Singapore Airlines Business Class: SIN-DPS B787-10
Staying overnight in Singapore after I landed from Tokyo makes it a great stop on the way to Bali. We had 23 hours to explore this amazing city. It was a warm February night, but we were still able to explore the Marina area including Marina Bay Sands. With COVID-19 just starting to spread, there were temperature checks everywhere in Singapore. They were the only Country doing anything during February 2020 to limit the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a N-95 mask while walking around wasn’t comfortable, but it was the safest option. The Westin Singapore offered an excellent rooftop pool which wasn’t crowded during our stay and would stay there again.
We called a GrabCar about 3 hours prior to our flight for a ride to the airport which is the best option in Singapore. After passing through temperature checks, we proceeded to the Singapore Airlines Krisflyer Gold Lounge as Business Class customers aren’t allowed to bring a guest into the Business Class Lounge and my friend has KrisFlyer Gold status so we were able to enter the Krisflyer Gold Lounge. We grabbed a few snacks and drinks prior to boarding our flight to Bali.
Boarding this Boeing 787-10 was a treat as it was my first time on this model aircraft and I was flying Business Class in the bulkhead window seat, 11A. The seats were narrower compared to the seats on the A350 and almost 50% smaller than the seats on the A380 I flew the day prior. It was a light load in Business Class so the service was excellent. I decided to sleep after having food poisoning overnight after dinner at a hawker stall. Missing out on my preordered meal of lobster thermidor was a shame, but I needed to play it safe. My appetite wasn’t great. Sleeping all the way to Bali was comfortable and quiet on this new plane.
Inflight WiFi was available onboard and the Pro plan (100MB) was complementary for Business Class passengers. The speeds were plenty fast for iMessage and email.
Conclusion: The B787-10 is an excellent aircraft although the seats wouldn’t be great for a longhaul flight. I would highly recommend the bulkhead seats to get extra leg room and storage space. Experiencing a lie-flat bed on a short 2.5 hour is an excellent way to arrive in style to Bali from Singapore.