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SQ 744, Lay Out And Best Seats?  
User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

OK, looks like I am flying SQ on 26 july from CDG to SIN. I tried to get seat maps on their website with no success. first, there are many configurations of their 744. Do you know which they use on CDG route ? And second, I could not open these maps, anyway. Any seats that are best in the sense that you get more room etc in Y and seats to avoid ?
You can only reserve aisle or window request and not specific seats on SQ it seems ?
Can I get full UA miles on this flight ?
Anyone know a working site to check loads ?
thanks in advance.


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User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 693 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Can I get full UA miles on this flight ?

depends on your booking class - which one are you booked in?


User currently offlineStarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

You cannot request specific seats on SQ, instead they put your preference (aisle or window) in. What you could do is call SQ within 48 hours of your departure and the agent might be able to assign specific seats. Star status does help in my experience.

You cannot earn miles on SQ in the booking classes V,G,N,Q.

Your flight seems to be fully booked! Here are the loads:
CDG SIN 26/1225 27/0650 SQ333 F2 P1 A0 C0 Z0 J0 D0 S0 Y0 E0 B0 M0 W0 H0 Q0 N0 V0 L0 K0 [744]

Enjoy your trip!

*sf



Yours truly - StarFlyer
User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

thanks to the people above for the resonses.

wow, it does look fully booked ! what site do you use to get the load info ?

bummer, I dont think I will earn miles then. dont know my class booking yet but I think Q fare.

i would like to get an exit row seat, do you know what rows these are ?
I know they have 32 inches pitch, which is just limit. I flew MH which has 34" and it was a lot better. I checked EK too but it seems that their seat pitch is now 32" ? anyway, cannot change now...SQ it will be.


User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Exit rows are 39 and 49. Both have their drawbacks - Row 39 is near the lavatories and Row 49 is right next to the galley. The Emergency Exit seats are often pre-assigned to FFP elites. The next best compromise would be rows 62-64AC and HK at the back of the aircraft where the seats are 2-4-2 instead of 3-4-3. These are the two-seaters, and you get some space by the side.

User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

thank you ex SQer. Euh, why are you an ex of SQ ? what happened ?
Do these row numbers apply to all types of cabin lay outs ? it seems that they have a number of lay outs....


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2441 times:

Don't know about everyone else but I was able to select my seat via the online check-in when I flew last November, I'm expecting to be able to do the same again next time which will be later this week.



Matt



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User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Parisien will you be in Singapore for long? Perhaps we could meet up. my email is docpezp@yahoo.co.uk. Do drop a note!

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

You cannot request specific seats on SQ

Not true. If you are Star Gold (regardless of carrier), SQ will take a REQUEST for specific seats but they wont CONFIRM it until they open the flight for checkin at 48 hours out. I always request row 49 on the 744 at booking and I've had 90% success getting it assigned using this methodology.


User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Parisien:

There are a few 744 with Row 41 as the exit, but I think those are used regionally now. You probably won't get them to CDG.

As for why I left SQ, well, SQ is not a great place to work, and the airline has many internal problems. Some people would argue that these problems are not very different from those at other airlines (which is true), but it is also true that a lot of SQ's problems stem from its internal corporate culture, which, to put it nicely, is "unique".


User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

If a window seat really matters to you along with an emergency row exit better ask the check-in staff clearly if there's a window on your emergency row exit seat. Due to different configurations, row 39 on some B744s do not have windows which could be a nightmare to come people (Including me). That was when i flew 9V-SMT, however not long ago on SPF 39A was no emergency row exit. Weird indeed?

Anyways, enjoy your flight.


User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Dear all, thanks for the helpful response.
My fare class is actually W...so does that mean that I get to earn United miles on the flights ?
Docpezp, thanks for the offer. I am meeting up with friends who will then travel together. As soon as I know I can get some free time I will email you, I would love to go spotting in Changi !
normally, i would love a window emergency row seat, but the portruding door really cramps the space, so I will go for aisle emergency row, if I can get it. And being next to the galley does that mean I can just reach out for snacks ? I always get so ravenously hungry in an airplane !
Ex SQer, are you still in the industry tho ? obviously you still love aviation.
Cant wait to experience SQ.



User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

My fare class is actually W...so does that mean that I get to earn United miles on the flights ?

Yes. W class earns miles with virtually all Star Alliance partner programs, including United Mileage Plus.


User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Called SQ Paris. I did request a seat and indeed I can only express my aisle or window preference (and also emergency exit row), but not specific seat.
There are 5 cabin lay outs of SQ 744 in their website which are not so easy to get at. Does anyone know which configuration they use in their CDG SIN flights ?
Seems like 49 is always an emergency exit row, but the rows change at least for the first exit row in Y (row 30s).
As a registered user of their website, can I check in via internet ?


User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days ago) and read 2066 times:

As a registered user of their website, can I check in via internet ?

The last I remember is that registered users can do the checkin via the Internet but I have not tried this. I suspect that this could only be for tickets purchased from SIA online. If you did bought your tickets from a travel agent, I would strongly suggest calling up either your travel agent or SIA, and giving them your KrisFlyer number, and ensure that it is in the system. That way, 48 hours before your flight, you are able to perform the Internet checkin.

My experience with Internet checkin has varied. Once doing PER-SIN, I did the Internet checkin 47hrs 55mins before, and 1/2 the seats were already taken up, leaving the not so desirable seats. Another time doing SIN-CGK, I did the net checkin 30 hours in advance, and most seats were free.

Note that for some unknown reason, SIA deems it fit for them to reassign your seat even though you have done the Internet checkin (and without asking me too) It has happened to me before. Though I queried the move, the CSO failed to convince me.

Have a great flight with SIA.



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9189 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

You can always request for something but whether or not they will give it to you is another issue.

BTW what's up with SMN now???


User currently offline744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Please make sure to get some CABIN view pics for all of us of the COOL SQ 744 and of the meals (you can post it on airlinemeals.net) and Singapore Girls!
HAPPY FLYING  Smile



744 RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


User currently offline744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

Please make sure to get some CABIN view pics for all of us of the COOL SQ 744 and of the meals (you can post it on airlinemeals.net) and Singapore Girls! (jetphotos.net)
HAPPY FLYING  Smile



744 RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

One of the exit rows (next to a big galley) seems to get meals served last all the time - I have never got my choice in that row.

The exit row window seats are not too nice due to the door slide compartment, but i'd say preferable to normal rows.



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User currently offlineParisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

hi all,
definitely I will get pictures of meals, cabin etc. though I may need some help in posting them in my report. I will also take pics of singapore girls AND boys just to be fair to everyone.
I flew LH 744 indeed on the exit row and the window seat seems to have even less room than the normal window seat because of the slide compartment. so I have requested on SQ aisle exit row.
What is SMN ?
hm I think I will just be at the airport early to get my preferred seat or call SQ 48 hours before departure rather than do an internet check in.


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