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Final leg of an epic journey: SIN-HKG on SQ Suites (A388 F)

Flight SQ860

Nov 27th, 2016, 8:25a – 12:25p

Airbus A380-800

Seat 2A, Suites Class

Upon boarding the whole First Class crew was at the door greeting passengers. I was quickly escorted to my suite – 2A once more; 2A started to feel a bit like my home, I wish I had tried another seat just to compare.

Within minutes, all the Suites crew came by introducing themselves – quite a parade of people! Given the short flight no amenity kit/pj’s were offered, which was of course fine. Some Perrier to start the journey right.

The first hot towel of the flight ensued. It’s amazing how many towels SQ dispenses on each flight – something truly over the top but much appreciated as the feeling that a wet towel brings while on a plane is priceless.

The cabin was quite full for such a short flight, I would say 8/12 seats were taken. We pushed back on time, and we were quickly airborne flying over Singapore.

Service quickly started, and orders were taken from the following menu.

I had pre-ordered the beef rending for this leg, one of my absolute-favorite dishes out there. This was a brunch service, which meant that a mix of breakfast and lunch options were offered. I started with some fresh fruit.

That was followed by some yogurt (served with honey) and a toast (served with jam and butter).

I had a cup of Black Tea from the excellent tea menu – it didn’t disappoint. As in the two previous flights, I found catering and service absolutely top notch.

Then, my main arrived.

Beef rendang is a staple of Indonesian and Malay cuisine – slow cooked beef with peanuts and spices. The meat is supposed to be tender and flavorful, and I was curious to see how would SQ execute this dish. To my delight, both the stew and the rice were excellent – and the whole dish was gone within minutes (thanks to some Krug as well). In my experience, Indonesian is one of the most underrated cuisines out there (together with Hungarian), and I urge anyone seriously into food to venture out to try some Indonesian food sooner rather than later – you won’t be disappointed by this eclectic mix of South East Asian, Dutch, and Indian flavors.

To conclude the meal, I had the lavender pudding, which was fantastic.

The flight proceeded uneventfully, and after a cup more of tea (and two more glasses of Krug) we landed in Hong Kong right on time.

What an epic journey on Singapore Airlines this has been! The airline truly lived to my expectations, offering a classy, sophisticated, and seamless experience from the moment I stepped into JFK to the moment I landed in Hong Kong. While the hard product is not the most cutting-edge out there, the seats and beds were very comfortable and the quality of IFE was great. Yet, soft service is what really made the difference, as SQ went above and beyond to attend to my every need and quirks.

105,000 KrisFlyer miles for this journey feels like a steal; I can’t wait to fly Singapore Airlines Suites class again soon!


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