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User currently offlineHolte From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5254 times:

Am about to book MAN-IAH via AMS on KL. The fare is fantastic and I wondered if any particular seats in Y were better. I know there are no PTV's but which seats if any have a good view of the overhead screens and do any have powerpoints for laptops.

Thanks everyone

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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5186 times:

I would recommend against the seats just left of the mid cabin galley. I sat there LAX-AMS, which was a very long flight, in 29A, and it wasn't very nice. The galley noise was... surprising.
As far as viewing screens, you could take a bulkhead!


User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5182 times:

Have you checked www.seatguru.com ?

User currently offlineHolte From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5149 times:

unfortunately seatguru does not mark the position of tv screens in this case

User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5109 times:

If you don't mind not having a window, I recommend seat 11-17 D/E. It's a smaller sub-cabin and much quieter than in the back. I usually sat there when KL still flew the 744 to PBM. If you are travelling with one other person, these seats are even better, as there is a gap between the seat and the galley wall, excellent for stretching out or storing some stuff. The last time I flew the 744 i was in seat 14C and had a good view of the monitor.

Quoting Holte (Thread starter):
I know there are no PTV's

No indeed, not yet.



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User currently offlineGFFgold From Indonesia, joined Feb 2007, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5081 times:

This is one of my least favourite a/c to fly. I'd go along with the preference for the front Y cabin (seats 11-17 I think), but even here the seats are as bottom-numbing as elsewhere. Frankly there is rarely anything worth watching on the overhead IFE and quite often the picture is so blurred or discoloured as to be uncomfortable. These birds are long overdue for refit or replacement.

User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4932 times:

Seats 21-26 (ABC) have good views of the overhead screens, I sat in 23B there was a great view of the TV and we were some of the first off the plane. I'm not sure if KLM has started to install the PTV's on the 744's, I heard -BFG is first.

The KL 744's are great, even without PTV's, the in seat radio is really good. I have flown MAN-AMS-IAH as well.  Smile

[Edited 2009-09-19 14:22:27]


seemyseems
User currently offlineHolte From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4836 times:

have rejigged things and now flying outbound with Air France MAN- CDG-IAH on 777. At least there will be some seatback IFE flying back on the KLM combi tho so looking probably in vain to sleep.....

User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 4806 times:



Quoting Seemyseems (Reply 6):
I'm not sure if KLM has started to install the PTV's on the 744's, I heard -BFG is first.

BFN has been in service for about a month with the PTV's and it was the first to receive them



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