boeingfever777
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How Is Singapore Intr-Asia?

Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:56 am

I know and have flown/experienced SQ on an Intl level.

LAX-NRT-SIN
IAH-SVO-SIN
LAX-SIN

What is, if any difference in say HKG-SIN, BKK-SIN, PVG-SIN, ICN-SIN, or HND-SIN?

Is it still the same amazing 5star service? If so any difference, changes, things I should know? I'l be in Asia for my birthday before heading to LHR for the Olympics with my brother who got my tickets to several events for our birthday.
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RE: How Is Singapore Intr-Asia?

Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:09 am

Yes, Service is still the same as on par with Long-haul, however many of the intra-asia routes are flown by the ageing 777-200 / 777-200ER aircraft with the old PTV and seats
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RE: How Is Singapore Intr-Asia?

Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:51 am

Please advise on class of travel.

Differences you can encounter in economy class:

BKK-SIN - no menu will be handed out, 1 less course will be served. bread roll replaces appetizer though I think this will be reinstated soon. Aircraft type will most likely be the old 777-200 with blue and purple seats, 5" non-AVOD IFE.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singa...d=6b910b20ac5f888f0adfd7e76874412c

Some HKG and PVG, all HND flights will have the refurbished 777 cabin with the gold and beige seats, larger 9" monitors running the old IFE system with a new user interface. These will have AVOD.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singa...d=6b910b20ac5f888f0adfd7e76874412c

If you are flying on a 77W out of PVG or an A330 out of ICN, you will have the same economy class product featured on the IAH-DME-SIN and LAX-NRT-SIN.


Hope the above was of some assistance. Enjoy the olympics!





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RE: How Is Singapore Intr-Asia?

Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:14 pm

Some intra-Asia flights are flown by the old or refurbished 77Es as stated above, with some like CAN, KUL, HKG, NRT, KIX, NGO etc flown by the new A333s and destinations like HKG, PVG and PEK getting the 77W.

Feel free to check out my reports on SQ's regional flying, both in Y and J.

Flying 5 Star - SQ SIN-CAN-SIN (2009) (by Initious Mar 26 2010 in Trip Reports)
A Dream Come True - SQ Business Class CAN-SIN (by initious Jun 13 2011 in Trip Reports)

Quoting boeingfever777 (Thread starter):
IAH-SVO-SIN

I think you mean IAH-DME-SIN.  Smile

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RE: How Is Singapore Intr-Asia?

Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:25 pm

As others have mentioned it really depends as for example HKG is served by probably every aircraft in the fleet of SQ. So if you are flexible with your timing you can choose the aircraft type you want to fly. Service is the same and usually of the expected high standards, however there always are some Singapore Girls which are better than others.

If you fly in Business Class I would try to get on a newer plane as it makes a big difference due to the hard product being rather old on the non refurbished 777-200ER.

BTW, does anybody know when the refurb will be complete on the 777-200ER and 777-300?
 
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RE: How Is Singapore Intr-Asia?

Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:58 pm

Quoting SIA747Megatop (Reply 2):
Please advise on class of travel.

Economy and business.

Quoting initious (Reply 3):
Some intra-Asia flights are flown by the old or refurbished 77Es as stated above,

Cool a chance to fly older planes, with SQ I do not hesitate to book as they are safe and a great maintenance record.
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RE: How Is Singapore Intr-Asia?

Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:24 pm

Quoting boeingfever777 (Reply 5):
Economy and business.
SQ's 777's aren't all that old, the oldest frame (now with Scoot) was delivered in 1997.

BKK's 772s are fitted with the Ultimo recliner business class seats in a 2-3-2 layout. My personal favourite for sitting however these seats are heavily worn and do show signs of age and disrepair (often grubby). Meal service will feature a tray with the main course served together with the appetizer and dessert in small bowls. All the other sectors you have mentioned will feature the standard 3 course meal set up that you will have had in the past.

The ultimo seat: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singa...d=b66695b52bb2145212ec681bf0bdd757

As mentioned above, HKG is served with the new regional business class (A330 and 772 refurbished, angle flat at 172 degrees) as well as the long haul product that you would've experienced on your previous flights with the airline (345, 77W, 388). The same goes for ICN as they have SQ16/15 to/from SFO. The refurbished 772/773s operate to HND and PVG as well.

The new regional seat: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singa...d=b66695b52bb2145212ec681bf0bdd757

Enjoy!  



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