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Singapore Airlines to introduce premium cabin class double beds

Singapore Airlines A380Singapore Airlines has unveiled news of a programme to equip some of its aircraft with double beds in premium class cabins. From next month, the carrier will start reconfiguring long-haul Airbus 380 aircraft to incorporate the new premium travel choice.

Passengers flying first or business class with Singapore Airlines will have the choice of sharing a double bed with a partner or raising a partition to create a single bed. The leather upholstered seats are fully reclinable and are 198 centimetres long when laid out flat.

Each of the two adjoining seats measures 63 centimetres across. When doubled up this gives plenty of room for a couple to spread out on a long flight. Generous storage space and all the mod-cons discerning 21st century travellers now expect as standard ensure the Singapore Airlines double bed satisfies in all respects.

Under-seat storage space is big enough to fit a maximum size piece of carry-on luggage plus a laptop computer bag. Adjustable dining tables, USB ports, 46 centimetre touch-screen monitors, reading and mood lights are all provided for the comfort of fliers.

Once the new configurations have been completed, the airline’s Airbus 380s will come with 78 seats in business class. They will also feature six suites in addition to 44 seats in premium economy and 343 seats in standard economy.

Although Singapore Airlines’ double beds are pioneering, the Southeast Asian carrier is not the first to introduce the ultimate flying experience. Quatar Airlines inaugurated Qsuite doubles on its Boeing 777s two months ago.

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