Hong Kong to Singapore flights time
Much like on my previous flight I was welcomed aboard by name before the crew even saw my boarding pass. The leading stewardess walked me to my seat and engaged in small talk, asking me how my flight from San Francisco was and how long I was staying in Singapore for.
Suites Class cabin
Once settled in she offered me a pre-departure beverage. I ordered both a glass of Krug and water, both of which were promptly served. I was also offered newspapers and magazines, as well as eyeshades, socks, and the menu for the flight.
Krug, water, and The Straits
Within moments the leading stewardess returned to introduce the leading steward and in-flight service manager, and informed me of our flight time of 3hr20min.
The passengers in Suites Class on this segment were exactly the same as on the flight from San Francisco. There were four of us, and I had rows three and four all to myself.
As departure time approached the captain made his welcome aboard announcement, and shortly thereafter we began our long taxi to runway 7R, which must have taken close t0 20 minutes. Fortunately it’s Hong Kong and I love the variety of planes, so you could taxi me around for hours for all I care.
Taxiing to the runway
Eventually we were cleared for takeoff and had a quick takeoff roll. Our climb out was smooth, and within 10 minutes the seatbelt sign was turned off.
Views on climb out
At this point the breakfast service began. The menu read as follows (the wine list was exactly the same as on the previous segment):
I ordered an apple juice and English breakfast tea to drink, and started with a fruit plate.
Next I ordered a bowl of granola.
And finally for the main course a Belgium waffle and scrambled eggs.
Belgium waffle with scrambled eggs
My favorite flight attendant in the world (the same one I flew with from Singapore to Tokyo and Moscow to Singapore), Janesis, was also working this flight, though unfortunately she was the leading stewardess in economy on this segment. After breakfast I had the chance to talk to her briefly, though obviously she was busy managing the economy cabin, so I didn’t want to get in the way (though we did have lunch at Changi Airport upon landing). She also made me this amazing card, which was completely handmade:
Gift from the amazing Janesis
I then toured the business class cabin, which takes up two cabins on the upper deck.
It later occurred to me that a couple of FlyerTalkers I know were on the flight as well, so I spent much of the rest of the flight talking to them.