Already a formidable provider of luxurious air travel, Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A380 is now more like a flying resort. It’s all thanks to a $850 million dollar makeover aiming to give customers their money’s worth while simultaneously making the best use of space. For the most premium of travellers, there are a series of roomy suites on the upper deck, which brings whole new meaning to the penthouse view. Being the young hustlers we are, we can fantasise about those suites, but more realistically set our sights on the amazing new business class.
Awash with supple leather, lightweight carbon and modern colour, the Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 business class epitomes luxury. Divided into three aisles (left, right and centre), the cabin delivers copious amounts of personal space, storage capacity and access to the aisle. A flexible dining table makes airline eating a downright enjoyable experience. For entertainment, every customer has access to an 18-inch HD touch-screen monitor. There’s also a business panel with USB ports, lighting and other veritably awesome features.
Each seat is 25 inches wide and flanked by a supportive back shell to create a womb-like environment. When tired, you can recline into a full-flat bed for some next-level relaxation. Meanwhile, the seats in the centre aisle form double beds for all you businessmen out there kind enough to bring a loved one. They say the journey is better than the destination–Singapore Airlines is truly putting that theory to work.