Hiya from Jakarta (keep tuned for the subsequent installment, as a result of we’ve some drama coming)! I’m in the course of my wild evaluate journey, and simply flew Singapore Airways’ Boeing 777-300ER top notch on the 546-mile flight from Singapore.
My motivation for taking this flight was easy — I needed to evaluate The Personal Room (and its voyeuristic nap rooms), which is Singapore Airways’ lounge for top notch passengers.
So I got down to e book the most cost effective flight that will get me entry to that. That additionally occurred to be Singapore Airways’ shortest flight that includes top notch, to Jakarta, which I booked for simply 30,500 KrisFlyer miles.
This flight was merely unbelievable, as there aren’t many 80-minute flights the place you get this sort of an expertise. The constant stage of service that Singapore Airways gives in top notch is unparalleled, in my view. On this put up I needed to share my preliminary ideas, after which quickly I’ll have a full evaluate.
Singapore Airways’ 777 top notch seats are… unusual?
Singapore Airways has an intimate top notch cabin on its Boeing 777s, consisting of simply 4 seats, in a single row with a 1-2-1 configuration. In fact for a brief flight like this, these seats are unbelievable. That being stated, if you happen to’re on a for much longer flight, I’d undoubtedly attempt to e book A380 Suites Class, which is a far superior product.
The rationale I say these seats are unusual is as a result of there’s an enormous walkway behind the cabin. It’s very nice that the airline put in this in order that crew can presumably simply transfer between aisles, however you’d suppose that the airline would have used all of the house, and created an industry-leading top notch product. Think about how epic this seat would have been if it have been three toes longer…
Like I stated, it’s a tremendous product for a flight of this size, however for a 14+ plus flight, I’d undoubtedly choose A380 Suites, given the choice.
Singapore Airways’ superb top notch meals & drinks
Singapore Airways is thought for getting ready its cabin for arrival properly upfront, so actually the crew has considerably underneath an hour to carry out the complete service. Regardless of that, they accomplish that with grace, and supply a powerful expertise.
As is the case on lengthy haul flights, Singapore Airways presents three sorts of champagne in top notch. Look, of us, I’m devoted to offering y’all with probably the most thorough critiques potential. So although this was a 6:50AM flight, and although I’m connecting to Saudi Arabia, I felt the necessity to take one for the workforce and take a look at as a lot as I might.
Earlier than takeoff, I ordered a glass of the scrumptious 2012 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne. That is Singapore Airways, although, so whereas I ordered one glass, that’s not what number of I ended up having. 😉
After takeoff, I figured I needed to swap it up a bit, and I transitioned over to the 2007 Blanc des Millenaires, which was lately added to the rotation. It was additionally wonderful.
Please don’t maintain it in opposition to me an excessive amount of, however I couldn’t fairly make it to the third champagne.
So far as meals goes, along with the inflight menu, Singapore Airways has “E book the Cook dinner,” the place you’ll be able to select from dozens of choices, together with the well-known lobster thermidor dish. Nevertheless, I made a decision to have one of many Indonesian choices on the menu, which was nasi uduk, ikan goreng, and sambal udang. This got here with a aspect of recent fruit, fruit yogurt, and a range from the bread basket.
Then earlier than touchdown, I ordered a cappuccino…
Singapore Airways’ service is flawless
There’s not an airline on the earth that gives the constant service stage that Singapore Airways does. It’s not simply that Singapore Airways flight attendants are skilled, and have service right down to each an artwork and science. That’s simple sufficient to do (properly, kind of).
Reasonably, it’s every part else — they present such real and heartfelt care that you simply don’t discover constantly on every other airline, in my expertise. They usually present that with such a stage of magnificence and in such an easy means.
Cabin supervisor Stephanie, and top notch flight attendants Cheryl and Keith, have been simply spectacular. You understand what truly caught out to me most, although? After I went to the toilet, I overheard them talking within the galley. Once they have been speaking about passengers (not gossiping, simply to coordinate service), they referred to passengers by their final title amongst themselves.
It wasn’t “1A desires XYZ,” it was “Mr. XYZ requested for XYZ.” I don’t suppose I’ve overheard flight attendants referring to passengers by their final title amongst themselves, even amongst world class airways.
Whereas there are plenty of superb airways on the earth, Singapore Airways is in my view in a league of its personal with regards to distinctive cabin crew.
What a deal with it was to fly Singapore Airways top notch on the brief flight from Singapore to Jakarta. Regardless of this flight being simply over an hour, the service was out-of-this-world, with a tremendous meal, a alternative of three varieties of champagne, and heat, good service, which you’ll solely discover this constantly on Singapore Airways.
I’ve lengthy been inquisitive about Singapore Airways’ shortest flight with top notch, so I’m pleased I lastly had the possibility to expertise it.
Anybody else love Singapore Airways top notch service as a lot as I do?