May 28, 2018

Review: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10 Business Class, Singapore-Kuala Lumpur

Singapore Air Boeing 787-10 Business Class, Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

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Flight: SQ118
Departure time in Singapore (SIN): 18:45 Terminal 2
Arrival time in Kuala Lumpur (KUL): 19:45 Terminal M
Aircraft: Boeing 787-10 (9V-SCA)
Seat: 17K
Duration: 1h
Date of flight: April 17, 2018
*This is a redemption ticket, Business Class flight #165

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Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge, Changi Terminal 2

Arriving from my flight from Bangkok, I spent a few hours in the SilverKris Lounge in Terminal 2 and about 5:30pm, I left the lounge and slowly made my way to the boarding Gate which is Gate F54.

Boarding, Gate F54

I knew that they have security and passport control by the gate so I was prepared for a long queue although fortunately, the line was pretty short and I was through in a few minutes.

Around 6:12pm, boarding started with those flying in business class and those with status getting priority boarding.

Aircraft, Boeing 787-10 (9V-SCA)

The NEW Boeing 787-10 featuring Singapore Airlines new regional business class seat

According to the flight attendant, this aircraft was delivered to Singapore Airlines in March 28 so this aircraft is just 20 days old 😍

Cabin

Singapore Air Boeing 787-10 business class cabin


Seat, 17K

This is exactly the same business class seat I flew on from Bangkok so I'll just repost/add some pictures instead.

Welcome to my seat, 17K 😉

Mys seat is the window seat which has the seat closer to the window than to the aisle. Unfortunately, the "shell" of the seat sort of blocks my view and I had to lean forward (and use the farther window) to see the view outside 😑

I have to say that the touchscreen was very responsive 👍

Personal screen

Headphones jack, light and seat control, IFE controller

The left armrest which can be lowered.

Headphones storage, USB ports and powerport

Vanity mirror

Light controls

Foldable tray table

Inflight magazines, safety card and air sickness bag

Coat hook

As expected, the foot cubby here is smaller than the one in the bulkhead seat.

View from my seat

Pre-departure Beverage

A few minutes after settling in, I was offered some predeparture beverage with a choice of orange juice and water. I kindly asked if I could have apple juice instead, which the flight attendant brought with no problem.

Apple juice

Around 6:35pm, hot towels were offered followed by newspapers and magazines. Three minutes later, the captain was on the PA to give us some flight info including our flight time of 40 minutes.

Airshow

Airshow enroute to Kuala Lumpur

Inflight Safety Video

At 6:41pm, we began our pushback, and shortly after the inflight safety video was played on the screen. Take off was at 6:56pm and moments later, we were airborne.

Dining

Hoisin Chicken Croissant 😋

My Hoisin chicken croissant was very good 😋 The other choice was pastrami.

On this short flight between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, the meal service went really quickly. The cabin was actually not that full but I could imagine how hard it would be if it is. My meal was actually cleared about 3-4 minutes after serving it 😐

Lavatory

The lavatory featured a hand lotion and cologne from Penhaligon's among others.

Business class lavatory

I was able to check the lavatory in economy class and as you'd expect, it was smaller and didn't offer lotion and has no "seat".

Landing in Kuala Lumpur International Airport

View before landing

Around 7:10pm, the captain was back on the PA to inform us that we'd be landing at 7:35pm. five minutes later, he was back on the PA with the "Cabin Crew Seats for Landing". We landed at KLIA around 7:34pm and reached our gate seven minutes later.

CONCLUSION

If this aircraft would be normally used on this short hop between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, then these seats are definitely the best ones out there 😍 But of course, it won't 😉 The service was actually very friendly and I really commend the flight attendant for serving me the apple juice even it meant she had to go back to the galley for it. The lack of blanket and headphones is understandable since it would be too much for such a short flight. The meal service was one of the fastest I've experienced. Overall, it was an enjoyable flight to have flown on this familiarization flight on Singapore Airlines new Boeing 787-10 and I hope to be able to fly it on a longer flight in the future 😉