Reply To: Alex On…SIA’s slimmer Y+ seating

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AMcWhirter
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It’s only been available for a few months and then only on a select number of aircraft and routes.

But Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) first proper premium economy cabin was well received with the seat itself receiving positive feedback and especially from those who sampled the product on its A380.

http://www.businesstraveller.com/asia-pacific/archive/2015/october-2015/tried-and-tested/singapore-airlines-a380-premium-economy-class

But the seat product differs on SIA’s B777-300ERs. Here SIA made the seating an inch narrower.

That’s not a big deal if you’re taking the B777-300ER from Singapore to, say, Hong Kong or Tokyo. But what if you’re flying this aircraft to London or a city in the USA ?

http://www.businesstraveller.com/asia-pacific/news/singapore-airlines-b777-300er-premium-economy

And now with the release of its A350 seating plan, it appears that this slimmer seating will appear on its new A350s and when disposed 2-4-2 then the space looks rather tight (in terms of Y+ standards).

http://www.singaporeair.com/pdf/seatmaps/A350-900-3classes-LongHaul.pdf

These A350s (which have a slightly narrower cabin than the B777s) will be operating long-haul flights. Singapore to Amsterdam and Dusseldorf are scheduled for 2016 and others will follow in due course.

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