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British Airways - Singapore (SIN) to London (LHR) - First Class Flight BA 016
Bombastic Flight from Boarding to Deplaning!
Flight Information: British Airways (BA) Singapore (SIN) to London (LHR) - First Class Flight BA 016: The founding member of the OneWorld airline alliance, British Airways is the flagship carrier airline of the United Kingdom. We booked this BA flight from Singapore to London as part of our “Round the World” trip. Sadly, this was the second to last flight of our trip around the world. (click here to read our Singapore hotel and restaurant reviews and click here to read our London hotel and restaurant reviews.)
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Check-In: The first class check in counter was located in a private lounge placed inconveniently at the end of a row of check-in counters. Usually the first class counter is closest to the front. However, check in was quick and the private lounge was actually a nice touch. We were checked-in for our flight from Singapore to London in no time at all.
The Lounge: The British Airways First Class Lounge is located on the second level. Click here to read our review of British Airways First Class Lounge.
First Impressions: I had seen the first class seats of the British Airways’ new first class cabin before. While it is no doubt new and fresh appearing, I still dislike its narrow isle ways. The all new wardrobe area with a shoe compartment was a winner though. There were even spaces for hanging a coat and keeping ones belongings safe.
Pre-flight drinks were offered, newspapers and magazines were passed out and menus were presented as soon as we were settled in. Lounge wear and amenity bags with toiletries by Britain's D.R. Harris & Co were also handed out.
The flight review continues below.
The Cabin: The seating configuration in the first class cabin of this Boeing 777 airplane followed a pattern of two seats close to the middle and four single seats on each side. There were a total of 14 seats. The single seats on each side had personal windows with electronic blinds on both sides. The whole cabin was done up in shades of blue which added a touch of elegance and style.
The Flight (Service/Food/Drink): Though the flight was full, the flight crew still did a great job of showing us to our seats and helping us get settled in for the long 15 hour flight. As the flight was scheduled to leave at 11:20 PM, it was quite late for dinner. But we still had a look at the menu (Click here to see the complete menu from this BA flight form Singapore to London) and were tempted enough by the sweet corn soup to have a bowl. Still a bit hungry, we split an order of the Penne pasta tossed with tomato and basil sauce from the Bistro Menu. The menu had four choices each under starters, mains and bistro along with a couple of options for desserts and cheese plates.
After a quick meal, we requested the staff to turn our seats into beds. The staff were more than happy to do this for us. I then browsed through the flight’s movie list. There was a decent collection of recent films and a good variety of old classics. Halfway through my movie I realized that I had fallen asleep. Off came the headsets and I fell back to sleep for a few more hours.
When I woke up, we still had a good four plus hours to go. The flight attendant saw that I was up and was quick to bring me water and inquire whether I required anything else. Now this is what I call service. Often on long haul flights the flight crew forgets about the passengers and only checks on them when the call button is pressed. I found the BA crew to be very vigilant as they kept checking on us throughout the flight.
Breakfast was served shortly before landing. There were three options, a traditional English breakfast of scrambled eggs, mushrooms, grilled bacon, pork sausage, tomatoes and hash-brown potatoes; cheese omelet and braised Shanghai noodles with shredded vegetables. I ordered the cheese omelet along with a smoothie and a fresh fruit plate. Though the smoothie and the fresh fruits were tasty, I did not like the cheese omelet much.
Arrival: We arrived in London at Terminal 3 (that’s correct, not Terminal 5 like the vast majority of BA flights) well ahead of schedule (thank you tail winds).
Overall Impression For an almost 15 hour flight, it was pretty non-eventful, mainly because it was a night flight and I slept through the bulk of the flight. The positives of the flight were the service and menu, but since I didn’t try a full meal I cannot give it an honest review. On the negative side, the beds were narrow, as were the aisles. Also, the selection of entertainment was just about decent, since it pales in comparison to airlines such as Emirates which have an endless amount of shows and movies.
Still, I rate this British Airways flight from Singapore to London as Bombastic.
Flight Time: Approximately 14 ½ hours
Singapore - SIN
London Heathrow - LHR
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