Review of Singapore Airlines flight Manchester Munich in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ327
Class Economy
Seat 46J
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 26 Apr 15, 09:30
Arrival at 26 Apr 15, 12:10
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By 5046
Published on 12th May 2015
So here is Part 2: return flight MAN-MUC with Singapore Airlines.
Part 1 can be found here:

First of all here are a few pictures of an eventful Saturday in Manchester.

Manchester Cathedral
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China Town
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Old Trafford
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If you don't need to see everything (Museums and so on), one or two days are enough to see the most important and famous sights of Manchester. Overall Manchester is a very beautiful city, with some new and old parts and with the tram system you get to almost every point very easy.

Now let's talk about the important thing, the return flight.
Manchester Airport has 3 Terminals, SQ operates from Terminal 2 so we got there by hotel shuttle. By the way, I guess every MAN Airport hotel offers a free hotel shuttle which drives to every terminal. You can even call them from the MAN tram station to pick you up within just a few minutes.

Check in counters of Singapore Airlines are located on the first floor and easy to find, no worries here. There were a few counters but no passengers to check in, so check in was finished very quickly. Going through the security check to the departure gates is completed in just a few minutes.
Like at every airport there were a lot of duty free shops as well as restaurants
We took a break and watched around Terminal 2, there were a lot of duty free shops and some restaurants - like at every Airport.

The Queen of the skies Virgin Atlantic B747 gets prepeared for her departure to Orlando
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Arriving at our gate and the first look at todays SQ B777-300ER
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Airframe Details:
Registration: 9V-SWP / B777-300ER
First Flight: April 2008
Deliverd: 11. Apr 2008
(just a few weeks older than the aircraft the day before)

Scheduled departure: 09:10am | Actual departure: 09:30am
Scheduled arrival: 12:15pm | Actual arrival: 12:10pm

The flight from Munich arrived on time but boarding began about 30min later than scheduled. I'm not sure but I think that SQ wanted to wait longer in Manchester because of a busy Terminal 2 in Munich. Although we arrived on time, we still had to wait about 10min until we were able to get to the gate in Munich.
Boarding was finished very quickly because there were almost no passengers, let's say only 40-50 people overall. But we had a lot of freight (thermal insulation) in the belly.

Boarding pass
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Push back
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Line up on runway 24R
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American Airlines B767 and bye bye Manchester
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Take off video from Manchester

During climbing
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We headed south and after Manchester complete South-England was under some very thick clouds.
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Shortly after seat belt signs switched off the crew prepared the breakfast.
Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the meal but it was almost the same sandwich like on the MUC-MAN sector the day before. Not bad at all.
Second service, only drinks of course, was about 45min before arrival.
Here is the full menu card for SQ327 from Manchester to Singapore via Munich.
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Some pictures of the cabin
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Awesome seat pitch
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Flight was very uneventful and calm. I chose to read a little and watched some short movies about Singapore, the Singapore F1 Grand Prix on the inflight entertainment system.

Descending from flight level
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Munich with runway 26R is in sight
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And there we are, back home again
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Waiting for our gate
KLM taxiing for departure to Amsterdam
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Parkposition next to Air Malta and Air China
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Cabin crew9.0

Manchester - MAN


Munich - MUC



In conclusion I have to say that it was a great experience and a perfect weekendtrip. It really worth to fly with Singapore Airlines to Manchester and do some sightseeing and to find out how SQ would be on long haul flights. Singapore Airlines has a great cabin crew, everyone was smileing and very friendly, you definitely feel welcome.

Last but not least a few words about the parking situation at Munich. The price for one night is about 30€ - but 10min away from the terminal, which can be reached by a free shuttle bus - something you expect for that price. Terminalparking would have been about twice as expensive - about 65€. Overall very expensive no doubt about that.

Information on the route Manchester (MAN) Munich (MUC)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 4 avis concernant 2 compagnies sur la ligne Manchester (MAN) → Munich (MUC).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Singapore Airlines avec 8.6/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 50 minutes.

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  • Comment 136346 by
    Benoit75008 7246 Comments
    Good and nice way to enjoy different airline for a nice week-end,

    MUC is a great airport!!!

    See you
  • Comment 136434 by
    NGO85 GOLD 1917 Comments
    Thank you for sharing this FR with us!

    Overall Manchester is a very beautiful city
    - Not the impression that is often given of the city back in the States. I have heard it compared to Cleveland, a former manufacturing center that is in need of reurbanization. Your tourist bonus makes it look nice though, except for that picture of Old Trafford ;)

    only 40-50 people overall
    - Makes for a very comfortable ride on beautiful 77W. Despite being an older 77W, the cabin looks to be in good shape.

    How did the fares on this fifth-freedom route compare to other European legacy carriers?
    • Comment 316036 by
      Rob777ER AUTHOR 42 Comments
      You are absolutely right, there is lot of industry in Manchester and you can see it definitely. I guess it always depends on how much you see and so on.

      How did the fares on this fifth-freedom route compare to other European legacy carriers?
      Singapore Airlines was definitely the cheapest on that weekend. LH operates two or three direct flights to Manchester but they are more expensive. Another factor is, that it depends on how long you wanna go - overall there was a price difference of about 50€ per person.

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