Review of Singapore Airlines flight New Delhi Singapore in First

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ403
Class First
Seat 1K
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 05:45
Take-off 17 Aug 19, 21:55
Arrival at 18 Aug 19, 06:10
SQ   #3 out of 115 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 620 reviews
Injian13
By SILVER 1539
Published on 1st October 2019

Refer to links below for previous legs of the journey:
1st leg – YYZ-DTW
2nd leg – DTW-FRA
3rd leg – FRA-DEL
4th leg – DEL-IXZ
5th leg – IXZ-DEL


On the way to the Indira Gandhi International Airport in our beat up “premium” Uber ride.


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Check-in was not open yet but it was a short 15 minute wait before it opened up. The horde still lined up.


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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).


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Past security and immigration


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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.


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After a long stroll down one side of the concourse, we made our way towards the lounge.


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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.


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Three sections were reserved for Suites passengers


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All the way at the end – the buffet area.


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After having a small bite to eat and a power hour nap, we freshened up and made our way to the gate.


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Need more tape


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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.


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The stuff that dreams are made of …


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The crew hovered over us and made sure we were well take 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.


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Perusing the menus while waiting for PJs and amenity kits


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Drinks


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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?


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Comfy


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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.

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Yummy


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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


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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.


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After wolfing down the food, we asked for the beds to be made.

Mine first


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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)


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Double bed mode


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My beloved wanting some alone time with the bear


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After a decent snooze, we woke up, changed out into regular clothes while the crew put everything away.

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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.

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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

10.0/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi10.0
Meal/catering10.0

New Delhi - DEL

9.5/10
Efficiency10.0
Access9.0
Services9.5
Cleanliness9.5

Singapore - SIN

10.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Airline - phenomenal all from end to end in terms of service and catering.

DEL airport - checkin and security was efficient. The SQ lounge was decent for an output station with tons of seating and good catering options.

SIN airport - immigration was super quick and painless as usual. It sucks that SQ does not have an arrival lounge for F or J passengers and its a real miss on their part. Fortunately, we have PP access and the JetQuay lounge was good for a quick shower and change into fresh clothes.

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3 Comments

  • Comment 524658 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5319 Comments

    Hi Injian13, thanks for this nice report and series! You can't get more luxurious than this for a 5h flight. The new Suites are super impressive. So perfect for those travelling as a couple with the double bed.

    p.s. I noticed you leave some empty text boxes between pics. If you're looking to avoid the photos galleries that pop p automatically when there are 3+ pics in a row, you can just put a period in the box--it looks much better than "enter text here". I went ahead and did that for you in this report so you can see what it looks like. Just an idea for you.

    Thanks again for sharing.

  • Comment 524910 by
    JW19 121 Comments

    Hi Injian13, SQ in fact does have an Arrivals lounge for their First and Suites passengers, not extended to business though. Incoming passengers in F are welcomed to use the Private Room upon arrival. Since SIN only does security at gate, you arrive into the same area as departing passengers meaning you get to use the same lounge, that is if you are not pressed for time to leave immigrations which is always quick in Singapore.

  • Comment 525300 by
    SKYTEAMCHC GOLD 8243 Comments

    Thanks very much for sharing this marvelous experience. Singapore in Fisrt on a A380 is probably the best experience one can have nowadays on board an airplane. Luxury is in very detail and yet very discreet and the catering is wonderful.
    The suite , the bathroom very thing is just awesome !

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