bobcat
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CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:02 pm

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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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:04 pm

Bobcat,

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

 
bobcat
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:08 pm

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...
 
B-HXB
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:14 pm

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.
 
FutureSQPilot
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:34 pm

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
 
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:38 pm

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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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:45 pm

I think I'll take SQ. That seat covering on CI looks like a velour bedspread!!
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Tue Jul 16, 2002 2:00 pm

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?

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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Tue Jul 16, 2002 3:40 pm

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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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Tue Jul 16, 2002 4:21 pm

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.
 
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Tue Jul 16, 2002 4:45 pm

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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jesseycy
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than S

Tue Jul 16, 2002 4:58 pm

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!
 
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Tue Jul 16, 2002 6:31 pm

Well it's one's preference, it's no right or wrong no matter which one you prefer.  Big grin
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babaero
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Wed Jul 17, 2002 9:22 am

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..
 
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Wed Jul 17, 2002 1:27 pm

hi people !

lets not forget the price difference!!! CI offers some really low fares compared to SQ...
 
B-HXB
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Wed Jul 17, 2002 5:31 pm

... 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...
 
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Wed Jul 17, 2002 6:32 pm

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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bobcat
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Wed Jul 17, 2002 7:52 pm

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...
 
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Wed Jul 17, 2002 8:00 pm

SVA,
most airlines with PTVs including Emirates use the same PTV remote control, i think.
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hugo
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Wed Jul 17, 2002 9:06 pm

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.
 
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RE: CI A340 First Class Bed/suite Is Better Than SQ

Thu Jul 18, 2002 2:05 am

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