Singapore Airlines launched its all-business class service to Los Angeles and New York a few years ago and has apparently been trying to staunch losses on the route ever since. (Curious about what it’s like? Check out The Points Guy’s recent trip report.) Virtually every airline that has tried single-class long haul service has struggled mightily or simply failed, as carriers are too reliant on one type of passenger throughout the year.
With that in mind, this report suggests that Singapore Airlines will add a coach cabin to their A340-500s on the NYC and LA routes in the near future. This would likely be an Economy Plus product with 37″ of pitch (which is roughly what you get in a domestic first class cabin). For you miles freaks, I have no idea if this would be available as a regular coach redemption, though I would assume it would.
You may remember Thai Airways’ not-long-for-this-world nonstops from New York to Bangkok, which also featured an economy plus-type product with a similar pitch.