Review – Singapore Airlines A350 Business Class Singapore To Melbourne

I’m finally getting through these photos which were corrupted, but progress is finally being made in recovering them!

Anyway, I was headed home from Singapore, and the main reason for my visit was to fly on their new A350 which has been operating to Melbourne for the past few weeks.

I left the SilverKris business class lounge and headed to my gate. The aircraft just arrived, and passengers were still disembarking so I decided just to wait at the gate area as the lounge was a bit of a walk and I would have gotten there when boarding commenced.

Boarding 

Boarding was a bit chaotic, so I wasn’t the first onboard, but anyway, I snapped some photos as I made it to my seat 21A

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The seats are very comfortable and impressively broad, and the mood lighting is always a cool feature.

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Seat 21A

These are the new business class seats which are fitted on all A350’s and selected 777’s. They are similar to Singapore’s new first class.

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Front Of The Seat

Singapore Airlines have a brilliant IFE system loaded with an impressive amount of new and classic entertainment. I also loved the tab at the top which made the screen tilt down which is very useful when you’re lying flat.

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IFE Controller

The seat has quite a bit of storage in the seat which is always a positive.

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Tray Table and Storage

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Seat Storage

In seat power and a USB port.

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Side Seat Storage

Water and a headset.

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Seat Controls

Various lighting and seat controls.

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Seat Lights

More light controls on the top right side of the seat.

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The crew came through and introduced themselves and handed out slippers, an eye mask and socks.

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Footwell

The footwell is a little small but perfectly fine.

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The seatbelt and smoke signs are electronic, kind of cool hey?

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Such a lovely looking wing.

All the food and beverage menus are listed below:

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Cruise

I was impressed to find the 7-hour flight would have 3 courses, Breakfast, lunch and dinner. The flight departed at 8:00 in the morning.

First I had a continental breakfast with orange juice and a cappuccino.

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for my appetiser for lunch, I had the scallops which were absolutely perfect.

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And lastly I had the Punjabi Tandoori which also was brillaint. Well done SQ!

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The crew offered a cheesecake which wasn’t on the menu.

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Lastly, I had some cheese and crackers to finish off.

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One thing I heard about the A350 was the improved wifi. When I did their A380, my bill was very high as they didn’t have set plans. I learnt my lesson the hard way…

Well, I was pleased to see the wifi on the A350 had set plans, and they were quite reasonable.

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The best part? The speed was impressive, and I got a large amount of work done. It’s funny that the upload speed was faster onboard than my cable internet at home with Telstra.

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Sadly the flight was coming to an end, but I loved my second experience with SQ.

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Wing View

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Engine View

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Business Class Cabin

On approach, we passed a large storm cell which looked impressive from the air!

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As I couldn’t get photos during boarding, I had a look around when we arrived in rainy Melbourne.

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Singapore Airlines Premium Economy

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Singapore Airlines A350 Business Class

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Bottom Line

I was extremely impressed with both the soft and hard product onboard Singapore Airlines A350. I’ve now done 2 A350’s with a few more coming soon. They are definitely my favourite aircraft.

 

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