SQ 38

Old May 30, 12, 5:39 am
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SQ 38

I was wondering if anyone has any insight on SQ 38 or any of the all-biz 340's, because the av geek in me wants to get to LAX from NRT via SIN, but SQ 12 is a nonstop.
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Old May 30, 12, 5:44 am
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I did EWR-SIN a couple months ago. Nice experience, but a VERY long flight. Seat was quite comfortable, food was good and service was great.

It is the fastest way to get to/from SIN by a few hours, but you're looking at Tokyo. I'd bet against it pricing reasonably, and you're adding probably 10+ hours to the travel time to get there.
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Old May 30, 12, 5:51 am
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I did EWR-SIN a couple months ago. Nice experience, but a VERY long flight. Seat was quite comfortable, food was good and service was great.

It is the fastest way to get to/from SIN by a few hours, but you're looking at Tokyo. I'd bet against it pricing reasonably, and you're adding probably 10+ hours to the travel time to get there.
Thanks! Great TR, been looking for one on the 340 for a while!
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Old May 30, 12, 7:32 am
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I was wondering if anyone has any insight on SQ 38 or any of the all-biz 340's, because the av geek in me wants to get to LAX from NRT via SIN, but SQ 12 is a nonstop.
SIN-LAX is around 16.5 hours and the return leg is 17.5 hours so I'm amazed you want to do it from NRT. SQ38/37 tends to be more expensive than the other routing via NRT as it's non-stop. I think it tends to be cheaper if you buy a ticket departing SIN on Monday as the load factor tends to be high at the weekends rather than on weekdays. I actually do not like this flight as it's a little too long in one stretch.

They seat 100 pax only arranged 1-2-1. Standard SQ biz class food, service and seat. On a flight this length, I find the seat irritating as there is no recline-but-not-fully-flat position.
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Old May 30, 12, 8:45 am
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I found that I could lean against the incline from the footwell behind me and that was sufficient to be reclined when I wasn't sleeping. The seats are definitely limited in flexibiity, but not horrible. Extremely wide, almost to a fault.
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