After spending some time in the ANA Suites lounge, it was time to finally board and experience the Singapore Airlines A380 Suites.
I exited the lounge and went downstairs to the boarding area. There was no line for the premium boarding lane and my boarding pass was immediately scanned. I walked down the jet bridge and entered another world for the next 10 hours.
I had chosen Suite 1A. Some people have mentioned that it is a bit noisy in the first row with more foot traffic and the stairs to the upper deck, but I found it to be perfect. Actually I liked having the stairs next to me because I could have my Suite doors and windows open without seeing a person across the aisle from me.
A cabin crew member showed me to the Suite and helped me with my luggage. They then asked if I would like something to drink. I opted for champagne, to which I heard the mystical question that I have been waiting to be asked for so long, “Would you prefer the Dom or the Krug?” I knew it was going to be a fantastic flight. I decided to start with a glass of Dom.
Shortly after getting settled in my Suite, a cabin crew member arrived with my glass of Dom.
As I was enjoying the champagne, another cabin crew member stopped by to introduce themself and to give me an amenity kit and pajamas.
At this point in time, my champagne glass was rather empty. Unlike in Business Class where they collect the pre-departure beverage glass after one drink, the cabin crew offered me a refill on the ground. I continued with the Dom and ended up having three glasses before take off.
The plane proceeded to taxi and takeoff as day turned to night in Japan. Shortly after take off a cabin crew member returned asking if I wanted to continue drinking champagne. Once I replied, “yes”, I got the question again, “Would you still like Dom or do you want to try the Krug?” I think it was time to try the Krug.
Within 30 seconds I could hear a champagne bottle being uncorked in the galley. I would get comfortable hearing that “pop” noise quite a bit this evening. Most of the time, I switch to wine with the meal, but tonight I was going to continue with champagne the whole evening.
After enjoying some more champagne, it was time to order dinner. The menu was nicely presented in a leather folio.
After ordering, I began to enjoy some of the IFE system. I watched a movie, some television shows and listened to some music. One of the nice things about the Suite was the 23 inch monitor.
I was first presented with the Singapore Airlines signature appetizer – satay.
After enjoying the satay, my table was set for the full dinner service.
The first course was caviar.
Then, I enjoyed a nice tomato soup.
There was also fabulous garlic bread.
Followed by a salad.
Next was the main course. One of the cool things about Singapore Airlines is that they offer a “Book the Cook” option where one can pre-order their dinner main course online from about 10 choices. I have to be honest I don’t recall if I pre-ordered, but I think this is the Book the Cook lamb selection.
Finally dessert and tea.
Throughout the dinner service I continued to enjoy my share of Dom and Krug. I heard several more “pop” sounds of bottles being opened. Each one brought a smile to my face. I think I ended up finishing 7 glasses on this flight, (I also had 3 glasses in the ANA lounge prior to the flight.) so I was a bit tired at this point and ready for a nap.
A member of the cabin crew converted my seat into a flat bed.
The doors and windows to the Suite can be closed.
I quickly fell asleep for quite a few hours and woke up just in time for breakfast prior to landing at LAX.
Once I woke up and opened my Suite doors and windows, the cabin crew stopped by with a glass a water and asked if I wanted anything else to drink. I ordered a cappuccino and an orange juice. I forgot to take a picture of the cappuccino, but here is the orange juice.
Breakfast started with fruit.
Next was a bowl of yogurt.
Then, I ordered French Toast for the main course. This wasn’t ordinary French Toast, but stuffed French Toast with peanut butter. This was by far the best in-flight breakfast I have ever had. I almost asked if they had an extra one.
After finishing breakfast, it was almost time to land at LAX. Here is one last photo looking out the window on a sunny day in California.
This flight was an unbelievable experience. It was absolutely perfect. The Singapore Suites product is amazing and the service provided by the crew was exceptional. I only wish I hadn’t fallen asleep for so long between dinner and breakfast.