One of the items on my bucket list is to travel on a first class flight. I have been accumulating my miles since I have started working. It’s like a dream come true when I have finally redeemed first class tickets to Sydney in August this year.
Redeeming 2x one-way tickets to Sydney cost around 160,000 miles. We paid additional S$162 for the airport taxes. Yep, S$162 for the first class tickets!
We have specifically chosen Sydney to take the suites on A380. Not all flights have suites on the plane. Do check for the right planes if you are planning to take the suites.
The Private Room
To everyone who asks why we took suits from SG to SYD instead of the other way round… this is the reason why we decided to take this route.
The Private Room is supposed to be the most exclusive lounge in Changi Airport. True enough, we were taken into a secluded area in SilverKris lounge (Terminal 2) upon showing our golden invitation to The Private Room.
To be honest, I find that The Private Room is good but not great. Good, in a sense you get to eat exclusive food as compared to the business class or PPS members. Otherwise, it’s just another lounge area where you can relax, eat and wait for your plane.
The food is great but I think it will be even more fantastic if we did not have our dinner beforehand. If you are planning to go to The Private Room, do consider to keep your stomach empty so you can try a variety of food in the lounge.
Experience on Suites (A380)
It’s the first time we board the plane as one of the priority customers. When the crew announced that the first class passengers could board the plane, we felt rather uneasy when we stood and walk through the gate. I guess we weren’t very used to the social status…
We were brought to our suites by one of the crews on the aircraft. Their service is much more mature as compared to the crews whom we usually met in the economy class. All the crews in the first class cabin are somehow equipped with this smoothing voice which make us really comfortable onboard.
The cabin crew offered to take a photo for us voluntarily. It seems like they knew that it was our first time flying in the first class cabin. Hah!
While waiting for the aircraft to be ready for take off, the cabin crew offered drinks to keep us occupied. I went for his recommendation (champagne) and my friend went with the red wine.
Everyone in the first class cabin will be given a set of Lalique pyjamas and a set of Lalique Amenityy kit (for the ladies).
In the amenity kit, you can find face mist, perfume and something else which I have forgotten. There’s also a nice pouch for you to keep the items.
If you took a midnight flight, you have the options to choose when you want to eat your meal. We chose to eat right after our take-off. You can opt to sleep first and eat later.
Once you are ready to sleep, the cabin crew will help to make your seat into the bed. If the flight is relatively empty, the cabin crew will offer to ask if you want to take your sleep in another empty seat so you don’t have to wait for them to finish making the bed. We opted to stay in our seat so they made our bed when we went to the toilet for a quick wash up.
The flight on A380 suites is so far my best flight in my entire life. Who am I kidding, right? You can lie flat while the plane is flying to your destination. So awesome.
I look forward the next suite class flight soon!