RAGAZZO777 From Uruguay, joined Jul 2010, 600 posts, RR: 1 Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 13902 times:
Singapore Airlines has appointed two world-renowned design firms - BMW Group subsidiary DesignworksUSA, and UK and Singapore-based James Park Associates (JPA) – to help develop the next generation of in-flight cabin products that will be introduced from the second half of next year.
Revamped seats and cabin interiors as well as the latest generation of in-flight entertainment offerings will be introduced progressively, starting on new Boeing 777-300ERs that will enter service from the latter half of next year. This will be followed by Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s, in addition to possible retrofits to aircraft already in service.
Coal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2201 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 13502 times:
Just saw this on their Facebook page. Awesome! SQ already has what is arguably the best J-class seats in the world and fantastic F and Y products.
It's amazing to think the new J was introduced around 5 years ago already and yet it still remains a product above and beyond that of its competitors. Too bad KrisWorld has become a bit of a joke. I wish they would expand the movies and TV shows offerings.
neutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 12785 times:
Quoting CXfirst (Reply 2): Anyone know what type of timeframe we are talking about? Release with 787/A350, or much sooner with upcoming 777-300ER?
Its mentioned by RAGAZZO777 in the OP, and in the linked press release.
"starting on new Boeing 777-300ERs that will enter service from the latter half of next year. This will be followed by Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s".
jumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 959 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11231 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 10): The seats look similar, but First has wider seats and more pitch (so you don't need to sleep at an angle to fit if you're tall) and the LCD display is larger.
Choosing a couple of random dates in September a J class return from LHR to SIN is between £3,608 and £3,880 and F class return is £6,139 on a 773 and £6,719 on an A380. Is the little bit of extra comfort really worth a minimum of £2,250 - if you are paying full fare anyway.
For that hike in fares I would want rather more than a touch more comfort.
I don't claim to be an expert, but I do believe that the products are close to being finalized, if this has not already been done, so the consultants should have been nominated a long time beforehand. I'd imagine plans would have to be finalized significantly in advance in the work-up to manufacturing, testing, certifying and fitting the products onboard aircraft to be delivered in 2H 2013.
celestar From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7273 times:
How good/bad is CX new Premium Economy Class, seating wise?
I may have a chance coming up to take one to New York.
I sometimes wonder just how far/much would SIA want to take their capital expenditure further, in the name of being leading airliners? I hope SIA will continue to make money and stay competitive.