On October 25 and 26, 2007 Singapore Airlines made history operated the World’s first A380 flight between Singapore and Sydney. I was extremely privileged to be part of it, and I’ve won a Suite seat through Ebay auction (which I still can’t believe!)
The inaugural Suite experience was flawless, perfect celebration in every way. You can see my trip report of the grand event here
7 years later in July 2014, I have thoughts to fly SQ Suite again after sample many latest in-flight products from Singapore Airlines’ competitor. I want to re-live the glory and catch up on the good old times. I used my Krisflyer miles booked a relatively easy routing from Delhi to Singapore onward to Tokyo. From memory it cost about 70,000 miles in Suites and it is very easy to find availability last minute. It is quite a long journey which from Delhi to Singapore is an overnight 5 hours and Tokyo is almost 7 hours away from Singapore. An overnight and a day flight both on the A380 Suite, excellent plan I can’t say no! 🙂
Video Trip Report
My evening started at Singapore Airlines own Silverkris lounge in Delhi. There is special area reserved for First Class/Suite passengers. I quite like this lounge; it has very clean toilets and a good variety of tasty Indian finger food.
Boarding is super efficient and organized, per usual Singapore Airlines way!
Delhi – Singapore
Flight time 5h 30mins
Passenger onboard 430
Could have better writing, but I appreciate the card.
Welcome back to the Singapore Airlines Suite!
We have 5 passengers out of 14 Suites. The other 4 were 2 pair of elderly Indian couples occupying the 2 pair middle suites. I can choose any window suite I want to settle in.
Flight time to Singapore is about 5hours30minutes.
After takeoff, I went straight to dining. There were a lot of Indian option on the menu and book the cook is not available from India. So I settle with the celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor option.
A nice silver plate is placed in front of me.
Fried Lobster of some sort.
Cream of mushroom soup
Not the best plate up…..
Yours truly in pyjama enjoying late dining.
Forgot the name of this Indian dessert
I found the meal a little too heavy to my taste but it was a different experience.
After dinner, the bed is being laid straight away to save time for more rest for every passenger. The efficiency on Singapore Airlines is second to none! I had a nice sleep until arrival into Singapore.
The flight is a little too short to fully enjoy the suite but it is very good in all aspect. The crew, mostly male, while very efficient but did not overly engage to passengers perhaps due to the reason being an overnight short flight.
In Changi, as Suite passenger are invited to use the much hyped Private Room. I was there twice before as First Class passenger also entitled to use it. One has to past three lounge attendant to be finally let in J (The main door, the First Class lounge door and the Private Room post)
While SQ tries to portrait Private Room being the ultimate First Class lounge, it certainly is very comfortable and not too crowded. However I found some room to be improved, especially there is no rest area (a recliner or a bed).
There is a small buffet set up apart from the a la carte offering which resembles restaurant fine dining. Overall I found the food a bit blend. I prefer more varieties offered in the buffet SilverKris and First Class lounge.
After a refreshing shower, it is time to head to the gate for boarding SQ12 to Tokyo Narita. SQ12 continue to Los Angeles from Narita.