Posted at 10:29 am , on November 1, 2019
Another friend of mine, ET recently flew on SQ 32 (San Francisco direct). Singapore Airlines operates 10 direct flights to San Francisco in a week (7 on SQ 32 and 3 on SQ 34) on top of the daily flight via Hong Kong on SQ 2.
Although the product is the same on the Business Class for all 3 flights, they operate on different planes. SQ 2 uses the 77WR with 48 J seats, SQ 32 uses the long haul A350 with 42 J seats and SQ 34 has the most J seats with 67 on the A350 ULR.
Personally I have no preference between SQ 32 and 34 (probably slight preference towards SQ 34 due to the lower overall plane density and a better flight timing) but I would prefer the direct flight over SQ 2 anytime.
Posted at 1:41 pm , on September 19, 2019
Many thanks to KK, my ex classmate who recently returned from ORD for a conference. He was kind enough to get some pictures for me on his NH 7 flight (SFO-NRT).
Not extensive (as this was a last minute request) – just some food pictures:
Posted at 5:16 pm , on July 13, 2019
It has been a busy week and I have not been able to continue – decided to take a bit of a break from my recent trip reviews and to post this from a friend’s recent trip.
A friend recently flew on UA 2 which is the direct competitor of SQ 34. Other than the fact that it is a direct flight and she was given the Economy Plus seat (at no extra charge), the rest of the flight was pretty forgettable. The best (or the worst) part was the “service with a snarl”.
Posted at 10:26 am , on December 21, 2015
Date : 22 to 26 November 2015 (4 nights)
Price : SGD $900 (including tax)
Type of room : King room
Inclusive : none
I booked this room utilizing Citibank Prestige’s 4th night free. I chose this hotel mainly for the convenience, Amtrak Thruway Bus (continuation from my Amtrak Coast Starlight trip) stops right in front of the hotel. I definitely do not want to lug my luggage around San Francisco at 10:30 pm. I had wanted to book the Club room but as I will be spending most of my time away, I decided to just go for the King Room without any additional options (including breakfast).
The hotel is located conveniently at the junction of Market Street, California Street and Drumm Street and just next to Embarcadero. The BART, Electric Street car, MUNI Metro and cable car is just at the doorstep of the hotel! This makes traveling around the city extremely convenient. The San Francisco Ferry building is just a stone throw away. Using the above transport options, one can go to Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Chinatown, Union Square and other places easily. There are eateries nearby with Walgreens and 7-Eleven nearby too.
Posted at 4:09 pm , on December 12, 2015
All good things must come to an end. After 5 cities (comprising 4 flights, 1 train ride and 3 bus rides), it was time to go home. What better way to come home than on Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines operates 2 daily flights to and from San Francisco i.e. SQ2/1 (SIN-HKG-SFO) and SQ16/15 (SIN-ICN-SFO). My initial intention was to travel on SQ1 with a short stopover in Hong Kong for one last round of good food before returning home. However, I was not able to get 2 First Class tickets on SQ1. Therefore, I had to settle with SQ15.
Posted at 8:35 am , on December 10, 2015
Hot and sunny Los Angeles
After one and a half weeks of cold eastern weather, finally we had some sun. The weather in Los Angeles was a complete contrast from what we had in New York, Boston and Toronto. We spent 3 nights in Los Angeles including one day in Universal Studios in which we also tried out UberX for the first time. We used it for travel within the city, it was definitely cheaper than the taxi. Getting a car via the Uber app was also very fast and straightforward. One of our trip on UberX was from our hotel in Downtown LA to Union Station. For our trip to San Francisco, I booked the Amtrak Coast Starlight to try a different mode of transport.