Flight Singapore Airlines SQ 221
Aircraft: Airbus A380 (9V-SKU)
Less than 1 month after the inauguration of flight SQ 221, which debut its new revamp Airbus A380 cabin products, I had a chance to fly and try out the Singapore Airlines new Business Class.
If you are keen to try out the Singapore Airlines new A380, then be prepared to have a flexible schedule and waitlist the award ticket. The availability for the saver awards is very limited for both Business Class and Suites. If you want to know the current routes of SQ new Airbus A380, read here.
I booked one-way ticket Jakarta – Singapore – Sydney. The total cost was 58,000 points and IDR 542,500. The cheapest economy flight to Sydney was IDR 7,000,000 and operated by Qantas. I paid significantly less that what economy passengers were paying. Miles winning!
The final itinerary looked like this.
So I flew from Jakarta to Singapore on Airbus A350 Business Class, which I have reviewed before so I wont be reviewing it here. I arrived at Singapore Changi Airport just over 2pm and the next flight to Sydney is at 8.40pm. I headed straight to SilverKris Lounge and did some work while waiting for the flight.
Few minutes past 8pm, SQ started boarding Suites passengers, followed by Business Class passengers. The premium cabins are on the upper deck, with 6 Suites seats at the very front and 78 Business Class seats taking up the rest of the space. Take a look at the Business Class seats.
I have read mixed reviews on the SQ new A380 Business Class seats. For me, the seats look very futuristic, especially with the pod. I found the seats too firm for my liking. Compared to the previous A380 Business Class seats, which is 30-inch wide, the new seat is smaller at 25-inch. There is plenty of stowage underneath your seat that can easily fit a hand-carry luggage. The seat can recline full into a flat bed, unlike the old A380 seats. The main drawback of the full flat bed is the weird sleeping position that’s angled to one end. I couldn’t sleep well during the flight.
Look how cool is the mood lighting.
Dinner onboard SQ 221. If you are booking Singapore Airlines new A380 Business Class, remember to book bulkhead row seats, which are seats row 11, 91 or 96. You will have a full ottoman to place you feet and will enjoy the flight more. Trust me, it will make a lot of difference.