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Review of Singapore Airlines flight Singapore Taipei in Business

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ 876
Class Business
Seat 16K
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 04:25
Take-off 30 Aug 18, 08:53
Arrival at 30 Aug 18, 13:18
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TerryYong
By GOLD 1305
Published on 28th September 2018
Just 3 days after I returned from New Zealand, it was time to fly again as I went up to Taipei for a short escapade. Being a morning peak departure, there was a short queue at the Business Class check-in counters at T3, but we were checked in swiftly and boarding passes issued.

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Went to the crowded (as expected due to the morning peak) Silver Kris Lounge to grab some breakfast.

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Apart from the standard not-so-impressive breakfast buffet selection, there were 2 'live' stations offering Mee Siam and Seafood Congee.

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My breakfast items. It was all very average, especially the Singapore Carrot Cake, which seemed less tasty than the last time I had it in this same lounge some time back.

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Proceeded to the gate at A19, where boarding had just commenced.

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30 August 2018
Singapore Airlines
SQ 876
Singapore (SIN) - Taipei Taoyuan (TPE)
A330-300
9V-SSI
Business Class
Flight Time: 4H25M



Another A333 at the adjacent gate during boarding.

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Boarded the youngest aircraft in SQ's A333 family.

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No introduction needed for this angled-flat Regional Business Class seat on the A333s, which would be gradually replaced with the B787-10s with the new lie-flats. We were seated at the last row of Business. Flight was about 70% full in Business Class on this sector.

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As soon as we settle in, welcome beverages of juices, welcome mix or water was offered as this was a morning departure. I had an orange juice.

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View out the window.

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Crew offered newspapers and magazines, and handed out hot towels.

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Pushed back with safety video played.

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Flight time was estimated at 4hrs.

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Started the taxi to Rwy02C, passing Terminal 4. The T4 narrowbody gates were seriously underutilized, with most gates ending up as remote stands for SilkAir and Scoot aircraft.

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Passing T4

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Departure from Rwy02C.

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Video of the takeoff.




Visit to the well-stocked lavatory after seatbelt signs were turned off.

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Blue skies and sea.

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After takeoff beverages were offered and I requested for a soya bean milk, which is offered only on oriental flights. Watched the local comedy Ah Boys to Men 4.

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Lets take a look what is offered for breakfast.

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And the selection for the return SQ877 sector for August.

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The wine list.

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Breakfast service commenced.

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The breakfast tray was served with fresh fruits, butter and jam. A selection of breakfast pastries were also offered. Had a coffee to go along.

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Raisin bran with milk and yoghurt.

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For the main, I had Booked-the-cook the Grilled Angus beef burger with portobello mushroom, onion jam, cheese and tomatoes. Typing this report, I just realised there was no cheese in the burger…. However it still tasted pretty good.

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My friend pre-ordered the Nasi Briyani (An Indian specialty, fragrant Basmati rice, cooked with aromatic spices, herbs, tomatoes, saffron and milk, is served with tender chicken simmered in gravy), which was delicious!

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Somewhere over the South China Sea

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Requested for a Mao Feng tea from the Chinese tea selection. It was served with a pack of almonds and cashews.

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F1-branded SQ mineral water offered.

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View of the cabin and seat.

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An hour to go after completing my movie.

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Started on my second movie, a Hong Kong comedy.

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Ordered a cappuccino to keep myself awake, especially with the early start of the day.

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Started the descend into Taipei. We were flying in the clouds for the most part over Taiwan.

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Descending into Taipei from the south.

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Approach and landing into Taoyuan Rwy05R.

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Video of the landing.




Missing the Tigers in Changi. Making do with the Taiwan versions.

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Parked at the gate.

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Disembarked and last look at the seat and aircraft.

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Luckily, queues for immigration was short and priority baggage came out early.

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From the airport, we bought the Airport Metro round-trip and 48hrs metro pass combo tickets, which offers significant savings. The new Airport metro line allows us passengers to reach Taipei city center in less than 40min. Very much improved convenience!

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We stayed at Caesar Park Hotel, which is very conveniently located beside the Taipei Main Station and the airport metro. Was upgraded to a bigger and newly-renovated room, which is clean, modern, comfortable with a very spacious bathroom.

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View from the room. CI A330 can be seen approaching Songshan Airport in the city center.

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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

8.5/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering8.5

Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge/Business Class Section Terminal 3

7.4/10
Comfort7.0
Meal/catering7.0
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Services8.0

Singapore - SIN

9.1/10
Efficiency9.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Taipei - TPE

8.8/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Another pleasant flight on SQ Business Class, with high standards of onboard service and offerings maintained.

Information on the route Singapore (SIN) Taipei (TPE)

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