On the way to the Indira Gandhi International Airport in our beat up “premium” Uber ride.
Check-in was not open yet but it was a short 15 minute wait before it opened up. The horde still lined up.
Once it opened, we made our way to the Suites desk and had to ask the bouncer to allow us through. The contract agent was efficient and we were on our way to security/immigration. You can recognize the lines for First/Business class passengers as the queues are divided by red velvet ropes (obviously I couldn’t take pics in the immigration/security area).
Past security and immigration
We had a ridiculous amount of time to kill, so we went for a walk through the gate area for plane spotting. Sad to say there wasn’t much to see.
After a long stroll down one side of the concourse, we made our way towards the lounge.
We were scanned in and ushered into the seating area. Despite walking around the gate area to kill time, we were still the first ones to arrive at the lounge.
Three sections were reserved for Suites passengers
All the way at the end – the buffet area.
After having a small bite to eat and a power hour nap, we freshened up and made our way to the gate.
Need more tape
We were welcomed onboard and thankfully, the Mrs didn’t commit another
crime against humanity faux pax walking into business class. The crew escorted us to our seats and we were in complete awe. At the time of booking, it was 3 of 6 (including the two of us). Then we saw another couple in 3A and 3F and you could tell from the loud voices banter that they were impressed with the cabin.
The stuff that dreams are made of …
The crew hovered over us and made sure we were well taken care of and settled in. Since alcohol could not be served on the ground, we settled for the mango lassi and we ended up chugging 3 glasses each! The team asked us for our PJ sizes and ran off to get it for us.
Perusing the menus while waiting for PJs and amenity kits
Once the PJs and other goodies were delivered, I headed over to change out. I usually don’t do bathroom pics but DAMN! Is it wrong to want a bathroom like this at home?
When I got back to my seat, one of the crew insisted of hanging my clothes in the closet. Even after I politely said I could do it, he wouldn’t take no for answer, so I acquiesced (much appreciated). After take-off, we was asked if we wanted something different to drink and I asked for the good stuff while my wife continued with another lassi.
Take off timelapse
The crew confirmed if we still wanted our Book the Cook selection and we said yes. We asked for just the main course and dessert as we wanted to get some shut eye.
Setting up for the main attraction plus top up of Dom
Mutton Biryani with Shammi kebabs. The mutton was super tender and the kebabs were still crispy. Rice could have used a little more flavouring but I’m just griping because I’m spoiled when it comes to good biryani.
After wolfing down the food, we asked for the beds to be made.
After making our beds, the crew brought out the dessert to have at our leisure. I went with the mango mousse (sooo good) while the Mrs went with the Chocolate Chip Kheer (disappointing)
Double bed mode
My beloved wanting some alone time with the bear
After a decent snooze, we woke up, changed out into regular clothes while the crew put everything away.
The crew guided us to the door and we were off the plane to immigration. Singapore Airlines continues to impress with their First class product and service. We have nothing but good things to say about the crew. During boarding, the crew were engaging us in conversation and asking us about if we had been to Singapore and were giving tips about where to go. There were so surprised when we told them it was our third time back in as much as 3 years. Warm, genuine, friendly, fantastic – the hallmarks of a great Singapore Airlines flight crew.
Next up – Singapore