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SIA Announces New In-flight Cabin Products  
User currently offlineRAGAZZO777 From Uruguay, joined Jul 2010, 585 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13385 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.

Full story: http://www.singaporeair.com/jsp/cms/...UK/press_release_news/ne120814.jsp


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User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2053 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12985 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.

Looking forward to it!

Cheers
Coal



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3071 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 12557 times:

Anyone know what type of timeframe we are talking about? Release with 787/A350, or much sooner with upcoming 777-300ER?

Can't wait, they really want to stay ahead, but hope they stay with true 1-2-1 config in J-class.

Edit: see they say latter half of 2013 it will hit their fleet (from Facebook). But wonder if they'll release mock-ups before then.

-CXfirst

[Edited 2012-08-14 05:35:10]


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User currently offlineneutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 611 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 12268 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.
Here:
"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".



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5742 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 12241 times:

Thie F class needs revamping as its too similar in style to their J class.

User currently offlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 2816 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 12043 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 4):
Thie F class needs revamping as its too similar in style to their J class.

Unfortunately I have only flown SQ in Y, but, indeed, at least from a by-passer point of view, their J and F seats on the 77W looked very similar.

It's amazing that they will already start updating next year what just last month I considered a truly top-notch product in Y in both their 380s and 77Ws.



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User currently offlineavek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4391 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11968 times:

Thumbs-up to SQ looking to Americans for how to innovate its inflight products, continuing the airline's long tradition in this area.


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User currently offlineATLFlyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11915 times:

Quoting avek00 (Reply 6):
Thumbs-up to SQ looking to Americans for how to innovate its inflight products, continuing the airline's long tradition in this area.

To bad our own airlines won't do the same...   

-ATLFlyer323



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User currently offlineAtlflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 11639 times:

Yet Continental, errr UA, still has blue-checkered seats on their 787! Grrrrr...

User currently offlineliverpoola380 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 11604 times:

Quoting avek00 (Reply 6):
Thumbs-up to SQ looking to Americans for how to innovate its inflight products, continuing the airline's long tradition in this area.

Your forgeting this is a partnership with a UK design company also!


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31057 posts, RR: 87
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 11409 times:
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Quoting 777way (Reply 4):
Thie F class needs revamping as its too similar in style to their J class.

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.


User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10714 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.


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5742 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10662 times:

it should be like it was on the 747, where J was nothing like F.

[Edited 2012-08-14 10:07:05]

User currently offlineEY460 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10556 times:

Do you think they will introduce a premium economy product like (or even better than) CX?

User currently offlinecloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10327 times:

Quoting RAGAZZO777 (Thread starter):
SIA Announces New In-flight Cabin Products 

This is misleading. They have not announced any new products. They barely announced the appointment of a design consultant to do the work.



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User currently offlinecloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10302 times:

Quoting EY460 (Reply 13):
premium economy product like (or even better than) CX?

Not difficult to beat Cathay's PEY.



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User currently offline9VSWR From Singapore, joined Jun 2008, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9432 times:

Quoting cloudyapple (Reply 14):

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.

I suppose it's customary for most airlines to release fluff pieces on their new products to garner the necessary interest and attention of the travelling public before official launches/reveals i.e. CX's press release on the then new Premium Economy product. - http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en/...89c0134310VgnVCM1000000ad21c39____

[Edited 2012-08-14 11:52:39]

User currently offlinecheeken From Singapore, joined Feb 2010, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7319 times:

Quoting jumpjets (Reply 11):
For that hike in fares I would want rather more than a touch more comfort.

Perhaps they should introduce some ground services like how EK chauffeurs their premium customers at various airports!


User currently offlinecelestar From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6756 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.


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