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What It’s like to Fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class

By Talan Torriero
September 30, 2014

In 2008, Singapore Airlines introduced their Suites Class, the most luxurious class of flying that is commercially available.

The Suites were exclusive to their flagship Airbus A380, and they go beyond flat beds by offering enclosed private cabins with sliding doors that cocoon you in your own little lap of luxury. The interior was designed by French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste and comes along with a plush soft leather armchair hand-stitched by the Italian master craftsmen Poltrona Frau. Perhaps most well-known of all, Singapore Airlines became the first and only commercial airline with a double bed in the sky.

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With round-trip tickets costing up to S$23,000 (or US$18,400), it is completely unattainable for most people.

When you arrive at the airport, it looks like a hotel lobby, and there’s even a bellhop who carries your luggage.

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Interestingly enough, they don’t even weigh your luggage. I suppose when you fly Suites, you can pack a luggage filled with rocks and get away with it.

The Golden Ticket.

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Entering the confines of The Private Room, the staff greet you by name. It’s like they all already knew you before even meeting you.

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The staff will address you by whatever title you chose in your Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer profile. Like President Low or Princess Derek.

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The dining room gets rave reviews where you can order things like…

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A glass of champagne and the Chicken and Mutton Satay plate.

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Baked Boston Lobster with Gruyere, Emmenthal and Cheddar.

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…and also the U.S. Prime Beef Burger with Foie Gras, Rocket Leaf and Fried Quail Egg. Oh, and a Mango Smoothie too.

When you board the plane you are escorted to your suite.

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Where you are then offered glass of Dom Pérignon!

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A copy of every newspaper.

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Given Bose headphones.

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A Salvatore Ferragamo amenity kit, which included a full-sized bottle of cologne.

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Get hungry while you fly? Try the Malossol Caviar with Lobster-Fennel Salad.

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Or the Duck Foie Gras with Shaved Fennel-Orange Salad, Beetroot and Mizuna.

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And the Fish Noodle Soup.

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For desert, we recommend the Vanilla Bavarois with Raspberry Coulis.

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Tired? A stewardess will come by and make your bed.

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Where you can lounge in all possible positions.

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Need to go to the bathroom?

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It’s morning! How about some breakfast? Like the Lobster Thermidor with Buttered Asparagus, Slow-roasted Vine-ripened Tomato, and Saffron rice.

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Or whatever this delicious looking thing is…

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