First class travel is a luxury if you can afford it, fantastic if you can manage an upgrade, and a major bonus if your employer pays the bill. No matter how you get there, the comforts and services are far better than what most travellers are acustomed to. Givenchy-designed sleeper suits, Bvlgari toiletry kits, and turn down service for your bed. These may sound like the services of a luxury hotel but they are, in fact, some of the comforts offered in Singapore Airlines' First Class.
First Class Seating and Cabin Layout
Space is what's most important to everyone who flies. Any business traveler can recite the seat pitch and widths for their favorite airlines because they are always trying to find a way to squeeze a couple of extra inches of comfort out of their flights.
Space is certainly not an issue in the First Class cabin on Singapore Airlines. First Class passengers will enjoy their flight from the comfort of their own Skysuite.
Before you get all excited and start picturing your own hotel room in the sky, understand that the Skysuite is still just a seat in the First Class cabin. As airplane seats go, this one is pretty special. The Skysuite is upholstered in Connolly leather and trimmed with Burrwood. It can recline at any angle and become a fully flat bed.
Perhaps the greatest feature of the Skysuite is the turn down service. When you are ready to sleep, fresh bed linen and a down-filled duvet will be laid out by the cabin crew, and you will be provided with a Givenchy-designed pajama suit, soft eye-shades and sockettes.
The First Class inflight entertainment system (on Megatop 74s) comes with a 14 inch flat panel screen, one of the biggest in the sky. Since it would be s shame to have such a large screen with nothing to watch, First Class passengers can choose from a variety of entertainment options. The onboard audio and video on demand system has over 25 movies, 50 short features, and 50 audio CDs. Each Skysuite also has laptop power supply source, adjustable lumbar support and reading lights.
First Class Food
Food service in First Class offers all the luxury choices you would expect: Dom Perignon, premium chilled malossal caviar, chicken satay, Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, and a selection of special teas.
It is the flexibility of the food service that makes it great. Using the Singapore Airlines Book the Cook service, First Class passengers can order their main course in advance. As long as you select your meal more than 24 hours prior to your flight departure, you can choose from an extensive manu that includes such dishes as:
- Lobster Thermidor with buttered asparagus, slow roasted vine-ripened tomato and saffron rice.
- Roast rack of lamb with natural jus, roasted vegetables and creamy garlic mash.
- Veal piccata with mozzarella cheese, vegetables and spinach fettuccine.
- Braised short-ribs of beef in Chinese wine and 5-spice with mixed vegetables & egg noodles.
Kids traveling in First Class can order from theYummy! kid's menu.
- A plush toy from the airline's exclusive range of Peanuts collectibles;
- Colouring activity kits;
- Tote bags;
- Baby face towels; and
- Sling pouches.
Singapore Airlines' KrisWorld entertainment system is also a big draw for young travelers with its selection of 29 movies, 75 TV programs, music lbums, and Nintendo games.
First and Raffles Class passengers can pre-order their meals up to 24 hours before flight departure from a special Yummy! kid's menu. Meal selections can be made online for tickets booked online, by telephone or fax. Yummy! service is available to passengers traveling on flights from Singapore, Amsterdam, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Newark, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo.