I flew from Singapore to Bali on a Singapore Airlines 787-10 in business class and enjoyed a lovely journey with great service and a refreshing meal.
Singapore Airlines 787-10 Business Class Review
I booked this ticket as part of my New York – Singapore ticket. Since I was traveling in the same region (Indonesia and Singapore are in the same region), it costs no extra points to add this segment.
After a refreshing stay at The Private Room, I headed over to Terminal 2, where the flight to Bali was departing from. Boarding began 40 minutes before our scheduled departure.
Singapore (SIN) – Bali – Denpasar (DPS)
Monday, March 6
Depart: 09:05 AM
Arrive: 11:50 AM
Duration: 2hr, 45min
Aircraft: Boeing 787-10
Distance: 1,037 miles
Seat: 19A (Business Class)
As I stepped onboard, a lovely flight attendant wearing a green sarong kebaya (indicating she was a leading stewardess) greeted me and escorted me to my seat.
The business class cabin, intended for regional flights, includes 36 Stelia Aerospace Symphony seats configured in a staggered 1-2-1 pattern. A few notes concerning the seat:
- Each seat has direct access to the aisle
- Seats are 20 inches wide and convert to a fully lie-flat bed that is 76 inches long
- A/K seats oriented next to the window (“true” window seats in rows 12, 15, 17, and 19) and D/F (“honeymoon” seats in rows 11, 14, 16, 18, and 20) are accessed via a narrow nine-inch gap
- Meanwhile, A/K seats oriented next to the aisle (rows 11, 14, 16, 18, and 20) and D/F seats facing outward (rows 12, 15, 17, and 19) offer more convenient access
- A privacy divider is available between D/F seats
- Seat position is controlled by a series of buttons on the ottoman
- The cubby hole for feet in my seat, 19A, was on the tight side, but manageable
- Reading lights are available overhead and on the side of the seat
- Each seat has a shoulder-level storage compartment large enough for valuables
- Each seat also has a mirror which slides out next to the compartment door
- There are no individual air vents
After the long journey from New York there was no need to rest, but I did briefly move the seat into its lie-flat position before landing. Bedding included a pillow and duvet.
Food + Drink
Brunch was offered onboard, though I used Book The Cook option to pre-order a fresh bouquet salad.
Here’s the menu:
Pre-departure beverages were offered (orange juice or apple juice).
All three menu options sound great, but I figured I would be stuffed by this point from all the prior airplane and lounge food and I was quite correct. The salad was light and turned out to be perfect:
Fresh Bouquet Salad
Salad of Mesclun, baby carrot, Heirloom tomatoes, asparagus, artichoke, avocado, freekeh, chickpeas and hard-boiled egg served with mustard dressing.
It was served with a side of fruit (dragon fruit, strawberries, blueberries, grapefruit), yogurt from Switzerland, and warm bread.
The food on Singapore Airlines, especially out of Singapore, is so excellent that it almost seemed a shame to order this versus a rack of lamb or the delicious chicken dum biryani I had a couple years back. But even the salad was one of the best salads I have ever enjoyed on an airplane.
IFE + Wi-FI
Singapore Airlines now offers unlimited complimentary wi-fi to business class customers. It worked just fine on this flight.
Furthermore, hundreds of movies, TV shows, audio selections, and games were available via a touchscreen 18-inch HD screen.
It was a beautiful morning for flying and the views outside the window were lovely all the way to Bali.
Noise-cancelling headphones were present at each seat.
Business class has two lavatories in the front of the cabin and two more in the rear. Not only was the lavatory spotless, but it was stocked with real towels, toiletries from Penhaligon’s, and amenities like saving kits, dental kits, and combs.
The crew was lovely on this sector: quite attentive and also speedy with the meal service after takeoff. Even after the meal service, the crew checked in often on passengers to refill beverages.
I landed on time in Bali and was soon on my way to the hotel. The journey from New York to Bali via Frankfurt and Singapore was a long one, but a very pleasant one. This last flight was a fitting capstone to another great journey on Singapore Airlines.