SIN to PVG
01:15 – 06:35
Following on with my flight from Brisbane to Singapore (link below), we connected to our flight to Shanghai from the same terminal at Changi, meaning a relatively easy transit.
This time, we were travelling on SQ’s 777-300, previous reports of this aircraft had also warned me about the uncomfortable seats and poor IFE system. Boarding was on time, and once again I was pleasantly surprised by a refurbished aircraft.
This time, we were in the bulkhead row, which meant extra legroom and once again there was a spare seat next to us.
Shortly after boarding, the captain advised there were currently restrictions for flying into Chinese airspace due to congestion and our departure would be delayed. It seems this is a common occurrence for this time of day, due to heavy traffic with multiple long-haul flights to Europe.
The crew once again kicked into action, and we were given hot towels, menus and another economy class first for me; a pre-departure beverage. I thought that only happened in Business/First Class.
We began our pushback and were airborne at 01:56, the captain advised favorable flying conditions tonight meaning our arrival into PVG would not be considerably delayed.
With this being a late-night departure, to maximise rest for passengers, the meal and drinks service was combined. RJ had the Western option, which she found too salty, again no complaints about my choice.
Tea and coffee was served approximately 1 hour prior to arrival in PVG and we landed at 06:41, only 6 minutes behind schedule.
I took this opportunity to thank the cabin crew, who gave us tips on what to do during our stay in Shanghai.
Disembarkation was relatively quick and we were soon hit by the heat of Shanghai, not too dissimilar to Brisbane on a summers day.
Overall, another pleasant experience with Singapore Airlines, definitely highly recommended.