Only recently did I find out about the seating in the nose of the 747. Since I have never flown on one, I have only seen photographs of the planes exterior. The windows carry on all the way to the nose tip!
So I had to find out what was going on in there! I found out that in the nose of the 747 seating becomes a single isled, 2-2 config.
Looking something like this, quite cramped if you ask me!
It depends what class you are in as to what kind of seats are at the front
As @Matt_Elphick it depends, airlines still operating it use it as the premium cabin as a result of limited space, for example Lufthansa have 8 first class suites here to make use of the space
I always wondered this too, I noticed that the second picture is from a NWA 747
If the airline puts a business or first cabin in the nose (which most do) the seats all the way at the front are usually the most private. Having flown in one I can confirm that this is the case. Some of the seats towards the back of the nose are similar to the ones on the upper deck or elsewhere.
BA has First at the front, as then you don’t have people walking up and down the isle as much. 1A on a BA 747 is very nice, not cramped at all.
The only reason it doesn’t continue around the entire nose is because of radar equipment in the nose. If only it could be moved…
I’ve been on a retired Qantas 747-400 and they keep it all nice and what it was like when it was in service and it is 1-1 first class quite roomy
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