- Singapore Airlines SQ34 Singapore to San Francisco A350-900 – Premium Economy
- Carmel Valley Ranch
- San Francisco Marriott Marquis
- United Polaris Lounge, San Francisco International Airport
- Singapore Airlines SQ1 San Francisco to Hong Kong 777-300ER – Business
- SilverKris Lounge, Hong Kong International Airport
- Singapore Airlines SQ1 Hong Kong to Singapore 777-300ER – Business
- The Haven, Changi Airport Terminal 3
- Flight Number: SQ1
- Flight Time: 20hours 10mins (including 1-hour layover)
- San Francisco (SFO) – Hong Kong (HKG) – Singapore (SIN)
- Depart SFO: 23:50
- Arrive HKG: 07:00
Depart HKG: 08:00 Arrive SIN: 12:00
- Cabin Class: Business (J)
- Aircraft Type: A350-900ULR
- Seat: 14A
I’ve decided to break the flight up into 2 segments as I needed to coherently fit in SilverKris Lounge in Hong Kong airport (even though it is technically the same flight number).
After walking 5 mins from United Polaris to the boarding gate, boarding for First and Business was called. I had initially booked 20K which was a window seat in the main cabin but the thought about the feet slot being angled to the left irked me A LOT as I sleep on my left – which means I would be sleeping facing the corridor.
But there were no other better seats as the cabin flight was rather full, and I didn’t want to take a middle seat due to the lack of window. So I stalked the seat selection every few days hoping for 11A or 11K to open up – to no avail.
The 11D opened up, as did 14A. Both are the mini cabin. 11D was a bulkhead meaning I didn’t have to sleep at an angle but I had no window. 14A had the feet slot to its left which resolved my sleeping-facing-the-aisle problem but alas, it was also right in front of the galley, the exit, followed by the toilet. In that order.
In the end, 14A won as I figured noise and lights from the galley would won’t be an issue with my eye mask and nose cancelling headphones. And hopefully being barricaded by the galley and exit means I wont get to see or smell the toilets.
I was actually really nervous as I floated into the plane.
Seat features wise, it is basically the same as SQ’s other 777-300ERs and much alike what I saw during my Spontaneous Seoul return leg:
The IFE was not exciting for me as it was the same on my SIN-SFO leg. So I randomly picked to finish my Lion King 2019 and ordered some champagne:
Supper was served about 1 hour into the flight. I had Book-ed The Cook for Crabcake with Potato Wedges. But first came the appetizer – some grilled vegetables thingy:
Then main course was up next. To be honest, when they first served the dish, I had trouble finding the crabcakes:
Next up was dessert and cheese platter:
It was immediate bed mode for me after that as I wanted to chill. Unlike my Seoul trip, this time I managed to figure out how to make my own bed. #Lifegoal.
The IFE wasn’t too exciting for me so I toggled between napping and watching random stuff. In between this and breakfast, I got hungry TWICE (because.no.carbs) and ended up having to ask the crew for nuts and a banana. On my 2nd request, the steward said they ran out of bananas and offered me a melon, but later re-appeared with a banana (yays) and said he took it from F. I guess bananas are too plebian for F passengers haha.
I also had an excellent coffee in between. Proper coffee on a plane is awesome.
About 1.5 prior to landing, we had breakfast and I picked the poached eggs (or basically boiled eggs made to look poached):
We landed in Hong Kong on time and disembarked towards and transit security for our onwards journey to Singapore with 1-hour layover.
an uneventful flight with interrupted flight – which is my own fault of course. Crew and service is as expected from a J cabin so no complaints here. Definitely worth burning 48k miles for this for sure haha!
Menu pics for sharing (complete with bad lighting)!