I was always curious of how it is like flying with Singapore Airlines Suite Class. The most luxurious section of the aircraft with excellent amenities paired with an elegant dining experience and wide selection of best wines and champagnes you could think of, which of course comes with a hefty price tag.
Finally I had my chance and I couldn’t think of a better way to start my Australian summer experience than flying with Singapore Airlines Suite Class which normally comes with a hefty price tag of S$10,000 for a roundtrip flight from Singapore to Sydney. Suite Class is the highest cabin category for Singapore Airlines’ A380 aircraft, all other aircraft have First Class Cabins.
I took advantage of the perks that comes with my boarding pass, so I arrived at the dedicated First Class check-in counter of Singapore Airlines 3 hours before my flight at 8pm. The porter service won’t allow you to lift your fingers and they will carry all your luggages and assist you through the elegant check-in counters. After check-in, I was escorted to a private entrance directly to immigration which leads directly in front of the SilverKris Lounge.
The sections of SilverKris Lounge in Changi Airport Terminal 3 are separated for Business and First Class ticket holders. For Suite Class which is the highest category, there’s a dedicated lounge which they call The Private Room.
I’ve read about this lounge from many travel blogs and I’m excited for the experience. There were less than ten people at the Private Room at that time so you can imagine how the service will be like. I was asked to take a seat at the dining room so I can enjoy a fine dining restaurant-style service. Things get more exciting when I found out that the crew is a Filipina, communication was easier and she suggested what entrees I should try with specific wine pairings. But before anything else, a glass of bubble please!
I started with different types of Satay.
Followed with U.S. Prime Beef Burger with Foie Gras, Rocket Leaf and Fried Quail Egg. Yum!
I was getting full but she insisted that I should have the Poached Lobster.
And then followed by white chocolate dessert.
It ends with different types of cheese and wine pairings. I was just drinking a bit of every wine, sort of just tasting it since I knew that the flight itself have better selections.
I took a shower and changed before going to the gate’s private entrance to the cabin.
There are only 12 suites and I was assigned to suite 2A which is on the left window side facing the cockpit. Not even a minute while sitting comfortably on diamond-stitched leather seat, I was offered a glass of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2006, which I humbly accepted.
The Suite is spacious and very comfortable, it feels like a room in the sky.
A Salvatore Ferragamo amenity kit is provided and a Bose noise-canceling headset (for onboard use only). The staff gave just the right size of my Givenchy Pajamas which I happily brought back home.
There’s not much space to go around in the cabin since we are secluded in front of the airplane, though I have a glance of the cockpit from its doors and the staircase leading to the business class section on the upper deck.
The dinner service immediately started after reaching few thousands feet from take off. A proper dining table has been pulled out from the compartment at the side. Started with Malossol Caviar that goes with different kinds of breads paired with a shot of Belvedere Vodka.
Followed by a Creamy Scallop Soup
For main course, I used Singapore Airlines Book the Cook Service where I ordered my pre-selected meal online. I ordered the delicious Lobster Thermidor with Buttered Asparagus, Slow-roasted Vine-ripened Tomato, and Saffron rice.
Finishing off with a Choco Lava Cake for dessert.
More Champagne and some nuts while watching a movie.
It’s sleeping time so I quickly changed to my pajamas while one of the crew conveniently prepares my bed in my suite. The lavatory in Suite class is more spacious but it could have been better if there’s a shower, similar to what Etihad provides on their First Class.
There’s a compartment at the side of the Suite for hanging of clothes.
Finally, a bed in the sky!
I didn’t want to sleep and just enjoy the rest of the 8-hour flight but I had too much wine and champagne plus a glass of Singapore Sling which is a must have in every Singapore Airlines flight. I knocked off halfway while watching Mission Impossible on a 23-inch LCD.
Sydney’s morning sun woke me up and hearing my first name being called by the staff with a morning greeting. They always call me by my first name (Mr. Jay) through out the flight. This is why I love Singapore Airlines, their service sets them apart from most of their competition and I commend the entire crew for that.
The Breakfast was not as extravagant as the dinner service, I just had fruits and muesli. I refused to have the salad and just had a cup of Blue Mountain coffee.
Another benefit of traveling in Suite Class is the express checkout upon arrival, there’s a dedicated immigration counter for First and Suite Class passengers in Sydney Airport.
The best part of this trip is I did not have to pay the hefty price tag of the Suite Class, I just used my Krisflyer Miles and $200 for taxes.
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