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Mar 14

Airline Review – Singapore Airlines – First Class (Boeing 777-300 with Lie Flat Seats): Hong Kong – San Francisco (SQ 2)

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Flight:  Singapore Airlines 2 from Hong Kong to San Francisco

Equipment: B773 (Boeing 777 – 300ER)

Class: First

Seat: 1A

Seat Specification: Flat bed seats in Open Suites, Seat pitch: 81″. Seat width: 35″


Singapore Airlines operates a Boeing 777-300ER on its Hong Kong to San Francisco route. The current configuration features only a single row of First Class Seats in 1 x 2 x 1 layout whereas a few years ago I flew same route with 2 rows of First Class. The suites are open (without doors) although there is plenty of privacy when you are seated.

Singapore Boeing 777-300ER First Class Cabin

My Seat 1A

The seat is very wide and comfortable. The only downside is that you have to get up to convert the seat to bed mode by flipping the back cushion instead of just pressing a button as in most other airlines.

View of cabin while seated

Seat Controls

Cubbyhole for foot rest

Enough space for carry-on and a laptop bag in front of seat

Large IFE screen

IFE Remote

Ferragamo Amenity Kit

Singapore Airlines First Class Pajama Kit

Singapore Airlines First Class Supper Menu

First Class Supper Menu (Contd.)

Singapore Airlines First Class Breakfast Menu

I declined the pre-flight champagne and opted to have one right after takeoff. Singapore serves both Dom Perignon and Krug in first class and I went with the latter.

Champagne (Krug) with mixed nuts

Singapore Airlines Caviar Service (with Marinated Scallops)

Chestnut Veloute

I have always gone with Singapore Airlines “Book the Cook” option whenever it is offered and this time was no exception. I had pre-booked the pan-fried Lamb Rack with Mustard Rosemary Sauce, and it was delicious.

My Singapore “Book the Cook” selection – Pan fried Lamb Rack

Caramelized Apple with Baked Crumble

After dinner I requested the flight attendant for turn down service.

Singapore Airlines First Class Turn-down Service

I slept soundly for about 6 hours and after waking up watched a movie.

Time for some sleep

Breakfast service started about 2 hours before landing. I was not feeling particularly hungry so just requested fresh fruit plate and scrambled eggs with bacon.

Breakfast – Fresh Fruit Plate

Breakfast – Scrambled Eggs with Grilled Bacon

Pretty soon it was time to land in San Francisco. Overall it was a very enjoyable flight and as usual Singapore Airlines delivered again.


Bottomline:

Seat: *****

Service: *****

Food: ****1/2

The Singapore Airline First Class seats are very wide and make for a very comfortable seating. When laid into bed mode it is long enough to not have to fold your legs in any sleeping position. The bedding and pillows are very comfortable.

Where Singapore Airlines shines compared to other carriers is their excellent customer service. The crew were very efficient, friendly, courteous and very helpful. The excellent customer service was the highlight of the trip.

I am glad I chose the “Book the Cook” option as the lamb was really delicious and well prepared. I wish the caviar portions were a little larger though :).

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