The SIA 777-200ER fleet currently operates in a single configuration, with 26 of the 2006 J business class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, and 245 economy seats in a mostly 3-3-3 configuration.
|26 J (2006 J)
245 Y (2006 Y)
|777-200ER aircraft in service at 11th August 2019: 5|
Note 5th February 2018: 9V-SVF with the old ‘Spacebed’ business class seats has been retired from revenue service. There is therefore only one 777-200ER version now flying, the Version 1 aircraft. This page has been updated to reflect the changes.
How can I tell which Version I am flying on?
There’s only one version of the 777-200ER in operation with Singapore Airlines.
If you’re flying Business Class the seat map should show a 1-2-1 layout.
If you’re flying Economy Class, the seat map should show a 3-3-3 configuration all the way to the last row (row 59).
If the seat map does not resemble either of the above options, it’s possible you’re flying on a 777-200 (non-ER), click here for details.
777-200ER Business Class
Business Class on the 777-200ER is the best business product available on any of the Singapore Airlines 777-200 aircraft, the 2006 J seat which converts to a fully flat bed in 1-2-1 configuration.
The business cabin occupies the front area between the first and second main aircraft doors, with six rows in total (seven for the middle pairs), for a total of 28 seats. Two toilets are located at the back of this cabin, not a bad passenger-to-toilet ratio, even when two pilots have to use them too.
Row 11, the first row in this cabin, is at the bulkhead and so has more space, especially for your feet as the “cubby hole” style footwell found in other seat rows is gone – replaced by a spacious full-width bench which also makes the bed bigger once the seat is converted. In these seats there is no need to extend your legs at an angle while sleeping.
However, be aware that the window seats at this row (11A and 11K) are also infant bassinet positions.
Also note that row 11 is blocked for advance seat selection until 96 hours prior to flight departure time on all 777-200ER aircraft, unless you are a PPS Club member.
Rows 17 & 18: The very last rows of business class, these are directly in front of the two toilets for this cabin, so will have more foot traffic, and may also suffer increased noise from the first row of the economy class cabin directly behind, which is also a bassinet position. Avoid.
777-200ER Economy Class
Economy class is split across a larger forward section, and a smaller rear cabin. Six toilets are all located between the two sections, at the third main set of aircraft doors.
Both economy cabins are served from a large galley at the back of the plane.
In the forward cabin, which suffers from the least foot traffic, extra legroom seats can be found at row 31, but beware the bassinet positions across four of the seats in this row.
There are also two ‘couple pairs’ in the forward cabin, a rarity on this aircraft in economy, seats 47 A/C and 47 H/K. Both pairs are generally well-reviewed, with the 47 A/C pair a better bet as there is a cupboard rather than a toilet directly behind. These are probably the best couple pairs available in economy on this aircraft.
In the rear cabin seats 48 A/C have extra legroom, but are close to the main toilet area and are reported to have a large volume of passenger congregation around them. Seats 49 A/C are also a couple pair and a bit better in the traffic respect, but don’t feature the extra legroom.
Seat 50C has no seat in front of it, and so has ample extra legroom, though is still close to the toilets. It is also close to three infant bassinet positions in the same row.
Row 35 A/K seats: For the window seats at row 35, the window is missing. If you’re a fan of the view outside, or just plain claustrophobic, avoid.
Seat 48A: Despite being a ‘couple pair’, the window is missing. It is also close to a main bank of toilets with reports of queuing around this area.
Row 59: This is the last row on the plane, and is located right in front of the main rear economy galley, meaning lots of foot traffic and potentially noise around these seats. Avoid.
What did we miss? If you have personal experience of specific seats to favour or avoid on this aircraft, please let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll certainly try to incorporate your feedback.
(Cover Photo: Singapore Airlines)