Singapore Airlines’ shortest flights will soon offer a fully reclining bed in business class, putting the premium passenger experience on par with traveling around the world: here is your first look at the Boeing 737 MAX business class from SQ.
As Executive traveler First reported in February 2019, for its Boeing 737 MAX business class, Singapore Airlines chose Thompson Aero Seating’s Vantage model, carefully designed by Factorydesign of London.
Each passenger in the ten-seater cabin will relax in a seat that is 19-22 inches wide (yes, some seats are significantly narrower than others).
These seats recline up to a fully flat 1.94 m (76 “) bed.
They feature a 16 ”HD video display, with both AC and USB ports within easy reach.
Other comforts include a large folding table-top, storage area under the monitor, adjustable-brightness reading light, mood lighting around the seat, and in-flight Wi-Fi (for which business class passengers get their first 100MB free).
A unique feature of the Vantage seat layout is that the rows alternate between two seats and a single seat.
In the case of the Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 MAX, this means that the single seats are in row 12, like seats 12B and 12J.
Commonly known as ‘throne’ seats, they are popular with solo travelers for the privacy and personal space they provide.
Both have extended shelves by the window as well as a side cabinet fitted with a mirror and LED light.
Even the seats themselves are wider, at 22 “in diameter, compared to 19” in row 11 and 20 “in row 14.
They are also the only seats with direct access to the aisle, compared to the twin “couples” seats in rows 11 and 14.
And while these two thrones will be the best choices for frequent flyers, Singapore Airlines says it has no plans to charge extra to select them before your flight, or to book them initially for elite members. of the PPS Club.
Factorydesign and Singapore Airlines have dressed the seats of the Boeing 737 MAX in colors and details in harmony with their long-haul Airbus and Boeing siblings, including the medium-haul business class of the Boeing 787-10 and some Airbus A350s.
Singapore Airlines says the seats are spearheading a SGD $ 230 million investment – including development, design and installation – that “raises the standard for short and medium-haul aboard travel. ‘narrow-body aircraft’.
“We can now provide customers with a premium travel experience across our full-service network, regardless of the length or length of their trip,” said Lee Lik Hsin, senior vice president of business for Singapore Airlines.
Singapore Airlines inherited the now-discontinued regional sibling SilkAir’s Boeing 737 MAX fleet, and has already upgraded six MAX jets with these new seats.
The airline says these will take off “in the coming weeks” to selected destinations “in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal and Thailand.”
Eight more Boeing 737 MAX 8s will be delivered by March 31, 2022.
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