So you’ve finally accumulated the miles needed for your first-ever Business Class redemption on Singapore Airlines. Congratulations! Now there’s just the small matter of making sure you get the best possible experience, and that all starts with picking the right seat.
This guide will orientate you to the different types of Business Class seats available on Singapore Airlines, and how to identify which one you have.
How many different Business Class seats are out there?
Singapore Airlines currently uses three different types of Business Class seats across their fleet. Here’s a brief summary of their key traits, and which aircraft you’ll find them on.
The year in front of the seat name refers to the year the product was introduced. If you’d like more details on each individual seat, have a read of The Milelion’s Seat and Fleet Guide.
Here’s my general preference of seats:
- 2017 Business Class (excellent privacy, recline to flat and spanking new)
- 2013 Business Class (excellent privacy and comfort, but requires you to flip the seat to convert to bed)
- 2018 Regional Business Class (brand new product that with good privacy and comfort, higher density and somewhat narrow)
Look at your aircraft type
The simplest way of telling what Business Class seats you can expect on your flight is to look at the aircraft type. You’ll be able to find this in your booking confirmation, or during the booking process.
Once you know the aircraft type, you can refer to the chart below:
As you can see, in most cases simply knowing the aircraft type is sufficient to deduce what kind of seat you have.
However, there is one type of aircraft where it’s slightly less clear- the A350-900, which is predominantly fitted with the 2013 Business Class seat but has a handful of regionally-configured airframes with the 2018 Regional Business Class seat.
If your seatmap looks like the one on the left in green, you have the 2018 Regional Business Class on Singapore Airline’s new regional configured A350. If your seatmap looks like either one on the right in red, you have the 2013 Business Class seat on either the long haul or ultra long haul configured A350.
A given route can be operated by a mixture of aircraft, and different aircraft may mean different seats! Assuming all departure times are equally acceptable to you, be sure you pick the aircraft that gives you the best possible seat.
If you found this guide useful, be sure to check out the guide for First Class and Suites seats.