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Which Singapore Airlines First Class seat is flying by route?

Our guide the First Class seat and suite types flying on the Singapore Airlines network over the next year

Cabin Overview

There are four First Class products offered on Singapore Airlines flights, two First Class seats and two First Class suites. The difficulty is not all aircraft types are fitted with a First Class cabin. Only 51 of SIA’s 110-strong fleet features a First Class offering, limiting your route choice if you wish to try out the airline’s finest lounges and coveted highest level of service, either for cash or miles.

After examining the Business Class seats by route last week it’s time to analyse the same details for the First Class products.

The seats

Singapore Airlines is currently flying 2 different types of First Class seat (F) and 2 different types of First Class suite (R) across its fleet. Most of you will already know exactly what these are, however here’s a breakdown including some key facts and figures.

First Class Seats

SQ 777 2006F (Dan Nevill).jpg 1F Overview Low
2006 F 2013 F
Seat
Config 1-2-1 1-2-1
Width 35″ 35″
Recline 180o 180o
Bed Length 80″ 82″
IFE
Screen Size 23″ SD 24″ HD
Power Source 1 UNI + 2 USB Sockets 1 UNI + 2 USB Sockets
Wi-Fi No Yes: Panasonic or T-Mobile time-based or OnAir volume-based, depending on the specific aircraft
(first 100MB free for first class passengers)

(Photos: MainlyMiles)

First Class Suites

2006 Suite 3F (Shutterwhale) 1A Seat
2006 R 2017 R
(read our review)
Seat
Config 1-2-1 1-1
Width 35″ 21″
Recline 135o
Bed
Width 35″ 27″
Recline 180o 180o
Bed Length 78″ 76″
IFE
Screen Size 23″ SD 32″ HD
Power Source 1 UNI + 2 USB Sockets 2 UNI + 2 USB Sockets
Wi-Fi Yes: OnAir volume-based
(first 100MB free for suites passengers)
Yes: Panasonic volume-based
(first 100MB free for suites passengers)

(Photos: The Shutterwhale, MainlyMiles)

Which planes have which seats?

The full route tables below show the exact First Class seat or suite type planned for each flight number over the next 11 months, so there is no need to be totally familiar with which aircraft are fitted with which seats, however for those interested the distribution is as follows at 2nd October 2018:

Singapore Airlines First Class Fleet / Seat Types
Aircraft Type Designator In Fleet First Class
Seat Types
ICAO IATA
A380-800 A388 388 19 2006 R (14)
2017 R (5)
777-300 B773 773 5 2006 F (5)
777-300ER B77W 77W 27 2006 F (2)
2013 F (25)

Upcoming changes

The 2006 F seat is set to disappear from the last SIA 777-300ER by the end of 2018, with all of those aircraft then featuring the 2013 F seat. That will leave the 5 remaining 777-300s featuring 2006 F. The schedules below already reflect this.

The latest 2017 Suites cabin is still only fitted on the 5 newest SIA A380s. The 14 older aircraft will undergo a refit program starting later this year, so the new cabin will start to appear on more flights. No further A380 routes with the new products have been announced, however it is likely over the next year that some more will switch from 2006 Suites to 2017 Suites.

We’ll keep the list updated so do check back for the latest information.

Which seat by route

Here’s the full list with an A-Z of Singapore Airlines routes showing all the flights operating on each route and the First Class seat type fitted.

Updated: 11th December 2018. Valid until: 31st August 2019.

Auckland (AKL) Saver: 80,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ281 77W 2013 F
SQ282 77W 2013 F
SQ285 77W 2013 F From 1 Apr
SQ286 77W 2013 F From 2 Apr
SQ285 388 2006 R Until 30 Mar
SQ286 388 2006 R Until 31 Mar
Beijing (PEK) Saver: 50,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ800 77W 2013 F From 31 Mar
SQ801 77W 2013 F All
SQ805 77W 2013 F From 31 Mar
SQ802 388 2006 R Until 25 Dec and From 4 Jan
SQ802 77W 2013 F 26 Dec – 3 Jan
SQ806 77W 2013 F All
SQ807 388 2006 R Until 25 Dec and From 4 Jan
SQ807 77W 2013 F 26 Dec – 3 Jan
Brunei (BWN) Saver: 25,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ181 773 2006 F All
SQ182 773 2006 F All
Canberra (CBR) Saver: 80,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ288 77W 2013 F All
Copenhagen (CPH) Saver: 115,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ351 77W 2013 F All
SQ352 77W 2013 F All
Delhi (DEL) Saver: 50,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ403 388 2006 R All
SQ406 388 2006 R All
Dubai (DXB) Saver: 70,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ494 77W 2013 F All
SQ495 77W 2013 F All
Frankfurt (FRA) Saver: 115,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ25 388 2006 R All
SQ26 388 2006 R All
SQ325 77W 2013 F All
SQ326 77W 2013 F All
Hong Kong (HKG) Saver: 37,500 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ1 77W 2013 F All
SQ2 77W 2013 F All
SQ856 388 2017 R All
SQ861 388 2017 R All
SQ865 77W 2013 F All
SQ866 77W 2013 F All
Jakarta (CGK) Saver: 25,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ950 773 2006 F All
SQ952 773 2006 F All
SQ953 773 2006 F All
SQ955 773 2006 F All
SQ958 773 2006 F All
SQ959 773 2006 F All
SQ960 773 2006 F All
SQ961 773 2006 F All
SQ966 773 2006 F All
London (LHR) Saver: 115,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ305 77W 2013 F All
SQ306 77W 2013 F All
SQ308 388 2006 R All
SQ317 388 2017 R All
SQ318 77W 2013 F All
SQ319 77W 2013 F All
SQ321 388 2006 R All
SQ322 388 2017 R All
Los Angeles (LAX) Saver: 118,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ11 77W 2013 F All
SQ12 77W 2013 F All
Manila (MNL) Saver: 30,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ910 773 2006 F All
SQ916 773 2006 F Operated by 772 on certain dates (no F cabin)
SQ917 773 2006 F All
SQ921 773 2006 F Operated by 772 on certain dates (no F cabin)
Melbourne (MEL) Saver: 80,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ217 388 2006 R All
SQ218 388 2006 R All
SQ227 77W 2013 F All
SQ228 77W 2013 F All
SQ237 77W 2013 F All
SQ238 77W 2013 F All
Mumbai (BOM) Saver: 50,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ423 388 2006 R Until 28 Feb and From 31 Mar
SQ423 77W 2013 F 1 Mar – 30 Mar
SQ424 388 2006 R Until 28 Feb and From 31 Mar
SQ424 77W 2013 F 1 Mar – 30 Mar
SQ425 773 2006 F From 31 Mar
SQ426 773 2006 F From 31 Mar
New York (JFK) Saver: 120,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ25 388 2006 R All
SQ26 388 2006 R All
Osaka (KIX) Saver: 65,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ618 388 2006 R Until 30 Mar
SQ622 388 2006 R 8 Dec – 3 Jan
SQ619 388 2006 R Until 30 Mar
SQ623 388 2006 R 8 Dec – 3 Jan
Paris (CDG) Saver: 115,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ333 77W 2013 F Until 30 Mar
SQ334 77W 2013 F Until 30 Mar
SQ335 388 2006 R From 31 Mar
SQ335 77W 2013 F Until 30 Mar
SQ336 388 2006 R From 31 Mar
SQ336 77W 2013 F Until 30 Mar
San Francisco (SFO) Saver: 118,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ1 77W 2013 F All
SQ2 77W 2013 F All
Seoul (ICN) Saver: 65,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ611 77W 2013 F All
SQ612 77W 2013 F All
Shanghai (PVG) Saver: 50,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ825 77W 2013 F From 1 Apr
SQ825 773 2006 F Until 31 Mar
SQ826 773 2006 F All
SQ827 773 2006 F All
SQ828 77W 2013 F All
SQ830 388 2017 R All
SQ831 77W 2013 F All
SQ833 388 2017 R All
SQ836 77W 2013 F From 31 Mar
SQ836 773 2006 F Until 30 Mar
Sydney (SYD) Saver: 80,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ211 77W 2013 F All
SQ212 77W 2013 F All
SQ221 388 2017 R All
SQ222 388 2006 R All
SQ231 388 2006 R All
SQ232 388 2017 R All
SQ241 77W 2013 F All
SQ242 77W 2013 F All
SQ288 77W 2013 F All
Tokyo Haneda (HND) Saver: 65,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ630 77W 2013 F From 28 Dec
SQ631 77W 2013 F All
SQ634 77W 2013 F All
SQ635 77W 2013 F All
SQ636 77W 2013 F All
SQ639 77W 2013 F From 29 Dec
Tokyo Narita (NRT) Saver: 65,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ11 77W 2013 F All
SQ12 77W 2013 F All
Zurich (ZRH) Saver: 115,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ345 388 2017 R All
SQ346 388 2017 R All

Non-Singapore routes

As with the Business Class routes, if you’re flying First Class with Singapore Airlines on a flight sector not originating or ending in Singapore there are several routes featuring one of these cabins. Here are the seat and suite types used on those services.

Updated: 11th December 2018. Valid until: 31st August 2019.

Frankfurt – New York v.v. Saver: 76,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ25 388 2006 R All
SQ26 388 2006 R All
Hong Kong – San Francisco v.v. Saver: 92,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ1 77W 2013 F All
SQ2 77W 2013 F All
Tokyo – Los Angeles v.v. Saver: 95,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ11 77W 2013 F All
SQ12 77W 2013 F All

Substitutions do occur

The data for this information is based on GDS timetables and programmed seat layouts and is correct at 11th December 2018. We’ll keep it regularly updated to ensure it’s a useful long-term reference whenever aircraft types or seat types on a route change.

Do bear in mind that the list may not be 100% up to date at all times and Singapore Airlines always reserves the right to substitute a different aircraft type last minute on any flight due to operational requirements. This can occur even on the day of operation, so you’re never guaranteed a particular seat type until you get on board.

Changes happen too

You’re never immune from an aircraft type / seat type change when you book a flight with Singapore Airlines, especially if you book a long time in advance – for example 10 or 11 months out.

The data above is based on the aircraft types and seat layouts in the current published timetable, however SIA may already be planning to switch aircraft types for your routing especially in the following season, where the schedule can be considered largely provisional.

For example if you’re booking an A380 First Class (Suites) flight to Paris in July 2019 and expecting the 2006 R seat as currently programmed, don’t be too surprised if you find that later changes to the 2017 R seat.

How to be sure

While the information above should be accurate, the seat map for your flight is the best way to verify the First Class seat or suite type being used for your flight. You can view the map on the Singapore Airlines website prior to committing to booking, however you will have to enter some details first.

Alternatively a free subscription to ExpertFlyer also includes the ability to view the seat maps for all Singapore Airlines flights.

Once you have the seat map, see our guide for the aircraft type to determine which First  Class seat or suite it’s referring to:

The latest 2017 Suites

If the latest Suites product on the new A380s is of most interest to you we have a dedicated page showing where those planes are flying now and in the future. Bookmark it for updates as more aircraft with the new product should be rolling out into 2019. We also have a full review of that seat here.

2A & 2F Seat
The newest 2017 Suites class features 6 mini-apartments each with a separate seat and bed. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Best redemption rates

For the planned SIA flights over the next 10 months we can also reveal the cheapest KrisFlyer saver redemption rate by First Class cabin type on Singapore Airlines. Here’s your best rate one-way award ticket in each case:

  • 2006 F: Singapore to/from Brunei or Jakarta (25,000 miles)
  • 2013 F: Singapore to/from Hong Kong (37,500 miles)
  • 2006 R: Singapore to/from BeijingDelhi or Mumbai (50,000 miles)
  • 2017 R: Singapore to/from Hong Kong (37,500 miles)

Business Class

For the same seat by route and flight number guide for the 5 different Business Class seat types in the Singapore Airlines fleet, see our guide here.

12Aoverview
Business Class seats like this 2013 version are now widely available on the Singapore Airlines network. To find out exactly when and where they’re flying – see our Business Class guide. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Spotted something wrong?

If you notice any errors or omissions in the list please let us know in the comments section below, or by contacting us directly, and we’ll correct it as soon as we can.

(Cover Photo: MainlyMiles)

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