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Old 11th December 2006, 05:50 AM   #31
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WOOHOO! PPS STATUS!

Anywho...I've been staring at the J pictures, and I've realized something that's really starting to irk me. How come the F seats have all these shapes and contours, while the J seats are so linear and almost too boxy? Just seems too cold of a design.
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Old 11th December 2006, 05:53 AM   #32
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Paging SQflyergirl: did you feel the design was too cold?
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Old 11th December 2006, 06:07 AM   #33
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Paging SQflyergirl: did you feel the design was too cold?
CGK, DFP, and the others who've been on the 77W already, I'd like to hear your opinions too.
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Old 11th December 2006, 08:26 AM   #34
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Excellent SQFG. Many Thanks for sharing the pics.
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Old 11th December 2006, 09:40 AM   #35
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Paging SQflyergirl: did you feel the design was too cold?
Cold? no- the hues are warm - and even if they're not curvy - they're still cosy to me.

Now that I've got some time before my flight - just thought I'd pen down my thoughts on the J experience.

1) Seats - the new seats are cosy, comfortable, and not lumpy or hard. A definite improvement over the current. A nice way to do it is to turn it into a bed and sit with a pillow in the recess next to the footwell. It's very comfy - and IMHO - has a very home lounge feel to it when you do it that way.

As far as sleeping goes, it's fabulous - I sleep on my side a lot, and this is a big improvement. If you sleep on your back, it's also ok. It's if you sleep on your front that it's a problem. (on the spacebed, you raised the wings to give your elbow some space, which is not possible on new J)
I think the very tall might have a small problem with sleeping on it also as it's a bit constricting in the footwell. The semi reclined "chair" mode is essentially hopeless - as the footrest, and seat back don't actually go back far enough to get comfy.

2) IFE
Apart from a small outage we had in the middle of the night - it performed flawlessly. Controls are intuitive, and although StarG thinks the system responds at the same speed as Wisemen3000 - I personally think it runs faster. The control unit also has a more solid feel to it, and contains a nifty display screen. Krisfone is indeed omitted.

3) Meals
As pictured - there is no more tray for J - it all comes a bit like F now.
During most flights i tend to pick up my tray, napkin and all and take it back to the galley myself right before the cheese comes out. Habit , which now cannot be done anymore since there's no tray . The table swivels quite a fair bit though, and with aisle access for everyone, it's not a problem if you wanted to use the lavatories halfway during meal service.
The bigger problem is avoiding the cart - the aisles are NARROW - and i can only imagine it's because of the seat width.

4)General cabin ambience -
It feels VERY VERY private - they ARE suites, and i don't know what else i'd use to describe it. When they completed boarding and closed the door i stood up to look at the cabin and i thought we'd be leaving without 2/3rds of the J pax cause you couldn't see their heads. It was actually full. The Chief i talked to did say doing the pax headcount was more difficult

In short, yes, I like it.

Later today I'll fly SQ333 with CGK and he'll be able to give you his own impression too - I'll try to get more pics in daylight as well
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Old 11th December 2006, 02:03 PM   #36
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Later today I'll fly SQ333 with CGK and he'll be able to give you his own impression too - I'll try to get more pics in daylight as well
SWB to fulfill your wish.

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Old 11th December 2006, 04:57 PM   #37
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SWB to fulfill your wish.
I think SQFG was hoping for SWA since she went up in SWB
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Old 11th December 2006, 05:24 PM   #38
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By the way, how many pillows can each J passenger have? It looks like you got 2. Did anyone else also have more than 1?
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Old 11th December 2006, 05:30 PM   #39
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Looking at some of the F random pic on this thread, it looks like the leg section of the F bed is still at least 30 inch wide. Is that not the case? I remember DFP mentioned that the leg section was not as wide as the shoulder and the hips area.
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Old 12th December 2006, 01:34 AM   #40
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By the way, how many pillows can each J passenger have? It looks like you got 2. Did anyone else also have more than 1?
Yep, I also had 2.
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Old 12th December 2006, 10:24 AM   #41
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By the way, how many pillows can each J passenger have? It looks like you got 2. Did anyone else also have more than 1?
From what i hear, it's 2. Haven't flown on the 77W, but from what i hear, they keep the spare bigger pillow in the recess between the seat and the shellback.
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Old 12th December 2006, 11:54 AM   #42
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You'll get your chance eventually. You always seem to have good sources on these tidbits.






Wow, there are some crazy emoticons on this system!

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Someone has FUN tonight with emoticon?

And a confession to make.
Not even an hour after boarding SQ333, I wish I booked myself in F.
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And a confession to make.
Not even an hour after boarding SQ333, I wish I booked myself in F.
Was C that bad?
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You'll get your chance eventually. You always seem to have good sources on these tidbits.
The way things are going, i will NEVER get the chance to fly the 77W...


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And a confession to make.
Not even an hour after boarding SQ333, I wish I booked myself in F.
Yes, I heard from someone that you DID indeed say that....
and that yes, you were wearing your BA pyjamas and all that. Shocking!
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