Booking The Trip: A (slightly crazier) Southeast Asian Path to India
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After spending some time in the Terminal 3 SilverKris Business Class Lounge, it was time for my flight to Hong Kong. There were 3 things I was really looking forward to on this flight. First things first and by far, I’m on an A380. It’s always a joy to be flying the superjumbo and I was excited to be flying onboard this one. The second thing was that I would be on the upper deck. Woohoo! Third thing, this flight was featuring the new business class which I was looking forward to flying.
Here’s a look at my A380 taking me to Hong Kong.
Now let’s get on board. Boarding had already begun with First Class passengers by the time I reached my gate and the announcement for business class and PPS club members had just been made when I entered the gate area.
July 4th, 2019
After getting on board, I went over to my seat 12A for the flight.
I thought the privacy was pretty decent. However the seat padding was really really hard and the seat back wasn’t that much better either. For me, the legroom was at least the redeeming part.
And here’s a look at the sleek Business Class cabin. This one is the main one and there’s a smaller cabin further back in the upper deck.
The crew member who would be taking care of me came to introduce himself and offered me water, tomato juice, or apple juice. I went with water. For this flight, I don’t remember the name so I’ll call him A.
I did have a good view of the wing, but I don’t like how hard it is to get any pictures out of the A380’s window, especially on the upper deck.
Now let’s explore the seat features.
On the right side of the seat, or whatever side of your seat is closest to the aisle, there is a foldable armrest. Although it was a minor thing, it definitely made a big difference in comfort.
To the right side of the seat next to the TV screen, there was a drink holder where I kept my water.
To the left of the TV screen, there was a door.
When you lifted that door, there was a storage area to keep smaller items like maybe phone chargers, passport & boarding pass, phones, and whatever else.
To the left was a magazine rack where.
To the left of the magazine rack were a power port, USB port, and some sort of reader. Usually, that sign is for the credit card readers but I’m having a hard time thinking for what a credit card reader would be doing here.
To the left was a counter where you could keep your items like I did. Here was also a remote, USB port, and headphone jack.
Above all of that was a mirror that you could use for whatever purpose you’d like.
Below the counter were seat controls. While I was fine with the placement, any time I leaned to my left, my body kept accidentally hitting the Do not disturb button which eventually became annoying.
Just like on the right side, the left side also had an armrest which made life more comfortable for 4 hours.
On top of the counter was an adjustable reading light along with the design of Singapore’s new premium cabin logos I believe.
Shortly after, another crew member came around and greeted me by Mr. Deshpande and asked me for a choice of drink after departure for which I went with Apple Bliss. Certainly a nice touch. We’ll call her B.
A came around a few seconds later with hot towels.
Now, all the amenities on this flight were already stocked by the time I was at my seat and they were all things that I’d expect to see on a long haul flight, so I was impressed.
There were “noise canceling” headphones.
There was a plush duvet.
A mattress pad.
I mean they gave more sleep amenities on this 4-hour daytime flight than other airlines gave me on longer flights overnight.
Eventually, we pushed back and had a long taxi to runway 20C which was on the other side of the airport.
We had a long, quiet takeoff and a smooth, but slow roll and climb out.
From there we circled back, I got one last view of Changi, and from there off we go to HKG!
Now let me show you the menu for the flight.
Phew, finally done! That was one big menu!
About 10 minutes after takeoff, the seatbelt sign was turned off and the crew got to work.
Another few minutes later, B brought me apple bliss and sparkling water for me, even through solid turbulence.
Nut packages were then brought out. This is minor as well, but I thought this could’ve been presented better. Even Thai serves nuts in a small glass bowl.
About 10 minutes later, the crew came around with the appetizer cart and set up my table.
We have butter, jam, and a salt & pepper shaker.
Then there was a plate of fruits. It was a nice and refreshing way to start the meal. All the fruits were good.
A few minutes later, another crew member came around with croissants.
The croissant was warm and flaky, just the way it should be.
I was enjoying this all while enjoying the cruising altitude views, the best inflight entertainment if you ask me!
For the second course, I had a choice of cereal or yogurt and I certainly went with the latter.
The yogurt was baked apple flavor and it was tasty, but a bit on the “too sweet” side. I still enjoyed it.
I had finished my first croissant because it was so good, B noticed, and came back to offer more. I took another croissant and notice a chocolate croissant in the basket as well. I asked if I could have that instead, and she said “No! I give you both!”. Awesome!
That chocolate croissant was delicious as well!
Next up is the main course, for which I had the Bee Hoon Goreng from the menu. On first thoughts, it looked and smelled incredible. I was so excited to eat it. Now I know I could’ve used “book the cook” to order something else that may have appealed to me, but I want to try the food they offer on the menu for that flight, not something custom made in the kitchen just for me.
The noodles were nice and spicy just the way I like it. The shrimp was also nice and spicy and quite enjoyable. The chicken satay in peanut sauce was also incredibly fragrant and flavorful with a small hint of sweetness. I will say the chicken was a little dry, but for a dish that was heated up in an airplane oven, it was great!
Shortly after, the crew cleared my tray and brought dessert, which was a strawberry cream cake with Strawberry salad. It was delicious. The sweetness, the slight sourness from the strawberry, the frozen strawberries, and the cake batter to just soak it up was really really tasty and satisfying.
A little after I finished dessert, the crew cleared my table and asked if I wanted anything else and I just asked to finish with a peppermint tea.
Overall, the meal was fantastic across the board, tasty in all courses, and all of this was done under 50 minutes which was all the more impressive to me. I can’t ask for anything else when I have kind and efficient crew to take great care of me, all while eating excellent food.
After brunch, there was a hot towel round again.
After this, my tray was fully cleared and I got up to go for a walk and check out the bathroom.
The bathroom was pretty well stocked
The view was fairly nice throughout the flight.
Throughout the rest of the flight, even though there was no more service, the crew kept checking periodically on all passengers just to see if they needed anything else.
Finally, we began our descent into Hong Kong through the clouds.
We lined up for a final approach onto runway 25R.
And that’s end of another great flight with Singapore Airlines.
Overall, I was very happy and had another great flight with Singapore Airlines. The food was great, the crew was great and efficient, the plane was great. The seats were well stocked with amenities and had all the necessary modern-day features, but the seats themselves were just a bit too hard for my liking. In any case, this was a great flight and would happily go out of my way to fly SQ between any places where they are an option for me.