If you like champagne and caviar, one airline may have the perfect seat for you — as long as you have a spare $A9400.
Singapore Airlines won the AirlineRatings’ First Class Award 2019 for its latest experience, which features a series of “suite” class cabins, each designed to be like small hotel rooms.
Travel expert Jean Arnas, from The Points Guy UK, boarded the luxurious airliner to get a glimpse inside the cabins — and said they did not disappoint.
Boarding the Airbus A380 at London Heathrow, the traveller said he was led into one of six suites on the plane, where he would spend the next 13 hours before landing in Singapore.
Inside the cabin was a bed, a television and a wardrobe “big enough to fit a person inside”.
CHAMPAGNE AND CAVIAR
Speaking to MailOnline, he said: “The space is completely surreal. Having 50 square feet (4.6 square metres) on-board feels super luxurious. And because I had no neighbour next to me they also gave me the other half, so I had 100 square feet to myself.”
Jean was seated in seat 1A, one of four suites on the plane that could open up against another, doubling the space inside (and doubling the bed).
Throughout the flight, the expert said he was treated to “fancy salmon and caviar” and beverages such as Dom Perignon and Krug Champagne.
But he did still have a few minuses.
Jean said: “There is not a public area to relax in, like the bar that Emirates and Etihad have on the same A380 aircraft, or The Loft on Virgin. There are no showers like on the Emirates A380 and Etihad A380. The toilet is really nice, but a shower takes things to an outrageous next level.”
When it comes to the cost, Jean said you can pay the £5000 ($A9400) — or if you have air miles, and you’re starting your flight in Asia, you can get a trip for as little as £19 ($A36).
He added: “Taxes can be minimal especially when starting your journey in Asia. Nicky Kelvin, The Points Guy UK director of content flew from Bali via Singapore to London (on suites class) for just £19 and 125,000 KrisFlyer miles. One way flights are around £5,000 so you’d really have to have big money to blow for a cash ticket to make sense.”
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission