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Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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4/10

"problem was the hardness of the seat"

(United Kingdom)

SIA 777-200ER SIN-AKL and CHC-SIN (all the SAI 777-200 planes to New Zealand are the ER type). Seat pitch was good. The problem was the hardness of the seat and a ridge running accross it. The padding was very thin at the back and probably old and compressed (I pulled the seat cushion up to have a look) and there is a pneumatic cushion at the front of the seat so that you can change the thigh support (via a small button on the front left of the seat cushion operating a valve. There is also a similar pneumatic lumbar support). The problem was firstly the hardness of the seat and secondly the junction between the foam and this pneumatic cushion which caused a ridge that cut into my upper thighs. The overall result is a very uncomfortable seat. Both flights had the full AVOD system which was nice and service was good (but not as good as on the A380) as was the food. The seat would not put me off flying SIA again as the A380 was good and staying overnight at Changi was excellent (40 minutes from aircraft arriving at the gate to checking in at the airport hotel and fantastic and incredibly cheap food at the food court on B2 level) but in future I'd try to fly on the 777-300ER which I believe has the same seats as the A380.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB777-200ER
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
4/10

"seat pitch was impossible"

(United Kingdom)

Flight in Y class SIN-PER was a miserable experience for 5 hours on the A330-300. The seat pitch was impossible for a tall person like myself.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA330-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
6/10

"service standard very good"

(Australia)

MEL-SIN and SIN-MEL A380 service. I found the aircraft cabin to be very clean and spacious and the service standard very good. The first sector was on the main deck seat 48K (window) 3x4x3 and the next seat on the upper deck 74K (window) 2x4x2. The seats were well designed and ergonomic however the seat cushion was extremely hard probably the worst I have experienced on a longhaul flight. After two hours I was in pain and had to stand up. The seats have foot rests but these are almost useless for a tall person and when those in front are fully reclined it it almost impossible to get out without the people beside you getting up. The upper deck seating configuration in economy is generally much more pleasant typical of A330/A340 cabins.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA380
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
7/10

"seat-width could be an inch or two bigger"

(United States)

SIA's economy class seat on their B747-400 looks very elegant-with useful adjustable head- rests. Seat-pitch and reclining is generous for economy. However seat-width could be an inch or two bigger. Also padding at the lower-back definitely lacked. All in all an acceptable seat.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeB747-400
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
5/10

"trapped in the window seat"

(Germany)

SIN-MEL didnt realise the configuration of the aircraft was 3x4x3, I would not choose a window seat again as getting up to walk/use restrooms was very difficult and at times impossible. Really liked the footrest and the seat when reclined slid forward slightly. But being trapped in the window seat with person in front fully reclined was a truly horrible experience.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA380
Seat Layout3x4x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
5/10

"very little leg room"

(Australia)

In the back section of the aircraft where the space gets smaller (2x3x2 seating) aisle seats on 2 section very little leg room. I would recommend this seats to people small in stature. The new seats are not as comfortable as the old ones.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA330-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
5/10

"found seat to be uncomfortable"

(Australia)

Upper deck economy seating is good as only 2 seats next to window with generous storage area next to window seat. Found seat to be uncomfortable after a few hours due to little lumbar support ended up with sore back. seat backs felt hard and recline was not as good as other economy seats.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA380
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
3/10

"one of the most uncomfortable seats"

(Singapore)

Economy class 11hrs from Singapore to Johannesburg. One of the most uncomfortable seats I've experienced in 30 years of flying long haul. This seat is a nightmare for any flight beyond 3 hours.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeBoeing 777-200ER
Seat Layout3x3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen N/A
no
10/10

"seat pitch and width are very satisfactory"

(Hong Kong)

The seat pitch and width are very satisfactory. The seat reclines slightly to the back and the seat cushion moves forward when it is fully reclined - excellent. The angle of the movable AVOD screen is large enough for me to see it clearly. The aircraft has installed footrest to each seat but I didn't use it because I am not tall. AVOD system was marvellous as there are many selections of programmes and applications and screen resolution is high.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA380
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
7/10

"ended up with very sore shins"

(New Zealand)

Sat in 79A. Positives - Window seat has a large locker between the window and the seat meaning that I did not have to get up at all through the flight for laptop/book/iPod/etc. Seats A and C share a 110/240 volt power socket meaning I could watch video on my laptop the whole trip and resting the laptop on the lid of locker meant the laptop could still be open while I ate the meal. Negative - I ended up with very sore shins as when I slept I slid forward and my shins were resting up against the 'footrest'. I tried using the footrest but found it too high to be comfortable - probably a little better for those under 6 foot.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAirbus A380
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes