Business Class Seats 14A & 14C
Boarding was quick from gate D2. Having picked my spot near the glass doors which led to the jet-bridge to the aircraft when the time came I was in pole position to head to the plane.
I was amazed at the space as we entered who looked like an aging Boeing 777, the seats reminded me of the business class seats when I first traveled to the USA on BA in 1999. There was nothing wrong with them, and the flight was only scheduled to take 2h25, so I would even say the level of comfort was misplaced. However I was not going to complain.
Menus for the meal were found in the seat pocket and I was impressed to see with had the option of 3 hot dishes. Being used to an intra-european business class where you are happy to get a light (very light) salad, to be offered a 3 course meal with choice of 3 hot main courses surprised and delighted me.
With the Boeing 777 the ground crew a Suvarnabhumi had connected two bridge to the aircraft so Business class had their own door as did those in economy. There was no crowd running through the cabin hitting you on the back of the head with their backpacks as the turned to chat to their friend who was in the queue in the aisle behind them.
Soon it was time for us to take to the air and so we pushed back and taxied round to the runway 19L and readied ourselves for departure.
The flight was uneventful, our early dinner was served and I opted for the beef which was very good. I also had the chance to have my first Singapore Sling which just hit the mark, but I am not sure I could hit any marks after one let alone a second, which I declined.
The cabin crew were genuinely welcoming and address us both by name throughout. I was sold on the way flights should be and how big the gulf is between the Asia carriers and their European counterparts. There was a short holding delay before we lined up to land on runway 20C at SIN, but we were efficiently at our gate Terminal 2 E12