Review of Singapore Airlines flight Taipei Singapore in Business

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ 877
Class Business
Seat 16K
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 04:15
Take-off 02 Sep 18, 14:41
Arrival at 02 Sep 18, 18:56
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TerryYong
By GOLD 969
Published on 2nd October 2018
Returning back to Taoyuan T2 via the Metro, the SQ check-in counters were very empty, granted it was only about 1.5hrs before departure.

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After security and immigration, we headed to the SQ Taipei Silver Kris Lounge.

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The interior of the small lounge definitely had seen better days and in need of a revamp. However, it was cosy enough for a short stay.

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Hot and cold beverages.

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Selection from the hot buffet. There were Taiwanese and Singaporean dishes on offer.

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More hot dishes. The selection of food is not bad for an out-station lounge catering to only 2 SQ flights a day.

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My choices from the buffet.

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Nearing 30min to departure, we left the lounge for the gate D4. A boarding pass check was conducted before we headed down to the waiting lounge. there were SQ-branded sweets for yours to take as well.

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02 September 2018
Singapore Airlines
SQ 877
Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) - Singapore (SIN)
A330-300
9V-STO
Business Class
Flight Time: 4H16M



The aircraft was all ready for boarding.

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Boarding was called shortly after.

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Boarded and proceeded to my seat, again at 16K. As usual, a pillow and blanket was already placed on each seat. Bottled water were also placed in the bottle holders.

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Inflight magazines were similar to my last for flights, ie. for the month of September.

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SQ fleet info

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Welcome beverages were offered an I selected a champagne. Business cabin was about half full.

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Boarding was completed efficiently and we pushed back.

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Taxiing to Rwy23L.

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Took off from Rwy23L.

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Made a turn back northwards and flew past Taoyuan airport, before cutting across the northern tip of the island, flying down along the eastern coast.

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Over the city of Hualien.

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Requested for a pair of slippers from the crew. Slippers, socks and eyeshades were only provided on demand.

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As usual, the lavatory was clean and well-stocked with amenities.

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Shortly after departure, mixed almonds and cashews were served, along with my after takeoff beverage choice of Singapore Sling.

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A peek at the menu selection for this flight. This would be the September selection.

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And the selection for SQ876.

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Lunch was served, starting with Classical Gravadlax along with selection of breads. The salmon and roe were all fresh.

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For the main, I chose the Pan Fried Pork Piccata with Polenta. It was good but unmemorable.

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My friend had the Prawns in Preserved Bean Curd Sauce with egg white fried rice. This dish was pretty tasty. However, note that both dishes were missing the garnishings. Either the crew forgot or catering did not load the garnishes.

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For dessert, they ran out of the brownie and we were left with the mango sorbet. Not a favourite of mine as it was a tad sour.

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A selection of cheeses and fruits were also offered.

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The crew, noting that we did not really liked the dessert, offered us some Haagen Dazs ice-cream from Economy instead. Now, this is what a proper dessert should be! Funny that Economy would have a more satisfying dessert than Business.

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Pralines to end.

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View of the cabin.

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1.5hrs more to SIN.

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Descending into Singapore at dusk.

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Landing in Changi Rwy20R.

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Taxied to Terminal 2 Gate F50.

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Last view of my seat and disembarked.

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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

8.3/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment9.0
Meal/catering8.0

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge

7.4/10
Comfort7.5
Meal/catering8.0
Entertainment7.0
Services7.0

Taipei - TPE

8.6/10
Efficiency8.5
Access9.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Singapore - SIN

8.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access8.5
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Another run-of-the-mill high standard SQ Business Class experience with good service and offerings. The regional J seat on the A330s is still acceptable and comfortable for short/mid-hauls, though I will be looking forward to trying SQ's new regional Business Class seats for my future travels!

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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 16 reviews of 4 airlines on the route Taipei (TPE) → Singapore (SIN).


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The average flight time is 4.0 hours and 35.0 minutes.

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