Is this Singapore Airlines' new Airbus A380 first class suite?

By David Flynn, October 31 2017

Yes, our spy snaps were 100% correct: now here is your first official look at Singapore Airlines' swish new Airbus A380 first class suites!

Read more: Inside Singapore Airlines' all-new Airbus A380 first class suites

PREVIOUS | Leaked photos of Singapore Airlines' all-new Airbus A380 first class suites seemingly reveal spacious 'apartments in the sky' with a swivelling leather armchair and seperate bed.

The over-sized suites shown in the spy snaps, which appear to be mock-ups located in an office, are significantly larger than the airlines' current first class cabins and mimic those of Gulf rival Etihad Airways, although the contemporary colour scheme is bound to prove controversial.

However, it's believed that only some of the six suites have the ability to have the partition between the luxe cribs lowered to create a twin bed arrangement.

These close-up shots of what are said to be SQ's new suites provide extra detail on the fittings...

... including concealed nooks with an inbuilt vanity mirror.

High sliding doors provide privacy for primo passengers.

And here we see what's said to be the spacious washroom located at the front-right corner of the first class cabin with plenty of room to change into and out of your PJs.

A second, more standard-sized lav sits at the front-left corner of the cabin.

The photos were shared overnight on social media websites FlyerTalk, SQTalk and The MileLion ahead of Singapore Airlines' official launch of its next-gen first class and business class on Thursday November 2.

The new suites and seats will debut on Singapore Airlines' newest Airbus A380, which will fly between Singapore and Sydney from December 18 2017 as SQ221/SQ232, and also be rolled out across the rest of the superjumbo fleet.

Read more: Singapore Airlines' launch of new A380 first, business class

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Dec 2016

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If this is the actual suite, who needs a hotel then? Lol

31 Mar 2016

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@ThePerthTrav:

"If this is the actual suite, who needs a hotel then?"

I can immediately think of who would still need a hotel - Pax who are used to fly in EY's current F product branded Residence(Not Apartment).


Based on these photos, this F product still lacks a private bathroom+a living room with sofa...both are std features on

EY Residence.

I think this F is on par with EY Apartment but clearly not with EY Residence.

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13 Jan 2015

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But this gives heaps more space than EY apartments

31 Mar 2016

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@elchriss0:

But this also gives heaps less space than EY Residence...

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

13 Jan 2015

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residence = $100k return SYD-LHR so that's like saying is gives less space than hiring a private jet...

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

08 Sep 2012

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Nice one AusBT! They look great. Agree with the contrversial colour scheme which they started in Premium Economy. Not sure it works although it might be better live.

Meanwhile, someone in product at SQ is looking for a new job.

Eli
Eli

30 Jul 2015

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You know that these leaks are ALWAYS on purpose. It's part of the PR plan to drum up energy and global chitty chat.


13 Sep 2016

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Disagree. SQ doesn't need to drum up advance publicity, the anticipation is already very high, and the quality of the pics also doesn't show the product in its best light. Airlines keep as tight a lid on these things as they can in order to control the exercise. This is a random leak and I'd say that if SQ ever finds out somebody's head is going to roll!
PK
PK

03 May 2012

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You do not leak a reveal of a major new premium product by showing it in an unflattering light.

27 May 2015

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Impressive amount of space! I think it will look better in the flesh. It appears to me that the photos don't do the level of finish justice, including detailing/texture in the various elements. Just a guess.

Looking forward to seeing more tomorrow when the official reveal occurs.

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19 Feb 2016

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Not sure as to why the colour scheme is considered controversial? Is it too similar to Etihad?

13 Sep 2016

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I'd say it's because it isn't the high range of colours and deeper tones of SQ's most recent B777 first class and business class this looks more like the colours used for SQ's premium economy seat. I personally prefer this as it's lighter and more modern.

American Airlines - AAdvantage

13 Jul 2015

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I can't be the only one who thinks that these photo's look like renderings more than actual 'photos'?

Because it almost feels like Singapore signature splashes of color (subtle ones) are missing.

13 Sep 2016

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The first and last photos look like a rendering but the other photos aren't, you can see a lot more detail such as the wallpaper pattern and also note the plastic sheeting on the floor in several photos.

American Airlines - AAdvantage

13 Jul 2015

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Did notice the plastic sheet - I don't think it's 100% finished - I think we'll be more impressed when we see launch photos tomorrow (with the color scheme, nothing against the cabin itself which looks great)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

08 Jul 2016

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Why am I flying in 2 weeks. WWHHHY

Hope they have these going to Zurich by September

03 Sep 2017

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Sure hope that vase is "blu tacked" down.for takeoff and landing.

Maybe the next installation will include a hammock set up option.

02 Dec 2016

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Not that I'll ever have to be concerned about it, but I would feel claustrophobic isolated in these little compartments.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Oct 2011

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Leave the door open - that will fix it.

12 Aug 2017

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It is rumoured that after SYD the new 380's will be on the London route. Any truth in this and if so when?

Would be heaven for me!

24 Oct 2010

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It remains a rumour, albeit one based on Singapore Airlines' A380 suite availability (limited to six suites rather than 12) on certain flights from March 1 – we'll see if SQ has anything route-wise to share tomorrow.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

26 Jun 2015

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Looks amazing, time to bash Qantas again, can't even get Premium Economy right.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

02 Feb 2015

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Great- Wow Air travel is so much better then the 80's !!

28 Nov 2012

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Love the concept but the colour is a bit blah.....mushroom

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

27 Nov 2012

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Just what my one bedroom unit needs!!!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Jan 2017

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And Qantas believe their current A380 first class product is just fine. (Cough)

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

13 Jan 2015

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Its fine if they didnt charge the same as the suites/apartments of other airlines...same is true of all their cabins. SQ pricing for average product.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Sep 2013

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Please. QF charges some of the highest prices around for F for what is a relatively average offering.

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13 Jan 2015

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that's what I said...they charge the same pricing as SQ (or more) for average offering

31 Mar 2016

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@elchriss0:

"...they charge the same pricing as SQ (or more) for average offering.."

QF is able to sell F tickets @ that kinda prices, despite product inferiority, only in their home mkt where they're the largest player regardless of foreign or domestic.....especially in terms of FFP membership population.

We can see the same home mkt power dynamics in Singapore where SQ consistently charge @ least 25% higher F fare than BA(and soon QF starting 26Mar18) on SIN-LHR route. A superior product partially justify part of that fare diff but not all.


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