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      Quote Originally Posted by snifter View Post
      It makes sense the A380 cheap seats flights sell out quicker. Much nicer way to travel. I'd agree its not just because its the A380.

      We booked about 6 months in advance last time we flew Singapore and there really wasn't anything in it price wise. They were all coming in at around the same price regardless over the few week window we wanted to fly out in.

      I guess booking closer to departure and also the time of year then lots of flights would book out quicker and those seats then get more expensive.
      When we know we are going to travel then I am constantly looking for the deals from as soon as possible, even now though fares are not available yet for when we go next Oct, you get to know what prices are around and when to grab them. A big draw to us is upstairs on the A380 especially the window seats in pairs, first time was by chance with Singapore but once we knew about it then we now really try for it Now done both Singapore and Malaysian A380 twice each and maybe booked these some 9 months prior to travel, always booked direct and got seats at time of booking, if web site was not showing available then we would phone and do the booking by actually speaking to someone over the phone. We also have seat guru web page open just to check on what seats are been offered as we do not want to be next to toilets either but would if that was all that was available upstairs.

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      Quote Originally Posted by briman View Post
      I have just done this flying to the UK and personally made a huge difference for me more comfort and quieter engines.
      Linda and I have invested in some noise reducing headphones (over the ear style) keeps a lot of the other noise out besides engines and comfy for keeping on a long time also for when dozing too!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Keith and Linda View Post
      Linda and I have invested in some noise reducing headphones (over the ear style) keeps a lot of the other noise out besides engines and comfy for keeping on a long time also for when dozing too!
      Yea I have those as well... haha
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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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      Quote Originally Posted by Mazza227 View Post
      I have been looking at booking flights tonight for January. I am looking at flying Singapore airlines, and was looking at the difference in flight prices depending on the many times of the day they fly. It seems the flights where the longest flight is the A380 it goes up by just over 700 for the 4 of us, or if we fly the following week then 500 more.
      Otherwise it will be the 777, which from what I read is not as roomy.

      Hubby just wants the cheapest flight but I'm not so sure!

      Any opinions on the planes would be great. I'm a really nervous flyer so would like to be as comfy as we can (I know that's a big ask on such a long flight!!)
      Neither are going to be particularly roomy in economy class. I would chose the 380 route given the option, but no wouldn't be paying 700 purely for it.

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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 :)
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      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.

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      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!

     

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