Singapore Airline’s latest seating class might not be groundbreaking in the aviation world, but its big beautiful screen is.
The seats are fitted with 13.3-inches of full HD display for you to lose yourself in and in true SIA besting-everyone style, they’re the largest in the Premium Economy class across airlines. To put things in perspective, you get a 10.6-inch display on Cathay Pacific or 12-inch at best on Lufthansa flights.
For an even more immersive entertainment experience, passengers will be provided with active noise cancelling headphones courtesy of Phitek to shut out the plague that’s the coalition of crying babies. You get a personal reading lamp so you won’t have to reach across your annoyed seat neighbour to make any adjustments and two USB ports to juice up your electronic devices.
Other significant upgrades on Premium Economy class include wider seats, in-built leg rests (!), and all the champagne you can stomach without throwing up.
If watching movies isn’t your thing…
...you can connect to the internet if Instagramming that airplane window view is really that urgent. Steer clear of that unlucky guy’s US$1200 Wi-Fi fiasco by connecting to time-based internet service provided by Panasonic instead of OnAir’s data-based one. Charges are the same as Scoot’s - US$12 for 1-hour, US$17 for 3-hours, and US$22 for 24-hours of unlimited data usage.
It’s a steal compared to the OnAir data-based package which charges US$6 for 5MB and US$10 for 10MB on smartphone use, and US$15 for 15MB and US$29 for 30MB of laptop use.
You could get either time-based and data-based connectivity option flying Premium Economy, depending on the make of plane you’re flying. Best to check with the cabin crew before connecting, if not the price you pay for Facebooking might be even more than what you’re paying for your flight. You’ve been warned. Fly safe!