Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class overview

What to expect when you fly Business Class with Singapore Airlines – wider seats and world-class dining.

With every seat having unhindered access to the aisle and cuisine prepared by famous chefs from the International Culinary Panel, here is a detailed description of what other perks you’ll find during your Business Class sojourn on a Singapore Airlines flight.

Pre-flight privileges

Flyers boarding Business Class on Singapore Airlines A380 can relax for their flight in luxury with access to the Business Class Lounge. You can usually enjoy an assortment of warm food and light snacks coupled with shower facilities to freshen up before the flight.

You can also while away the time before your trip with fully-equipped workstations and Wi-Fi access, LCD televisions, plus a wide selection of magazines and newspapers. However, the actual facilities depend where you’re departing, with Changi Airport (Singapore) being the lounge with the most amenities. You can check the Singapore Airlines website for full details of which lounges you’ll be able to visit before your flight.

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Frequent flyer perks

Depending on your membership status in either the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer or PPS Club, you are entitled to additional check-in baggage allowances. If you’re an active member of KrisFlyer Elite Gold or Star Alliance Gold, you’ll receive an extra 20kg allowance in addition to the allotted weight of 40kg. Likewise, if you’re an active member of PPS Club, the assigned weight doubles to 80kg. All Business Class passengers are allowed two pieces (up to 7kg each) of cabin baggage.

Additional benefits of priority airport check-in, priority boarding and priority luggage handling apply to both KrisFlyer Elite Gold and PPS Club. The KrisFlyer Elite Silver members can access the priority reservation waitlist and priority airport standby – both features of Elite Gold and PPS Club memberships. Unlike other airlines, Singapore Airlines does not provide for complimentary limousine service for its Business Class passengers.

Space and seating

Singapore Airlines is renowned for its spacious Business Class seats and are widely considered the industry-leading airline in this category. The configuration of the seats is in 1-2-1 layout which ensures that all seats have unimpeded access to an aisle with a total number of 60 seats. Every seat is around 76cm wide with concealed storage space for your personal belongings and, the best part, they can be reclined. Plus, aside from the generous elbow room, these seats transform into a comfortable, fully-flat bed along with linens, duvet and pillows. Sayonara, stiff neck and lower back pain!

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Amenities

The amenities are few but sufficient with only terry-cloth booties and eye shades being handed out. You can access a wide range of L'Occitane toiletries, toothbrushes, razors and more in the Business Class lavatories.

Entertainment

The entertainment system you can expect aboard Singapore Airlines is KrisWorld in-flight entertainment (not a lot of creativity in the name, eh?). However, it boasts an impressive selection of 1,000+ entertainment options such as movies, TV programs, music, games and apps to keep the adults as well as the young ones occupied throughout the journey.

The selection will include a mix of recent and classic releases, which are updated at regular intervals. The LCD screen is 15.4-inches wide and you’re provided with noise-cancelling headphones to cater for an immersive experience – a mini home-theatre in the sky. The handset is well-designed, illuminated and simple to use. If you’d rather use your own device, there is an in-seat power supply socket and two USB ports.

Also, Singapore Airlines in partnership with OnAir provides a Wi-Fi hotspot which allows passengers to take advantage of internet access using their credit cards. Rest assured, if the entertainment system does not pique your interest, you can easily dive into your emails or social media while on the move.

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Dining and refreshments

Dining is an essential element of any long-haul international flight, and as a Business Class passenger, you expect the airline to take this seriously. Singapore Airlines does that and excels in it. You have the option to reserve your main course up to 24 hours before you fly through the ‘Book the Cook’ service. This includes creations by notable chefs from their International Culinary Panel, so you can be confident that you’ll experience a world-class dining experience. Although the dining options vary from flight to flight, you can expect diversity among food choices nonetheless.

If you’re flying Business Class, you’ll be treated to a complimentary drink before take-off, with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic selections on offer. Once you’re in the air, you’ll receive a wide assortment of food and beverage options, including an á la carte card, light ready-made meals, packaged snacks and, of course, refreshments at the bar.

If you have any special dietary requirements, you can select from a Special Meals list to better suit your needs. All in all, the in-flight cuisine indicates the importance Singapore Airlines attaches to your dining experience and is willing to go the extra mile to make sure it is of a world-class standard.

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Where can I fly?

Singapore Airlines currently has about 19 A380s in service and several in various phases of delivery. The multiple destinations served by the A380s are as follows:

Singapore – Hong Kong
Singapore – Shanghai
Singapore – Beijing
Singapore – Delhi
Singapore – Mumbai
Singapore – Auckland (Seasonal)
Singapore – Sydney
Singapore – Zurich
Singapore – Frankfurt
Singapore – Paris
Singapore – London
Singapore – Frankfurt – New York (JFK)
New York (JFK) – Frankfurt

Notice that all routes with Business Class on A380s are to and from Singapore except the New York (JFK) – Frankfurt flight (although the plane does embark onwards to Singapore).

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The Business Class travel with Singapore Airlines offers comfort, fine-dining experience and multitudes of entertainment that enables a long-haul flight to be a more relaxing and enjoyable experience. With industry-leading in-flight cuisine and spacious seats, forking out for Business Class seems like an option that lives up to its billing.

Pictures: Singapore Airlines and Shutterstock

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