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User currently offlineKingAirMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 291 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4874 times:

Hello

I will be flying IAH-ATL-SFO Via Skywest (IAH-ATL CRJ 900) and Delta (ATL SFO 767) and was curious how the first class cabin is ? Anything in particular I should look to do while I await my flight in ATL? Also, After arriving to SFO SQ001 to HKG leaves at 120 AM. I will have 5 -6 hours in SFO. I believe I do have access to the SQ first class lounge because of my first class seat. Anyone have anything to say regarding this routing or trip/ equip? Advice? Experience? etc? I am then taking CX from HKG-NRT 2 days after my arrival in HKG, both flights being the 744 in economy class. My return trip is as follows from HkG. HKG SFO CVG ATL AUS all legs in first class via 73 75 and MD 80 a/c. Anyone who has anything to say about the delta or singapore first class cabin please feel free to let me know what to expect! I am extremely excited about the trip. Hopefully I can do a trip report! I am also doing HKG to shanghai via Dragonair which will be an exciting report within itself


kingairman

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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4829 times:

Quoting KingAirMan (Thread starter):
I will have 5 -6 hours in SFO. I believe I do have access to the SQ first class lounge because of my first class seat.

The Singapore Airlines lounge is not open 24/7, so it might not be open when you get to SFO. If not, you should be able to get into partner lounges (NH, UA, US, NZ, etc.), not all the partner lounges would be open, but if they have the star alliance gold sign, you should get in.

Here are the timings for the SilverKris lounge:

Summer: 1050 - 1420 hours; 2155 - 0125 hours
Winter: 0900 - 1230 hours; 2035 - 0005 hours
(subject to flight schedule changes)

source: www.singaporeair.com

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4829 times:

Just checked star alliance website. If singapore airlines lounge is not open, the united lounge at the same area should be open to you.

When the SQ lounge opens, I recommend you go there as they do have a seperate first class section from the biz section.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4826 times:

G-day,
The Singapore F flights will be a absolute joy, I haven't flown first class with them, but I'm sure their First class is better then business class, and I enjoyed their business class very much.

I, personally, can't say the same for Delta, I had 5 flights with them recently in First class, among other things one of the let downs was the uncomfortable seats that didn't have headrests or PILLOWS, which isn't acceptable for first class you need one or the other, or both. over all on Delta my family wasn't impressed and we don't plan to fly them any time soon. but thats just the shorter of your fligths, your SQ flights will be amazing, im sure.

you should have no trouble getting into the Silver kris First Class Lounge in SFO, it is airside so that is good!

on the 764 do what you can to get 7E or 7F. Those are the pilot rest seats and have tons of legroom and if you find the little switch in the back of the area where the tray folds up into you can recline to almost 180 degrees. Try to get 7F as 7E has an entertainment box under the seat in front.

In ATL there are a lot of different Crown Room clubs for DL, and I once asked DeltaGator which was the best and this is what he told me:
Here's my beakdown of the CRCs in ATL from best to worst.

1A - T7 (quiet and least used due to small number of gates in T)
1B - A Centerpoint (Big club, Bose listening area, sadly not open on weekends)
1C - C26 (Newest club still has that new club smell)
2 -E concourse (was just in last night, not overly crowded but close to full)
3 - A17 (Always crowded especially on weekends but nice, CocaCola Listening Room)
4 - B25 (Crowded on weekends and showing its age but ok overall)
5 - B10 (absolutely worst club in ATL. Small and overcrowded. Finally added exit door last year to ease congestion.)


Best Airline USA-costa Rica Biz Class? (by Alaskaqantas Nov 20 2006 in Aviation Polls & Prefs)
here is a map of the terminal: http://www.delta.com/traveling_check...airport_maps/atlanta_atl/index.jsp

i went to the T7 one, which is sorta out of the way, and it was kind of run down. So I went to the E concourse to have a shower then went to the E concourse BusinessElite because we were traveling onto a international flight. The BusinessElite lounge is the only lounge that has actual finger food, but can only be accessed if you are traveling onto a international sector on DL. On my return through ATL I went to the new lounge, C26 and it was nice, but didn't have any big chairs to relax in, which was a bummer. there are free drinks and pretzel mix to eat in the lounges.


I hope I was of some help and I also hope that you enjoy your trip, and that you have a better experience on DL, maybe I just didn't get lucky. And please do write a trip report if you get a chance, pictures are ALWAYS appreciated!
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.



to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
User currently offlineKingAirMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

wow ! thank you all so much for your generous inputs! I realize it takes time to type and look up a lot of this. You all certainly earned my greatest respects. I am looking foward to writing a trip report. I figure flying almost everything in deltas fleet, 2 744 in F on SQ and 2 CX 744s, along witha Dragonair A330 and A321 it should be a great report.! Ill start writing as soon as I get on the plane!

Does anyone know if the first class customers get to keep the Pajamas SQ gives out ? or anything else in particular?


kingairman


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4778 times:

Quoting KingAirMan (Reply 4):
Does anyone know if the first class customers get to keep the Pajamas SQ gives out ?

I would imagine so, we got to keep ours when we flew Emirates, and SQ does not have a reputation of being greedy. If you want to keep the pj's, I'm positive they'll let you.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently onlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4740 times:

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 3):
I, personally, can't say the same for Delta, I had 5 flights with them recently in First class, among other things one of the let downs was the uncomfortable seats that didn't have headrests or PILLOWS, which isn't acceptable for first class you need one or the other, or both. over all on Delta my family wasn't impressed and we don't plan to fly them any time soon. but thats just the shorter of your fligths, your SQ flights will be amazing, im sure.

Pretty needy for someone your age, aren't you? Delta does have pillows on international flights, so I assume that you were on a domestic flight where pillows were removed for three reasons: it lowers costs; most people don't ask for them on domestic flights and they take up LOTS of room in the overhead bins, especially on narrowbody aircraft; and it reduces the amount of involuntarily gate-checked baggage due to the overhead constraints.


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4736 times:

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 6):
Pretty needy for someone your age, aren't you?

That's what I was thinking. I was thinking of the "S" word.



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4715 times:

Quoting KingAirMan (Reply 4):
Does anyone know if the first class customers get to keep the Pajamas SQ gives out ? or anything else in particular?


kingairman

You do get to keep them. Might I suggest you visit http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/en_U...ntent/exp/amenities/firstclass.jsp

I think all of your questions will be answered there...


User currently onlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2836 posts, RR: 45
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4654 times:

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 7):
Quoting PGNCS (Reply 6):
Pretty needy for someone your age, aren't you?

That's what I was thinking. I was thinking of the "S" word.

I thought of the "S" word and a few more!  Wink


User currently offlineJRDC930 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4634 times:

DL's First class Sucks COMPARED to SQ, i ve flown DL's fist class intercontinental and SQ's and boy is it like night and day. dont get me wrong, DL is great in economy compared to other U.S. carriers but its first class just like all other U.S. carriers lakes much compared to SQ or CX, in my experience. Attitude and meal quality are significantly different. DL in Y, great, DL in first vs any other Asian airline-- ive only flown on two other Asian carriers, but compared to these CX and SQ, its quite lacking.

Hope this helps, enjoy your flight  Smile


User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4625 times:

Quoting PGNCS (Reply 6):
Pretty needy for someone your age, aren't you? Delta does have pillows on international flights, so I assume that you were on a domestic flight where pillows were removed for three reasons: it lowers costs; most people don't ask for them on domestic flights and they take up LOTS of room in the overhead bins, especially on narrowbody aircraft; and it reduces the amount of involuntarily gate-checked baggage due to the overhead constraints.


Quoting PGNCS (Reply 9):
I thought of the "S" word and a few more!
I wouldn't say that I am needy, or the "S" word, but I would say that when we pay for an expensive ticket that you would expect to receive some very basic things. I flew ANC-SEA (on AS) SEA-ATL, ATL-SJO, SJO-ATL, ATL-SLC, SLC-ANC.
so yes, I did fly international.

Pillows are ALWAYS used up on domestic flights, there are never enough it seems, no need to put them in the overhead compartment, they could be simply thrown on the seats, or between the seats for people to pick up. DL also kept changing our tickets to absurd things every week or so for a while leading up to the flights, then in SEA they couldn't find me tickets, and it became a big hassle finally ended with my dad getting ticked off because we were told "sorry can't do much" but they found it in the end. then in ATL my family boarded whilst my older brother went to go get some snacks, well he never turned up so my dad and I left the plane and found out that his ticket wouldn't scan and they were having trouble with that as well. we had been flying since 1AM, were tired, ticked off about my ticket, and that the PTV's didn't work on the last flight that was fairly long, now my brothers ticket wasn't working. In the end we all got down to SJO in one piece!

Anyways, no hard feelings.

KingAirMan: I hope the outbound segment of your journey was excellent and I can't wait for the Trip Report!
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.

[Edited 2007-06-11 13:07:14]


to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4588 times:

Er ..you are comparing SQ's F and DL's F? . I've never flown DL's F domestically, but I've flown DL's Business Elite internationally about 8 times in the last 3 years. My last flight was to Madrid in November last year.

I would not mention SQ's F and DL's B/E in the same breath. That's like comparing apples and oranges. But whatever you do have an open mind and enjoy yr flights.


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