Checking in for this flight was a breeze as usual. At Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3, out of which Singapore Airlines departs most flights from, Business Class passengers have a dedicated check in row with more than sufficient counters, even during peak periods.
After a short stay at the SilverKris Lounge, I headed straight to the gate for boarding for my overnight flight to Brisbane.
Business Class and PPS Club passengers were invited to board first. This flight was operated by the A330-300 aircraft, with the regional Business Class product. Seats are inclined lie-flat, arranged in a 2-2-2 configuration, a far cry from the newly introduced regional Business Class product on the B787-10 aircraft.
The flight was pretty empty, and very soon the doors were closed and we were on our way.
There was only one meal offered on board this sleeper service, and passengers can wish to have their meal immediately after take off, or two hours prior to arrival. According to the menu, you can apparently have two meals if you wish. I suppose this is subject to availability, and one of the two would probably be a light meal.
I was served a glass of orange juice prior to take off. After a short taxi, we were airborne.
I opted to have my meal two hours before landing, as I needed some sleep urgently. This version of the regional Business Class seat is very outdated, and as mentioned, will be replaced by the new product on all B787-10 and regional A350 aircraft in due course. These aircraft will serve Singapore Airlines’ short and medium haul flights of up to 7-8 hours, providing Business Class passengers with greater comfort. I have not actually had a good sleep on any of these inclined lie-flat seats as I tend to slide down the seat while asleep, a common complaint from passengers. Storage options are also very limited, and be careful not to leave small articles and objects on or around the seat as they may fall through the sides of the seat cushions.
At around two hours prior to our arrival, the cabin crew prepared my meal, starting with a selection of fresh fruit.
This was followed by my main course: American breakfast with eggs benedict, bacon, ham, mushroom, and potatoes. This was accompanied by a warm buttery croissant, fresh from the oven.
At around 30 minutes prior to landing, the captain provided the latest weather and arrival information, and we soon commenced our descent into Brisbane.
We touched down on time, and were looking forward to the awesome Aussie sunshine.