Was flying back from Nagoya when I chanced upon this lovely movie ; The Guernsey literary and potato peel society starring Lilly James . In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey, which was German-occupied during WWII. Feeling compelled to visit the island, she starts to get a picture of what it was like during the occupation.Lilly James is the quintessential English beauty and I loved how she portrayed her character . (Credits to Wikipedia for the short synopsis of the show )
Thanks for the interest and messages in the posts on SQ’s new Y and J class. Many asked what I thought abt its #premiumeconomyclass. Here is what I felt on the Airbus A380, and recently on A350s.
A350s have a more private PY cabin with 24 passengers (A380s seats up to 44!). Grey and orange make up the cabin colours. With the high walls (non curved fuselage) on both Airbus types, you can feel the high ceiling with ample headroom and proximity to the windows.
The 19inch A350 seats are 0.5inch slimmer than A380s (The Boeing 77W’s PY is the tightest at 18.5inches). It’s one inch more in Economy, but you ll feel the difference it makes with a 38 inch seat pitch and 8 degree recline. You can even lower one armrest to get extra room if you can feel around for that reclusive button below.
In full recline, the leather upholstery with extendable calf and foot rest make it very comfortable for rest/sleep. You also get 2 USB ports for charging devices, reading lights and space for devices, laptop and glasses.
Best (couple) seats are the twin seats in the bulkhead rows. They come with the most leg room and slightly wider armrests than the four middle seats.
Downside? Your 13.3inch HD screens are mounted further on the wall. Plus, everyone behind you sees what you like on #Krisworld. Not so good if you feel conscious and judged watching old TV re-runs, chick-flicks or cartoons. 😅
One big novelty/perk is pre-ordering meals w the Book-the-cook service (Previously for Business, First and Suites pax.) It’s fun to try if you haven’t. But I suggest sticking to onboard choices (especially if its ex-Japan) since the drink service will take some time if you use BTC. The food is still served on a single tray and not fine china for each course like in F and J Class.
Other biz class touches are the Phitek noise cancelling headphones, champagne & bread service, bottles of water (not cups), priority boarding/luggage, padded seatbelts, a large pillow and being addressed by your name. These small thoughtful gestures make you feel quite special.
So treat yourselves on next flight. Try it! 😀✈️ #aviationgeek#airbusA350#cabinreview#FlySQ#airtravel#windowseat