Where to sit in business class on a Singapore Airlines Boeing 747

Where to sit in business class on a Singapore Airlines Boeing 747

Although Singapore Airlines has gradually been replacing its expansive fleet of Boeing 747 jets with the larger and more modern Airbus A380 superjumbo, its 747s are still used on a large number of routes around the world. In a new profile, Australian Business Traveller lists the best places to sit in Singapore Airlines' 747 business class cabin.

Business class on a Singapore Airlines 747 airplane is divided into two separate sections. On the upper deck of the jumbo jet, the carrier offers 26 seats split up between rows 11-20. Meanwhile, the main deck business class section occupies rows 22-25 and is sandwiched between the first class cabin in the nose of the jet and economy class in the plane's rear.

Upstairs, passengers will find that the business class seats are arranged in a 2-2 configuration, with the chairs labeled AC-HK from port to starboard. Consequently, every seat in the section on the upper deck has access either to a window or the aisle. The same cannot be said for the main deck business class section, as the seats there are arranged in a 2-3-2 layout and are labeled AC-DEF-HK from left to right. Although most of these seats have access to either an aisle or window, travelers sitting in E have neither.

Each of the business class seats on a Singapore Airlines 747 is a lie-flat angled sleeper. Unlike the carrier's A380 premium cabins, these seats do not recline to become fully horizontal- rather, their 180-degree plane sits at an angle to the floor of the jet. Similarly, the 747 is not equipped with the same top-of-the-line features found in other jets of Singapore Airlines' fleet. However, passengers will still be able to take advantage of amenities like an AC power outlet that can be used to charge laptops or other portable electronic devices.

According to Australian Business Traveller, the best place to sit in business class on the carrier's 747s are seats 17A, 17C, 17H and 17K. These spots are situated in the upper deck's exit row, providing passengers with "nearly unlimited legroom." Travelers in row 11 on the upper deck also get plenty of leg room, as their spot at the front of the section gives them a bit of extra space in which to move around.

By Jason Faulkner

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