Kappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 18 Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2320 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?
Timology From Netherlands, joined Jan 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2310 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.
Kappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 18 Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2285 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.
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.
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.
Thanks again everybody, very enlightening. Does anybody have experience with row 60 and back (window seats, not middle row)?