Wow, wow, wow, what an amazing experience! I had never been more excited for a trip in my life, I read every trip report I could find, and the product and service still exceeded my expectations, Singapore Airlines is doing something right. I could not wait to fly in Singapore Suites class, this has been my holy grail since 2012 when I got into the points and miles hobby. The opportunity never presented itself, and when I got engaged last August, I knew I was incorporating SQ Suites into our honeymoon in some way. You can read my post all about booking this space here.
We checked our luggage at the Singapore Airlines check-in counter, the agent was extremely efficient and our bags were checked and in-route to Hanoi via Singapore very quickly. We also received our invitations to The Private Room in Singapore. Next we made our way over to the tax refund line for the wedding band we had purchased in Brussels. For future reference, always arrive at the airport early if you're trying to de-tax something.
We quickly made our way through immigration, did some airport shopping at CDG, and ultimately made our way into the Star Alliance First Class lounge. The First Class section of the lounge was pretty empty and just okay. You don't need to arrive early at Charles De Gaulle to take advantage of the lounge, however if you're already there it's a great way to pass the time.
The lounge had Piper Heidsieck champagne as a self-serve, which retails for $39.99 in the US. There were other small snacks and self-serve beverages out in the First Class lounge. There were no lounge attendants in the lounge for the duration of our stay (about 30 minutes).
I briefly toured the Star Alliance Business Class lounge at Charles De Gaulle which was extremely crowded during my brief walk. This lounge is available to Priority Pass members, and was nice, although nothing special.
Finally, it was time to board our flight. We made our way to Gate 48 to meet the majestic A380 that would take us to Singapore!
Boarding began a little bit late, however being in Suites Class, Emily and I were the first two on the plane. At the door we were greeted by name by the flight attendant. We were quickly shown to 2C and 2D our seats for the 13 hour journey to Singapore.
Prior to departure the purser came by to introduce herself for our 12 hour 45 minute flight to Singapore. We were offered a pre-departure beverage, both Emily and I decided on the 2004 Krug.
I got up and made my way over to the window seat for taxi and take off. I requested a re-fill of champagne, and the flight attendant very politely denied my request because we were moments away from taking off. However, he promised that as soon as it was safe for him to get up, he would bring two fresh glasses of champagne and deliver them.
Needless to say, as soon as we took off and I moved back to 2C our flight attendant was next to our suite offering us Dom Perignon
We had ordered via Singapore’s Book the Cook offering. I chose the Charolais Beef Rossini and Emily decided on the Sauteed Scallops with Fregola Pasta Risotto. First we started with the Chicken Satay amuse bouche, followed by caviar with Belvedere vodka, then our main courses and we tried both desserts on the flight. Finally, I followed it up with some cheese and a glass of scotch.
The food was restaurant quality, the service even better. My meat was slightly overcooked, but had excellent flavor with the foie gras and mushrooms on the meat. Although I didn’t get a picture of the bottle, I switched to the Burgandy with my main course, it was delightful.
After eating, we requested to have our bed made up and we went to lavatory and got comfortable. Upon our return, our double-bed in the sky was made!
The entertainment on-board was filled with plenty of content to pass the time, I was too excited to really sleep. Obviously, it was time to drink more Krug and grab a snack.
I ordered a chicken salad sandwich and ate it in bed. Alas I got a few hours of sleep and channeled my inner Lucky and ordered a cappuccino when I woke up.
The cappuccino was delicious for an in-air coffee. Unfortunately our time in the air was coming to the end, but there was still enough time for Krug, breakfast, and a honeymoon cake
The card included a hand cut Singapore Airlines logo, absolutely insane service. For breakfast, Emily had the quiche and I had the Nasi Uduk and Emily had the spinach and goat cheese quiche, both were delicious.
All in all, I can’t wait to fly in Singapore Suites again. This flight was by far the best flight I’ve flown, I wish we had had 2 more hours aboard. If you take one piece of advice from this post, go fly Singapore!