Ever since the announcement of SQ's new full flat (but not horizontal) Raffles Class seat, there's been nothing but silence. If I recall correctly, they were supposed to be launched on SIN-LHR last month. Has anyone had the opportunity to see them./ try them out?
The "regional" two-class 772s won't get the spacebeds under this programme. [Those aircraft typically do SIN-KUL, SIN-HKG, SIN-NRT, SIN-BNE.]
However, the new 777-200ERs (J/Y only) which were launched on the temporarily suspended SIN-AMS-ORD will be re-fitted with Spacebeds. They will gradually replace the A340-300s on trans-con routes as more aircraft are delivered.
Programs: QF PLT, DJ PLT, BD *G, SPG PLT, HH DIA, IC Plat Amb
The Spacebed should be in service by the end of December according to SIA. I've heard that it will be in service on SQ 322/317 to/from London and then SQ 219/220. I can't confirm however. The 777-ERs have an updated Raffles Class Ultimo seat with increased recline and pitch plus a new range of seat adjustments. Flew it SIN-PER a couple of months ago and was extremely comfortable. Flew 9V-SPQ which is SIA's newest 744 to BKK and it didn't have the Spacebeds. I'd guess it will be 9V-SPL to get the Spacebed first as it was the first back in '98.
It was just confirmed by a staff member at PPS Centre (who verified with corporate HQ) that the Spacebeds have NOT been implemented on any aircraft as yet, and there is no revised estimate as to when they will be launched.
Hmmmmm..... This reminds me that when SQ launched their First Class suites, they were immediately sued by BA (who had released their own suites some months before) for patent infringement.