Asked on 05 Dec 2019
How do i check what kinds of seats i'm getting on singapore airlines/emirates? is it a game of luck or is there an actual strategy for this?
For SQ it's quite simple. Only their A380s have suites. If your seat map shows 6 seats, it's the 2017 suites, else, expect the 2007 suites (which are still very good)
Everything else will be first class, the only question is which type. So that will depend on the plane you are flying.
On Emirates, the new first class is only available on their 777s, so if you are not flying that, but booked in F, it will probably be their older first class.
Use Seatguru if you would like to confirm. Cross reference your seat map when you book with the seat maps on seatguru to know which configuration of aircraft you are flying.
There is an actualy strategy. For SQ flights, Milelion website did a very good review on the differenet business and first class seats
To Paraphrase what Aaron, founder of Milelion said, not all business class seats are made equally.
Read his guide, it is one of the best out there for SQ:
Simple answer: Google :)
For SQ, you will be able to tell on the booking page what sort of plane is flown for the particular flight. Suites are only available on A380 for SQ.
Google on which routes or flights are served by A380 and validate this when you are making your booking/ redemption.
Well, not every plane has a suite. So it will be good to check the route that you are flying on and if that plane actually has a suite or will it just be a seat? You can check this link out to see if the route you are on has a suite/seat. https://mainlymiles.com/2019/11/20/singapore-airlines-first-class-seat-and-suite-types-by-route-to-october-2020/
Alternatively, you can view the seat map on the Singapore Airlines website prior to committing to booking, but you will have to enter some details first. Though it's also possible that SIA may substitute another flight on the eleventh hour, so probably good to call the airline before you fly to check with them. :)
Try giving the airline a call to ask them politely on the situation and how the allocation works out to be. Additionally, inform them if you have a specific preference and check how they can help you with it.
In most cases, the staff will be able to give you the best advice. Personally, I haven't found a concrete strategy that works.
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