Review of Singapore Airlines flight Zurich Singapore in Business

Airline Singapore Airlines
Flight SQ345
Class Business
Seat 96K
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 12:25
Take-off 11 Mar 15, 10:35
Arrival at 12 Mar 15, 06:00
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lagentsecret
Published on 3rd April 2015
Hello,

Second leg of my Asian routing

  1. Tunis TUN - Zurich ZRH ( Tunis Air Eco, Boeing 737-600 )
  2. http://flight-report.com/fr/report-9676.html
  3. Zurich ZRH - Singapore SIN ( Singapore Airlines Affaires, Airbus A380-800 )
  4. [HERE]
  5. Singapore SIN - Kuala Lumpur KUL ( Malaysia Airlines Eco , Boeing 737-800 )
  6. [SOON]
  7. Kuala Lumpur KUL - Hong Kong HKG ( Malaysia Airlines Eco , Boeing 737-800 )
  8. [SOON]
  9. Hong Kong HKG - Singapore SIN ( Cathay Pacific Business , ??? déjà deux swappings )
  10. [SOON]
  11. Singapore SIN - Kuala Lumpur KUL (Malaysia Airlines Eco , Boeing 737-800 )
  12. [SOON]
  13. Kuala Lumpur KUL - Bangkok BKK (Malaysia Airlines Eco , Boeing 737-800 )
  14. [SOON]
  15. Bangkok BKK - Singapore SIN ( Cathay Pacific Eco, Airbus A330-300 )
  16. [SOON]
  17. Singapore SIN - Frankfurt FRA ( Singapore Airlines Affaires, Airbus A380-800 )
  18. [SOON]
  19. Frankfurt FRA - Tunis TUN ( Tunis Air Eco, Airbus A320 )
  20. [SOON]


I last left you upon arrival at Zurich airport

I stayed there and was looking for AirCanada881, my travelmate, for the next few segments.

He was coming from IST ( http://flight-report.com/fr/report-9796.html )

Here he is
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After a good night, hosted by a charming and lovely Guatemalan lady, we were back at the airport

The checkin was a breeze
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We were heading to the security check, passing through lengthy corridors
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Once airside let's go to the Senator LX Lounge
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The dragon, not really in a good mood, was trying to send us to the Panorama Lounge but we told her that we wanted to spend some time here first
The lounge is, as usual, overcrowded so we sent upstairs

The food offer is, as usual, very basic


Amarula on the right (Cheers EastAfrican !)
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I chose an Apfelschörle (tribute to Momolemomo)
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No Ze in this lounge

A Flight Reporter trying to shoot the ultimate picture ;)
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AirCanada881 thought that it was possible to do some spotting from Terminal E because the Panorama Lounge had terraces.
So we left this dull lounge
Panorama lounge is hosting a lot of companies but unfortunately in winter the terraces are closed :(
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The food offer was very similar to that of the Senator's


The restrooms were shared with the airport passengers and they were especially dirty
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We temporarily left the lounge trying to spot

I liked this 787 EY, gorgeous with its new livery


I had a look at our boarding gate
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Our grouper was already there
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On the other terminal side there was some action with this Helvetics taking off
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Or this UA ready to go
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Or this A346 TG who will arrive way before me in the capital of Siam
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The flight was scheduled on time, fortunately because I wasn't able to wait any longer to enter this den of pleasure
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Incredible! They dare sell off such a prestigious perfume !!!
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UA was flying back to the USA
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And this LX was taking off
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Back to the lounge
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My choice (not really good) with a glass of Apfelschörle
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Still no Ze here :(
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Finally The boarding was beginning and we were among the first pax to board after the Suites' pax
9V-SKP, our A380-800 Airbus, first flight was on 22/07/2011
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The jetbridge allowed us to take more photos
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Smiling FAs were greeting the passengers
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Impressive this All Business upper deck
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An Asian Flight Reporter
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My FA was already being hogged by my travelmate lol
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There was only one row of seats after the last exit row
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My seat (couch) for (only)the next few hours
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View from my seat
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More of a couch anyway
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The two storage bins on the side
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Even if this seat is a bit narrow than the others due to the curvature of the plane, there is still a wide foot rest, much better than the cubby holes in most of the seats
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The menu


I couldn't say no at the offer of this perfect Taittinger Prélude champagne
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The wine list


A hot towel was handed (there were a lot of them during the flight)
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Seat pocket stuff
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Safety card
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Seat remote
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Well well ! What is happening on the other side of the cabin ?
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Hmm it seems that there was a naughty boy there and to keep him quiet, only two solutions:
- Giving him a spanking (but that will be later in BKK)
- Telling him a terrible history and making scary gestures lol
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Well he ended up behaving thus deserving to be photographed ;)
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Pushing back : 3 nice red tails
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Security video
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Taking off
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Very cloudy
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But the sun was coming
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The flight time was displayed on the remote control
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The wing…
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If you looked closely at this picture you'd see a trail of smoke
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it was them
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They flew in parallel with our grouper for quite a while
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Nice view to have a drink
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But it was farewell time
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Tribute to Leadership
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Much better with a wing inside
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Ha pretty small bubbles
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And then were the satays… yummy
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Satay with cucumber, onion and spicy peanut sauce
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More satays Sir ? Who could say no ! :)
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Then the table was prepared and the appetizer was offered
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Garlic bread : the best of all airlines
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It's not so hard to have a decent looking butter spread is it ? ;)
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Parma Ham with roasted vegetables-orzo pasta salad
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Of course it's good and fresh ;)

Nice cutlery
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the towel with a buttonhole
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Beautiful salt and pepper shakers
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Then a FA was coming to offer us a glass of Dom Pérignon
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Still with a wing inside it's more delightful
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My entree
Coq au vin style free range chicken with young vegetables and endive gratin
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The Georges Blanc's dish is wonderful: tender chicken meat, an endive gratin and onions to die for, all in a tasty sauce
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That was so good that I had to taste another one
Grilled beef with onion herb sauce, asparagus, capellini pasta with vegetables
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Not as good as the first dish but great anyway with meat that melted in your mouth
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And a small dessert to end this lunch, one of the best meal I had in an airplane, whatever the class
White chocolate and passion fruits cremeux
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Usually SQ desserts are average but on this flight it has been said that everything had to be perfect and it was especially so because it wasn't too sweet contrary to my thoughts at first glance
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A bottle of water was handed out and the cabin became dark except the last row, where two stubborn geeks were continuing to enjoy the scenery
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And the scenery was especially beautiful at that time
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Seeing this picture, AirCanada881's mother said that we had found Noah's ark lol


My travelmate is also enjoying the scenery


During the entire flight the FAs were offering food and beverage
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Here we were and the sun was going down


I was admiring the sunset listening to captivating music too
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All in all I became hungry and it was time to enjoy the light (yes light) bites
What better way to start than with a Thai specialty
Tom yam noodles with prawn and vegetables
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I'm still drooling only looking at the picture
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My other interest was a Swiss specialty
Pastorello cheese baguette with Swiss air-dried beef and pear
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The sweet/salty is a bit surprising but it was quite good ;)
Time was flowing too quickly and we were already here
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An orange juice to rehydrate
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And breakfast time was coming
I was happy to share it with a new companion
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Sliced fresh fruit
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The croissant was pretty good by airline standards
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The cutlery
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The towel with a buttonhole
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Yo, move on Nicki to accompany us to the approach in the dark before landing
I recommend the song Only if you want to have crazy emotions in this environment
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Birchermuesli
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The highlight of the breakfast, my Book the Cook choice, wow I'm still dreaming of it!
Fresh and crispy Swiss Roesti served with smoked Balik salmon and chives crème fraiche
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Preparation of the aircraft for landing :(
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The lights of the boats
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A last look at my seat (yes Esteban everything is in order !)
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A 77W arrived shortly before us
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Thanks a lot 9V-SKP
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Verdict

Singapore Airlines

9.6/10
Cabin10.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering9.5

SWISS Senator Lounge A - A

5.5/10
Comfort5.0
Meal/catering5.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Services5.0

Zurich - ZRH

7.2/10
Efficiency7.0
Access9.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness6.0

Singapore - SIN

9.8/10
Efficiency9.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

This was one of the best SQ flight I had: probably because the back of the cabin was almost empty

So we enjoyed attentive service (more than attentive for my companion lol) and could also sleep in the aisle seats keeping the window seat as chair (couch)

Adding a quality of catering that I rarely had, a new high in my flight experiences especially with SQ..

As usual SQ girls and boys were perfect, they did not hesitate to start a conversation, always smiling, and of course ubiquitous

IFE is one of the best

The seat / chair: for me the best business seat, hands down and not ready to be matched even by some First class seats

Punctuality: on time ... I should have put 0!

ZRH : Average, very average and so were the lounges far from what we could expect from such an important city

SIN : I like the airport especially on arrival

See you soon ... for something not so good :(

Information on the route Zurich (ZRH) Singapore (SIN)

3 Comments

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  • Comment 133489 by
    whitelight44 346 Comments

    Awesome FR. Loved the pictures. Thanks for sharing :)

  • Comment 133512 by
    Mathieu 2081 Comments

    Hi,
    Thanks for sharing this amazing FR.
    I've already the AirCanada's one, this is funny to read both.
    See you,

  • Comment 134600 by
    KévinDC TEAM GOLD 5799 Comments

    Like I just said in Will's FR, sorry for commenting so late--thought I already had weeks ago...oops
    So much fun to see these dual-reports with Will, looks like you guys had an awesome time!
    007 Perfume? I didn't know you were making fragrances now! :-P
    I agree about the new EY colors;they are simply gorgeous!
    I think your description of the seat as a couch seems accurate, it really is ridiculously huge...in a good way of course.
    Looks like you both had a top notch experience on this flight considering the exceptional grades. SQ doing what it does best once again.
    Not only is this a great report, but you managed to discover Noah's ark. Amazing! :-P
    Thanks for sharing!

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