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Favorite Seat In A 744

Thu Oct 11, 2001 3:29 am

Flying with CX to Hong Kong in one month, economy class. I just wonder do you think there is any seat that is better in a 744 economy class, and why.
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RE: Favorite Seat In A 744

Thu Oct 11, 2001 3:35 am

For Y class on any airliner, I will try to have a bulkhead or exir row seat.
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RE: Favorite Seat In A 744

Thu Oct 11, 2001 3:52 am

An exit row is the best, if you can get it. Nothing beats more legroom than first class for an economy class ticket.  Smile
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RE: Favorite Seat In A 744

Thu Oct 11, 2001 3:56 am

The window seats in rows 67, 68, and 69 on Cathay's 744s are my choice. There are only 2 seats and there is a space between the seat and the window that gives you some additional stretch room. I have flown Cathay quite a bit over the past few years, LAX-HKG and back, and always request those seats. Most of the time, no one was assigned to the aisle seat on my flights.

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RE: Favorite Seat In A 744

Thu Oct 11, 2001 6:23 am

I don't know about Cathay, but two months ago I flew from Frankfurt to Beijing with Lufthansa sitting by a window at the very first row of economy with all the legroom- had a nice view of the wing plus SPACE. It was fantastic!
Having a place like that really lets you arrive in better shape after a long flight.
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RE: Favorite Seat In A 744

Thu Oct 11, 2001 6:46 am

The left seat in the cockpit!!!  Smile
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RE: Favorite Seat In A 744

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:11 am

Right behind the wing. I don't find it any louder, and I like to watch the flaps, slats, spoilers and ailerons.
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RE: Favorite Seat In A 744

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:13 am

An upgrade to business or first Big grin

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RE: Favorite Seat In A 744

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:24 am

I suggest seats in font of the wings because of the noise generated by the engines behind them!

This summer I sat on LH Business Class row 4 : excellent!

Avoid "window" seats near the door where your feet are too near from the escape slides bowes : horrible for a long flight but I think a lot of airlines NOW avoid to put pax on such seats or get rid of those seats!
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RE: Favorite Seat In A 744

Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:31 am

If you're traveling alone, this probably doesn't apply. However, if you're traveling with a companion, you may want to heed this advice. I flew QF from LAX-SYD in a 744 recently and sat in an exit row seat. The legroom was immense, but the armrests didn't go up. After 45 minutes of sleep I woke up aching all over because I'm kind of tall and wasn't able to lean one way or the other. On the way home we had a regular seat with less legroom, but I slept more. If you're traveling with someone you don't mind touching, you may be better off in a regular seat on an extremely long flight. Hope this helps!

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