Seat Map South African Airways Airbus A340-600 (346)
Airplane Airbus A340-600 (346) South African Airways with 2 classes and 317 seats on board. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which should be avoided.
- Entertainment System
- AC Power outlets
We like our stop over at the premium lounge and the ability to relax eat and drink as we waited for our flight. Also, they announced our flight so that we would not continually have to look at our watches. We boarded on time we very little wait after we reached our gate.
Seat is great for legroom, but very narrow, due to tray tables located in the armrest. The seat belt also has a thick cover on the one side making it very uncomfortable.
The entertainment system at seat 51 is poor. Sound is bad screen is dark and finally crashed mid flight. Luckily I had my iPad. Food is mediocre and only two meals for a 16 hour flight. You can get a sanwhich for snack jbut only if requested. Seat is outdated.
The entertainment system at 51A is outdated. Sound system poor and screen dark and finally conkedout mid trip. Food service poor. Only 2 meals for a 16 hour flight. Headphones from the 90’s Meal inedible. You can get a sandwich fir a snack if you ask but it seemed to b a well kept secret. Flight attendants kind and did the best that they could.
This seat offers ample space for lying flat. The areas to store your items little limited but not bad, the overhead bins are very spacious. Bathrooms great too
Compared to other airlines the 33 pitch ist very comfortable. The seat ist more comfortable than other new light seats in the Industrie. In deed the plane is older than the competitors but not bad. I would book again this flight, also the staff was not that keen than others known from star alliance. Entertainment system is not state of the industrie but ok for an overnight trip. Amenity Kit and food is ok for the price i paid for the ticket, the missing power plug is also not state of the art, but if there will take place a refurbishment, the pitch will decrease to a lower standard I guess. So i am happy as it is now, becaus that is the most important point for me All flights on my SAA trip have been very punctual, sometimes ahead of schedule.
I had this seat for both JFK to Joburg and return - I wasn't charged extra for this extra legroom seat, it is narrower, and close to the rear bathroom and galley, the crew tend to be chatty during the flight and congregate in the galley
the seat has extra legroom as there is no seat in row 72 in front of it BUT it is narrower as the armrest has the tray table and video monitor, the plug for the audio headphones jammed into my leg and I had to hold it in just right to hear the sound, Good for legroom but a narrow seat and tight fit - No extra charge either!
The trip was Fairly comfortable for the length of the flight.
Just a normal seat without another one in front of it. Which was incredible for the long JFK-JNG flight. I paid $40 for it and was happy I did.
Good seat on the bulkhead. Extra legroom so you can actually straighten your legs. Watch out on the flight from IAD to JNB where you stop in Senegal or Ghana. Even if you chose your seat for the whole trip, the airline reshuffles and makes you change seats midway so you lose your chosen spot.
My 6th time on the "Springbok" to or from Jo'burg, first time in 36E. It has reduced seat width due to the folding table being stored in the armrest. Also, due to the proximity of the bassinet it features a thick cushioned airbag attached to the left part of your safety belt reducing the hip space even further, which constantly lead to my IFE remote pausing viewing or switching to something else. With the bulkhead right in front of you, only people shorter than 170cm has a chance of being able to stretch the legs during the long flight, but the proximity to the lavatories will keep you awake anyway. And just for good measures; I stand 178cm tall and weigh 80kg, so I'm not a big guy. 36E never again!
Seat was okay as such, with two windows from which you can have good views. However, because of the specific position of 73K, there is too much space between the seat and the side of the airplane/window, which makes it uncomfy for the passenger to lay head on window (except with a big/thick pillow). Seat 74K, right behind, is better in this regard.
Space under seat in front is limited due to box mounted under that seat.
Seat was fairly uncomfortable for a long haul flight. The av eupiment is on the floor on in front of this seat so a bit more limited in foot room. Otherwise it was fine
I have been flying this seat at least 50 times as I always prebook it. The only problem is the dramatically decreasing quality of the SA 346 Airbus aircrafts. Pain in the butt because of worn out seat, defunct monitors and so on. Once loved the 346 series, especially when they replaced the SA 747. Still a great plane, but at least at SAA the interieur needs attention.
There is an electrical box under the seat in front limiting your leg room
I didn't think it was a bad seat at all until it was time to offload. The exit was too far, u r almost the last one to come out!!! I think the back section should have its own exit.
When fully reclined in flat sleep mode, the seat is only big enough for someone who is about 5'5" tall. The fixed footrest was at my shins. The audio is lousy and the 3-prong connector would not work with my own Bose headphones. The video screen is small just like the ones in economy. The price for SAA business class is the same as others' First Class, but the service is more like "Premium Economy".
HORRIBLE flight was delayed for 13 H screens did not work Avoid SAA at all costs