Singapore Changi (SIN) – Shanghai Pudong (PVG)
Seats: 3C and 3D
We were flying Singapore Airlines Suites class for the first time so we went crazy and booked the middle suites. Everyone says those are great for couples but they’re great for a couple of sisters too.
Singapore Suites are enclosed first class suites on Singapore Airlines A380 aircraft.
There are 4 rows with a total of 12 seats. The first and last rows have a 1-1 configuration with no middle seats. The second and third rows have a 1-2-1 configuration.
We chose the middle seats in the third row. Below is a screenshot of our flight’s seat map:
All seats can be made into flat beds. The middle seats can be made into a larger, double bed- hence the good for couples thing.
The middle suites are great for couples but also any two people traveling together who want to hang out. They are not great if you’re the type of person who enjoys looking out the window.
The suites in Singapore Airlines Suites Class are more private than typical first class seats as they have doors and blinds.
When not in a flat bed position, the Suites seats are still very comfortable.
Across the seat is a flat screen television and an ottoman to rest your legs.
There is no overhead storage in Suites class so carry ons are stowed underneath the ottoman. There is plenty of room for regulation size items.
The suites have decent storage space to stash away small personal items as well.
Amenities and Service
Bose noise cancelling headphones and a Givenchy blanket are available for use.
Since Singapore to Shanghai is a short route (around 5:20 hours), neither pajamas nor an amenity kit were provided.
In flight wi-fi and text were available for a fee ($5.99 or $9.99 depending on the plan).
This was a fun crew. Besides us, the only other passengers were two Asian businessmen. Flight attendants were formal with the two businessmen but not very formal with us. They frequently stopped by to chit chat and joked around with us and each other. We got a kick out of the little teddy bears they posed around the suite.
Food and Drink
We don’t usually drink on flights but made an exception this time. Matilda ordered Krug and Patti ordered Dom.
We are far from experts on champagne but we both preferred the Krug.
We thought we had pre-ordered our main course using the Book the Cook option but the crew did not seem to have a record of it. We casually asked if Book the Cook was available on this route and they said yes- we never mentioned the mix up though as we were fine just ordering our meal again.
The food was pretty good. Here are photos of the menu and our order.
As soon as meal service was over, we were ready to check out that bed. We are fine making our own beds on other flights but were happy to have help on this one. Making the seats completely flat involved a lot more work and strength than usual.
To combine the two middle suites into one double bed, the flight attendants lower the privacy partition. We chose this option so we could chat for a bit and well, just for the experience of it. As you can see from the photos, unlike a true double bed, there is still a bar between the two beds.
Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class double bed
The bed was pretty comfy- we ended up sleeping for a few hours. We were kind of bummed when the flight attendants woke us up and for the first time ever, wished our flight had been a little longer.
For couples thinking the Suites are a good place to join the mile high club, think again. Part of the blinds are sheer so flight attendants can still see inside. Sorry, no hanky-panky.
View from inside Singapore Suites with door closed and blinds pulled down
Overall, we enjoyed flying Singapore Airlines Suites class. We are happy flying any airline with a comfortable flat bed but the enclosed suite was a nice bonus for us. We would be interested in flying one of the longer routes in the future so we could enjoy the suite longer and get the full experience- pajamas and all.
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Index (rest of series):
Brunei, Singapore and Japan: Planning and Booking
United Global First Lounge – Chicago O’Hare
United Global First, ORD – NRT
United Global First Lounge – Tokyo Narita
United Global First, NRT – SIN
Review: Singapore Airlines Economy Class, SIN – BWN
Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei)
Things To Do In Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Review: Royal Brunei Airlines Sky Lounge – Brunei International Airport
Singapore Airlines Business Class, BWN – SIN
Eating Like a Local in Singapore
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore
Thaipusam In Singapore: Piercings and Hooks and Skewers, Oh My!
Singapore Airlines The Private Room…You Weren’t Very Private
Review: Singapore Airlines Suites A380-Singapore-Shanghai (this post)
Air China Business Class Lounge – Shanghai Pudong
ANA, All Nippon Airways – Business Class, PVG -NRT
Hey Hey It’s The Snow Monkeys
Jinpyokaku Ryokan (Kambayashi Onsen, Japan)
Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge – Tokyo Narita
Japan Airlines (JAL) First Class Lounge – Tokyo Narita
American Airlines AAdmirals Club Lounge – Tokyo Narita
American Airlines First Class, NRT – ORD