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wozcor1

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SQ237 SIN>MEL

wozcor1

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Hello - anyone ever sat in row 43 (2 seats) - is it painful - as its only 1 of 2 rows for dual seating... or am I beter off moving to a row of three and try and block the middle seat?

Doubleplatinum Banned

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Member since 07 Feb 2013

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Good luck blocking the middle seat unless you are top tier Krisflyer with SQ

wozcor1

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If I seat my partner in say A & I take C - what are the chances of a middle person taking 'B'...?

TomGoddardd

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It's not worth the risk, knowing chances a solo traveller will take the seat, and it will be a hassle getting him to willingly budge so you can sit next to each other. Row 43 isn't meant to be that good, unless you don't mind sitting next to the Galley, Toilets and also having limited recline. Is it really that much of a big deal having someone sit next to you and your partner in row 3?

 

If I was you I would book myself and partner sitting together in row 3 and then not worry about someone sitting in between you.

 

The decision is up to you though!

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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That has happened to me in the past. Its called Game Theory.

  • You can try but be preapred to offer person in the B seat the C seat - worst outcome
  • No ones seats in B seats - best outcome
  • Be seperated for the duration of the flights - possibility of a game of wills if pax in seat B wants to test how long you two will hold out before the offer of the C seat is made
  • It remains to be seen if the person in B seat would accept the offer to move to the window seat.

wozcor1

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I ain't giving up seat A & partner will guard seat C. Looks like the stakes are high if some stranger takes seat B. If so, partner can swap and bear the pain (seeing as I paid for the cheap fares as a present) LOL

Thanks for the heads up on seat 43. Might relocate. Unless I pop a Thailand 12 hr sleeping tablet for a 7.5hr flight. 

TheRealBabushka

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Popping a tablet is the best way to fly in Economy! Good luck!

lind26

Member since 24 Apr 2014

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You are better offering them the aisle than the window

SeatNextToYours

Member since 12 Mar 2014

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Indeed, much better than expecting them to squeeze their way past your slumped, heavily sedated bodies...

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Indeed. If you want to be sedated, it's only responsible for you to be by the window. 

SeatNextToYours

Member since 12 Mar 2014

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Still a chance of drool on the shoulder though...

wozcor1

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Hello - thought I would advsie what happened. We had seat blocked out heading out of MEL>SIN. Flight was full and yep - the seat was then taken but a polite person. That said, as its a red eye - around 04:00hrs I needed to use the bathroom - I couldn't wake him (asleep with headphones on) so I got up and had to walk over him - must have been amusing sight!

Flying home was similar - scored the seats of 2 at the back but sat with around 19 people who find it forbidden to use deoderant - enough said.

That's it - NO more coach.

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