The 12-hour journey in Singapore Airlines Suites Class onboard the A380 from Frankfurt to Singapore was a lovely flight with enough time to fully enjoy the first class product.
Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class Review (FRA-SIN)
I will structure this review a bit different than the first sector of SQ25, avoiding some repetition about the features of the cabin. I invite you to check out my review of the first leg of SQ25, from JFK-FRA, for more info.
> Read More: Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class JFK-FRA Review
After stepping off the aircraft in Frankfurt, I had about an hour before the flight re-boarded. I spent the time in the Lufthansa Senator Lounge nearby, since Lufthansa does not allow Singapore Suites or First Class passengers to access its First Class Lounge in the B Gates area.
Boarding began 45 minutes before departure, with Suites Class passengers and those needing extra time to board invited to board first.
Frankfurt (FRA) – Singapore (SIN)
Sunday, March 5
Depart: 11:40 AM
Arrive: 6:55 AM+1
Duration: 12hr, 15min
Aircraft: Airbus A380
Distance: 6,389 miles
Seat: 3A (Suites Class)
Onboard, I was again warmly welcomed (by name, even though it was a new crew) and escorted back to my seat.
Briefly, the first class cabin, located on the upper deck, features six suites designed by Zodiac in a 1-1 configuration. Suites 1A and 2A as well as 1F and 2F have a partition between seats that can be lowered for couples traveling together, creating a double bed and plenty of space to move around.
Each suite is includes a separate full-flat bed with adjustable recline and plush leather chair, enabling guests to lounge or rest without the need to convert the bed.
I found the cabin finishes on the doors, walls, and ceilings to be very beautiful.
There was also great attention to detail, like the “door” which slid over the power outlets to maximize aesthetic beauty:
Headphone jacks and power outlets were located next to the bed, on the main console, and on the chair, so you never had to go far to find a plug.
I spent a good portion of this flight in bed and managed to sleep better on this flight. While I do find the bed not as well-padded as I would like, the cabin was cool, pillows plush, and the blanket quite cozy without being heavy. There are no individual air vents in Suites Class, but the cabin never got too warm. In fact, I was asked if the cabin temperature was comfortable for me before I went to sleep.
Food + Drink
I was still rather satisfied from my meals on the first leg of SQ25 and considered going right to sleep after takeoff, but decided to have lunch first…and what a feast awaited.
After takeoff, chicken satay was presented to each passenger an an appetizer, served with cucumbers, onion, and spicy peanut sauce.
This could have been a meal in itself, but I quite enjoyed it and although catered in Frankfurt, it tasted like satay out of Singapore.
My friend had the roasted spring chicken supreme with Brussel Sprouts (mixed with thyme and pomegranates).
Next, the table was set for lunch and a selection of warm bread rolls offered, including laugenbrötchen (a German pretzel roll) and warm garlic bread.
I did have another round of malossol caviar…Kaluga Queen brand (Chinese) served with all the accompaniments. That was paired with Champagne: on this flight I again stuck to Tattinger, but Krug was also free-flowing.
I used Book The Cook to pre-order my main course…a roasted herb-crusted prime beef tenderloin that was far, far better than the steak on my first leg. It was served with a side of potato gratin, yams, asparagus, and cooked cherry tomatoes. A delicious main course and the highlight meal of the flight.
Per request, it was not overcooked and was served a very respectable medium.
Next, a cheese course with crackers, grapes, walnuts, and a fig chutney.
Finally, chocolate mousse cake and a lemon tart with vanilla ice cream.
You will never go hungry on Singapore Airlines…
I managed to get a few hours of sleep (I would have slept more but I was binge watching White Lotus) and took part in breakfast about 90 minutes outside of Singapore.
I skipped the cappuccino and tried some of the excellent single-origin espresso from illy, with my preference being the blend from Guatemala.
Breakfast began with sliced fruit and breakfast bread, followed by a choice of cereal and/or yogurt.
For my main course, I chose baked eggs with tomatoes, potatoes rösti, sautéed mushrooms, and pork sausage.
I concluded the meal with more fruit and an espresso macchiato.
A second amenity kit, identical to the first leg, was offered.
Singapore partners with Lalique to offer an attractive leather amenity kit filled with Lalique products (body lotion, lip balm, soap, and room spray).
Separately, flight attendants offered more traditional things you find in an amenity kit, like slippers, socks, and eyeshades.
On this flight, I changed into pajamas (also Lalique branded) before we even took off. The pajamas were quite comfortable and the medium size fit me well (compared that to Japan Air Lines, where I need XL in order to fit).
While there may be no shower like the Emirates or Etihad A380 first class lavatory, I loved the spacious lavatory, especially on the starboard side of the aircraft. You can really stretch out here and the lavatory was well-stocked with amenities including:
- shaving creme
- re-usable detal kits
- moist towelettes
Larger lavatory on starboard side:
Smaller lavatory on port side:
Every time I went into a lavatory it was perfectly clean and even the toilet tissue was neatly folded:
IFE + Wi-FI
Singapore’s KrisWorld entertainment system offers hundreds of movies and TV shows to choose from, along with live TV, games and an extensive audio library.
For better or for worse, I spent more than half the flight watching White Lotus…my first time watching it (and now I’ve watched it all and found season two even better than season one, though I need Tanya back for season three…).
IFE could be controlled by via remote on the 32-inch monitor on a handheld tablet.
Noise-cancelling headphones were from Bang & Olufsen.
Internet was complimentary for first class passengers.
A huge shoutout to Emily, David, and Shawn who took wonderful care of me and all six passengers in the cabin. Their service was professional, conscientious, warm, and could not have been better.
Furthermore, the entire flight was on-demand. While I did choose to eat after takeoff and before landing (i.e. traditional service flow), my friend had a single meal in the middle of the flight. The crew was quite flexible and happy to accommodate requests.
Even this 12-hour flight ended too soon…I would have loved to make a direct turn back for Frankfurt to enjoy another 12 hours onboard. Singapore Airlines Suites Class is a very special product and sat at the top of my travel bucket list for years. I am so thankful I got to experience not just one, but two legs on this aircraft and I hope it will not be my last time.
While the service could not have been better and the food was quite delicious on this sector, I will say that Air France, ANA, Lufthansa, Emirates, JAL, SWISS, and even British Airways or American Airlines have a more comfortable bed in first class (more padding). But that was a rather small negative greatly overwhelmed by many, many positives.
Truly, this first class product competes among the best.