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CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3783 times:

This is from China Airline's A340 first class cabin.
The configuration is 1-2-1. The twin seats have a partition
that separates them. The seat also fold down to form
a bed...

I personally think it is better than SQ's first class seat.... or am I wrong?

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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3729 times:


Your walking on dangerous group saying there is a First class seat better then Singapore Airlines !!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

heheheh....  Smile danger is my middle name...

anyway, the reason I asked is that I have some Delta miles. Delta's program allows me to use it for a first class ticket to Asia on SQ or CI.(Sept or early Oct) I've tried SQ's first class seat before and it is awesome... However, the CI first class seat looks awfully tempting to me...

User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

The shape of the CI seat seems to be less elegant than SQ's. But then that's talking aesthetically.

If you've tried SIA before, then why not try CI this time round... providing you have no qualms about their safety record.

User currently offlineFutureSQPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3702 times:

Doesn't look too shabby...but I still like the look of the SQ First class cabin better. If danger is your middle name...why not give CI a try  Big grin

User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1801 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3702 times:

Ohh no , even if you give me a free tix on CI flights , i will never fly on them . I treasure my life you know  Smile

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User currently offlineTullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1735 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3686 times:

I think I'll take SQ. That seat covering on CI looks like a velour bedspread!!

User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1810 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

I am just curious why all these nice cabin pictures are not found in a.net's database? Has a.net become so strict with pictures that all of us members are missing out on the good stuff?

There's always a better way to fly...
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13753 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

I do not see any reason why you should not try CI F, but I think that the seat looks a bit thin.

One thing that almost is certain, it seems that CI product testers have spent a lot of time in Singapore Airlines's First Class. Note the shape of the seat and the shape of the top of the head privacy cover.

The over-use of burr wood effect is not to my liking. Mahogany would have been better I think.

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User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3599 times:

I agree with Singapore_Air on this one the use of the wood is over kill. The colours used in the cabin clash a lot and don't create the ambience you will get when on SQ's first class. Also CI have a terrible safety record and I advice that you stay away from them. But if Danger is your middle name then give 'em a try.

User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1861 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3584 times:

I feel you should go for SIA's First Class cabin. It looks much more nicer and elegant. The seat cover on CI's First Class seats don't look too appealing.(fabric vs Connoly leather) I also noticed that the PTV remote is THE SAME AS SQ's! So I guess mostly everything is copied.


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User currently offlineJesseycy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2001, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

The color scheme is so........ wrong......

Light pink with wood??????????

I would say that the SQ seats LOOK much nicer! But I guess if you have no problem with the safety of CI, why not try them!

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

Well it's one's preference, it's no right or wrong no matter which one you prefer.  Big grin

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User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3425 times:
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Who would want to sleep on CI.

Probably be your last..

Wake up in the ocean or maybe on a snow bank...

Think its best to stick with CX or SQ whatever the cost..

User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

hi people !

lets not forget the price difference!!! CI offers some really low fares compared to SQ...

User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

... and why are CI offering low fares? To try and entice passengers. And why are they so low? Because most people are aware of CI's horrible safety record and steer well clear. Remember... if it's too good to be true, it usually is.

Besides, we're talking about a redemption here, which makes SQ look even more sweeter...

User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4779 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

Lets all put the perceptions of CI aside, we are talking about comparing the F Class seats here, not the safety record of the airline. Look at it objectively, CI's seat does look comfy compared to SQ's. There seems more cushion in CI's.

But they are both suites, right? Why don't someone attach a pic of SQ's Sky Suite and compare?

A little correction here, the colours you see on the headrest is not pink. Rather, its a variation of purple.

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User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

I've pretty much decided to use my Delta miles towards a China Airlines first class ticket from NY to Asia. Having tried SQ's first class already, I'd like to try CI, for comparison...

Obviously, if I had to use cash (which is just as good as money, according to the Aflac commercials with the duck...  Smile ) to buy the ticket, then I'd definitely buy a SQ ticket...

...which brings me to the only question I have left... God forbid, if something fatal happens to the CI plane that I'm flying on, am I entitled to any compensation? (since I'm using Delta miles and not paying for the ticket itself) ...guess this can also apply to other airlines as well...

User currently offlineHoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3223 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

most airlines with PTVs including Emirates use the same PTV remote control, i think.

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User currently offlineHugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

Tacky... The seats and dividers look comfortable, but the finishes look like they came from some over-the-top Chinese restaurant. SQ's definitely looks better. The use of an appropriate finish/color is important. Although CX first class cabin is very comfortable and luxurious, the predominant use of dark gray charcoal reduces its appeal. Airlines should steer away from funky colors and stick to neutrals and blues.

User currently offlineSpaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 weeks ago) and read 3201 times:

I heard one of those seats costs 200,000 US dollars to make. You can buy a house with that. :-o

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