Review of Singapore Airlines flight Singapore Tokyo in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ638
Class Economy
Seat 67K
Aircraft Boeing 787-10
Flight time 06:45
Take-off 27 Nov 18, 23:55
Arrival at 28 Nov 18, 07:40
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travellerteacher
Published on 30th November 2018
This is a short flight report of my flight from Singapore Changi (SIN) on 27 Nov 2018 at 23.55 bound for Tokyo Narita (NRT).

The aircraft for this flight was a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, one of the trademark aircraft that Singapore Airlines is currently using for its high-frequency Japan destinations (Tokyo Narita being one of them). Reg no of aircraft was 9V-SCF. There are 36 Business Class seats and 301 Economy Class seats in the 787-10, which represents an improved passenger capacity compared to the other 787 variants.

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Seat
Seats are arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration in Economy Class, with a grey and blue colouration that exudes a sense of class and modernity. The seat has a width of 19 inches and a pitch of 32 inches.

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Each seat also comes with its in-seat USB charging port and power sockets are located at the bottom of the seat (2 sockets for every 3 seats).

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Legroom on this seat was fairly generous as shown below.

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Entertainment

Each seat also comes with its own 11.6 inch high definition entertainment screen featuring a wide range of movies, entire seasons of TV shows and documentaries. You will not be bored! The airshow is also very interactive, but there are no external flight cameras on the aircraft.

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Food

Upon takeoff, we were handed out menus for the flight ahead! This being a red-eye flight, we would be served a light refreshment with drinks, and then a full breakfast before arrival.



The refreshment was packed into a nice box and contained either a foccacia bread with chicken or a vegetarian sandwich with roasted capsicum. I chose the former to go with red wine and I was not disappointed. The sandwich was slightly warm and packed robust flavour. The wine also accompanied the sandwich really well!

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Breakfast was served 2 hours prior to arrival. It consisted of a Japanese option (grilled saba mackerel in teriyaki sauce) or a Western option (scrambled eggs). I naturally opted for the Japanese option, which came with ginger flavoured rice, tamagoyaki and vegetables. The breakfast option also came with a hot roll, butter and apricot preserve, as well as a fruit appetiser. It was a very satisfying breakfast that prepared us well for an early morning arrival at Tokyo Narita.

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Service

Service was impeccable on this flight, starting from the warm greetings upon boarding the flight to the numerous rounds of drinks, snacks and fruit service on this 6 hour flight. It made my journey much more pleasant! Definitely lives up to its name of being a Great Way to Fly!
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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

9.3/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment9.0
Meal/catering9.0

Singapore - SIN

9.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Tokyo - NRT

7.9/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services6.5
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

The overall 787-10 experience has been nothing short of exciting and pleasant with Singapore Airlines. The friendly and meticulous staff, along with the delectable catering on board and also the cabin conditions of the 787-10 Dreamliner made the 6-hour flight go by very quickly! I arrived at Tokyo Narita refreshed!

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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 18 reviews of 6 airlines on the route Singapore (SIN) → Tokyo (NRT).


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The average flight time is 6.0 hours and 56.0 minutes.

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3 Comments

  • Comment 478200 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 4473 Comments

    Hi TravellerTeacher, thanks for sharing your first report here with us! Looks like you had a very nice flight on SQ's new 787-10. It's nice to see that some carriers still make an effort to give a pleasant experience in Economy, where so many others have gone to bare bones service. SQ is truly 5-star in every class. The catering looks really tasty. Just a tip for future report, photos look best in landscape more on the site. Hope to read more reviews from you in the future.

    Thanks for sharing and welcome to Flight-Report!

  • Comment 478203 by
    TheWindowSeat 96 Comments

    Thank you for a wonderful review. I hope you enjoy my Manchester-Houston-Manchester reports grom this August. I am in love with your meal tray photo ! Which camera or phone did you use ? Thanks again !

  • Comment 478699 by
    ThomasDutch SILVER 72 Comments

    Thanks for sharing. I definitely am pretty sure that choosing SQ will never disappoint and that ptv screen looks huge.

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