As outlined in our earlier posts on this series, checking in and visiting The Private Room at Singapore’s Changi airport, we recently had cause to fly from Singapore to Hong Kong in Singapore Airlines’ (SQ) flagship product: Suites class. We found Suites class to be a very pleasant way to make the four hour flight from the Lion City through to the Fragrant Harbour.
After making our way through a relatively chaotic security screening check-point (which was shared between a number of boarding gates), we headed to board. Boarding was a bit of a mess, as the priority lane was located on the wrong side of the seemingly endless economy boarding line and it was necessary to squeeze through the crowd it. Once on board, the crew were very quick to greet and provide a welcome glass of Krug. And then another.
As a morning departure on what is essentially a regional flight, the standard catering isn’t too flash. You can get around this by ordering a special main through Singapore Airlines’ Book The Cook offering. The only wrinkle is that this must be done at least 24 hours prior to departure.
We started off with a fruit plate, which was delicious. It was so delicious in fact that we had another.
This was followed by a wagyu beef steak which we had ordered through Book The Cook. This too was exceptional. If they had another, we probably would have had it.
A mango dessert soup rounded out an excellent meal onboard.
As Suites class was relatively empty on this flight, we took the opportunity to move around the cabin.
As with the last Suites class flight we reviewed, this aircraft was configured with the classic Suites interior, not the new ‘refreshed’ interior.
The crew on this flight were certainly very quick to bring more drinks.
The beverages flight menu for this flight was as follows:
Before long, we were approaching Hong Kong and the cabin was prepared for landing.
Suites class sets the standard for first class air travel. It has also never been more attainable for frequent flyers. SQ has excellent saver award avaliability in Suites Class for members (even basic members) of its Krisflyer frequent flyer programme. It is worth noting that fuel surcharges are payable on KrisFlyer redemptions (although these are falling and do not apply to tickets which originate in the Philippines).