Review – Singapore Airlines A380 Suites, Singapore – Sydney

by Zac George
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Singapore Suites is often said to be in the top 3 First Class products in the sky, and I would fully agree on that. What makes Singapore so incredible is their excellent reputation and ability to have a very consistent product and offering across the board, SQ really know how to do First Class well.

J arrived at Singapore’s Changi airport about 4 hours before the flight and made my way to the First Class check-in.  From here, all my formalities were completed and I made my way to the Private Room.

Boarding was started on time and priority boarding was being well enforced.

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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites

As I booked this flight very last minute, the only suite available to choose from was 3F.

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Suite 3F onboard the Singapore A380

The newer A380’s contain a total of 6 seats instead of the previous 12.

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Interior of suite 3F

As I got settled into my seat, the very friendly crew offered me a pre-departure beverage. Only on Singapore would there be a choice of either Dom or Krug onboard.

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Krug champagne

The suites  feature a side bench which also houses a bunch of amenities such as pyjamas, slippers and noise cancelling headphones.

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Side bench with all sorts of amenities


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Pyjamas, Evian water and a shoe bag


a desk with a computer and a monitor

Singapore Suites features beautiful, soft & plush Poltrona Frau leather throughout

I’m a huge fan of the leather and detailing that was used throughout the suite, it’s very elegant.

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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites


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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites


a black slipper in plastic on a carpet


Singapore use really nice Lalique amenities for first class.

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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites

Underneath the bench is where you’ll find 1 of 2 power points, a USB port, NFC payment facility as well as the audio jack.

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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites

One of the coolest features in the suite would have to be the adjustable armchair. This seat is on a pivot and can electronically moved to your liking, very similar to the chair in American flagship first.

The seat is covered in beautiful Poltrona Frau which is the same leather Etihad use in their First and Residence.

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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites


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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites


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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites

It’s got a variety of pre-set positions but you can customise to what you like.

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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites


a chair in a plane

Singapore Airlines A380 Suites


an airplane with a desk and a computer

Singapore Airlines A380 Suites

As you can see below, you’ve got your own little office at 35,000 feet.

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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites

To start off the meal service, I decided I’d go with a ginger ale and some warm assorted nuts to start.

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Assorted nuts with a ginger ale

Some garlic bread was also offered in a break basket by the crew.

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Garlic bread


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Caviar with condiments


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And for the main, I really enjoyed the coconut barramundi. As someone who’s previously hated this type of fish, I can say this dish changed my opinion – it was soo good!

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Coconut Barramundi

The advantage of being able to swivel your tv and chair together to get the perfect view is another awesome ability in Singapore Suites.

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Adjustable TV in Suites


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After eating and getting a ton of 360 photos, I decided it’d be a wise choice to get some shut eye before my early morning arrival into Sydney.

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The suite is really spacious and easy to move around in


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Side table in the suite also houses another power point

Having a separate bed and chair isn’t a new feature in the aviation world but it’s definitely one that I enjoy and make the most of when available.

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If you’re in either 1A/F & 2A/F and travelling together, the divider can be lowered


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The seperate bed is always a cool feature, and you have a brilliant view of the TV

The A380 has two very clean and nice looking bathrooms which are located on the top of the staircase.

a bathroom with a sink and a bench

The bathrooms are very clean and tidy through all stages of flight


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One of two bathrooms for first passengers

Singapore also stock the LALIQUE amenities in the bathrooms.

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After having a little bit of sleep, I woke up and got charged into clothes as we were almost starting our decent into Sydney.

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Fresh Fruits

Despite it being close to landing, the crew were more than happy to still serve food and beverages. I was in the mood for some fresh fruits and this is exactly what I was provided.

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Fresh fruit in Singapore Suites

And just like that, the flight was coming to an end. Definitely not long enough.

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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites

Overall, Singapore Airlines again lived up to their expectations and show why they’re a world leading airline. The First product is so well refined by SQ and they pull it off effortlessly. The overall seat and bed are comfortable, the warm and friendly service makes the experience that much better and what’s included catering wise is far better than than what I’ve had on some of their competitors.

Suites is a phenomenal product and I would absolutely recommend using your points for it. Would it be worth it for 8 hours? Yeah but it’s just not long enough, if you make the most of it, you’ll really have a better experience on those long-haul services.

Keep an eye out on Youtube because by the end of the week, I’ll be posting the 360 vlog os the whole Suites experience!

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Alvin September 18, 2019 - 7:25 pm

Was the bed on the soft side or on the hard side? Did you have any issues with cabin ventilation or temperature? How did the bed compare to a bed on the ground, or bed mode on other leading airlines’ first class such as Emirates’ new 777, JAL/Cathay 777, or Etihad Apartments?

Zac George September 19, 2019 - 3:08 pm

I would say it’s on the softer side, as for temp, I did find it a little too hot for my liking.

It’s up there with one of the best I’ve tried and would definitely rate this higher than EY apartments.

Craig Corson May 29, 2020 - 5:41 am

Seems odd to me that an airline of an Islamic nation allows such decadence.

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