With a reputation for excellent service and comfort, regardless of your seat number, it’s no wonder that Singapore Airlines’ first class and flagship suites are highly regarded.
When flying from Singapore Changi Airport to destinations in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America, here’s what you need to know to fly first class with Singapore Airlines.
What is Singapore Airlines First Class and Suites?
First Class and Suites Class are Singapore Airlines’ ultra-premium luxury cabins, found on many high-demand routes to and from Lion City.
However, while the ‘First’ and ‘Suites’ tickets are virtually identical in service and price, they represent two different types of seats.
‘Suites Class’ is the exclusive domain of the double-decker Airbus A380s, which feature six closed private suites, as the name suggests.
‘First class’ is found on the Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300 aircraft, which offers four larger and better berths than business class.
Five Reasons We Love Singapore Airlines First Class and Suites
Room to stretch and more
If you thought business class was spacious (and it’s certainly no slouch), then first class and suites will exceed your expectations.
Everything is increased, from the bathrooms to the totally flat bed. The newest first class suites on the Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 even have full-length beds separate from your seat.
On Boeing 777s, the extra wide seat converts to a bed. Still, you’ll appreciate having plenty of room around your legs and not having to stick your feet in a cubbyhole, which will hopefully lead to a better night’s sleep.
Good food and wines
Inflight dining is undoubtedly the highlight of the Singapore Airlines First Class and Suite inflight experience.
Your multi-course feast can begin with signature satay sticks accompanied by caviar. Moving on to the main course, enjoy a whole Boston lobster or rack of lamb roast before finishing with a beautifully served dessert, chocolates, fruit and digestif..
Flights longer than 1.5 hours offer Singapore Airlines’ excellent ‘Book the Cook’ dining service, with unique options for first class and suites.
The beverage list includes world-class champagnes such as Taittinger, Krug, Gustave Lorentz Riesling and 20-year-old tawny port, plus many other spirits, soft drinks, TWG teas, coffees and a fine selection of wines tasted by some of the world’s leading wine experts. world wines.
From the moment you check in until you step off the plane, it’s a first-class experience every step of the way. The crew is trained to be attentive, but not obtrusive. Drinks are quickly refilled and all reasonable requests can be accommodated.
First Class, Star Alliance Lounges and The Private Room
Of course, having a First Class or Suites ticket opens the doors to the best Star Alliance and Singapore Airlines lounges at your departure airport.
Sydney and Melbourne have first-class sections in the SilverKris lounges, while homeport Singapore has the exclusive ‘The Private Room’ in Terminal 3, recently refined to a new level of elegance.
Quality onboard amenities
While Singapore Airlines is more conservative about gift-giving in business class, it’s a totally different story later on.
For overnight or long-haul flights, expect Lalique-brand pajamas and a quality leather amenity kit, some complete with a scented candle to take home.
Four tips for flying first class and suites with Singapore Airlines
Use the private room upon arrival
An unpublished benefit of flying Singapore Airlines suites and first class is access to the private room immediately upon arrival, even if you don’t have a connecting flight or aren’t eligible to enter the first class lounge ( for example, if your next Singapore Airlines flight does not have first class).
Singapore is one of the few airports where arriving and departing passengers are not separated in the terminals, which makes this possible.
Access on arrival is not guaranteed, of course, but if you’re in Terminal 3 and you’re not in a hurry, it doesn’t hurt to give it a try.
To ensure you dine on your favorite dishes on board, it’s helpful to search and lock in your choice online at least 48 hours before departure.
Book the Cook offers dishes you wouldn’t normally get on board, like the classic Thermidor lobster or the Angus beef burger.
Alternatively, browse the menu on board your flight and pre-order your choice so you don’t miss out.
Be quick to snag a double suite with your partner
If you’re traveling with that special someone on the Airbus A380 Suites, try taking advantage of the superjumbo’s unique ability to convert the two first class suites on each side of the plane into a ‘double suite’.
The first class 1-1 layout on the A380 can bring these windows together to create a double bed.
To do this, couples traveling together must allocate 1A + 2A or 1F + 2F. It is not possible with the third row because it occupies a slightly smaller space than the other two.
Solo travelers can take advantage of this if the adjoining suite is empty for an oversized ‘king room’, but be aware that you may be moving for a royal traveling couple.
Speed through Changi Airport with a private check-in area
Departing from Terminal 3 in Changi?
You will be asked to be dropped off at the First Class check-in area where you will be greeted by a member of staff, processed immediately, and have access to a private immigration lane that drops you off right outside The Private First Class lounges. Room and Silver Kris.
Get a first class upgrade on Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines is notoriously strict about upgrades to premium cabins, especially first class and suites. The best way to secure that golden ticket is to pay for it or use KrisFlyer Miles.
However, if you use miles, it is only possible to upgrade to first class from a paid business class ticket.
Use your KrisFlyer miles
Upgrades from business class to first class and suites start at 15,500 KrisFlyer miles for shorter flights such as Asian routes. There are now two types of Singapore Airlines Upgrade Awards:
- Saver – the best value upgrade, but with the lowest availability
- Advantage – you need more miles, but it’s useful if you still want an upgrade when savings aren’t available
The full Singapore Airlines upgrade table is available for download here. Sample routes are listed below, with numbers in KrisFlyer miles:
Australia to Singapore
Singapore to Europe
Singapore to US West Coast
Singapore Airlines also offers passengers the ability to make cash offers for upgrades through MySQUpgradehowever, this is only available for upgrades to Premium Economy, Business Class, and First Class or Suites.
Best First Class Seats and Suites on Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines new Airbus A380 suites
The pride of the Singapore Airlines fleet is its new Airbus A380 suites. Only six of these spacious rooms line the upper deck of the superjumbo, with 1A and 1F being the primary choice due to being slightly larger than the other four.
The main seat is a large swivel armchair that you can turn to face the windows or the sliding door.
Each first-class suite is outfitted with a 32′ touchscreen TV, plenty of storage, a fully flat bed that can be stowed away in a dividing wall, and futuristic touches like electronically controlled windows.
Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER First Class
The first class of the Boeing 777-300ER comprises only one row of four large seats. It has a wide 35-inch seat that converts into a very comfortable 208-inch fully flat bed.
With only four seats available, your options are limited. Couples can opt for 1C + 1D to lower the privacy partition panel, although it is not possible to combine these seats to form a double bed. Solo travelers will definitely feel at home in the window seats, 1A or 1F.
Singapore Airlines First Class and Suites FAQ
Does Singapore Airlines have free internet on board?
Yes, First Class and Suite passengers on WiFi-equipped aircraft receive unlimited free Internet on every flight.
Do Singapore Airlines first class passengers get pajamas?
Yes, Singapore Airlines provides pajamas on most first class routes, especially long-haul and overnight flights. Only shorter routes within Asia, such as Singapore-Hong Kong, may not offer pajamas.
Can Singapore Airlines first class be booked with points?
Singapore Airlines first class and suites can be booked with KrisFlyer miles, but cannot currently be booked with Virgin Australia Velocity Points unless they are first converted into KrisFlyer miles.
Singapore Airlines does not generally offer First Class seats for booking through Star Alliance partner programs such as United MileagePlus. Availability is very limited in any case, given the small number of seats in each cabin.