Lonely Planet Writer

Singapore Airlines is the latest to bring double beds to the skies

While economy travellers continue to feel the squeeze of declining seat space, Singapore Airlines has released its latest luxury offering, a suite that contains a double bed in the sky.

The double bed in the suites on board Singapore Airlines. Image by Singapore Airlines

The airline unveiled its new cabins, which will take to the skies starting next month on its Airbus A380 fleet. The most luxurious addition is the new suites, which create a personal bedroom for travellers who can afford it. The six suites are found in the front cabin of the plane’s upper deck, providing passengers with a private and exclusive getaway on a flight.

One of the seats in business class on board Singapore Airlines. Image by Singapore Airlines

The rooms feature a full-flat bed with adjustable recline and a plush leather chair so they can sit or rest in bed during their flight. For couples, some beds can be converted into a double bed, and when not in use, can be completely stowed so there is more personal space in each suite. If that’s not enough, the seats are upholstered in fine leather and can swivel and recline to make sitting and dining more comfortable.

A seared veal fillet that is served in first class. Image by Singapore Airlines

If beds weren’t luxurious enough, each suite also has a 32-inch full HD monitor that can move so you can watch it in your seat or from your bed.  The suites are also served by two lavatories, one of which has a sit-down vanity counter.

The lavatory in the suite on Singapore Airlines. Image by Singapore Airlines

The new luxuries aren’t limited to the suites; according to the airline the new cabins provide more space and privacy in all classes. Each of the new Singapore Airlines A380 will feature six suites and 78 business class seats on the upper deck, as well as 44 premium economy class seats and 343 economy class seats on the main deck. But Singapore Airlines isn’t the only airline to offer such luxury for high-end flyers. Qatar Airways also recently introduced the world’s first double beds in business class.