Flight Review: Singapore Airlines – Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight Review: Singapore Airlines – Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Singapore Airlines SQ 186
From: Singapore (SIN) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

I flew with Singapore Airlines from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City. I have flown with Singapore Airlines a few times before, including once already from Singapore to Saigon.

This time it was the final leg of a journey, with the first flights being from Berlin and Frankfurt with Lufthansa. This was part of an open jaw flight using a combination of Star Alliance airlines.

For this connection there was 90 minutes between the scheduled landing and departure of each flight. That is a comfortable amount of time for connections at Singapore Changi.

Flight connection information

Both of my flights were in Terminal 2 which made for an easy transfer.


By the time I got to my gate and passed security again it was almost time to board.

Singapore Changi Airport Gate E12

Flights to Ho Chi Minh City are either with Boeing 777 or Airbus A330. Today was the A330.

Singapore Airlines – Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City

Free newspapers are available upon boarding.

Free newspapers

The scheduled flight time is 1H, 58M, though it is closer to 90 minutes of actual flying.

SIN-SGN route map

Silverkris – the inflight magazine of Singapore Airlines.

Silverkris - September 2017

Singapore Airlines has an extensive Asian network, though Singapore Airlines only serves the major cities. Smaller secondary cities are served by SilkAir, which is their regional brand. I’ve flown with them to Makassar in Indonesia.

Singapore Airlines Asia routes

Dinner is served on this flight, and I got the duck and rice. I don’t recall having duck as an option on a flight before, so it seemed like a fitting “welcome back to Asia” meal. For an airline meal it was grat.

Duck and rice

You also get a small ice cream on Singapore Airlines flights, which is always a welcome treat for me.

Ice cream

Somewhere over the Mekong.

Over The Mekong

Overall this was another good flight with Singapore Airlines. I’ve become a regular at Singapore Changi and I do pick flights based on which airport it is going through, even if it is a few dollars more.

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