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Best Seats CX A343  
User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3672 times:

Hey all, I'm flying AMS-HKG next month, and CX flies that route is with the a343. If I'm correct the 2-class version. I'm flying with my wife, so a window seat is a no-brainer (I hate the middle row in wide-bodies). Anyway, I was wondering what ppl with CX a343 experience would consider the best seat row in economy on CX's a343 (except of course the emergency exit row). Also, I prefer not to sit over the wing, as it limits the view outside.

Is row 30 any good (bulkhead seats)? Any experience with other rows, or does it make no difference?


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3667 times:

Row 30 has extra legroom, but they also have bassinets there (and no floor stowage of course). They are also really close to the lavs and galley. So there are good and bad things about row 30.

Other than that, I would just say avoid 46AC, 45HK, 70AC, and 69HK. The other seats except for the exit row are standard, although the curvature at the back starts around row 63 or 64.


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3666 times:

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 1):
Other than that, I would just say avoid 46AC, 45HK, 70AC, and 69HK

Thanks for the reply. Why should I avoid these seats?

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 1):
back starts around row 63 or 64.

Are the seats in the back (except of course 70 and 69) recommended due to the somewhat wider aisle and three seats in the middle?



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User currently offlineTimology From Netherlands, joined Jan 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3662 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 2):
Are the seats in the back (except of course 70 and 69) recommended due to the somewhat wider aisle and three seats in the middle?

I flew CX 2 years ago and was seated on the AMS-HKG flight at 66G, avoid that middle section at any cost. Although you would have some more storage space, you won't be able to watch the PTV properly, since the row goes from 4 to 3 and the metal of the chairs in front are exactly in front of you, which makes you have to turn your feet in some pretty annoying angles, especially if you're tall.
Other than that, I got disturbed by the galley quite alot, but during the "dark" time of the flight it was very quiet. Besides that you're one of the first to smell the food coming from the galley, but one of the last to actually get it and also because you're all the way in the back (they start in the cabin before the last one) there are less choices/no choice at all.

On the HKG-DPS, CGK-HKG and HKG-AMS I was seated at a window seat and do mind that there are IFE boxes under the seats which narrows your space down there by an awkward lot.
Nevertheless I found the CX service very good and would fly them again in a heartbeat.

Timothy



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User currently offlineSQB7E From New Zealand, joined Feb 2007, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3658 times:

IFE boxes are very annoying so definitley avoid sitting in a seat with one underneath the seat infront!

User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3652 times:

www.seatguru.com is very good, try it.

Quoting SQB7E (Reply 4):
IFE boxes are very annoying so definitley avoid sitting in a seat with one underneath the seat infront!

A bit off point, how many IFE boxes are there on planes?

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 2):
Thanks for the reply. Why should I avoid these seats?

Limited recline / proximity to lavatories.

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 5):
A bit off point, how many IFE boxes are there on planes?

From what I've noticed on seatguru, a lot of widebodies have them under every window seat in economy. I don't know what they do (exactly) or why they need so many of them.


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6429 posts, RR: 38
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

Seat 11D  Big grin

Damn, it's not Economy..

I'd say that all of the other seats would be pretty much identical but I would prefer the front of the cabin. You always have the overhead bins to put anything into.

The wing runs from row 30 all the way back to row 45 which is the entire middle block of the plane.



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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3637 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 7):
I'd say that all of the other seats would be pretty much identical but I would prefer the front of the cabin. You always have the overhead bins to put anything into.

Indeed, I never use the seat in front of me to stow my backpack or anything, just means less room for my legs. I am considering the front bulkhead seat (row 30IIRC), but I need a backup in case it's not available. I don't want a seat over the wing, that's why i am considering the back.

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 5):
www.seatguru.com is very good, try it.

I have, but still, personal experience beats seatguru. Thanks anyway.

Quoting Timology (Reply 3):
I flew CX 2 years ago and was seated on the AMS-HKG flight at 66G, avoid that middle section at any cost

I avoid the middle row of widebodies anyway, so no problem.  Smile

Quoting Timology (Reply 3):
Besides that you're one of the first to smell the food coming from the galley, but one of the last to actually get it and also because you're all the way in the back (they start in the cabin before the last one) there are less choices/no choice at all.

Again no problem as I always order special meals, so I'm one of the first to get my meal anyway.  Smile


Thanks again everybody, very enlightening. Does anybody have experience with row 60 and back (window seats, not middle row)?
Thanks



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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

One other question. How's the seat pitch on the a343's? I am used to flying KLM on long haul. Is it the same or better?


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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

OK, my last try on this thread, does anyone know the loadfactors (so far) on the AMS-HKG flight of March 22, and the HKG-AMS flight of March 30?

Thanks...



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