Review of Singapore Airlines flight Singapore Guangzhou in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ 850
Class Economy
Seat 55K
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 03:35
Take-off 30 Mar 18, 08:45
Arrival at 30 Mar 18, 12:20
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TerryYong
By GOLD 1080
Published on 6th April 2018
Over the Easter weekend holidays, I made a short trip to the Southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, to explore the bustling and busy city and savour authentic cantonese cuisine. It would also be my first visit to Guangzhou.

Did self check-in at one of the many check-in machines at Terminal 3 to print the boarding pass, and with no check-in luggage, proceeded through immigration to the transit hall.

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T3 was busy with mainly SQ departures in the morning.

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Our flight would be departing from one of the furthest gates at A21.

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30 March 2018
Singapore Airlines
SQ 850
Singapore (SIN) - Guangzhou (CAN)
A330-300
9V-STT
Economy Class
Flight Time: 3H39M



Views of SQ's A330 regional workhouse which would be operating the flight to Guangzhou this morning.

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Boarding started soon but even though boarding sequence was announced, it was not actively enforced. Ended up a free-for-all during Economy boarding, which was rather unusual for SQ. Newspapers and earphones were available at the door.

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Greeted upon boarding and proceeded to our seats at row 55. A pillow and blanket was available on each seat.

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View out the window fom my seat, with cargo loading still in progress.

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Flight map. Seat was the 2006-version economy seat, and was comfortable enough for the flight.

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Boarding in progress.

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The April version of inflight magazines and IFE selection were already loaded.

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Customary hot towels offered after boarding was completed.

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Browsing through the IFE selection.

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The flight was pretty full in Economy at least. Pushed back with the new safety video featuring Singapore attractions played.

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We had a rather lengthy taxi to Rwy20C, crossing the road and passing T4.

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Taxi and holding short of the runway.

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Departing from Rwy20C, bound for Guangzhou.

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Climbing out of Changi.

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Decided on a light hearted comedy Pitch Perfect 3 this morning.

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Above the clouds.

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A round of juices and water was offered shortly after seatbelt signs were turned off. I had a cup of water, which was served warm.

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Cruising

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Menus were distributed, which includes the meal selection for this flight as well as the returning sector. On this breakfast flight, the very predictable and boring egg selection or noodles were offered. There were barely any changes in the breakfast selection for the past 20yrs as far as I remember.

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To have something different (and probably more tasty) for breakfast, I pre-ordered the Hindu non-vegetarian meal. The special meals were served first prior to the main meal cart.

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The breakfast offered was a delicious prata with spicy minced lamb and potatoes dish, served along with a tub of vegetables pickles, cut fruits, yoghurt and roll with butter and preserve.

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Cut fruits, roll with condiments.

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The delicious lamb with pratha and potatoes.

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Plain yoghurt.

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My friend pre-ordered the Indian vegetarian meal, and was served a main of pizza-styled bread with dhal-like dish. It was quite tasty as well.

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Crew serving the rest of the cabin.

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Ending with a cup of tea.

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Continuing with Fat Amy on the IFE.

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After the movie, visited the lavatory, which was well-stocked with amenities as usual.

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View of the cabin.

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More than halfway through the flight.

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Started on the second movie Jumanji.

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Flew over Hong Kong as we started the descent into Guangzhou.

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Descending into Guangzhou. It was pretty cloudy and gloomy.

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The cloudy and smoggy skies did not allow views of the city even though we were pretty low during the approach.

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A very smooth landing in Guangzhou Baiyun Intl Rwy02R.




Taxied to the gate and passing the new Terminal 2 which would be opened soon.

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Parked at the international section of the terminal.

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Disembarked.

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Last view of the A330.

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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

8.5/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment9.0
Meal/catering8.5

Singapore - SIN

9.1/10
Efficiency9.5
Access8.5
Services9.5
Cleanliness9.0

Guangzhou - CAN

7.9/10
Efficiency7.0
Access8.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

As expected of SQ, it was a very comfortable flight in economy, with excellent service and onboard offerings on this 3.5hrs short-haul flight.

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