people like 1B. Right in front. No one on either side of you. But you'll be staring at the wall in front of you.

More elaborate service than J obviously.

Just enjoy it. Don't expect.

I'll be flying SIN-LHR-SIN in F on 09Oct, 17Oct myself!
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Old Aug 30, 04, 4:59 pm
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DoctorWu,

If you like travelling with a bit of extra privacy, I'd say 1B is the perfect seat for you - IMHO I find that seat a wee bit claustrophobic, but that's just my personal opinion... I always like to keep an eye on those tight kebayas
You could always go for seat 4A/F - both excellent seats - which will give you a view of the whole cabin, not just a wall in front you like in 1B.

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Old Aug 31, 04, 5:35 am
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You can't really go wrong with any seat in SQ F - What I normally do is select one of the window seats at the time of booking. Then do OLCI to see what other seats have been taken and choose the seat furthest away from the other passengers
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Old Aug 31, 04, 6:20 am
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FC great - service truly exceptional - tea whilst taxiing should you desire it - food perhaps not as good as it's made out to be, but still far better than any other class.

Best seat has to be 1B simply because it's private and the quietest.

Row 4 noticeably noiser due to proximity to doors.

2A and 2K otherwise very good. But compared to other classes, it really just doesn't matter.

Enjoy yourself - you'll probably just end up sleeping most of the way...
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I was on SQ 317, LHR to SIN on 28 August and had the First Class cabin all to myself. I originally sat in 2A but moved around to experience other seats. I found that I enjoyed 2AF the best. With BA First as my only other reference, I feel that the SQ First Class product blows BA out of the water. The food is better, the service is unmatchable, and the seats and bed far superior to BA.

I ordered the Lobster Thermidor from Book The Cook and it was outstanding. All the food was spectacular from the soup, salad, caviar... perhaps the only disappointing aspect was the ice cream for dessert (a more fancy dessert would have been preferable) -- and I loved the Blue Mountain coffee!!!

I think that this flight now ranks as my best ever flight experience ever.....

Enjoy!!

P.S. On my flight to HKG I ordered the Nasi Biryani and that too was outstanding!!

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Old Aug 31, 04, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by melbourne man
2A and 2K otherwise very good. But compared to other classes, it really just doesn't matter.
there are no K seats in F, the window seats are A and F.
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Old Aug 31, 04, 1:14 pm
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Crucial question

Now DR WU have you decided on the attire ? Just curious...............
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Old Aug 31, 04, 1:22 pm
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Now DR WU have you decided on the attire ? Just curious...............
Heh, just going to wear whatever I'm comfortable with on the day -- probably shirt + jeans.
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Old Aug 31, 04, 2:45 pm
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Heh, just going to wear whatever I'm comfortable with on the day -- probably shirt + jeans.
Good choice Doc Have a Great Trip, it would be nice if you write a trip report for us.
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Old Sep 2, 04, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by djjaguar64
Good choice Doc Have a Great Trip, it would be nice if you write a trip report for us.
Heh, will do. For what it's worth, I've told my travel agent to book me in for seat 2A, although I'm wondering if 3A or 4A might provide a better view of the cabin and chat potential with the inflight staff, if some previous postings are anything to go by...

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Old Sep 2, 04, 2:10 pm
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4A would be best for that
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Flyer
4A would be best for that
Actually 4F is even closer to the galley and the attendants.....for a chat
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Old Sep 3, 04, 12:21 am
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Thanks. My mind went blank for the letter on the other side

only now do I see the answer posted above
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Old Sep 3, 04, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by melbourne man
Best seat has to be 1B simply because it's private and the quietest.

Row 4 noticeably noiser due to proximity to doors.

2A and 2K otherwise very good.
Agreed !
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