I won’t be comparing Singapore Business Class to other airlines I have flown, but I will review more airlines and cabin classes in the coming months. If you want to know what it is like to fly Scoot, check out the post here.
Is it worth flying Singapore Airlines Business Class? – Singapore Airlines Business Class Review
For most of us, flying Business Class on any airline is a dream. But, I often get asked if flying Business Class is worth the money. And I am here to give you my honest review of the airlines I will fly this coming year, whether it is business class, premium economy, economy class or on a budget airline. There is no sponsored post or freebies, just an honest review.
Although I have been flying Qantas for most of my time living in Asia (it is now 16 years and counting), as you all know, I fly back to Sydney often, so QANTAS was always a natural choice of Airline Carrier, well until 2020 hit. So over the past few years, I have been travelling on Singapore Airlines more often than because initially, it was the only way to get back to Sydney to see my children.
However, now, it is a different story!
Before you fly Singapore Airlines Business Class
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Purchasing a ticket online
Purchasing a ticket online is pretty straightforward to navigate. I go through a travel agent if I can’t find a booking on the required date. But buying tickets online is highly recommended if you are okay with the date or there is no waitlist on your flight. Here are some of the benefits of booking Singapore Business Class.
- All seats have access to the aisle.
- Business class seats are up to 34 inches wide, with a total flatbed capacity.
- You can book your main meal online up to 24 hours before the flight.
- 40 kg check-in baggage (Additional 40 kg for PPS members and 20 kilograms of Kris ELITE Gold or Alliance Gold members)
- Two pieces, up to 32 kg each, for hand luggage (Additional 2 Additional pieces, up to 32 kg each, for PPS members and 1 Additional piece, up to 32 kg each for Gold members)
- Priority check-in and boarding
- Free seat selection
Singapore Airlines Lounge Experience
Do you get lounge access with Singapore business class? And the answer is yes! Okay, so let’s be honest! Who doesn’t love a place to relax before their flight, with Champagne in one hand and a plate full of food in the other? There are four Singapore Airlines Lounges, First class, SilverKris, Krisflyer Gold and airline partner lounges.
Singapore Airlines First Class lounge is for those flying in Suites and First Class or those who are Solitaire PPS Club members. SilverKris Lounge is for those flying in business class or either Solitarir PPs club members flying in premium economy or economy. Krisflyer Gold lounge is for KrisFlyer Elite Gold or Star Alliance Gold members travelling in premium economy or economy on a Singapore Airlines Flight.
Also, remember that Changi Airport has four terminals, so there are different lounges at different terminals, so ask the staff when checking in.
What are the benefits of business class on Singapore Airlines?
Singapore Airlines Business, class seating arrangement, will depend on the flight you take; for example, in Business class, on an A380, the business class seat in the centre comes with a personal divider; you can raise it all the way or bring it mid-level if travelling with someone.
However, on the A350 and 787, you have two seats in the centre with a 1-2-1 configuration, but it doesn’t have the luxury of the pull-down divider. Instead, the headrest makes you feel like you have your own private space without it being overly personal.
The regional flights have a different feeling; they are shorter flights with luxury seats without privacy and other lie-down amenities.
However, all the business-class cabins have one thing in common they all have great inflight entertainment systems, with touch screens and noise-reducing headphones. They also all have large seats that allow you to sit back and enjoy your time in the air. However, each flight menu is different, so it is worth checking online before you go for any allergies or whether the book the cook service is available on your flight.
Amenity kits are given on long-haul flights, where you will find products from Penhaligions, such as hand cream, facial mist and lip moisturiser, with socks, slippers and eye masks placed separately on your seat before boarding. However, the toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, and razor kits are all available from the toilet.
Is Singapore Airlines business class worth the money?
The answer is yes, so ensure you get notifications for any Singapore airlines offers, including credit card offers (check with your bank). You can grab a bargain if you are flexible with dates and times (like the day of the week you travel or travelling non-peak seasons).
If you travel on a long-haul flight, purchasing a business-class seat on Singapore Airlines is worth buying.
5 Takeaways from flying Singapore Business Class
1- Singapore Business Class seats (especially on an A380) when travelling with someone feels like a big slumber party with your best friend in the sky. The flexibility to lower the partition makes travelling with a companion more special.
2 – Check in at Singapore’s Changi Airport is made much more special with a dedicated business class check-in desk, so you do not have to wait as long in line; you get extra luggage capacity and are directed to the nearest lounge to relax in before your flight.
3- Wifi is available on most aircraft with a 100MB allowance free of charge. However, you can buy more as a Business Class passenger. Don’t expect the lightning speed you get in Singapore, as the connection can be slow, but I am not complaining about that little bit of luxury up in the air!
4- The service was excellent; the flight attendants were friendly and always willing to answer any questions. Each one greeted you as you walked on and left the plane. That doesn’t always happen on flights lately, so it was nice to feel like they were happy to be there. The staff at check-in were also friendly, so I found the entire experience pleasing.
5 – The Book the Cook service, which allows you to try a range of unique international cuisines, was a special touch to the flight. The food was delicious and was more than filling, the selection of beverages was also pretty good, and it was no problem if you needed anything extra. Oh, and Champagne, when you board, is big thumbs up from me!
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