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Stroll into Harrods to Test Drive Singapore Airlines' Business Class Seats

Where: Knightsbridge, London, United Kingdom
November 2, 2012 at 3:33 PM | by | ()

”Don’t touch what you can’t afford.” It was our go-to putdown in high school and, you might say, the atmosphere in the poshest of London's shops, Harrods. Except, for two weeks, you can do just that, because Singapore Airlines have set up a mock business class cabin in the shop window.

Saying “mock” is kind of a disservice to Singapore Airlines' display, because these are two fully functional seats (18A and 19A); they recline, they lie flat, and they even have the right inflight magazines in their windowside storage space. Speaking of the windows, they’re filled in with photos of Singapore. Even the TV in the seatback is a working example of the Krisflyer inflight entertainment system.

Not only can you look in at the models through the windows (as plenty were doing yesterday), but you can go inside to get a feel for the cabin, sit in the seat, have a play with the controls and see how it shapes up to your normal flight standard. Meets the grade? Staff can escort you over to Harrods’ Abercrombie & Kent branch, on the floor below, where they’ll book you a flight, or woo you with a special 10-night itinerary of Singapore and Cambodia, designed especially for this event.

It’s all in honor of the launch of Singapore’s fourth daily service from London nonstop to Singapore. The installation began last Sunday and ends November 10, and you’ll find it in windows 3 & 4, next to Harrods door 9.

On November 3, 4 and 10, between 3.30-5.30pm, there’ll even be champagne and chocolate tastings. Then, possibly, caviar dreams.

[Photo: Jaunted]

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