Old Jul 16, 16, 4:12 am
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,681
Flying SQ New Economy to Sydney SQ231/232

Since the launch of SQ's newest seats, I did not have much luck in scoring an aircraft fitted with them, till the recent outbound flight to Sydney on SQ. It was only a rather short trip over the public holiday and weekend and airfares on SQ was surprisingly reasonable for the flights I chose.

Check-in at Terminal 3 was DIY nowadays but for Australia-bound passengers, you would still need to proceed to the desks for passport/ETA verification before boarding passes were issued.

Printed boarding pass issued from the desks were on proper stock, instead of the flimsy paper from the DIY machines.

Departure gate at A13.

06 July 2016
Singapore Airlines
SQ 231
Singapore (SIN) - Sydney (SYD)
Economy Class
Flight Time: 6H47M

The flight was scheduled to be operated by a B77W with new seats, and luckily it remained so with no last minute swaps. Boarding was on scheduled.

Passing the New Business Class seats. Gonna try them, hopefully, in a couple of month' time.

The new Premium Economy Class. Think it remained rather empty on this flight, consistent with rumours that PEY is not doing too well on SQ.

And into the New Economy cabin, where I would be seated. On each seat was a pillow and blanket.

Large IFE touchscreen monitor and touch-pad controller.

Legroom was good and unlike the older generation seat, the footrest was less of a hindrance for me. Seat was very comfortable and recline was great. Way better comfort level then the previous generation seat. No wonder no one wants to pay for PEY.

View out the window.

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