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Old 27th March 2018, 10:44 AM   #1
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Singapore Airlines will launch all-new first class suites and business class seats for its Boeing 777-9 jets, with airline CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong predicting a "quantum leap" from today's Boeing 777 premium cabins.

Speaking to Australian Business Traveller ahead of the delivery flight of the airline's first Boeing 787-10 from Boeing's South Carolina facility to Singapore, Goh said the airline's "product innovation team has already begun to conceptualise on what product we should introduce in the 777-9, what they should be like."

Goh said this would include first class suites for the long-range Boeing 777-9, which the airline will begin flying in 2021-2022.
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Old 27th March 2018, 11:19 AM   #2
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While the new F & C classes will be headlining the new plane, I'm pretty sure Y will be 3-4-3. Perhaps we will see an evolution of Y+ which will probably remain 2-4-2.

Will F be 1-1 like the new A380s?
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Old 27th March 2018, 11:35 AM   #3
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For business class other than privacy doors, I really don't know what else they can do without significantly increasing the foot print of business class seats and subsequently the ticket price.

They also need to make the bed softer.

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Old 27th March 2018, 03:36 PM   #4
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Will F be 1-1 like the new A380s?
I think you'll be waiting a while for an answer to that!
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Old 27th March 2018, 03:47 PM   #5
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3-4 years is not very long
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Old 27th March 2018, 08:05 PM   #6
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While the new F & C classes will be headlining the new plane, I'm pretty sure Y will be 3-4-3. Perhaps we will see an evolution of Y+ which will probably remain 2-4-2.

Will F be 1-1 like the new A380s?
Isn't the 777-9 cabin wider though? Because then the seats won't be as narrow as the seats with 3-4-3 configuration today.
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Old 27th March 2018, 08:14 PM   #7
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A mere 12cm wider.
5.84m vs 5.96m.
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Old 9th September 2018, 08:01 PM   #8
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1st Static Frame rolled out yesterday

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Old 13th September 2018, 05:50 PM   #9
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Old 15th September 2018, 05:01 PM   #10
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Looks really nice. Definitely love the winglets as well. Looking forward to the day it joins service on major carriers including SQ.
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Old 16th September 2018, 03:52 AM   #11
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Looks really nice. Definitely love the winglets as well.
Those are not winglets, but wingtips that fold up when the aircraft is on the ground in order for the 777-8/9 to be classified as Code E aircraft, the same class as the current generation Boeing 777, Boeing 747-400 etc. The wingtips fold down before take-off, and fold up after landing before getting to the gate. Otherwise, as Code F, larger parking spaces are more taxiing clearance would be required. The Boeing 747-8 and A380 are Code F aircraft.

Folding wingtips were an option for the original 777 but no airlines took up the option; it is no longer optional on the 777-8/9.

Some info here: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...ng-tip-446789/
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Those are not winglets, but wingtips that fold up when the aircraft is on the ground in order for the 777-8/9 to be classified as Code E aircraft, the same class as the current generation Boeing 777, Boeing 747-400 etc. The wingtips fold down before take-off, and fold up after landing before getting to the gate. Otherwise, as Code F, larger parking spaces are more taxiing clearance would be required. The Boeing 747-8 and A380 are Code F aircraft.

Folding wingtips were an option for the original 777 but no airlines took up the option; it is no longer optional on the 777-8/9.

Some info here: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...ng-tip-446789/
Yeah, I see what you mean. But I did not know folding wingtips were an option for earlier 777's.
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