Singapore Airlines is the flag carrier for Singapore, and one of the world's largest airlines. They were the first airline to try out the Airbus A380, which is currently the world's largest passenger aeroplane. Singapore Airlines have a fleet of more than 110 aircraft, and fly to 64 destinations across five continets. They have five service classes, ranging from basic economy up to ultra-luxurious in-flight suites. They're the world's most awarded airline, and in 2016 won a huge array of titles: including Global Traveler's Best Overall Airline in the World for the 12th time. They're a member of Star Alliance, and their own frequent-flyer program is KrisFlyer.
Singapore Airlines offer flights to Singapore from two airports in the United Kingdom: London-Heathrow (where they depart from terminal 2) and Manchester (Singapore Airlines depart from terminal 2 here as well). They also offer flights to Houston-Intercontinental in Texas, USA, from Manchester Airport.
Information correct as of March 2017
How to check In
You can check in online, using your mobile, at an airport desk or at a self-service kiosk. Singapore Airlines also offer Return Check-in: if you're flying out within 48 hours of arriving, you can check in for both of your flights at the same time. Online and mobile check in are usually available from 48 hours before departure, until 90 minutes before flight departure. Self-service check in kiosks are available at eight airports: Singapore-Changi, London-Heathrow, Copenhagen, Amsterdam-Schiphol, Los Angeles-Tom Bradley International, San Francisco International, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, and Tokyo-Narita.
The seat pitch (distance between your seat and the one in front) in Singapore Airlines Economy class is usually around 32 inches, with a seat width ranging from 17 inches to a very comfortable 19.5 inches depending on the aircraft. In Premium Economy you can stretch out with a very generous 38 inch seat pitch, while the legroom in Business and First Class is predictably spacious. Pre-reserved seat selection is available from the moment you book your flight until you check in. This costs extra, depending on where you're flying.
There are no fees for booking Singapore Airlines flights online. If you book over the phone or in person you'll be charged USD $25 to $75. There are no credit card fees for flights departing from the UK.
Service on board
Each passenger has their own TV, connected to KrisWorld: the in-flight entertainment system with more than a thousand movies, TV shows, games, and music albums to choose from. Wi-Fi is available on Airbus A380 and A350 flights, and on some Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Prices vary depending on your flight. The on-board food menu has been specially curated by a panel of eight cooks, and the wine has been tried and tasted by three experts including Oz Clarke. Passengers in Business, First and Suite classes can pre-reserve a fine-dining meal from the Book the Cook selection.
Singapore Airlines is consistently the most punctual airline flying the London to Singapore route, beating British Airways for the top spot. On this route, Singapore Airlines' average delay is just under 12 minutes, with nearly eight out of ten flights arriving within 15 minutes of scheduled arrival. In 2016, Singapore Airlines were the seventh most punctual airline flying out of Manchester Airport. Here, their average delay was just over eight minutes with more than 83% of flights leaving within 15 minutes of planned departure time.
Baggage Allowances and Fees
Checked luggage:On most routes Economy passengers can bring 30kg, Premium Economy passengers can bring 35kg, Business Class flyers can bring 40kg, and First and Suites flyers can bring up to 50kg. No one bag should weigh more than 32kg and should be no larger than 200cm x 75cm x 80cm. On flights to and from the USA, Economy and Premium Economy passengers can bring two bags weighing up to 23kg each, and the others can bring two bags weighing up to 32kg.
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