Singapore Airlines on Thursday unveiled new seats for its Airbus A380, its first major cabin overhaul in a decade.
The highlight, however, was the new first class: six suites, down from 12, which were redesigned to feature beds that sit perpendicular to the windows and a wall that can come down to join, should you want to, say, relax with a travel companion.
Think of it as a hotel at 35,000 feet. Singapore Airlines unveiled suites “for a distinguished few” with two pillows, a cotton duvet for a bed that measures 76 inches by 27 inches. The beds in the first two suites of each aisle can be joined so two members of the 1 percent can sleep side by side, forming a full bed.
They will also receive slippers, eyeshades and socks. The suites sit on the upper deck of the jumbo jet.
It’s the airplane ratio that dreams are made of: Two lavatories for six passengers. Don’t expect much of a line.
The new A380s will seat 471 people. In addition to the six suites, there will be 78 business class seats on the upper deck, and 44 premium economy and 343 regular economy class seats on the main deck.