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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thai airways or Singapore airlines

Thai Airways

The royal first class

The new Royal First Class was introduced with the arrival of the Airbus A340-600. It offers 8 single flat-beds seats. Thai's retrofitted 12 Boeing 747-400s are also equipped with this B/E Aerospace seat which mostly serves Europe-Australia and some intra-Asian flights. The new seats are equipped with lumbar massage and personal touch screen with AVOD and IFE system. Passenger on Royal First class can pick from 22 different meal choices, which they can pre-order before they fly.

The Royal silk class

The new Royal Silk Class was also introduced with the arrival of Airbus A340-600. The new shell, angled lie-flat business class seats a boeing 777-200 aircraft, all Boeing Boeing 777-200ER aircraft and all Airbus A340 aircraft. The pitch is 60"-62" between seats and width is 20"-21.5". When fully reclined (electrically adjusted) the seat becomes completely flat, however it is angled. The seat can perform lumbar massage. All seats are equipped with 17"-20" touch screen and AVOD IFE.There are more choices of main course meal selection in Royal Silk class on international flights, although some may be identical to Economy Class offering. Premium alcoholic drinks are served with a more extensive choices of wine. Cheese is served after lunch and dinner. In addition, Royal Silk Class passengers have a dedicated check-in facility at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, dedicated check-in desks at major airports around the world, lounge access, priority boarding, pre-flight champagne, fast track lane for passport control & security-check and priority baggage handling.

The Premium economy class

The new Premium Economy Class is only available on inter-continental flights between Bangkok(BKK) and Los Angeles(LAX) on Airbus A340-500 aircraft. The fare for Premium Economy Class is slightly higher than those of Economy. Premium Economy seating is configured as 2-3-2 rather than the standard 2-4-2 in Economy. Seat pitch is increased to 42", 135 degree angle of recline and the seat features a leg-rest. Premium Economy class passengers also have more choices over their meal selection. All seats of Premium Economy class are equipped with AVOD and IFE with 10.5" touch screen.

On some long-haul routes such as Bangkok –Copenhagen , Bangkok – Stockholm , aircraft with previous generation Business Class seats are used – therefore the seats are sold under Premium Economy Class fare.

The economy class

The seat pitch on Economy cabin offers passengers up to 36" pitch in selected aircraft as well as 34" on all the other aircraft. Seat rows are configured in a 3-3-3 configuration in Boeing 777-200, 777-300 and 777-200ER aircraft, 2-4-2 in Airbus A340-500, A340-600, A330-300 and A300-600 aircraft, 3-4-3 in Boeing 747-400 aircraft and 3-3 in Boeing 737-400 aircraft. All Economy seats in Airbus A340-500, Airbus A340-600, Boeing 777-200ER and Boeing 777-300 (HS-TKA and HS-TKB) have individual Audio-Video On Demand (AVOD) In-flight Entertainment (IFE) system with 10.5" touch screen with more than 50 movies to choose and also many varieties of songs, games, and videos. Passengers will be given a choice of Thai or Western meals. Alcoholic beverages are free and served to passengers over the legal age limit.

Singapore airlines

First class

There are four variations of the first class cabin, although the Singapore Airlines Suites class is designated by Singapore Airlines as a "Class Beyond First"and uses a different fare code (R).

The Suites product, designed by French luxury yacht interior designer Jean-Jacques Coste consists of separate compartments with walls and doors 1.5 m high and is offered only on the new Airbus A380 in a 1-2-1 configuration. The leather seat, upholstered by Poltrona Frau of Italy, is 35 in (88.9 cm) wide (with armrests up and 23 in (58.42 cm) wide when armrests are down) and a 23 in (58.42 cm) LCD TV screen is mounted on the front wall. The 78 in (198.12 cm) bed is separate from the seat and folds out from the back wall, with several other components of the suite lowering to accommodate the mattress. Windows are built into the doors and blinds offer privacy. Suites located in the center can form a double bed after the privacy blinds between them are retracted into the ceiling.

Introduced on 17 October 2006, the "New" First Class is offered only on Singapore Airlines' new 777-300ER aircraft. Designed by James Park Associates, it features a 35 in (88.9 cm) wide seat upholstered with leather and mahogany and a 23 in (58.42 cm) LCD screen. The seats fold out into a flat bed and are arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration.

First Class on Boeing 747-400 aircraft features the SkySuite, a seat that is 22 in (55.88 cm) wide and can recline into a 6ft 6in bed. It features a 17 in (43.18 cm) LCD screen and the SkySuite itself is upholstered in Connolly leather and trimmed with burr wood.

Selected Boeing 777-200s and all Boeing 777-300 aircraft (used mainly on regional flights) offer sleeper seats that are 21 in (53.34 cm) wide in a 2-2-2 configuration.

Business class

On Airbus A340-500, Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, a fully-flat bed is available in a 1-2-1 configuration with forward-facing seats, in contrast to the herring-bone configuration used by several other airlines offering flat beds in business class. Arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration, the New Business Class is up to 34 in (86 cm) wide. The leather seats feature a 15.4 in (39.1 cm) diagonal screen size personal television, in-seat power supply and 2 USB ports.

seats are available on the Boeing 777 aircraft in a 2-2-2 configuration and on the Boeing 747 aircraft in a 2-3-2 configuration. The SpaceBed seats are 27 in (69 cm) wide and 72 in (183 cm) long and convert to an angled flat bed. They have a retractable10.4 in (26.4 cm) personal television.

Traditional Ultimo business class seats, which do not convert into beds, are offered on all Boeing 777 aircraft (excluding the 777-200ER) in a 2-3-2 configuration.

Executive economy class

Executive Economy Class was only available on Airbus A340-500 aircraft, where it replaced the standard economy-class cabins. The seat had 37in seat pitch, 20in width and 150° seat recline, with a 9in personal screen and in-seat power supply at selected seats. A minibar and lounge area was located at the rear of each cabin class on the aircraft where light snacks and drinks were available during the flight.
Economy class

All economy class seats in the Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 777's (excluding the Boeing 777-300ER) have personal television screens, footrests, adjustable headrests with side-flap "ears" and adjustable seat reclines. Baby bassinets are available at some bulkheads.

The new Economy class seats on the Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A380 are 19.5 in (49.53 cm) wide, offer in-seat power and have a 10.6in personal TV which can be used as a non-intrusive reading light.Other innovative features of these new seats include an independent cup holder (separate from the fold-out table) and a USB port.

1 comment:

Bob McKerrow said...

Hi Ablai

That's a pretty special posting. Really enjoyed it.