This is our overview of the Singapore Airlines 2018 Regional Business Class seat – 2018 RJ.
|Bed Length||76″ (77″ at bulkhead rows)|
|Width||20″ (armrests raised)
26″ (armrests lowered)
|Screen Size||18″ HD|
|Power Source||1 UNI + 2 USB Sockets|
(first 100MB free for Business Class passengers)
In the 2018 RJ seat design a ‘staggered 1-2-1’ layout is used where in bed mode your feet go partly underneath the console of the seat in front.
That means the seat rows can be closer together, allowing the airline to increase capacity while retaining direct aisle access for all passengers. A full flat bed is also offered, for the first time in the Singapore Airlines Regional Business Class.
At the window seats on the left (A) or right (K) of the cabin, rows alternate between window-aligned seats with the storage console positioned between the seat and the aisle and aisle-aligned seats with the storage console between the seat and the window.
In the middle section, seat pairs stagger between outer pairs (the ‘divorce seats’) and inner pairs (the ‘love seats’) at each row.
This seat is a significant upgrade on the ‘sloped bed’ 2009 RJ product, as it converts to a fully-flat 76″ bed for longer flights.
Where to sit
You’ll find the 2018 RJ seat installed on the Singapore Airlines aircraft types listed below. The links to specific fleet pages will take you to our detailed recommendations on the best seats to choose for each aircraft type and configuration.
- Airbus A350 Medium Haul (23/23) (100% of A350 MHs)
- Boeing 787-10 (15/15) (100% of 787s)
|2018 RJ Seat Reviews|
(Cover Photo: MainlyMiles)
Is it just me or does the 787 C seat look like the 2017 A380 C seat?
It looks very similar but it’s actually quite a bit smaller – the seat is narrower with the armrests up on the 787 and the bed length is 2″ less than on the A380 2017 J seat. Also as the A380 seats are in the same position at each row there is no narrow access issue at alternate rows like on the 787, and in general it just feels a lot more spacious.
The 787 business class is very nice though and the design is used by many airlines as their long-haul business class product.
This is a cheaper OEM seat similar to the new Turkish Js. These are tight and uncomfortable.
Just flew 787 2018rj biz class since covid. I have to say that this product has NOT aged well.
Many of the sliding doors on the cubby are missing, meaning the interior light stays on throughout the flight. Not to mention you are meant to keep the door closed for takeoff/landing. Bit difficult when there is NO door.
Every seat I had squeaked quite badly. Many of the tray tables we had were getting stuck when trying to release them. The mirror kept sliding out on one of our seats.
All in all, very disappointed and not what I would expect from SQ.