Mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2263 posts, RR: 12 Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4992 times:
I am considering to fly a number of routes to and from HKG (SIN, DPS, CGK) on CX and I was wondering which seats they have installed on the planes serving these routes. Depending on the route, there are different planes used on different days:
Meerkat From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2005, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4901 times:
HKG-DPS is also flown with the 747, but only sold as 2 class. They usually reserve the F cabin for MPC elite members, but if you're lucky and flying J, you can sometimes get one of the 12 seats at check-in. Obviously you get a great seat, but only J service. Only one HKG-SIN return flight a day with F on the 747.
If you're flying on your own in the 747 in F, I'd recommend row 2 (A or K). Row 1 is also OK, but because you're in the nose of the Jumbo, A & K are that much closer together (although the upside is that you almost get to look forward out of the plane due to the curve!). If travelling with a partner, rows 3 & 4 have 2 middle seats next to each other (4 abreast).
If possible I'd try and ignore the 777 and take the A330s. Greater chance of getting the upgraded J class with AVOD.