Monday, September 6, 2010

trip report Singapore NewYork business class flights

Singapore Airlines new all-Business Class nonstop flights to New York (Newark).

SQ 21 from NewYork Newark Liberty International Airport
to Singapore Changi
flight schedule
take off 10:46 PM, landing 5:34 AM

flight time 18 1/2 hours

SQ21 flies from NewYork city EWR (in New Jersey) to south asia Singapore , while SQ22 fly return leg of the journey. EWR SIN route is the longest non-stop flights today. Take boarding time into configuration and you’re sitting in the same seat for nearly 20 hours each leg.

The flights use Airbus A340-500 (A345) airplane with 100 seats in an all-business class cabin layout.

On board, with 1-2-1 seats arrangement, business class seat is comfortable and wide. lots of legroom, seats recline to to form a fully flat bed and have adjustable footrests, a nine-inch personal screen, an adjustable headrest with side-flap "ears," and pc power ports, baby bassinet hooks are installed at some bulkheads and infants up to 12 months can stretch out in fold-up beds.

Shortly after takeoff, dinner menu is presented with three choices of entree and vegetables. Main meal include Panroasted corn-fed chicken breast in morel sauce with wild mushroom ballotine and garden vegetables
main course are Grilled tournedos of beef in rosemary jus with buttered vegetables and lyonnaise potatoes
Gindara teriyaki
Soya glaced silver cod served with selected vegetables and steamed rice
Char siew mee
Egg noodles in rich pork broth with sliced honey glaced pork, chye sim and mushroom

It’s been a couple of years since I last flew SQ and the first time with their new business class seat. When compared with other seats on the market this had much more space, I liked the width - which the popular herringbone design simply can’t compete with. As other reviews mention the seat is a little on the firm side, bed easy to convert and just enough room (I’m 5/11 so anyone much taller may find the leg room with the bed converted a little lacking). Food average – there are noticeable cut backs in terms of quality and service, The drinks were excellent but meals were not as good as what we had from other Asian airlines.

Amenity kits were skimpy with only booties and eye shades.Have to find toothbrush and razor in toilets.

I always find cabin service rushed on late night flights, which for those wanting to get off to sleep it’s fine but for others not wishing to unnecessary.

Business class passengers got to use Star Alliance lounges

the Business Class Lounge in SA’s new Terminal 3 is among the best that I’ve ever been in – probably only surpassed by the Emirates First Class Lounge in Dubai. Gleaming marble, wonderful, comfortable seating, excellent full meals, a full selection of Macs and PCs, and newspapers and magazines from around the world.

1 comment:

Private Jets said...

Prefer a Private Jet rather choosing a commercial flight.