It’s been six months since my last review of Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 777 First Class product. It was relatively recent, but it’s just such a good seat that I can’t pass on the opportunity to fly on it. This is the first flight in a four-leg trip, MNL to SIN, SIN to HKG, HKG to SFO, and SFO to MNL. What better way to start my trip off than a tried and tested product, the widest First Class seat in the world!
Here are the three First Class flights:
I’ve already developed my standards for this flight after the first time I flew it. I had my expectations, and those expectations were met. I believe there weren’t any standout moments though, as I fully know what would and should happen through the flight.
PROS: Very wide seat, great legroom, very private area. Pleasing service crew.
CONS: Flight attendants were slow at times.
I have three Singapore Airlines First Class flights lined up for this trip. all of which are different iterations of their first class product. The best part was I used my Krisflyer miles to pay for the whole trip. It cost me around 222,000 miles for these three First Class award tickets, which all in all is absolutely worth it!
NAIA Terminal 3 is where my trip started. There was barely any line for the Singapore Airlines flight, so Check-In was incredibly quick. I went through the First-Class counter. Afterwards, I was escorted to the Silverkris Lounge.
This is by far the best lounge in the terminal considering the overall size and quality. There were multiple seats and leather chairs to choose from. At the time, the lounge wasn’t crowded. I got to enjoy a good hour or two of relaxation. The seats were very comfortable, particularly the ones with the orange cushions,
My only comment was that it was extremely bright within the lounge because of the sunlight. There were a few places within that weren’t affected. I might be a sensitive Sammy since most of the guests there weren’t affected.
I found myself in one of the work tables which was usually for people who had to send some emails and such. It doubles as some sort of open suite with the table and the seat found within. I went ahead and had a small snack before my flight.
Of course, the Silverkris lounge still has a great selection of food.
There were barely any hot dishes to choose from, but there’s a lot of sweets to choose from right beside them.
The beverages were on a separate table.
They had a few soft drinks, some bottles of wine, mango juice, and a coffee machine.
Singapore Airlines provides some of the most comfortable and surprisingly nice lounges, even for the ones that they haven’t quite touched upon recently. This one is far from their First Class lounges in Changi airport, but it is definitely a lounge worthy of recognition.
Seat Cabin and Amenities
There weren’t many changes to the seat and the cabin. There were still only 8 first-class seats in a 1-2-1 layout.
The seats were 35 inches wide and had a seat pitch of 71 inches. It still impresses me how almost two people can fit on just one of these seats!
There were 24-inch monitors for the IFE screens plus there was something cute that they added that I’ll show in a bit.
Seat controls, the IFE remote, along with the earphone jack and reading light can all be found on the small wall by the aisle’s side.
The foot cubby was just a small pad, which let me stretch my leg below or rest it above.
On the far side of the seat is a small indention where cups and bottle scan is safely put.
The Ife remote is also a phone that passengers can use to call the attendants.
Lastly, here’s the Bang & Olufsen Headphones that they provided.
These noise-cancelling headphones are one of the best in the world. And are a perfect addition to the already high-quality hard product of Singapore Airlines.
The slippers they provided were also alright, though I’ve had better ones.
Now for the new thing. They added mirrors beside the IFE! They were closed by default, but you can open them when you want to. It’s such a cute feature that I just had to talk about it, even though it isn’t exactly a huge step above.
I was pointed to my seat and was offered the welcome drink for the flight. The purser was very kind and bubbly. He poured me a glass of Dom Perignon (Market Price PHP5,000.00).
After that, I finished my drink and prepared for take-off. It took just around 15 minutes and then we were sky bound.
When the time came for meal service, the first thing they offered was the breadbasket and then their finest wine. Rauzan-Segla (Average Market Price at PHP5,000.00).
For appetizers, I got the Antipasto which was delicious and finely prepared.
I also had the Red Corale Salad. Though not filling, it was very flavorful, though somewhat on the blander side.
For the main course, I chose the Grilled Beef Fillet with Red Wine Sauce. It was a nice dish though. The fillet itself melted in my mouth. That was how tasty it was.
Singapore Airlines First Class on the Boeing 777 is a fantastic product through and through. The widest seat in the skies makes for a comfortable experience.
As always, Singapore Airlines has met my expectations and I can’t wait to experience their First-Class Suites!
In all honesty, there’s not much I can say about this flight because it’s as good as it gets.
The Silverkris lounge in NAIA hasn’t disappointed with a great selection of food and very good service.
Though there are probably a lot of other First-class out there with even better service and better seats such as this, Singapore Airlines will still hold a special place in my heart with its high quality soft and hard product, amazing crew, and overall phenomenal flight experiences.