Singapore Business Class Singapore-Tokyo-Los Angeles – Flight Review

By Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren on 13 July 2016
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This was to be a review of Singapore’s relatively new Premium Economy cabin; however, a last minute aircraft swap changed all plans to do so. At first, it meant being bumped down into economy, which was soon followed by a last-minute upgrade into the airline’s much-vaunted business-class cabin.

Today’s journey was a long one, Singapore to Los Angeles via Tokyo on Singapore flight 12. Check-in took place in terminal three of Singapore Changi International Airport, taking only a few minutes including time to process the upgrade. Security takes place at the gate, meaning I only needed to first clear immigration. Thanks to generously staffed counters, I was airside in no time.

Being concerned that the airline might rescind the upgrade, I stayed clear of the lounge, lest staff be provided an opportunity to change their minds. Silly, I know, but I didn’t want to take any chances.


Instead, I waited out the start of boarding in the comfort of Changi’s impressive terminal, which itself is an absolute delight to wander through. Butterfly gardens, free massage chairs, and relaxing koi ponds are just some of the reason the airport consistently ranks the most popular in the world.

I had visited the KrisSilver Lounges before, and found them to provide acceptable cold and hot food options, beverages, and a host of amenities suitable for the long haul traveler, such as shower facilities.


Boarding began on time, with first and business class passengers invited to board the Airbus A380 super jumbo first. The entire upper deck is dedicated to business class, and I settled into seat 27E (aisle). Two pillows, a blanket, a pair of slippers, and a set of headphones were provided. Traditionally, Singapore does not provide amenity kits.

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