Singapore Airlines has just revealed its new (and long-awaited) Premium Economy seats. One of the world’s top luxury carriers (and T+L's World's Best airline for 19 years), Singapore is bringing some of its signature premium-cabin amenities to passengers who can’t afford the big leap to the front of the plane. The product, which will launch on Singapore–Sydney routes in August, is coming to the States on the airline's A380s and 777-300ERs in December.
Designed by London-based JPA Design, the custom-made seats have 38 inches of pitch and, at up to 19.5 inches wide, more shoulder room than most other premium-economy cabins. Each comes with a full 13.3-inch HD monitor and active noise-canceling headphones. Other amenities include full leather finishings, a fold-out legrest, in-seat power supply, two USB ports, a personal reading light, a cocktail table, and additional stowage space for personal items. Priority check-in and luggage handling also come with the seats—along with in-flight champagne, of course.
There's no word yet on prices for the flights to and from the United States, but expect them to be low enough to tempt passengers forward.
Jonny Clark is the founder of the DesignAir blog.