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Thanks for your replies. Yes I think the reason they are more expensive is that the cheaper seats have already been sold. The flight time is only an hr later than the 777 flight in the morning. Then it's about 15hr stopover, which I guess will be good to get some sleep, have a swim like others have suggested :-)
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Just to throw my 2 penneth in.
I found downstairs on the A380 more cramped, claustrophobic and dated. The newest 777 ER's seemed to have more room, felt more airy, the TV and keypad was bigger and newer - just made for a better experience for us and the kids.
Might have been the A380 we were on, but it was the final leg from singapore to london on the way back from our activation trip, but after the new 777 felt a bit disappointing.
On the final trip to come out here at the end of August, made sure it was the 777ER again for both legs, and it was v nice.
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I feel that I've been spoilt going via Airbus for the lengthy part of the trip. The 777 wasn't so great for me but was only 5/6 hours, so not an issue. From Heathrow Airbus for me every time!
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when we flew on the 380 cattle class downstairs i recall it being awful.
to put this in context, i always travel with earplugs eye cover and slippers (its the only way ;) )
the thing is the seats. I sleep on my side, i just cannot seem to get comfortable sleeping on my back.
most cattle class seats will allow you to squidge around a bit to get comfy, but these singapore 380 seats just didnt agree with me.
the aircraft is a marvel, but when you travel long haul its all about comfort, good stuff to watch and half decent grub.
this is the only flight i have ever failed to sleep.
I'd try the 777, just for the experience.
just to add, the ear plugs (available from the stewardesses if need be)
eye patch and slippers (or thick socks) and a fleece style jacket with a reasonable collar that can be folded up are well worth it.
in my many flights these are the bare minimum cabin survival kit i would recommend :)
Chicken, gave me a bad coupon.
I have found the new seats to be good as they slide forward a little when reclining, though I generally find the half to fully reclined position uncomfortable for me, however if the person in front fully reclines then my knee space ( I am 6ft 2in) almost remains the same.
It is a lot about mind-set when flying long haul, if you look at it has being a long uncomfortable cooped-up journey well I think that is what you will have. I personally enjoy and look forward to the flights, waitress service for food and drink ( I do wish Linda would take note), films and tv to watch, music to listen to, reading material, people to meet and talk to, airports to look around. The flights going to happen so make the most of it I say.
Flew Etihad A380 to Abu Dhabi then a 777 from Abu Dhabi to Sydney last December, the difference was night and day. A380 far quieter / roomy than the 777. Singapore Airlines could be different though!