Flight Review: Singapore Airlines Business Class B777 Changi To Manila


In November, I took a flight from Singapore to Manila on Singapore Airlines Business Class. The afternoon flight was on a 777-200ER, and it featured a two-cabin configuration. There were 26 seats in business class in a 1-2-1 layout and 245 seats in economy class in a 3-3-3 layout. It is worth noting that Singapore Airlines’s Business Class is better than First Class on most airlines. All seats face forward, offer direct aisle access. The two seats in the centre have a partition screen that can be raised for added privacy. There are no overhead bins above the middle seats, which creates the feeling of space in the cabins.

For this flight, I was seated on 15K, which is the right seat on the fourth row. The seats on this flight are the classic superb Singapore airlines seat, very wide and plush, as you can see from the main photo above and the photos in the scroller above (SO WIDE!). The seats were in fact 30 inches wide, which is easily the best in class amongst all airlines. The pitch on the other hand, is 76 inches. The seats can be reclined into a fully flat bed.

Waiting for me on the seat was a huge pillow and the noise cancelling headphones. On the right side of the seat is the side table with the storage, and magazines. The seat controls and entertainment remote were on the left-hand rest, while a huge 15.4” monitor was in front of me. The monitor panel is very well designed. There are small storage cabinets on both sides of the screen which can be used to store small items like phones. The left panel even pulls out to reveal a cupholder – perfect for my welcome champagne!

In front of me was the large TV with Singapore Airlines’ entertainment system Krisworld. Krisworld is a world-class system, with many latest movies and TV series, as well as video, audio and games options.

There was an additional storage tray on the right side of the monitor panel. This one was meant for larger items. There was even a small shoe rack on the bottom left under the monitor panel.

What are the best Business Class seats on Singapore Airlines’s B777?

Window seats are the best option for solo travellers since they provide a little more privacy, while travel companions should go for the centre seats.

I suggest avoiding the window seats near the galley and lavatories. The row at the back of the cabin is also located in front of the Premium Economy bassinet seats (so you may end up being close to young children).

Amenity Kit On Singapore Airlines

Unfortunately, Singapore Airlines doesn’t offer amenity kits in Business Class on any flights. Passengers in the premium cabin only receive slippers, socks, and eye shades. Bathroom amenities – such as shaving kits, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand lotion and perfume – are available through in the toilets.

Noise cancelling headphones are provided, although you can not take them home with you.

Food On Singapore Airlines in Business Class

Shortly after boarding, the flight took off smoothly. The flight that day was not particularly packed, seeing that it was a mid-week flight. Soon, the air stewardesses came around to distribute the food menu.

For this flight, I opted for the seared scallops and salad to start, followed by the main course of a pan-seared lamb with thyme jus. The scallop and lamb were both cooked to perfection as they retained their moisture and juiciness. I also paired the food with wine which was recommended by the air stewardesses. To end it all, I had a maple walnut ice cream and decaf coffee as my dessert.

After the fulfilling meal, I decided to take a short nap. The air stewardesses came by and help to set up my bed. After adjusting the seat into a fully flat position, they added a bedsheet and comforter. The bed was very comfortable, and I managed to catch almost 2 hours of sleep.

In-Flight Entertainment

The LCD screen in front of each Business Class has access to Krisworld, SQ’s inflight entertainment system. The latter features an impressive selection of 1,000 entertainment options, with loads of movies, TV programmes, music, games and apps.

Singapore Airlines cabin crew – both male and female address every customer by name and are consistently excellent.

Shortly after 3 and a half hours, we landed in Manila international airport. The flight was classic Singapore Airlines, comfortable, hospitable and professional. I look forward to my next trip with Singapore Airlines!