VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4502 posts, RR: 50 Posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 945 times:
Some questions regarding Singapore Airlines' new Raffles (Business) Class featuring the 'SpaceBed'. How far through the installation programme are SQ, and at what rate are they doing the installations? What aircraft have them so far - and will 9V-SMC/D/E/F (and whatever others have the older First class still) be getting them at all? Also, is there anywhere out there, including the SQ website, that has more details on the new product than just the press release? I have looked around SQ's site, and I can't find anything about it at all.
Thanks for any help
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TR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 952 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 881 times:
To my knowledge no SQ aircraft have the new seats. The interior upgrade has been put on hold until later this year due to the generel economic slowdown and airline crisis following September 11. So only BA, CX, SA and VS offer full flat (or almost full flat) seats in regular business class on selected routes.
Etravelconsult From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 876 times:
SQ's new Business Class product has been delayed for some time now but I have heard that 2 aircrafts are servicing SIN-LHR routes. The new product will not feature the Tenzing email and intranet service.
There have been rumours in the industry that SQ delayed the installation to match CX's J class offerings. If you noticed, hen SQ announced its product one day after CX's announcement, the position of PTV's on SQ were on the armrest but if you examine CX's product, the PTV is in front of the cocoon.
In comparison, CX's new business class was given a 5 star rating in a recent Business Traveller (Asia Pacific edition) trip check. The seats are very comfortable with the product featuring Audio-Video-On-Demand (AVOD), Live BBC Radio, 22 Audio Channels , Tenzing email and intranet, power outlets and finally the 5 star service delivery. On the Airbus A340 and Boeing 747-400 aircrafts, other features include changing room/bar as well as six-way colour lighting system which changes according to the time zone you travel on.
For more details on Cathay Pacific's new Business Class, please click on the following link:
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 848 times:
I don't think you can do that on tenzing. As far as I know, there is currently a test going on for real internet usage on board, and that is a B744 of LH, which is currently being fitted with the necessary technology!
To all LH-Bashers: Please note, this info came from Boeing, not LH, though in the meantime I read it on the LH Air magazine, too!
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 834 times:
...about availability for pax, but nevertheless, there is one LH 744 being refitted with the necessary equipment by Boeing, that confirmed, they tested it on a 737 for several months/years, and it is safe to use now. Obviously there is bandwidth available.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 820 times:
As they didn't change their sales promotion, it'll probably be the same seat as planned. As for your implications concerning the reliability of Italian machinery, well.....I won't comment on that, though I'm not Italian.
Etravelconsult From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 813 times:
I dislike the way Singapore_Air bashes its competitors (in this case CX) with negative comments. This does not show any professionalism and respect from other users if he continues the way he is going about it.
It is time for him to act in a civilised and professional manner. I hope he can do us a favour for 2002.
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13711 posts, RR: 21 Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 756 times:
Sob sob. I only asked a question. Obviously that's too much!
Anyway, there is no such website for the SIA SpaceBed at present.
Unfortunately, it must be said that the Singapore Airlines Group management in it's wisdom, has decided to postpone the SpaceBed to as yet an unspecified date (though some people actually do know the date of launch).
However, I think everyone is forgetting that there is an airline which has the biggest business class bed which exceeds the size of many airlines mentioned on this thread.
Oxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 673 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 694 times:
Singapore_air I think you have forgotten the fact that SQ does not have those Space beds yet. So SQ does not have the 'longest and widest bed in business class' until the real thing come into service. It is just that SQ started Advertising itself too early. CX has just started advertising its new business class, and that's a few months after the real thing came into service.
Oxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 673 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 631 times:
Ok sorry Singapore air I know what you mean now. You caught me.
By the way what is the seat pitch and size of the SAA one? I looked through the website and it says only "increased seat pitch from 48" to 55" ' and that doesn't seem to be describing a seat THAT big as seen in the picture. it looks like at least 70" in the picture.
CX has 60" pitch.