Singapore Airlines Business Class to Seoul and Vietnam Airlines Business Class Seoul to Singapore in 2019

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The 12 months was 2019. (Pre-COVID). We took a household vacation to Seoul, South Korea! Here are hyperlinks to the flight movies.

[Flight Review] Singapore Airlines SQ 602 Boeing 787-10 Business Class SG to Seoul Excellent Flight

We fly Singapore Airlines on their Regional Business Class, Boeing 787-10 for the primary time this November! Very thrilling. Singapore Airlines was first to fly the Boeing 787-10 and had been progressively taking supply of those new birds, and retiring their older Boeing 777-200 fleet.

The new regional enterprise class is a large enchancment over the earlier. They now provide a 1-2-1 configuration, totally lie-flat mattress, in comparison with the earlier 2-2-2 regional enterprise class product with an angled mattress. The design and really feel is similar to the long-haul enterprise class product, besides that the seat is not as vast. However, one benefit of the regional seat is that the seat can flip into a completely flat and straight mattress on the contact of the console button. The long-haul plane require you to manually convert the seat to a mattress, which could be a bit awkward and tiresome when you did not know learn how to do it.

We obtained glorious service on board. I figured that the stunning Singapore Girl serving my aisle was a Korean girl, resulting from her accent. She was in a inexperienced kebaya, representing her seniority. Of course, she spoke glorious english too. This flight, SQ 602, departed Singapore at 1445hrs and was scheduled to land in Seoul at 2200hrs. Given this mid afternoon departure, we had been questioning what meal could be served on board. Turned out that lunch could be served, however they began the meal service at 1630hrs as an alternative of instantly after takeoff. They will need to have accomplished this to make the meal nearer to time for supper, on condition that it’s fairly apparent passengers would have taken their lunch earlier than boarding the plane at 1445hrs. Which then made me surprise, why name this meal lunch as an alternative of dinner?

Anyway, it did not matter. I had a really pleasant meal on board (minus the satay, which was not served on this flight). Upon boarding, I took the welcome drink of champagne. Shortly after takeoff, the submit take off drink was served – I had opted for the Singapore Sling, which I at all times do on SQ. A small bowl of nuts was additionally given. I loved them whereas watching some film.

Lunch service was leisurely and unhurried. The first course was some kind of prawn. Then I received my Lobster Thermidor (which I had used the Book the Cook Service). Oh, for this flight I had simply found that you possibly can see the onboard lunch menu some days earlier than the precise flight and even make your choice earlier than the precise flight. I discover this very helpful as a result of I had at all times needed to know prematurely what was the onboard catering earlier than I made a decision whether or not to make use of Book the Cook. So this time spherical, I did not actually look after any of the 4 decisions for the onboard catering, so I ‘Booked the Cook”!

Prior to the flight, we spent a while on the SilverKris Lounge Business Class part at Changi Airport.

Coming again from Seoul, we flew on Vietnam Airlines in Business Class. This flight was in 2 legs. But earlier than that, we spent a while within the airport lounge at Incheon.

Once contained in the restricted space, we made our option to the KAL Lounge, because the CHeck-in counter girl had instructed us. The lounge is BEFORE the prepare experience to the Concourse, the place our plane was (Gate 111), so you must use the lounge and issue sufficient time to get to the airplane since you nonetheless must take a prepare to get there.

I learn from the web that this KAL lounge (positioned moreover the Starbucks) was new, opened in June 2019. The signages weren’t nice and we could not discover it at first, till we requested a member of employees who instructed us in a deep Korean accent that it was ‘moreover Starbooks’.

KAL Lounge Incheon Terminal 1 SkyTeam Lounge Vietnam Airlines

VN 409 Boeing 787-10 Vietnam Airlines Dreamliner Business Class Flight Review Seoul to Ho Chi Minh

We had been in Seoul for a vacation, and as we speak we start our journey again to Singapore on Vietnam Airlines, from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh after which onward to Singapore. We arrived at Incheon Airport, Seoul, in good time early within the morning. We needed to get our tax refund, and after that, check-in was easy although even at the moment (round 0745hrs) the road to clear safety was fairly lengthy.

After clearing safety and immigration, we reached the restricted space of Incheon Airport, which was giant and reasonably crowded. Signages weren’t good and we could not discover the KAL Lounge (which we had been instructed by the verify in girl that it was earlier than the prepare experience to the Concourse), so we requested a member of employees and was instructed it was beside ‘Starbooks’. Here is the evaluation of the KAL Lounge, which was newly opened in June 2019. After getting some breakfast, we made our option to the concourse (needed to experience a prepare) and received to Gate 111 in good time. Boarding hadn’t began but after we received there, so we waited for bit.

Once boarded began, we received on board shortly and discovered seats. I had a window seat as we speak. The plane used was a reasonably new Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. Business class was in a reverse herringbone, 1-2-1 configuration.

Overall, service onboard was superb. Even although the flight was not very lengthy (flight time below 5 hours), it felt like a long-haul flight with a pleasant amenity package, pillow and blanket. Welcome drink, I selected champagne. After take off, meal service started.

It began with Amuse Boche, and once more I selected champagne for my drink.

For the primary meal, that they had run out of the Western fashion appetizer, so I had no selection however to take the Korean-style appetizer, which was tremendous with me because it was attention-grabbing to take a look at and the style was good. For the primary, I selected the Asian fashion Beef rib with rice. The beef got here in slices, which suited me tremendous. The style was good, and the meat was tender sufficient.

After the primary, there was dessert (ice-cream) and likewise cheese. The stewardess additionally got here round with a tray of sliced fruit, which I selected a couple of. Overall, it was a beautiful meal, and I loved it whereas watching a film on the leisure system.

Post-meal, I transformed the seat right into a lie-flat mattress, and managed to get about 2 hours of sleep earlier than it was time to land.

Lotus Lounge Ho Chi Minh Saigon Vietnam Airlines Business Class

Vietnam Airlines, Lotus Lounge, Saigon. We fly on Vietnam Airlines Business class, from Seoul to SGN, en-route to Singapore. We landed in SGN within the early afternoon, and our flight to Singapore would depart at 1615hrs. So we had a few hours within the Lotus Lounge.

The meals choices had been fairly good. Plenty of sizzling meals decisions, together with native Vietnamese dishes, noodle soup plus porridge. Also loads of reduce fruits, and a few desserts. I did not attempt the Vietnamese espresso although. We weren’t that hungry, since we had meal onboard Vietnam Airlines Business Class (Seoul to SGN leg), however we nonetheless managed to eat some mild meals and desserts.

[Flight Review] Vietnam Airlines Airbus A350 Business Class SGN Ho Chi Minh to Singapore

We fly on Vietnam Airlines! This was the second leg of our flight, from SGN Ho Chi Minh again to Singapore. Earlier within the day, we flew from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh.

This leg was brief, solely about 1.5 hr flight time. The expertise was good. We flew on a long-haul plane, the Airbus A350-900. This plane is used for VN’s long-haul routes, together with Vietnam to Paris. Business class was in a 1-2-1 configuration, reverse herringbone, totally flat mattress.

A considerable meal was served despite the fact that the flight was brief. The complete meal got here in a single tray, which was tremendous given such a brief flight. I selected the fish with rice. You can see from the video that the meal was very good. The major dish was accompanied by a bowl of crunchy salad and a big chunks of contemporary fruit. They even had a bread basket, the place I selected the garlic bread. The meal was nice with a glass of white wine.

I loved my meal at a leisurely tempo and was by no means rushed. After I completed my meal, there wasn’t a lot time left on the flight and the airplane landed easily at Singapore Changi Airport. Vietnam Airlines makes use of Terminal 4.

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