On its business class Boeing 777 aircraft, KLM has unveiled a brand-new seat. The new seat has a sliding door and includes a number of frequent flyer requests, including more seat controls, improved privacy, and much more. In contrast to the obsolete 2-2-2 configuration, the seat looks more contemporary and comfy while retaining the dark hues and trademark blue. You should read this to learn everything.
KLM debuted its new business class seats on a flight from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cape Town. The seat still has a lot of KLM’s personality while being in an industry-standard 1-2-1 arrangement and giving customers privacy and comfort. Direct aisle access, a sliding door, more controls, and a new IFE system are some of the prominent features. The first aircraft to be renovated and put into service after two months was PH-BVA, which was painted in the “Orange Pride” special livery.
The popular Jamco Venture product has been redesigned, and the seat is now wider. Even if they are not effective at concealing stains and dings, the black seats and blue linings still add to the cabin’s mood. A sizable console with a wireless charger for phones and other compatible devices is right next to you. A storage compartment with space for a water bottle and headphones is located at the back. To control the IFE since it is a bit of a stretch and will be useful during takeoff and landing, there is also a little remote with its own screen.
There is a sliding door to the right that will provide you more privacy. Although it is not the tallest door and is raised off the ground, it will be cosy for sleeping. The door’s leather stitching is a great finishing touch.
KLM emphasised that when constructing this seat, it took user comfort into consideration. The option for limitless seat adjustment, which is now feasible thanks to a lengthy strip of metal buttons along the left side, garnered the most positive feedback. Finding the ideal angle should be simple thanks to features including a massaging function, pre-set positions, and manual adjustments.
Sunken drink holders and convenient power outlets are additional minor details. It will be simple to plug things in and out of the AC outlet and one USB-A and USB-C each because they are next to the IFE and in front of the cupholder. In order to switch from bed mode to upright, there is also an easy-to-reach button, saving you from having to reach for the controls.
There is a privacy screen so you may enjoy your seat if you find yourself alone on the centre seat. It’s possible to work with a mouse on a large tray table that extends from the console, but it’s uncertain how much it might tremble while you’re typing. There is certainly enough room to enjoy the three-course meal while dining; do not anticipate having to get up from your seat.
All 31 of KLM’s 777-200s and -300s will have the cabin installed within the next 12 months, which is an ambitious goal. There is no assurance they will be able to finish this project on schedule because of supply chain restrictions. The new seats are also 10 to 15% lighter, which will save fuel on these old widebodies and make travelling much more comfortable for passengers.
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