Business Class on Singapore Airlines B777-200ER from Rome (FCO) to Singapore (SIN)

Singapore Airlines used to operate the B777-200ER on this sector, when Spacebeds were still in fashion, but its now served by the newer A350-900.

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Arranged in a 2-2-2 configuration, the Business Class cabin was spacious for its time. It was a pretty full cabin on this flight, and I was assigned seat 16C. Note that due to the seating configuration, not every passenger will have aisle access. In fact, the golden standard for Business Class these days is the 1-2-1 configuration, which offers every passenger direct aisle access.

Inflight entertainment systems have also been upgraded considerably over the years. As you can see, the size of the IFE screen installed on the Spacebed is probably the equivalent of what you might find in Economy Class today. In terms of cabin storage, Singapore Airlines in 2006 had opted for a more spacious feel in its premium cabins, by either reducing or removing the overhead bins completely. However in the past, there was very limited storage space in or around the seats.

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I totally enjoyed the meal service after take off. Do take note of the palm tree icon on the plates, which were used when Business Class was called Raffles Class on Singapore Airlines.

After some sleep and enjoying the inflight entertainment options, it was time for a light breakfast before landing.

The Spacebeds have since been phased out, with the exception of one aircraft, 9V-SVF. So if you do come across it, be sure to document your experience!

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