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REVIEW – Singapore Airlines : First Class – Singapore to Manila (B77W)

Singapore Airlines (SQ)

  • Flight: SQ910
  • Class: First
  • From: Singapore (SIN)
  • To: Manila (MNL)
  • Duration: 3h40
  • Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
  • Seat: 1D
  • Cost: ZRH-SIN-MNL in First Class for 91,375 KrisFlyer miles (converted from UK Amex points) + £212.85 taxes
  • Flight date: May 2015

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It is crazy how different First on an SQ 77W is compared to the A380 Suites. Make no mistake, the cabin has a lot more in common with the A380 Business Class seat than it does with the flagship First Class product on the whalejet.

Service-wise though, you know which cabin you’re in.

As soon as we took our seats we were warmly greeted, helped with our carry-ons and offered reading materials and drinks. I asked for Krug and seconds later the FA returned, mortified. She apologised profusely and said that due to the short flight only Dom Perignon had been loaded. I grudgingly accepted this transgression, wondering if perhaps she’d been pre-advised of my renegade behaviour in Suites…

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Post take-off I changed into my PJs and asked to have my bed made. I was asked whether I would still like lunch and was told that I could eat as late as 30 minutes before landing! I asked the FA to wake me one hour before landing. Exactly 60 minutes before landing I was presented with this magnificent BTC dish: Lamb shank with onion, pea-soya beans and tempered Bengal, served with gramm and yoghurt vegetable pilaf
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As we all know, slow cooking is an ideal preparation method for airplane food and this dish did not disappoint at all. I would definitely order this again, before ordering the Lobster Thermidor.
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After lunch I hurried to get changed and took the opportunity to look out of the galley window as we made our descent
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Conclusion


This flight was exactly what I needed, a comfortable and quiet place to catch up on some sleep and grab a bite to eat before the rather less glamorous experience of transiting at MNL and catching a prop plane to a remote island.

I could have eaten more and I could have drunk some more but for my purposes that would not have been a ‘maximisation’ of First class.

In fairness I could have done this flight in a long haul Business Class seat but I wouldn’t have wanted to do this in sloped regional seat, given how tired I was. As such I stick firmly by my choice of ‘kicker’ on this award ticket