The Singapore Airlines 777 First Class Review is part of The Quest Around The Globe Trip Report which covers the following places:
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Grand Cayman
- Cartagena, Colombia
- Medellin, Colombia
- Miami, Florida
- Houston, Texas
- Moscow, Russia
- St. Petersburg, Russia
- Ayia Napa, Cyprus
- Amman, Jordan
- Abu Dhabi, UAE
- New York, New York
I begin this review with the sad news that SQ no longer flies from Houston to Moscow, Russia. The new routing is Houston to Manchester, England. That’s the only negative you will find in this report as everything else was basically perfect.
The Empty Cabin
There was only one other person besides myself and Ms TPOL going to Moscow on this day. The rest of the cabin was just the two of us, free to do whatever we wanted up a mile high.
Someone please tell me why, the good bubbly is reserved for when we are airborne. On Emirates, the Dom didn’t come out till the captain turned off the fasten seat-belt sign. On SQ, we traded our Dom for Krug Grand Cuvee once it was safe to move about the cabin.
As an impostor first-class passenger, I always ask for Krug because that’s what the blogs say to do. This time, we had a blind taste test to determine 1) if I could tell the difference 2) if Krug was indeed superior.
The results please…
Both of us picked out the Krug and agreed that the Chardonnay after taste made Dom the inferior brut.
Book The Cook
Who has the best food in the sky? I think I have to give the slight edge to Singapore over Emirates. “She’ll have the lobster,” I said to the SQ agent over the phone. I tried to ‘book the cook’ online but forgot that it has to be done 24 hours before departure. Luckily the agent said he would take care of it. On board, I asked for biryani but still had my share of lobster for breakfast.
Bed for 2?
Unlike in SQ Suite Class, the 777 does not have a suite with a mattress big enough for two. Like the Emirates A380, the 777 has two fully lie-flat beds next to each other which is close enough to reach out and touch someone but that’s about it.
SQ doesn’t have a shower like Emirates and Etihad but that novelty is not necessary.
The Amenities Kit
The amenities kit included the best pajamas on the planet which are not available for purchase at Givenchy stores and Ferragamo products which I sent to a loyal TPOL reader.
The Temperamental IFE
Poor Ms TPOL, on JAL business from NRT-DFW, her IFE didn’t work. On SQ, it kept having to be reset. It eventually worked and all was as it should be.
The Parting Gifts
Unexpectedly before landing, the purser came bearing gifts. In one hand, he had a voucher, in the other he had the duty-free magazine. The voucher was for 400 Singapore dollars or 280 USD. He apologized for the IFE issue and said to pick something out that would forever remind us of the ‘our crappy’ SQ experience. With only one hour to go before landing and with a magazine full of trinkets, the pressure was on to purchase something worthwhile. Each time we thought we had found something we liked, we were told that it was not available. It became an ongoing joke between us and the crew to find something before our arrival to Moscow.
Finally, we ended up with enough stuff to use up the voucher. I picked out a bottle of Prada cologne and a portable travel mouse. Ms TPOL went for the Clinique lip gloss and Miu Miu perfume.
The food and drink made this flight fun. The service made it special. I wish I could do it all over again. Manchester anyone?