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Jan 9th, 2013, 03:41 PM
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"Best" seat on the KLM Boeing 747-400 Combi

I have been coming here for years getting great advice, but finally decided to actually register and post.

Anyhow, I'm getting ready to choose seats (LAX to Amsterdam) and wondering if anyone has a preference. I know none are "fabulous", the seats being in economy and all - but if there are any that are better than others, I'd love some advice. Also, if there are some that you definitely would not choose..

I have already checked out http://www.seatguru.com but am looking for personal recommendation.

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Jan 9th, 2013, 03:54 PM
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Have a look at. www.seatguru.com
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Jan 9th, 2013, 05:04 PM
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historytraveler, did you read my entire post? :/
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Jan 9th, 2013, 05:19 PM
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Yes, I did and wondered why you felt further input was necessary. Not sure there are enough people on this forum who have flown on this particular flight enough times to give you as much information as you'll find on seat guru. I've found they're pretty spot on in their critiques.
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Jan 9th, 2013, 05:28 PM
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Can you perhaps help me find the critiques? All I can see is generic info - "Good Seat", "Some Drawbacks", "Bad Seat". Also, a few have small snippets like "misaligned windows", "no floor storage", etc.

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Jan 10th, 2013, 02:59 AM
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There is no perfect seat, and the airlines change equipment all the time. Granted, they are less likely to change equipment on a flight that long (it takes special equipment)but they do change.

So seatguru may or may not be useful. Will anyone on this forum?

So here is a general observation: the last few window rows near the back generally offer more room since they are rows of 2, but they are much bouncier in turbulence than being further forward and subject to people hanging around in the aisles waiting to use the toilets and to toilet smells. The very last row may not recline. There you go!
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Jan 10th, 2013, 09:13 AM
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Auckislander pretty much summed up my comments. Seatguru really doesn't offer critiques ( mulit-tasking and my brain sometimes doesn't shift to the proper grammar )The green seats in economy will have more leg room, but they are close to the W.C. and the galley which I try to avoid for the reasons Auckislander stated. Galley can be noisy.

If you are a frequent visitor to W.C. I'd get an aisle seat, otherwise window.
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Jan 14th, 2013, 06:59 AM
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It all depends on your personal preferences. Personally I don't mind sitting next to the galleys as usually they are quiet during "night hours". Lower temperatures are just what I want, so I would be pretty happy with some of the seats seatguru says are sub-optimal. I would avoid any of the center-rows (D-G) at all cost (unless all up the front). Ether a window- or an isle-seat for me please (with a slight preference for a window-seat, assuming the plane isn't fully booked).
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Jan 20th, 2013, 06:14 PM
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Thanks all! I appreciate the replies.
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Jan 20th, 2013, 06:40 PM
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I've flown the LAX-AMS-LAX KLM 747 many times but not in quite a few years. In general I prefer port side, aisle, and most forward row next to a door on all flights. Service is better because you are more visible. I have even been given a generous pour of cognac from a first-class flight attendant. And you are first out of the cabin on landing. No waiting in lines of goons making cell phone calls rather than grabbing their luggage to get out of there.
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