Singapore Airlines unveiled their new cabin merchandise for their Airbus A380 at a huge media occasion in Singapore on Thursday. The greatest buzz was across the new suites, providing a separate seat and mattress and with a wall that comes down between seats in order that touring collectively may have their very own room and double mattress on the aircraft.
That’s wonderful — however there are solely 6 suites on the aircraft. There are 78 enterprise class seats, and the divider comes down between center seats to supply double beds. There are 44 premium economic system seats. But on the world’s largest plane there are 343 economic system seats. Most passengers – by far – shall be flying economic system.
So right here’s Singapore Airlines crew singing to the attending media earlier than displaying us the merchandise:
As a lot as I really like nice premium cabin merchandise, most passengers fly economic system and I went straight to have a look at the brand new economic system seat first. I believe what I truly respect essentially the most about Singapore Airlines is the thoughtfulness that goes into their economic system product. Economy right here doesn’t imply “self loading cargo.”
Here are (7) issues I really like about Singapore Airlines economic system. They are little issues in comparison with double beds in enterprise class and designer pajamas. But it’s the little consideration to particulars that make lengthy haul journey in again a bit extra civilized.
- You’ve nonetheless acquired 32 inches of pitch that’s a larger distance from seat again to seat again than you’ll discover on US airways.
- Six-way adjustable head relaxation so along with a seat that they are saying affords higher again help (I’ll depart that to those that have flown twelve or extra hours within the seat to guage), you may nestle in comfy in a number of positions shifting the top relaxation up and down, ahead and again, and adjusting the perimeters.
- An adjustable foot bar to relaxation your toes on which is one thing you often solely get in premium economic system, and that I want US airways supplied in home top notch.
- A cup holder and coat hook together with placement of the pockets within the seat again in entrance of you, a pouch for your cellphone that’s handy to charging ports
- Large 11.1 inch contact display screen video all the higher to observe Singapore’s in depth KrisWorld leisure system.
- A pillow and blanket and so they’re affordable sized too.
- Economy passengers get premium economic system meals. To make certain premium economic system will get extra selections and even pre-order choices, and parts could also be bigger, however the entrees in premium economic system and economic system are the identical. Economy class passengers are served meals I’d truly eat.
With increasingly more being taken away from economic system on most airways as premium cabins get the majority of consideration, it’s simply good to see an 18.5 inch huge economic system seat (United and American provide many seats at simply 17 inches huge) and with funding within the little touches that make all of the distinction in tight quarters over a lengthy flight.
Most of the eye on the unveiling occasion was on the premium cabins, however a willingness to speculate the place most individuals sit is one thing I believe Singapore Airlines must be shouting from the rooftops.