Review of Air China flight Singapore Beijing in Economy

Airline Air China
Flight CA970
Class Economy
Seat 56A
Aircraft Boeing 787-9
Flight time 05:35
Take-off 02 Jul 18, 23:36
Arrival at 03 Jul 18, 05:11
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Harry_He
By 824
Published on 23rd November 2018

12 Hours layover in Singapore Changi


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Just arrived at SIN from my Scoot flight
Now heading to Terminal 1 to check-in for my Air China flight  


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Had lunch at KFC
I thought that was Ketchup…Turns out it's not…I dipped my potato wedge with massive amount of Chilli…


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Apron View at Terminal 1


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Having been to Changi numerous times in the past, I proceeded straight to Terminal 3 after immigration because it's the best terminal imo.


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Terminal 3 is amazing! I could live here if I had to…


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Butterfly Garden


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Sunflower Garden


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Still can't believe that I'm in an airport.


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View from the Sunflower Garden


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Koi Pond…


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Terminal 3


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Louis Vuitton store 


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Singapore Airlines A350-900


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Finnair A350-900 arriving from HEL (no pun intended)


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Singapore A380
Flashback to my first ever A380 flight when I was 9 going to Singapore


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Went to Terminal 2 for the video game arcade
Scoot A320 


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Close-up


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Another koi pond


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A swimming pool at Terminal 1


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Boarding


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B-1431, 12 month old dreamliner


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I really like 787's cockpit windows


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Walking down the jet bridge for the 11th time this year


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Take-off
I somehow slept through the entire taxi
BTW 787-9 is really quiet 


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Night photography skills = 0 lol


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Bye Singapore


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Boarding pass
I credited my miles to United
Earned 1718 miles and 3432 PQM 
Not too bad for a $300 flight 


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BSI is beautiful


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1 AM breakfast?
Eggplants salad
Assorted fruit
Bread with butter
 Main Dish: Choice of Chinese or Western
Chicken curry with rice 
Wait, how is curry western??? 
Anyway, this is the BEST EVER meal I've had on Air China. The curry is so flavorful and the rice is quite watery.
The eggplant salad is savory and refreshing 
 


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Going to sleep. I woke up at 5 am this morning


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The crew locked the electronic window.


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Almost there
No second meal, or any snack before landing 


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Descending


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Rainy Beijing


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Taxing to remote apron


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Disembarked. Where is the shuttle?


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Speed tape


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Economy passengers were stranded under light rain for 10 minutes… Nice job Air China


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I have a 2 hours 50 minutes connection. Will I make it?


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Verdict

Air China

8.1/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment9.0
Meal/catering7.5

Singapore - SIN

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Beijing - PEK

5.5/10
Efficiency2.0
Access5.0
Services6.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

I enjoyed my flight on Air China's new Dream)liner.
The seat was really good and comfy, with 32'' pitch in economy.
The entertainment system is great as well, although I didn't get to watch a movie on this short flight.
The meal was very good, as I would generally expect from Dnata.
The ground experience at PEK was subpar, passengers were left under rain for 10 minutes 6 AM in the morning.
After a refreshing shower (rain), I cleared immigration, re-checked my bags in 2 hours. Barely made my connection to Harbin.

Informations on the route Singapore (SIN) Beijing (PEK)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 6 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Singapore (SIN) → Beijing (PEK).


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The average flight time is 5.0 hours and 58.0 minutes.

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