Once in a while I fly in luxury but I never broke the bank whenever I needed to fly one. My recent flight from Manila to Singapore was stylish with Singapore Airlines Business class in their Boeing 777 300-ER aircraft . This a new business class seat that features a full-flat bed handcrafted from Scottish leather and diamond-stitched. Its 28-inch seat transforms into a 78-inch bed when you’re ready to turn in. Fully-flat with a cushioned headboard for greater sleeping comfort, complete with linen, duvet and pillows.
The perks of having a business class ticket starts on the ground where a priority check-in counter is waiting for you and an access to a pre-departure lounge. Since I’m flying to Manila from Changi Airport Terminal 2, I have access to a smaller but less crowded SilverKris Lounge. Aside from delicious local dishes, snacks and beverages there are shower facilities in the lounge complete with basic toiletries plus plenty of lounging spaces to kill time. I took a quick shower and enjoyed the food while waiting for our boarding time. I never let a glass of champagne pass even it’s early in the morning.
Holding a business class boarding pass gives you access to priority boarding too – you can board the aircraft first while the rest of the passengers are waiting for their boarding call. This is gives the crew an ample time to serve you well which starts with a welcome drink and fresh towels to freshen up yourself for a comfortable flight.
I selected the best business class seat in the Cabin, seat 11K which is a bulkhead seat with much more legroom. It looks like a First Class seat. Singapore Airlines Business Class do not offer amenities like other major carriers for the reason that they believe that it’s a waste and doesn’t give value to passengers. However, the basic amenities you would need are available in the lavatory.
But since it’s their 70 years anniversary, there’s a gift to every business class passenger.
There’s plenty of storage available and the controls to the entertainment screen and seat are easy to figure out. Of course, a noise canceling headset is available. How I wish this was a long haul flight. Immediately after takeoff, the breakfast service have started. Starting with seasonal fruits, a fruit juice and a cup of tea. The cabin crew came back with a heavenly basket of bread and I just took a piece of Croissant. Shortly, I had a bowl of muesli.
Then my main course, Classic Lobster Thermidor which I ordered using Singapore Airlines’ book the cook service. Singapore Airlines Business Class, First Class and Suite class passengers have an option to pre-book their meals using this service which they also extended recently to Premium economy passengers. I paired my main course with a riesling and later on, a glass of champagne.
I still have some space for dessert.
After dinner service, I decided to sleep on the rest of the flight, I still have 1.5 hours anyway. The crew help me convert my seat into a full-flat bed.
But before that, a glass of Singapore Sling is a must. I always have this whenever I fly with Singapore Airlines.
Though it’s really good, I can barely finish it since I already had 2 glasses of champagne and a glass of wine early in the morning.
We arrived in Manila just in time and the perks doesn’t end when stepping out of the aircraft. Singapore Airlines business class passenger have priority tags on their luggages which means less waiting time for us.
Singapore Airlines is always on top of their service and its always pleasant experience every time I fly with them. But the best part of this experience is paying only 34 Singapore Dollars (around 1,200 Philippine Pesos) for the New Singapore Airlines Business Class seat. Being an avid collector of mileage points, I get to fly in style without breaking the bank.
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