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Review: Singapore Airlines 777-300ER First Class

The most exclusive cabin in the Singapore Airlines fleet features only four seats. Here's our experience of spending 18 hours in two of them.

1F Overview

Flight details

  • Flight: SQ1 San Francisco Int’l to Singapore Changi T3
  • Class: First
  • Seats: 1D & 1F
  • Aircraft Type: Boeing 777-300ER
  • Aircraft Registration: 9V-SWB
  • Aircraft Age: 11.7 years
  • Date: July 2018
  • Departure / Arrival (SFO-HKG): 01:15 / 06:35
  • Departure / Arrival (HKG-SIN): 08:00 / 11:50
  • Flight Time: 18h 15m (plus 1h 25m stop in HKG)
  • Cost: 118,000* KrisFlyer Miles + US$25.99 per person

* Note that we booked this redemption before the January 2019 KrisFlyer devaluation, and therefore secured it at the previous miles rate. The current redemption rate would be 130,000 KrisFlyer miles + US$25.99.


Check in

Singapore Airlines has a strict check in opening time at San Francisco of 3 hours 30 minutes prior to departure for all cabin classes. No early check in is possible.

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We arrived at the airport slightly before this as we were keen to maximise our time in the brand new United Polaris lounge.

Also due to the late departure of this flight we had already been killing some time in the city having had to check out of our hotel room in the afternoon.

This may have been the case for other passengers too as quite a sizeable queue had formed in advance of check in opening time.

Thankfully there was no queue at the First Class desk and as soon as check in opened we were promptly invited to come forward, with all formalities completed in a matter of minutes.