Singapore Airlines has begun to refresh their regional product. What use to be angled flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration has been updated to 1-2-1 on new A350 aircraft. After a quick stay at the SilverKris lounge we heading to the boarding gate.
Date: Saturday January 25
Scheduled Push Back: 2:05 PM
Actual Push Back: 2:08 PM
We boarded and were directed to our seats by the flight crew. The new regional product is a big improvement over the older seats. These seats feature direct aisle access and fully lay flat seats.
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Date: Friday July 1
Seat: 1E First
Scheduled Push Back: 12:20 PM
Actual Push Back: 12:26 PM
When I booked this return home from Manila I wasn’t expecting an intra-Asia leg to be marketed as “first class”. In my past experiences many airlines have business class as the highest level of service on these routes. On top of that my experiences with ANA have been business with angled lie-flat seating as well. While intra-Asia first class doesn’t provide all the bells and whistles, it’s still a nice experience.
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Korean Airlines doesn’t have a lounge in Manila (unlike Singapore). I was given an invitation to the PAGSS Lounge in terminal 1. This lounge was your standard run down looking priority pass lounge (however, this is a contract lounge only).
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I typically don’t post hotel reviews as Marriott’s in the US are pretty cookie cutter brand to brand and there isn’t anything noteworthy. However, this is my third time to the Manila Marriott and with the new West Wing open, a review was in order!
The Manila Marriott was always nice for a standard Marriott. The rooms were nicely finished and had a somewhat modern feel to them. The executive/concierge lounge had amazing staff who addressed you by name. I got a email from the hotel before my stay noting the newly opened West Wing with newer modern rooms and a brand new even bigger lounge. I was pretty excited.
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Date: Friday June 30
Seat: 6A Business
Scheduled Push Back: 7:50 PM
Actual Push Back: 8:20 PM
As soon as I landed from SFO I had a text that my flight was delayed. At least Asiana is proactive. I headed to the gate a bit early since the Asiana business class lounge, which is open to priority pass, was packed.
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