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This radical new business class suite will make it even easier for high flyers to get down to work – and then, bed down to sleep.
Dubbed the 'Breakout' and due to be launched next year, it's a concept created by aircraft seat designers B/E Aerospace for the Boeing 777 family – although of course it's suitable for other long-range twin-aisle jets such as the Airbus A350 and A380 superjumbo.
Forget those meal tables with barely enough room for your laptop: the Breakout gives every passenger their own 'corner office', while those at the window will enjoy a view that few office buildings can match.
The suite's wall includes AC and USB sockets above a large workspace, with a built-in seat which swings around from under the desk.
But the Breakout business class suite isn't just for workaholics.
"We set out to remove the compromise of using a seat for every travel function" explains Glenn Johnson, Director of B/E Aerospace’s Advanced Design Group, citing the design's individual working, dining and sleeping modes across all stages of a typical international flight.
"We created a true working and dining position in addition to creating a proper sleeping area."
For take-off and landing, the seat is into a comfortable angled lounge position.
At other times during the flight, the wide seat flips up and out of the away...
... so that a fully flat bed can fold out from the suite's side wall.
(NB: we assume that travellers will have to bring their own teddy bear.)
Other creature comforts include ample stowage to keep your carry-on bag close at hand...
... with an ottoman which can be used as a footrest...
... or to let a companion join you for a chat, a drink or even a meal.
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- Cathay Pacific to launch new business class in February 2016
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