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See inside Singapore’s luxurious Airbus A380 business-class cabin that can convert two seats into a full bed

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  • Singapore Airlines relaunched its Airbus A380 on flights between New York and Singapore in March.
  • The mammoth plane features four fare classes, including the carrier’s upgraded business-class seat.
  • Insider toured the lie-flat lounger, which can convert into a double bed.

Singapore Airlines is one of the largest operators of the Airbus A380 jumbo jet.Singapore Airlines A380.

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The carrier was forced to put the mammoth aircraft into storage during the pandemic but has started bringing them back into operation.Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800.Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800.

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On March 28, the carrier relaunched its popular A380 route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Singapore.Singapore Airlines A380 landing at JFK.

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The route stops in Frankfurt, Germany, which is a Fifth Freedom of the Air right. This allows airlines to carry revenue passengers from one foreign nation to another before continuing on to their home country.An Emirates Airbus A380.Emirates operates a Fifth Freedom route from New York JFK to Milan.

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Onboard the A380 is a huge cabin complete with economy…Singapore Airlines A380.

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…premium economy…Singapore Airlines A380.

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…business class…Singapore Airlines A380.

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…and First Class Suites. The suites come with a large leather lounger and a bed.Singapore Airlines A380A first-class suite onboard a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380.

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See inside Singapore’s A380 first class suite that features a full bed, private bathroom, and large leather armchair

The company’s business-class suites take up a majority of the upper deck of the A380, while the first-class suites sit at the very front. There is a staircase that leads to both cabins.Singapore Airlines A380 first class suite.Staircase leading to first class suites.

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Insider took a tour of Singapore’s business-class cabin — take a look.Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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Singapore’s A380s have different configurations, but the cabin I toured had 86 seats configured in a 1x2x1 layout. The lie-flat loungers feature purple Poltrona Frau leather and touches of brown and orange.Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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Testing out the seat, I immediately noticed the amount of space available. I was easily able to stretch my legs fully out with plenty of room to spare.Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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The seats are able to turn into a lie-flat bed stretching over six and a half feet, meaning even tall passengers can sleep on the long-haul journey.Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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Reclining the seat all the way back, I thought the lounger was plush and comfortable.Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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Singapore provides pillows and linens to make sleeping even easier.Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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Travelers can manipulate the seat using buttons on the armrest, allowing them to recline, lay flat, and adjust the leg rest.Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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According to Singapore, the center seats can merge to create a double bed, which is perfect for couples or families traveling together.Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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However, there is a privacy divider that can be fully raised…Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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…or only raised halfway. To create the bed, the divider can be fully lowered, according to Singapore.Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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The seats also come with several luxury amenities, like an 18-inch touchscreen TV that pairs with noise-canceling headphones…Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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…storage space…Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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…power outlets and USB ports…Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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…a swivel reading light that brightens and dims…Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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…a large tray table that deploys from the armrest…Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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…plenty of extra tabletop space…Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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…and a mirror.Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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Every seat is in a cocoon, meaning passengers can enjoy the extra privacy provided by the wings of the lounger.Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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Moreover, the inflight entertainment system offers over 1,000 movie and television-show options, and will even store loyalty passengers’ preferences for future flights, according to Singapore.Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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Travelers can use the touchscreen on the TV or a remote to control the system.Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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Overall, I found the seat comfortable with plenty of amenities to keep passengers entertained on the multi-hour flights. I look forward to testing the seat in the future and hope it meets expectations.Singapore Airlines A380 business class.

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