The Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER fleet operates in a single configuration, Version 2. Version 1 was a former layout, and is no longer in service.
|4 F (2013 F)
48 J (2013 J)
28 W (2015 W)
184 Y (2013 Y)
|This is our fleet guide for the Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Version 2 aircraft. There are no more Version 1 aircraft in service.|
|777-300ER aircraft in service at 14th January 2020: 27|
How can I tell which Version I am flying on?
There is only one version of the 777-300ER in operation with Singapore Airlines.
If you’re flying First Class the seat map should show a single row in a 1-2-1 layout (row 1).
If you’re flying Business Class the seat map should show a 1-2-1 layout.
If you’re flying Premium Economy Class the seat map should show a 2-4-2 configuration from rows 31 to 34.
If you’re flying Economy Class, the seat map should show a 3-3-3 configuration all the way to the last row (row 62).
If the seat map does not resemble the above options in your respective travel class, it’s possible you’re flying on a 777-300 (non-ER), click here for details.
The 777-300ER Version 2 has four classes of service, and is now fitted to all 777-300ER aircraft in the fleet.
It has four first class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, 48 business class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, 28 premium economy seats in a 2-4-2 configuration, and an economy class cabin totalling 184 seats in a 3-3-3 configuration.
The 777-300ER operates predominantly medium and long-haul flights from Singapore – to destinations in Europe, the USA and Australia, as well as selected routes to New Zealand, Japan, Korea, India, China and Hong Kong.
777-300ER First Class
The 777-300ER is fitted with a single row of the 2013 F first class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration for a total of four seats.
This is a very small and private cabin right at the front of the aircraft, with only four seats occupying a single row which makes it the most exclusive cabin in the Singapore Airlines fleet.
There are no bad seats in first class in our opinion, so separating the best from the worst is certainly nitpicking. For solo travellers, the window seats (A or F) are an obvious choice if available.
The 777-300ER has a small intimate cabin of just four First Class seats in total, the most exclusive cabin offered by the airline, with the latest 2013 F seats installed (as pictured above) featuring extended curved privacy partitions.
Seat 1F is the furthest you can be from the single bassinet position in this cabin (which is at seat 1A, as depicted). While the presence of an infant in the First Class cabin is rare, it is a possibility.
Couples will probably appreciate the slightly more sociable arrangement of the C/D pairs in the middle, with only one of these pairs available. Should you only have a C/D seat to choose from as a solo traveller however, don’t fear, as there is a sizeable privacy divider which isolates you from your neighbour.
We can’t think of any bad seats in the First Class cabin on the 777-300ER aircraft.
777-300ER Business Class
Business class on the 777-300ER occupies the rear of the forward cabin section, just ahead of the second main aircraft door, and the entire second section between the second and third main doors. It is equipped in a 1-2-1 configuration flat bed seat – the relatively new 2013 J product.
The Business Class cabin on the 777-300ER aircraft features a small three-row forward cabin, and a larger second cabin behind the second main aircraft doors.
While some people appreciate the feeling of space in the larger second cabin, personally we prefer the smaller forward cabin, which is quieter and has less foot traffic as service is conducted from the galley behind row 14.
The forward section also benefits from no bassinet positions, ensuring a peaceful experience for those lucky enough to secure a seat here. Row 11 is probably the most private row on the aircraft, particularly the window seats 11A and 11K.
The alternative bulkhead seats are at row 15, which doesn’t feel as exclusive as the front of the smaller forward cabin and has the drawback of being the only bassinet position in the Business Class section on this aircraft.
Both row 11 and row 15 have 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.
Row 11 is blocked for advance seat selection until 48 hours prior to departure on long flights to Europe and the USA and 96 hours prior to flight departure time on all other flights, unless you are a PPS Club member. Row 15 is unaffected.
We would avoid Row 23 due to proximity of the premium economy cabin, with the bassinet position in that cabin section located right behind you.
Row 14 is a mixed bag, it’s in the nicer forward section but does suffer a little from galley and toilet disturbance. It also features only one window, instead of two at the other rows. We wouldn’t necessarily avoid it completely, but if there is a seat in row 11 or 12 available it would be better.
Row 19 & Row 21: These rows are missing a window at the A & K seats .
If travelling solo, one of the window seats (A or K) is preferable, giving you the highest level of privacy.
As a couple it’s up to you whether you prefer two A or K seats one in front of the other, or the slightly more sociable (but still sufficiently private) D/F middle pair. We tend to go for the middle pair, as it’s easy to talk and provides the best food envy at meal times.
777-300ER Premium Economy Class
Premium Economy is located after the Business Class cabin, directly behind the third main set of aircraft doors.However,
There are four rows (three rows at the windows) with a 2-4-2 configuration, for a total of 28 seats.
Seat width is 19.5 inches and seat pitch is 38 inches, the same as on the A380, but wider than the A350 which has a narrower fuselage, so choose this aircraft or the A380 if you want the best premium economy seat. However, one benefit of the A380 over the 777-300ER at the window seat is some extra space between the window seats and the cabin wall, due to the fuselage curvature.
The first row in the cabin, Row 31, has additional legroom, but be aware of a few drawbacks – firstly it’s the bassinet row (though there’s probably no escaping the sound of a screaming baby in this small cabin), secondly the IFE screens are mounted on the bulkhead wall in front of you, not housed in the armrest as with other seats in this cabin. Thirdly the A and K seats are missing a window.
Seats 31A & 31K are missing a window.
Row 33 (row 34 in the middle D/E/F/G seats) may suffer increased noise from the first row of the Economy Class cabin directly behind, which is also a bassinet position. It may be better to choose a seat further forward.
Solo travellers will probably want to opt for one of the aisle seats (C, D, G or H), or possibly a window seat (A or K) depending on personal preference. For couples, the window pairs (A/C or H/K) make perfect sense.
There are no dedicated toilets in the premium economy section, and you aren’t allowed forward into the Business Class cabin to use their toilets, so that means heading back through an economy section of seven rows to use the main bank of economy toilets at the fourth main set of aircraft doors.
777-300ER Economy Class
The 777-300ER features a small forward section of up to eight rows in a 3-3-3 configuration, with a single 2-3-2 row at the back, and a larger rear section with up to 14 rows in a 3-3-3 configuration, also with some 2-3-2 options at the back.
Three toilets are located at the galley area around the fourth main door, separating the two economy seating sections, with three more toilets at the rear galley area.
Extra legroom seats can be found at row 41 and row 49 on this aircraft, but beware the bassinet positions across two of the seats in each of these locations. Also, the window seats in rows 49 (49A & 49K) are missing a window, so may not be the best choice.
There are five ‘couple pairs’ in this aircraft. At row 48 seats 48A/C and 48 H/K, and right at the back seats 61A/C, 61H/K and 62H/K. These are well worth considering if you are travelling as a pair, though they do come with their drawbacks (see below).
The forward section of the smaller economy cabin would be our preference, as the service is from a galley behind this section and additionally toilets are all to the rear. This should reduce foot traffic and noise, though bear in mind premium economy passengers will be passing through this section to use the toilets at the fourth main door.
Row 47/48: The last row of the forward Economy Class cabin is right in front of the mid galley and three of the toilets, so it’s susceptible to increased foot traffic, queuing and noise. Avoid, unless you value the pair seating in row 48 as a couple (see above).
Seats 49 A/K: These seats are missing a window, but do have extra legroom. They are also close to a main galley and toilet area on the aircraft. Avoid.
Seats 61 A/C/D/E/G & 62 H/K: The last row of the rear economy class cabin is right in front of a large toilet and galley area, so it’s susceptible to increased foot traffic and noise. Avoid, unless you value the A/C or H/K pair seating as a couple, in which case 61 H/K are the ones to go for as there is still another row behind them.
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)