Review of Singapore Airlines flight Sydney Singapore in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ222
Class Economy
Seat 33C
Aircraft Boeing 777-300ER
Flight time 20:05
Take-off 08 Aug 15, 03:10
Arrival at 08 Aug 15, 21:15
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FiamaArin
By 4051
Published on 9th August 2015
SIN - SYD SQ Y / A380-800: http://flight-report.com/en/report-11369.html
SYD - SIN SQ Y / B777-300ER: HERE

It's time to head home after almost two weeks in Sydney. It was a chill two weeks of being chill and hipster. I may head back again next year just to hang out for a week or two.

Singapore Airlines
SQ222
Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) - Singapore (SIN)
B777-300ER
9V-SWY
Economy Class


Check-in and immigration were pretty much a breeze although I was stopped for some extra check. I didn't find it much of a bother though and I was really early anyway. No views outside this trip because I was unable to secure a window seat.

Kingsford is currently under renovation and thus all the hoarding.
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The duty-free is consolidated and placed immediately after immigration.
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Liquor, chocolates and the lot.
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Boarding pass for this flight.
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And a lovely shot of the bird taking me home.
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A small cafe on the way to the gate.
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General lounge area surrounding the gates.
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Waiting area at the gate. I like the chairs and general area. The seats are comfortable and the area seems very spacious.
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Boarding is announced and a long snaking queue forms within seconds. Seems like a full flight. Boarding begins with priority passengers and families.
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Off we go! Heading to the plane.
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The cabin crew are guiding passengers to their seats.
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-gasp- Is this the new cabin?
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Yes it is! I did a fist pump in my head to celebrate!
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Seated at the aisle this flight. A look at the new IFE.
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Touchscreen remote. I've been waiting to see this for a long time! -drools-
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More pictures of the new remote. Swipe to unlock? Sweet!
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Swipe, swipe, swipe.
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I can have the flight map up together with the flight data at the same time.
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The main screen is now touch as well. Let the poking commence.
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SQ's usual hot oshibori is given out.
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Followed by a menu.
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A closer look at the offerings for you guys, although most of it is standard fare on SQ.


Safety video.
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Another look at the seat. I must say though, the new earpieces given out by SQ is terrible.
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Watching The Hobbit. The screen resolution seems to be much improved too!
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You can choose subtitles without pausing the movie. Nice!
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A special SG50 amenity kit is given out to celebrate Singapore's 50th year of independence.
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A view of the cabin. Nice to see SQ retaining the 3-3-3 on its 777s.
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Toilet shot.
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Spare amenities in the toilet.
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Drinks service begins about 30min after take-off.
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A double Bailey's with peanuts.
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Safety card shot.


Meal is served. I opted for the stewed beef option.
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Beef stew with mashed potatoes.
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A close-up of the roast chicken salad and bun.
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A drinks cart came loose from the galley and rolled out into the aisle. The flight attendant was quick to retrieve the cart.
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Ice cream is served after the meal.
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I like my ice creams on sticks. I prefer them over cup ice creams.
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More pictures of the new remote with flight path and flight data.
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Adjustments can also be made through the main screen.
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Tyler Durden is judging my over-enthusiasm.
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Mid flight update.
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Along with a cup of juice from the FA.
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As we approach Singapore, a pre-landing snack is served.
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I opted for the beef and mushroom pie along with a hot tea.
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Finished my meal.
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Continuing to enjoy the last hour of this new cabin!
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Approaching Singapore for touchdown.
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Back in Singapore soil! Until next time!
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P.S. I'm glad this made the 10001st post! Fly high fellow Flight Reporters!











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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

8.4/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.5
Meal/catering8.0

Sydney - SYD

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness7.5

Singapore - SIN

8.5/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

Singapore Airlines never fails to impress. The updated Economy cabin is a welcome upgrade to make even seasoned travellers like myself excited. The food is of high standard and the seat was comfortable. Unfortunately, the person sitting beside me kept rolling over to my side, making it slightly uncomfortable. Still, it was good flight and I have no complaints whatsoever.

Information on the route Sydney (SYD) Singapore (SIN)

10 Comments

  • Comment 147560 by
    Benoit75008 GOLD 7168 Comments

    Thank you for this report,

    Nice flight! Ice cream is a pretty good bonus and more than all,
    I dream other airlines would come back to 3-3-3 cabin like SQ :( :( :(

    See you!

  • Comment 147574 by
    Rob777ER SILVER 42 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this trip report.
    As always, it looks great what Singapore Airlines offers. Nice service and the new Singapore Airlines Economy Class looks very nice, especially the 3-3-3 configuration is still the best in the 777.
    I have to agree with Benoit75008, it would be great if more airlines come back to this config. The 3-4-3 feels very crowded, when the flight is full. I don't want to know how it feels in the 2-5-2 configuration in some AA 777.

  • Comment 147673 by
    Rl 777 810 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this FR with us!

    The new cabin looks great, the 3-3-3 configuration makes it look spacious unlike the 10-abreast layout in other airlines.

    IFE looks fantastic from your pictures, very impressive with a great resolution. The touchscreen controller is a big plus.

    Seat pitch seems to be decent, catering doesn't look bad either.

    Overall a great flight with SQ, a fantastic hard-product combined with a great soft-product.

    See you!

  • Comment 147836 by
    Chibcha 430 Comments

    SQ never fails to amaze, thanks for sharing!

  • Comment 147841 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4998 Comments

    Great report! I'll be heading to Sydney in 2 months, I can't wait! Though it won't be chill I'm going to try to squeeze in a lot of Australia and New Zealand into 3 weeks--I'll probably need a vacation from my vacation.

    SQ already had a top notch Economy product, now with the new cabins, it's probably the best Y class period. SQ is a leader is all classes of service--and now they have Premium Economy too. These new cabins loon really nice and modern. They look spacious as well and the seats look wide. With so many carriers going down the path of 3-4-3 in Economy, it's nice to know there are still humane 3-3-3 options out there. I can't imagine a premium carrier like SQ or CX would ever go to 3-4-3 in a 777, but I guess you never know.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 326412 by
      FiamaArin AUTHOR 63 Comments

      Enjoy your trip! I do believe its getting warm down under.

      I do believe that this new product is only on the 777-300ERs which is pretty sad considering how good it is. I do hope they reconsider and implement it onto their other planes too!

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