Checking in at LAX was swift, with dedicated lanes for First and Business class passengers.
Immigration was alright since it was pretty early in the morning, and we soon found ourselves in the Star Alliance Lounge.
After a quick shower and some breakfast in the lounge, it was time for boarding.
No luck getting the bulkhead seats this time, but I managed to snag seat 14K, the window seat in the last row of the mini-cabin at the front. Singapore Airlines' B777-300ER features just one row of First class in 1-2-1 configuration, followed by a mini Business cabin of three rows in 1-2-1, then the larger Business cabin featuring nine rows of four seats.
Sneak peek of First Class
Mini Business cabin of just three rows
Window seat 14K for myself
Aisle seat 14F for my friend
I like to look out the window when I'm flying, so it's always window seats for me. Snagged seat 14F across the aisle for my friend instead.
The Singapore Airlines business class seat is S P A C I O U S - offering 55 inches of seat pitch and a whopping 28 inches of width (according to Seatguru), you can basically roll around in your seat with space to spare.
There are also lots of storage options, with several spaces opening up to store your mobile phone, laptop, small items and your carry-on bag underneath the foot cubby hole.
There's also a small 'platform' for you to place your bubbly without having to open the tray table or place it on the armrest, which is a nice touch.
USB and charging ports for your personal devices, as well as a mirror for touching up before landing; controls for lighting and seat position.
Noise-canceling headphones, slippers and socks for the long flight
View of the mountains over Northern California.
Love the glam Hollywood lighting in the bathroom. While it's not especially spacious, the bathrooms are kept clean throughout the flight and the lights make it feel special. Amenities like face mist, mouth wash, hand moisturizer, toothbrush and shavers are provided here. Automated taps are a nice touch too.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Food was the highlight of this LA-Tokyo-Singapore routing. Really impressed by the Japanese selections offered - I had to pleasure of trying the Hanakoreiki menu crafted by Japan's most-awarded Michelin Star chef, Yoshihiro Murata.
I don't remember the exact taste of each course, but will leave you with pictures of the artfully-crafted bento boxes and there was even a plum blossom petal-shaped one! All I can say is I was very, very happy with the food.
Also helped myself to some items off the Japanese alcohol selection, such as this plum choya.
Sharing the menu options below:
The seat flipped over to form a lie-flat bed, and the FA helped me to lay the blanket and large pillow to make it into a very comfortable, cozy bed in the sky. Safe to say I had a restful sleep over the Pacific with my furry friends. :)
Very soon, after the second meal service we were approaching Japan for a short layover at Narita Airport.
Stay tuned for the next part of my journey on my long way home from Boston to LA to Singapore.
Star Alliance Lounge Business Class Section
Los Angeles - LAX
Tokyo - NRT
Singapore Airlines' Business Class on the B777-300ER is a really comfortable way to fly across the Pacific, between the US and Asia. The seats are some of the most spacious in the sky, IFE offers an endless array of the latest in movies and entertainment, you always get warm and friendly service, and the food and catering is top-notch. What more could you ask for?
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