Singapore Airlines may be totally spoiling the passengers in their Suites, but Business Class has been given some upgrades too. The airline brought on JPA Design and the JAMCO Corporation of Japan to makeover Business Class with a modern yet organic color scheme featuring a selection of soothing and classy leather and fabrics, in addition to lightweight carbon composite materials.
The section’s 25 inch wide seats with side wings will now recline directly into a comfortable full-flat bed (78 inches). You can also choose to be seated in a ‘sun-deck’ position to watch movies on the 18-inch high definition touch-screen monitor. A larger back shell on every seat creates a cocoon-like feel for increased privacy while the center divider can be fully lowered to form double beds. This makes the two center seats the best choice for couples and families. Qatar Airways also introduced beds to Business Class this year.
Good news in Business class, the forward-facing, four-abreast (1-2-1) configuration of the seats means that all customers have direct access to the aisle. Other features include increased under-seat storage space to accommodate a full-sized cabin bag and laptop bag or handbag; a business panel equipped with USB ports and in-seat power; reading lights with adjustable brightness level; mood lighting; and an enlarged dining table designed for flexibility in dining positions.
As the battle to provide the best luxury air travel experience rages on, it will be interesting to see what innovations are in store. Emirates is still the only carrier offering in-flight showers, but it’s only a matter of time before other airlines catch up.