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Singapore Premium Economy - anyone used it?

Old May 4, 16, 10:18 pm
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Singapore Premium Economy - anyone used it?

Hi all,

Apologies if this is a duplicate or inappropriate place to be asking this question. I did a search of a couple of threads but couldn't find anything that related to Premium Economy and people's experiences.

We are booked return from SYD --> SIN in PE (and then onto MLE, economy) in June. The PE was just under twice the price of economy.

Recently I have really only heard bad news about people's experience Singapore PE - both in terms of the cabin (not being much better than econmy) and the food service. (From what someone else posted here I think it looks okay: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singa...841/2797086/L/ )

Does anyone have any good service or feedback about PE? As it's a little disheartening

Thanks for your feedback
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Old May 4, 16, 11:58 pm
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That's a surprise you couldn't find it on the forum.

Anyway, I've flown Premium Economy before (and posted the review before) in the link below. Should hopefully give you an idea of what to expect!

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Old May 5, 16, 12:00 am
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there is one thread actually

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/singa...m-economy.html
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Old May 5, 16, 12:09 am
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Thanks guys! I note my mistake now - I did a search within the 'General' thread, so it only returned results from that thread, not the entire forum itself. Whoops.

Everyone ignore this one from now as I shall explore the others
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Old May 5, 16, 12:59 am
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An utter waste of money IMHO - see my post http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/singa...e-seating.html
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Old May 5, 16, 7:51 am
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did SQ let PE die?

Originally Posted by THR View Post
..We are booked return from SYD --> SIN in PE (and then onto MLE, economy) in June. The PE was just under twice the price of economy..
Twice is steep but PE is a lot less exhausting than Y.

And at least you still get PE - on my European routes, SQ makes no effort anymore to introduce PE. On a market like say ZRH where the flag carrier only offers an abysmal Y product and no PE, SQ does not have to threaten their beloved J fares and does not offer PE at all .

Pretty cheap and disappointing - I make evert effort nowish to avoid SQ for these silly tricks.
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Old May 5, 16, 8:16 pm
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I flew SQ Premium Economy from Singapore to London on the A380. It is definitely more comfortable than economy, and comparable to PEY on BA and LH.

The seats on the A380 are 2-4-2 (Main deck).

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The IFE screen is huge, with great content. You also get the same noise cancelling headphones as business class.

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Catering is similar to Y (Slightly better) with different selections, as well as book the cook options.

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If you are interested in a detailed review, there is one here (Links to an external site.)

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Old May 5, 16, 11:34 pm
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Originally Posted by sqyf View Post
I flew SQ Premium Economy from Singapore to London on the A380. It is definitely more comfortable than economy, and comparable to PEY on BA and LH.

The seats on the A380 are 2-4-2 (Main deck).

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The IFE screen is huge, with great content. You also get the same noise cancelling headphones as business class.

Attachment 6161

Catering is similar to Y (Slightly better) with different selections, as well as book the cook options.

Attachment 6162

If you are interested in a detailed review, there is one here (Links to an external site.)
Incorrect, you don't get the same noise cancelling headphones as business. PE is On-Ear whereas Business is over ear
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Old May 6, 16, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by tub View Post
Incorrect, you don't get the same noise cancelling headphones as business. PE is On-Ear whereas Business is over ear
Hmmm...interesting, I wonder if they are issuing different types of headphones on different aircraft, or if they have changed headphone models since then. At least on my recent flights, the business class headphones were the same as the ones I was given on PEY.

On my PE flight on the A380 a year back, these were the Phitek noise cancelling headphones provided....

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...which were identical to the Phitek pair I was given on SQ318 in J a week ago (This was a 77WN).

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Old May 6, 16, 4:00 am
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Originally Posted by weero View Post
Twice is steep but PE is a lot less exhausting than Y.

And at least you still get PE - on my European routes, SQ makes no effort anymore to introduce PE. On a market like say ZRH where the flag carrier only offers an abysmal Y product and no PE, SQ does not have to threaten their beloved J fares and does not offer PE at all .

Pretty cheap and disappointing - I make evert effort nowish to avoid SQ for these silly tricks.
J fares ex-Europe are generally fairly cheap; I can find ex-FRA or AMS in J for under 3.5k routinely.
But ex-Singapore, SQ W compares very poorly with one stop ME3 J options.
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Old May 6, 16, 4:42 am
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Originally Posted by expatOWflyer View Post
J fares ex-Europe are generally fairly cheap; I can find ex-FRA or AMS in J for under 3.5k routinely.
But ex-Singapore, SQ W compares very poorly with one stop ME3 J options.
Well you are right.

I don't need and hence don't want to pay for J as the journey to Europe is short enough for PE to be perfectly sufficient. And hence I am upset that SQ killed the PE product on routes where they have no non-stop PE competition. So for the time being, I have to fly BA, LH, and much more rarely CX or BR.
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Old May 8, 16, 6:09 am
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Originally Posted by sqyf View Post
I flew SQ Premium Economy from Singapore to London on the A380. It is definitely more comfortable than economy, and comparable to PEY on BA and LH.

The seats on the A380 are 2-4-2 (Main deck).

Attachment 6158 Attachment 6159 Attachment 6160

The IFE screen is huge, with great content. You also get the same noise cancelling headphones as business class.

Attachment 6161

Catering is similar to Y (Slightly better) with different selections, as well as book the cook options.

Attachment 6162

If you are interested in a detailed review, there is one here (Links to an external site.)
never tried that before i will try it for short haul in southeast asia route
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Old May 8, 16, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by sqyf View Post
I flew SQ Premium Economy from Singapore to London on the A380. It is definitely more comfortable than economy, and comparable to PEY on BA and LH.

The seats on the A380 are 2-4-2 (Main deck).

Attachment 6158 Attachment 6159 Attachment 6160

The IFE screen is huge, with great content. You also get the same noise cancelling headphones as business class.

Attachment 6161

Catering is similar to Y (Slightly better) with different selections, as well as book the cook options.

Attachment 6162

If you are interested in a detailed review, there is one here (Links to an external site.)
Thank you very much for posting this. It was a very good read. Very detailed!

And the additional space alone has left my satisfied with my decision
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Old May 8, 16, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by THR View Post
Thank you very much for posting this. It was a very good read. Very detailed!

And the additional space alone has left my satisfied with my decision
Glad you enjoyed reading it, THR!

Have a great flight!
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Old May 8, 16, 12:16 pm
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Happy Mother's Day,
I would like to use my SQ miles to book PEY for my Mom from LAX-SGN, but there is no option to book PEY on SQ site (only Y show), is it possible to book? thanks!
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