WELCOME ABOARD SINGAPORE AIRLINES. TODAY IS AUGUST 2ND, SINGAPORE AIRLINES LAUNCHES THEIR A380 WITH A BRAND-NEW CABIN FROM ZURICH TO SINGAPORE AND I WAS INVITED TO EXPERIENCE THE NEW A380 CABIN PRODUCT! LET ME TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY THAT REDEFINES TRAVEL, IT´S A DIFFERENCE YOU´LL EXPERIENCE THE MOMENT YOU STEP ON BOARD.
Warm tones of cream and brown welcome you as you enter your Suite, while leather and wood accents exude quiet luxury and class. The First Class is located on the upper deck of the A380 and offers 6 suites.
The seat is richly upholstered in full grain leather and reclinable to 45° and freely swivels. A plush duvet, full-sized pillow and extra soft bedding ensure you`ll be well rested throughout your flight. So you can sit back and recline at ease from take-off to touchdown. I really loved the colours and the fresh look of this suite, which is amplified by a white orchid.
The Suite also offers a bed, which can be simply folded out. Therefore, a sleeper suit, slippers and amenity kit are served. When the cabin is dimmed, ambient lights will come on at the touch of a button to illuminate your seat and serve as night light. Furthermore the cabin offers cool reading lights which create a pleasant atmosphere. A noble carpet floor allows you to take off your shoes and just relax.
Very practical is also the personal in-Suite wardarobe with ultraleather-padded compartments, that provides plenty of personal stowage space within easy reach. Sliding doors and electronic window blinds offer you greater levels of privacy in your own well-appointed cabin. The capacitive controls on the credenza and your handheld wireless tablet put everything at your fingertips, you just need to tap for service or even to control the lighting.
Singapore Airlines offers also double suites. Seleced suites can be converted for two with a double bed – perfect for those travelling in pairs.
If you travell in First Class you can enjoy a 81.28 cm large touchscreen monitor in high definition paired with noise-cancelling headphones and an enhanced KrisWorld entertainment system that saves your playlists and preferences for future flights. To enjoy this feature, you just have to sign in to your KrisFlyer account. You can watch plenty of movies, enjoy live TV, play games or listen your favourite music. Last but not least you can taste meals of the best chefs all over the world (I show you some of them later). For once, you’ll wish the flight were longer.
Another very beautiful and comfortable cabin located on the upper deck is the Business Class. It is offering 78 premium seats in a 1-2-1 composition. New adjustable dividers that span the full lenght of the centre seats provide new levels of privacy. At 63.5 cm wide the Business Class seats provide extra comfort in any position you choose.
How you can see, work and live are perfectly balanced. Thus, each Business Class seat can be transformed into a bed and gives you the flexibility to adjust your surrounding seat environment to suit your preference. A plush blanket and pillow make falling asleep almost effortless. If you are sitting on the middle seat with your partner, you can remove the separation between the seats and make a full double bed out of your seats. This feature is unique and incredible well thought. You can stretch your legs and enjoy a peaceful sleep on almost 2 meters. A reading light by your seat that swivels, brightens and dims makes it perfect for reading a book anytime while an 45.72 cm large HD touchscreen monitor provides entertainment right at your fingertips. You can watch over 1,000 movies, from Hollywood to Bollywood and everything in between. You’ll want to be seated for this.
One seat offers you multiple stowage compartments. You can tuck your cabin luggage under the seat in front of you and place your laptop or handbag well within arm’s reach. Think of it as your corner office. Only with a much better view. Beside that, every seat is offering 2 USB ports & 2 different international electricity stations in order to charge your devices. Another great feature as you can charge multiple devices simultaneously.
On the catering side you can enjoy delicious meals out of the biggest chefs on the planet. With your meal you can taste a great wine or get some of the best champagne. You can book your favourite main meal up to 24 hours before the flight on their website. This service is available to Suite, First, Business & Premium Economy Class.
You can also enjoy a magic lounge experience in Singapore Changi where the Airline is operating multiple lounges.
But finally the best part: YOU CAN FINANCE YOUR SQ TRIPS WITH MILES. It is possible to pay a full Business Class ticket with miles, and this is really cool. You can also pre-book your favorite seat and pay it with your miles.
PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS
In an exclusive, spacious, 2-4-2 cabin, the Premium Economy Class seats are designed with greater width of up to almost 50 cm with guaranteed comfort. A calf-rest and foot-rest is built right into the seat. so you can stretch out, and enjoy the 96.5 cm seat pitch. Within the seat are two USB ports, so you can charge your mobile devices simultaneously and a fully adjustable personal reading lamp. Furthermore this cabin offers pretty much stowage space where you can put your water bottle, laptop, headphones and other personal items.
It is also possible to reserve a main course from a variety of Premium Economy Book the Cook dishes up to 24 hours before you fly, or you can select from three meal choices on board. A 34 cm large HD enabled touchscreen monitor with noise-cancelling headphones is available to you. You can also stay in touch with your family, friends and colleagues with WIFI connection. Another cool feature of the Premium Economy Class is that you can enjoy priority treatment throughout your journey from check-in to boarding and baggage handling.
The first thing you notice about the new Economy Class design of Singapore Airlines is the new blue-grey seats: the cabin is offering 343 economy class seats in 3-4-3 composition, 2 grey & 2 blue. These seats have ergonomically designed backrests contours, and are upgraded with adjustable footrests with three separate positions. Even a six-way headrest for the perfect neck support is offered! You’ll definitely get there in greater comfort than the older cabin.
You are provided a 28 cm large HD touchscreen monitor with the KrisWorld entertainment system, a power outlet and USB port. Additional stowage areas and in-seat connectivity are further improvements.
All in all I am impressed by all those cabin products that Singapore Airlines offers, the atmospheric colors and the pleasant service is just amazing.
After the cabin tour, I visited the pilots in the cockpit, which is also very spacious before boarding started. Afterwards we got the chance to take a look on this big bird from outside until it was time to taste some of the First & Business Class meals.
Thanks a lot for reading and see you then on the next review! David.