SQ856 (SIN - HKG)
Plane Type: Airbus A380-841
Seat: 42A & 42B
Reviewer: Malcolm Lu & Tok Niken
Date: Feb 23 2019
Flying with Singapore Airlines is indeed as its tag line claims, “A great way to fly”, living up to its world renowned reputation. Our little review here looks into a recent trip to Hong Kong with myself and APP Team Member Niken, flying with the national carrier of Singapore, without burning a hole into our wallets. Booking on the airline's website is a smooth and fast experience, and even though Singapore Airlines has begun charging passengers for seat selection, the pricing was really quite affordable.
The New Economy Cabin
Our journey to Hong Kong started at 0955 hours in the morning, onboard SQ856, served by a 2 year old Airbus A380-841, registration 9V-SKU. SKU belongs to the newest batch of A830s in SQ’s fleet, featuring all new cabin fixtures throughout all classes on the aircraft. On this flight, we were seated at the second row of the economy class cabin, seats 42A & 42B. The pro’s of seat 42A was that there was no seat in front of it, giving Niken a lot of extra leg room. The new dark grey and blue colours of the economy class seats are certainly a welcomed change, giving a modern clean look to the overall cabin, while providing enough comfort with a 19 inch wide seat and a 32 degree recline angle. Each seat has its own power outlet and USB port for those of us with all those gadgets which we forgot to charge the night before the flight, really coming in handy. Extra storage spaces for your phones or small items are designed into the seat backing, a really nice touch in my opinion. But what i really loved is the highly responsive and clear quality HD Touch screen monitors, featuring a flotilla of entertainment programs and options in Singapore Airlines Krisworld Inflight entertainment system. Another wonderful attention to service before we took off was the when the crew came around giving out hot towels. Not all airlines provide such amenities in economy class, though a small gesture, really adds to the comfort of passengers, making us feel at home.