Singapore Airlines may offer fully-flat beds and direct aisle access to every business class passenger aboard its newer aircraft, but travellers on SQ’s older Airbus A330s aren’t quite so lucky.
That’s where choosing the best available seat really becomes important – so make your next Singapore Airlines A330 business class journey more comfortable and enjoyable by selecting one of the primo seats below.
Singapore Airlines' A330s: best business class seats
SQ keeps things simple by adopting the same business class layout on all of its A330 aircraft with five rows of business class seats in total, each configured in a 2-2-2 arrangement and with angled-flat beds as opposed to fully-flat sleepers:
Seats in the left-most pair are labelled ‘A’ and ‘C’, those in the centre are ‘D’ and ‘F’ and on the right you’ll find ‘H’ and ‘K’.
Our top pics for solo flyers are as follows – and if you're travelling as a couple, the seats are all in pairs, so take your pick.
11D, 11F: Front and centre, these seats offer both passengers direct access to an aisle, a little extra legroom owing to the bulkhead…
… less disturbance with no restrooms in front and a greater feeling of space as your TV screen is further away from you than in other seats, but still easily operated using the remote control.
However, as with all seats in row 11, this is also where you’ll find the baby bassinets – and for that reason you can’t often choose these seats online, but asking at the airport check-in counters can yield results if they’re not needed for baby-toting flyers.
Any other D, F seat: Can’t get row 11? Look to the D and F seats in rows 12, 14, 15 and 16 (in that order) where you’ll again find direct aisle access with nobody stepping over you.
11A, 11K: If you’re going to be stuck in one of the side pairs, it may as well be in a seat with a window view and extra room to access the aisle. 11C and 11H are great options too but risk being bumped by the window passenger. These seats can usually be selected at check-in.
A or C, H or K? Still haven’t found an available seat? Your best choice is now determined by how you plan to spend your flight.
On overnight flights where sleep is the goal, we’d lean for the A and K seats as you won’t be woken by anybody else tripping over your feet, but on daytime services or where you plan to stay awake, direct aisle access from the C and H seats has its benefits.
Lighter sleepers: You may prefer a seat closer to the front than further back as you’ll find the lavatories and a galley behind row 16, but only a galley ahead of row 11 – and on the flights we’ve taken, the crew have always been courteous, kept the curtains closed and the chatter quiet.
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