Review of Singapore Airlines flight Bangkok Singapore in Economy

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ 979
Class Economy
Seat 57K
Aircraft Airbus A330-300
Flight time 02:03
Take-off 18 Nov 19, 18:21
Arrival at 18 Nov 19, 21:24
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TerryYong
By GOLD 912
Published on 6th December 2019
Back to BKK for the flight home. SQ check-in desks are at Row K. Barely a queue for check-in 2 hrs before departure.

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Took me about half hour just to clear security and immigration. Not too efficient….. Proceeded to the Miracle Lounge to check it out.

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It was a fairly comfortable lounge with decent selection at the buffet.

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Our light dinner before flight.

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It was only a short walk to the departure gate D7, where SQ's oldest A330-300 9V-STC was waiting to load the SIN bound passengers.

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18 November 2019
Singapore Airlines
SQ 979
Bangkok (BKK) - Singapore (SIN)
A330-300
9V-STC
Economy Class
Flight Time: 2H03M



Boarding commenced. Unlike the flight from SIN, a selection of newspapers are also available at the door along with the earphones.

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Headed to my seat at the rear economy cabin.

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Boarding in progress. It would end up a totally full flight again.

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Legroom was decent. IFE was not the latest version, but still more than decent with tons of selection. Earphones were collected during boarding.

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View out the window.

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Boarding completed quite efficiently and hot towels (though lacking the signature scent) were distributed.

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Flight map is not 3D, but I actually preferred this version. Less complicated and easy to understand.

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Leading crew coming around to confirm the special meal orders.

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CX arrived and parked beside. The carrier is currently struggling with the unstable situation in Hong Kong.

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Safety video played

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IFE shall be a Taiwanese comedy.

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Pushed back and started the taxi to the runway.

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Departure from Rwy19L into the dusk.



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Enjoying my movie.

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Dinner service commenced. Despite the full flight, service was quick and efficient, along with the usual SQ warmth.

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Choices for mains were Braised beef with potatoes or Basil chicken with rice. It came with a side salad, roll and butter, cup of water and a thai dessert. I chose the beef, along with a ginger ale.

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Salad was quite different from the usual, with a spicy tangy taste.

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The beef was tender and flavourful.

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My friend had the Basil chicken with rice. It was the exact same dish as what I had a couple of times before on TG on the same BKK-SIN sector. Well, the catering on this flight was by TG too, so no surprise. The dish was tasty but pretty spicy, just as how I remembered on TG.

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As the dish was very spicy, it soon became my share while my friend ordered an instant noodle instead. Delivered with smiles by the leading crew.

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The thai dessert was awesome!

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Meal trays were cleared, and we still had about 40min to go.

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Lavatory remained clean and well-stocked.

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Approaching SIN

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Flew past Changi Airport. The night view was beautiful!

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Landing on Rwy02L.



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Parked at Terminal 3.

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View of my seat and disembarkation.

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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

8.6/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Meal/catering9.0

Miracle Lounge

7.8/10
Comfort8.0
Meal/catering7.5
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Services8.0

Bangkok - BKK

7.9/10
Efficiency6.5
Access8.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Singapore - SIN

9.3/10
Efficiency9.5
Access9.0
Services9.5
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Again, it was an enjoyable flight on SQ on this short sector. Service and catering were very good. Despite the age of this aircraft, cabin was still well-maintained, apart from the yellowish cabin lights. Despite the many LCC competition and possibly to match the service level of main competitor TG on the route, SQ continues to provide a high level of service on their short-haul flights.

Information on the route Bangkok (BKK) Singapore (SIN)

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