In this trip report, we have a look at the older Singapore Airlines First Class product aboard a Boeing 777-300ER flight between Melbourne and Singapore.
We first start off by arriving at the First class check-in counters at Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport. After finalising the check-in formalities we pass through immigration & security to head to the airport’s basement where a lot of the airline lounges are located. Upon arriving at the SilverKris Lounge, we’re directed to the more exclusive and private First Class section where we find it to be quiet and underutilised. The food selection at the buffet table and the a la carte menu are both examined.
First class passengers get priority boarding and board the aircraft via a separate jetbridge. On board, I notice that the B777 has the decade old First Class seat, which I found to be a very decent First class product still. Before and after we take-off, I review the hard product seat in detail. All the nooks and crannies are examined – the seat, the cushion, the fixed shell surrounding the seat, the IFE screen, the ottoman, the storage spaces, the privacy screen, etc.
In the air, I have a look at the food and drink offerings which spans over 2 meal services – lunch and a refreshment service. The highlights include Krug and Dom Perignon champagne, caviar, lobster thermidor, pan-fried veal and the Wedgwood bone china the meals are served on. The different seat positions and the bed is also reviewed in the video.
Before arriving in Singapore, the flight crew do a surprise birthday celebration for my partner. This is a free service available with many airlines, so long as the recipient’s birthday is within a few days of the flight. We’re given a large, rich chocolate cake and a couple of souvenir teddy bears as part of the service.
Upon arrival in Singapore, we quickly breeze through immigration & customs to pick up our baggage and locate our limo driver, who drives us to the Hilton Singapore.
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