Ozvirginuk From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 396 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2631 times:
I'm pretty sure that you can be assured of the new seat from LHR-SIN, as they are served by A388 and B77W all of which have this config.
However, on SIN to SYD, you're not necessarily guaranteed the new seat. If you're on the 00.30 departure out of SIN which is on a B773 (non ER), this has a different version again to the A388 and 77W seat. Similar, but not the same. IMHO it's much better. I HATED the new J seat when I flew SYD-PVG via SIN late last year. It was the A380 and it's awful if you're tall. Get Row 12 on the B773 which has the new regional seat and it's fantastic. The 1 daily SIN-SYD op on B744 still has the Skybeds pictured above. I like them better than the new seat too. Was fortunate to have an aircraft swap from SIN-PVG and got this seat. Loved it. Old, but comfy.