Singapore Airlines' New First Class and New Business Class will be installed on ALL 777-300ER planes, with retrofitting work starting early 2015 and expected completion by September 2016.
This is good news, since when Singapore's New First Class and New Business Class products were introduced in September 2013, there was no word on whether Singapore Airlines would retrofit its existing 777-300ERs with the new products.
Singapore Airlines New First Class
Singapore's new first class is sleeker and more comfortable than its older first class product. Key features:
- Outer wall extended and curved for added privacy
- More comfortable padded seat
- More seat recline
- When made into a bed, bed is 82 inches (6 feet 10 inches) in length
- Additional mattress topper for more comfort
- More seat light settings
- 24 inch LCD with HD resolution
Singapore Airlines New Business Class
Singapore Business Class hasn't changed enormously, but Singapore's new business class has added more storage compartments, although at the slight expense of the seat width, although most guests won't notice, since at 28 inches wide it's still the widest fully flat business class bed.
- Greater recline in seat mode
- More ergonomic seat cushion
- Two new seating positions added: “Lazy Z” and “Sundeck”
- More storage space, including an amenity stowage area and laptop stowage area
- When made into a bed, 78 inches in length
Note that Singapore's Business Class isn't as private, as, say, Cathay Pacific Business Class which has a reverse herringbone design that angles you away from the aisle. But it's quite narrow and some feel a bit claustrophobic in it, and for them, Singapore's New Business Class (and even current Business Class) feels (and is) more spacious, albeit at the expense of privacy.
Which Singapore Airlines Routes Currently Feature New First Class and New Business Class?
Currently Singapore Airlines' New First Class and New Business Class products are available on the 777-300ER routes between Singapore and London LHR and Singapore and Tokyo NRT.
Note that Singapore Suites is available on the A380 for those routes, which most passengers will prefer given the greater privacy of an enclosed suite.
What Will Be the Routes of the Newly Retrofitted Singapore 777-300ERs with New First Class and New Business Class?
Singapore Airlines hasn't yet disclosed which routes will be the first to get the first batch of retrofitted 777-300ERs, although last September when Singapore Airlines announced the new products, it was suggested that the Singapore – San Francisco and Singapore – Houston routes could be possible candidates.
Does Singapore Airlines Also Offer a New Economy Seat, Along with New First Class and New Business Class?
Yes–the seats have been designed to be more ergonomic with bolstered sides on the backrest cushion for improved support, and a more adjustable and supportive headrest cushion to suit passengers of different heights. The KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system has also been upgraded, with over 1000 options with a touch screen monitor and touchscreen handset.
Can United Miles Be Used to Fly Singapore's New First Class and New Business Class?
No, Singapore does not release this space to United or other Star Alliance partners. If you want to fly Singapore New First Class or New Business Class (or Singapore Suites) you'll need to earn Singapore KrisFlyer miles or transfer SPG points or AMEX Membership Rewards points to Singapore KrisFlyer.
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