In this trip report, we take a look at the Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class on board a flight from Singapore to Sydney.
The journey begins with our ride dropping us off at the dedicated First Class terminal at Changi airport. Our bags and check-in formalities are handled by the concierge service as we wait comfortably in a lounge area. It’s not before we make our way through a private immigration lane, which exits conveniently in front of the SilverKris lounge entrance.
As we’re flying in Suites Class, we’re granted entrance to the exclusive “Private Room”. We indulge in an a-la-carte mid-afternoon meal in the dining area, and then have a quick look around the lounge before heading to the gate for boarding.
Suites Class passengers board the A380 via a separate jetbridge that leads directly to the cabin. SQ 221 has been operating on the latest A380s with the newest Suites product since late 2017. However, on this flight we encounter the decade-old Suites product due to a last-minute equipment change. Nevertheless, it’s an excellent First Class product which I review again in great detail. All the nooks and crannies are examined – the seat, the cushion, the leather appointments, the fixed shell surrounding the seat, the IFE screen, the ottoman, the storage spaces, the privacy screen, etc.
This 8 hour flight has two meal services available. Dinner is served soon after take-off and a continental breakfast is served prior to landing. For dinner, we pre-book (via the “Book the Cook”option) the Japanese fine-dining option, which is the Kyo Kaiseki meal. The highlights include Dom Perignon/Krug champagne, caviar, a multi-course Japanese tasting menu, and the Wedgwood bone china the meals are served on. After finishing dinner, we take a sleep in the very comfortable and luxurious Suites double bed. We skip the breakfast service as there’s not enough time to squeeze it in after waking up from our sleep.
In terms of amenities, SQ hands out Lalique amenity kits and pyjamas in Suites Class.
Upon arrival in Sydney, we quickly breeze through immigration & customs and pick up our baggage. We then catch a pre-arranged limo back home.
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