Singapore Airlines Business Class: SIN-SFO A350-900 ULR

After traveling around Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia & Singapore for 2 weeks, I was ready for my flight home. Luckily, I had a nonstop booked from SIN to SFO. I’ve flown this nonstop route once before, but this time I was flying on their Premium Ultra Long Range layout where they only offer Business & Premium Economy class. It was right after the F1 Singapore Grand Prix, so locking in the award redemption 10 months in advance allowed me to book Business Class. It cost me 107,000 SQ miles and SGD 85.80 in taxes for SIN-SFO. After booking, I was able to secure the coveted seat 10A. It’s perfect for a solo traveler as it provides extra legroom due to being bulkhead, but also very private.

I visited the renovated SilverKris Lounge which was amazing! There were a variety of seating options throughout the lounge which was perfect to cater to everyone’s needs. I snagged a work pod in a quiet area to catch up on some emails. They even had wireless charging built-in to the desk for my iPhone along with power and USB charging ports. Many food options were available at different food stations in the main area. It was fairly packed, but there was seating available for everyone. No lines outside the lounge like you see in the US now.

I proceeded to my gate, B8, to pickup my preordered duty free item as I missed the cutoff for purchasing last time. Unfortunately, this time they picked the wrong product and it was now sold out 🙁 I was able to get a refund, but what a hassle. After boarding, I was shown to my seat 10A. The bulkhead seats on Singapore Airlines offer extra legroom which are well worth it if you can snag the seat. Most people complain about the small footwell on Singapore Airlines, but this makes that issue disappear. Seat 10A is the most forward seat on the left side of the plane which aligns with storage areas so you have no neighbors. As a solo traveler on this flight, it was very enjoyable and there wasn’t too much noise/light from the forward galley. For a 15.5 hr flight, you want to be comfy!

It was an extremely full flight with Business Class sold out and only a few seats in Premium Economy available (white seats). Seat 17D is a crew rest seat on this layout which is why it’s blocked on the seat map.

After takeoff, dinner was served. Prior to the flight, I preordered the Lobster Thermidor using the Book the Cook service. Dinner service started with chicken satay which you can’t go wrong with. Very tasty peanut sauce. Followed by a smoked chicken salad with roasted apples. A small salad, but tasty. The main dish lobster thermidor is a must if departing from SIN in Business Class. It’s cooked to perfection and delicious! For dessert, I selected fresh fruits as I wanted something light before sleeping. I went to change into my PJ’s while the crew made my bed.

I was able to snag 8 hours of sleep in the lie flat bed. We still had a few hours before landing. Lunch was served as we’d be landing into SFO in the evening. For lunch, I preordered the Singaporean Chicken Rice as the main dish. The meal service started with a Sesame Crab Mayonnaise Salad which was made with real crab. Yum! Followed by the main dish. You can’t go wrong with Singaporean Chicken Rice as the chicken is always moist. For dessert, a bakewell mixed berries cake was served. It was almond based and very tasty. Highly recommend it. I ordered my favorite hot tea, TWG Silver Moon, to wash it down.

We were gifted a beautiful sunset over the Pacific Ocean prior to landing into SFO. The crew was excellent and made it an enjoyable flight 🙂


Conclusion: I’d highly recommend a bulkhead seat if flying Singapore Airlines Business Class as it enhances your experience. Overall, my 2023 conclusion still stands: “You can’t go wrong with Singapore Airlines Business Class. The service is top notch and the seat is comfortable to sleep in while lie flat. If you’re going to fly nonstop from the USA to Singapore, I’d advise to only fly Singapore Airlines. I can’t imagine flying mediocre United on this route.”

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