Part VI: ICN-SIN on a Singapore A330-300
We arrived at the bus stop for the Grand Hyatt with plenty of time to check-in and clear security. The walk to the check in for Singapore Airlines was quite long- the terminal building is soaring and gorgeous, but makes it easy to get your steps in for the day!
After acquiring our paper boarding passes, we hopped in a very long security line- it must have taken about 20 minutes to clear it and customs, though the line moved efficiently, in my opinion.
We then entered the terminal area, where we had to hop on board the airport’s train to take us to our gate area. Once off, we arrived at the Singapore Airlines’ dedicated lounge.
While small, it had all the essentials, including a delicious food spread with American favorites, some international ones, and even a few Korean items. Since it was L’s birthday, we decided mimosas were appropriate.
With only about 30 minutes to kill in the lounge, it was soon time to board our flight.
When I booked our flights, we were flying on a 777-200ER, but unfortunately, we were downgraded to an A330-300. No matter, service was what we’re after, but we’d have slightly less comfortable seats for this 5 1/2 hour flight.
We boarded quickly through a dedicated jetway.
Menus were waiting for us at our seats, while champagne was served.
To start, some fresh fruit.
Then, some muesli.
I went with the braised pork belly. L went with the eggs.
The balance of this flight was spent sleeping. For what it’s worth, I was comfortable. Before we knew it, we were landing in Shanghai.