Review of Singapore Airlines flight Tokyo Singapore in Business

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ 11
Class Business
Seat 92A
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 07:10
Take-off 13 Apr 16, 20:50
Arrival at 14 Apr 16, 03:00
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By GOLD 2713
Published on 22nd April 2016
Some of the food I had:

Tempura at a famous eatery in Shinjuku.



Yummy cakes from Harbs café.


Ramen at a joint opposite the hotel.



Tonkatsu meal


Savoury and sweet freshly cooked Calbee!


Eggs and pancakes with mountain of whipped cream!



Limited edition Haagen Daz!


Ichiran Ramen! Though touristy, it is still a must on every Japan trip!


Royce ice-cream. Never seen this before.


By now, you may have realised why is there no sashimi featured when I was in Japan. Truth is, I don't eat raw fish and meat. Wasted, you might say. So it was to more cooked food! Haha.

Famous Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart. Luckily there was no queue. The previous trip to Fukuoka, the queue was snaking!



My second tonkatsu meal. This restaurant, Maisen, was great!



And chilling out with some flowery desserts and teas at Aoyama Flower Market Teahouse.



Yakitori joint, which is more famous for its fried chicken.





Tasty Japanese-styled pasta and caramel lava cake.



As it was a rather short trip, I did not do much touring out of Shinjuku, except going to Odaiba and DisneySea, both of which I had never been to.

Gonna cross the bridge to Odaiba.


One of the shopping center's interior, which is modelled after Las Vegas's Caesar Palace.



Park in Odaiba



Replica of Ms Liberty


Giant Gundam.


Off to DisneySea!!


Spot Mickey


Arabian Land. Yes, there was barely a crowd on the Monday.


Toy Story ride


The icon of DisneySea


Now, for the premium J class flight back on SQ. It was again a 1.5hrs bus ride back to Narita, where we arrived almost 3hrs prior to departure as we wanted to do some last minute shopping for Jap tidbits in the terminal.

Narita Terminal One.

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Checking in for my flight. Both SQ12 to LAX and SQ11 to SIN were being processed for check-in, but there were no queues at all at all of the counters.

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ANA Dreamliners

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UA Dreamliner and SQ Whale (SQ12) at the far end.

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After immigration and security, as well as packed my carry-ons full with Japanese snacks and Royce chocolates, I proceeded to the lounge. ANA Lounge is located one level below the departure level, and hence there is no view to speak of from the lounge. With this aspect, I much prefer Haneda's ANA Lounge with the sweeping view of the tarmac.

Stars Wars Battle Pod simulator at the entrance of the lounge.

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Star Alliance Dreamliner welcomes you.

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The lounge, as expected, is designed in a Japanese modern utilitarian style.

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Lounge seating.

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Work cubicles.

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Anyone here a Million Miler?

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Buffet area.

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Cold selection

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Hard liquors

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Selection of noodles from the Noodle Bar

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There is even a sake bar!

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My selection of ANA Chicken Curry with rice and Soba with Kariage.

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A bit more food and a cappuccino.

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Left the lounge about 40min before boarding as it was gradually getting very crowded. Our plane, which has just arrived from Los Angeles, was still being prepared.

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Gate area.

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13 April 2016
Singapore Airlines
SQ 11
Tokyo Narita (NRT) - Singapore (SIN)
Business Class
Flight Time: 6H49M

Boarding called and performed by priority. Walked down towards the awaiting whale.

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Up the jetbridge to the Upper Deck and was welcomed at the door. Proceed to my seat at 92A, which is at the aft Business Class cabin. This aircraft is fitted in a full Business Class Upper Deck layout.

Bulkhead seats at row 91.

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Old Long-haul Business Class seat on the A380.

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My seat, picture taken from later in flight.

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Out the window. It was a rainy evening.

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Welcome drinks and hot towels offered. I opted for the Taittinger of course.

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Newspapers and magazines were offered. Noise-cancellation headphones were of the older version. Anyone knows why is there inconsistency in using the older and new "Phitek" headphones on different flights?

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Inflight magazines and menu.

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Lets have a look at the menu before departure.

LAX-NRT Sector

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And what would be served on this continuation NRT-SIN sector.

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Champagne and Whites

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Reds and Port.

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Alcoholic Cocktail selection. There is a couple of new ones.

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Non-alcoholic cocktails. New selections on the menu well.

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Flight was rather lightly loaded and soon boarding was completed and safety video was played.

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Take off from Rwy16R for the almost 7hrs flight to Singapore.

After takeoff, socks, slippers and eyeshades were distributed.

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Started on my first movie.

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For my post-takeoff drink, I tried the Grand Pineapple Daiquiri. Honestly, as most of the cocktails uses similar ingredients with slight variations, I felt that they all tasted similar, haha. Satay was also served shortly after takeoff. On this flight, dinner service was conducted promptly to allow a longer rest period.

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For the dinner selection, I selected the Hanakoreiki as the international selections sounded boring, At this time, turbulence became quite bad and hot beverage service was suspended. At one point, crew were also requested to suspend service.

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First cold bento set. Had a Reisling and cranberry juice (cranberry only available on US flights).

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Apologies for the slightly blurred pictures, due to the turbulence and dimmed lighting. As I was still not too hungry after the food in the lounge, I only test-tasted a bit of each dish in the bento set.

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After the cold bento set was cleared, the warm set with the mains was delivered.

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However full I am, there will almost be room for dessert! The green tea tiramisu cake was excellent!

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Followed by some fruits and cheese. I had the melon and some strawberries, and nibbled on the cheeses.

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By this time, the turbulence had subsided and hot beverages were offered. I had a cappuccino and was also presented with a selection of pralines.

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Visit to the lavatory, which was stocked with the usual J Class amenities.

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Returned to my seat and converted it into a flat bed.

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Time for movie in bed!

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After a couple of movies, I slept for the rest of the flight, till we were almost reaching Singapore.

Cabin being prepared for arrival. The aft Business cabin was pretty empty on this sector.

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Looking down the aisle towards the mid-J cabin.

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13min to landing. Our flight path flown.

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Landing on Rwy20R. Arrived on the dot at 3am Singapore time.

And thanks to the crew for the set of SQ Teddies!

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Thank you for reading and all comments were welcomed!
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Again, it was a very comfortable and enjoyable flight on SQ Business Class. With the less than full cabin and attentive crew, service was expectedly great! Even though the seat is of the older generation, it is still one of the best out there. A very pleasant way to end a short holiday indeed!

Information on the route Tokyo (NRT) Singapore (SIN)


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