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Prologue:

After 2 nights in Singapore it was time to head to ZRH. I’m on the SQ flight to ZRH at 1:35am. I might sound crazy but well… You know me.
My wife needs to catch a flight at 9:30am. I have 2 choices: remain in the airport or go back to the hotel. I let you guess what choice I have made.

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While checking-in the agent told me that I’m very far in advance. I’m getting the BP with the golden stub on it.

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At first the guy at security told me that it's too early to get in. After 2 min of talk he let me go.

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This one is heading to SYD.

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Let’s head to the lounge where I’ll be spending 16h. Outstanding… While I’ve done it a lot in the in the past (QR FCL) there was a bed to sleep. Not in TPR which makes sense.

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Here we are.

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SQ might be one of the best in the Air on the ground it’s another story.. The lounge isn’t huge and the catering provided was average at best. I’m now hungry yet when I arrive so I order a Cappuccino and work on my laptop.

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At 5pm I take a shower and head back to the restaurant since the menu is different.

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Lunch starts at 10:30. I start with satays they were good but I preferred the ones from MH.

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For the meal I take the lamb with rosemary sauce. The lamb was all but tender and the strong sauce killed the meal.

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I try the fish. Fair.

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Je sors un peu me changer les idées et faire du shopping pour la famille.

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Back to the lounge I’m a wreck. Needless to say that finding a place to crash and sleep was not the easiest thing. I went to the small room with a comfy chair (not for sleeping). I still managed to rest for 1h30.

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I take the lobster where I believe he left the taste in the sea. Never mind. I did not insist and worked until boarding.

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Before boarding we have to go through security.

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I’m the first to board.

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Despite being tired I’m like a kid in front of a candy store.

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I have had the chance to fly EY Apartment paying $19 thanks to my AA miles collected by my credit card. I have to say I tend to prefer SQ but both are great.

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The Suite in Huge it’s still a magical moment months after the flight itself.

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A seat for Adan ;)

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Tonight’s menu is light but it a late departure. But no worries I did order Book The Cook in advance.

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The little screen to control the TV.

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The pajama is good and still use it at home ?

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The bathroom/wc is huge.

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Time to take off. It’s smooth you don’t really feel it unlike the 77W.

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Sparkling water for me.

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The starter arrives it’s fresh and good but not enough caviar for my liking ?

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Enjoying my garlic bread.

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The soup was superb !

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I booked the lamb while it was beyond rare it was juicy and so tasty.

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I still had to try the menu.. I picked the lobster and it was so-so.

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The desert was very good and god knows how picky I am it terms of sweet. I love everything simple and not fancy.

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I went to the wc while the charming FA is preparing my bed.

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There is a worst bed to sleep 9h.

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After 8 hours of sleep I’m ready for another feast.

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While I made Book The Cook request I told them that nothing is really appealing and I’d rather have a dinner meal served for my BF. The agent on the phone was not sure I will get it.

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It’s just gorgeous. I start with fruits and cereals.

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Then my meal arrives. Lobster (No I’m not lobster obsessed but I try to make the most of my journey) Very appealing and so tasty. Look at big it is. Hard to finish it.

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Since my wife is Chinese I went for the Chinese BF. Not fan !

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Unfortunately it’s already the end…

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========== Changi Intl Arpt (SIN) - ==========



Security/Immigration efficiency: 9/10
Access and parking: 8/10
Services and activities: 9/10
General cleanliness: 9/10

========== Singapore Airlines - The Private Room ==========



Staff Service: 8/10
Entertainment: /10
Business Center: 6/10
Food: 5/10
Lounge Design: 6/10
Spa and Bathroom: 5/10
Wifi: 7/10

========== Singapore Airlines - Airline ==========



Cabine comfort: 10/10
Crew: 10/10
Entertainment: 10/10
On-time performance: 10/10
Appetizer: 0/10
Starter: 8/10
Main Meal: 9/10
Main Meal-2: 7/10
Cheese: 0/10
Desserts: 9/10
Alcohols: 0/10
Mid-flight snack: 0/10
Breakfast or light meal before arrival: 10/10

========== Zurich Airport (ZRH) - ==========



Security/Immigration efficiency: 9/10
Access and parking: /10
Services and activities: /10
General cleanliness: 8/10

Summary:

It’s hard not to love such a magnificent product. My FA was awesome but it’s mostly always the case.
While in the air SQ remains at the top, on the ground it’s another topic. Stunned to see such a gap between the ground and the experience in the air.
To try !

19 Comments

  • Emile


    Excellent YTR Thomas. Merci pour ce partage qui donne envie. Le salon est loin de faire First mais dans l'avion on retrouve le luxe avec un grand L

    Reply
    Thomas
    Avec plaisir Emilio, A bord c'est juste exceptionnel.
  • GG_007


    Merci pour ce TR

    "Après deux nuits à Singapour il est temps de partir en Suisse"
    Un long séjour pour toi ;)

    "mais au salon QR il y avait au moins un vrai lit pour dormir."
    Au T2 au salon First il y avait des slumberettes pour dormir.
    J'y ai passé plusieurs nuits.

    "N’ayant pas encore faim"
    :( Tu es encore en division 2 !
    Bon pas étonnant pour un supporter de l'OM lol
    J'aurais dévoré une (ou plutôt deux) Laksa et des oeufs Bénédict
    en y demandant un ajout de saumon fumé

    "je commande les satays qui étaient pas mal mais c’était plus gouteux sur MH.."
    Les satays ça se mange dans la rue dans un quartier populaire ;)

    Ils ont enlevé le foie gras du burger : gros fail du au cost cutting :(

    Les plats choisis ne font vraiment pas envie !
    C'est une catastrophe, même la présentation est nulle

    "Je prends le poisson. Correct."
    ça reste très bof

    "Je prends le Lobster qui avait dû laisser son goût à la mer"
    Pourtant le seul produit à peu près noble de la carte
    Bref plutôt se balader dans un food center que de perdre son temps au TPR, sauf
    si on veut noyer son chagrin dans le Dom Pérignon

    D'ailleurs la carte varie si peu entre déjeuner et diner qu'on a du mal
    à en comprendre l'existence de la carte du diner si ce n'est pour économiser
    la langouste

    A bord, c'est grand, c'est beau mais c'est loin du hublot.
    Pour un vol de nuit ça passe mais sinon c'est dommage

    Ce "souper" permet d'économiser sur les satays
    Le menu ne fait pas rêver

    Les snacks c'est même pire

    " (GMRY GG pas de pensées louches !!)"
    S'il n'y a que les pensées ce n'est même pas louche mais naturel

    "pas de coka light mais de l’eau gazeuze."
    Le changement, c'est maintenant lol

    "C’est frais et bon le caviar n’est pas en quantité suffisante pour mon appétit."
    Sans la photo agrandie on ne le voit pas : les quantités sont bien trop faibles,
    y compris pour le foie gras qui ressemble d'ailleurs davantage à du pâté

    Un excellent repos dans ce lit mais le contraire doit être difficile

    "Beau à voir et excellent en bouche"
    Le carré d'agneau et la langouste thermidor ont toujours été les meilleurs
    plats SQ et ils semblent le demeurer.

    Un bon vol avec SQ dont les PNCs sont une valeur sure et l'expérience au sol, ainsi que,
    je trouve, le catering à bord sont les maillons faibles

    A bientôt












    Reply
    Thomas
    Un long séjour pour toi ;) = Largement suffisant !
    :( Tu es encore en division 2 ! = Je ne peux pas être compétitif entre toi et grmy
    Les plats choisis ne font vraiment pas envie !
    C'est une catastrophe, même la présentation est nulle = je te confirme.
    Bref plutôt se balader dans un food center que de perdre son temps au TPR, sauf
    si on veut noyer son chagrin dans le Dom Pérignon = Comme je ne bois pas...
    D'ailleurs la carte varie si peu entre déjeuner et diner qu'on a du mal
    à en comprendre l'existence de la carte du diner si ce n'est pour économiser
    la langouste = Je ne comprends toujours pas.
    Le carré d'agneau et la langouste thermidor ont toujours été les meilleurs
    plats SQ et ils semblent le demeurer. = Content d'avoir pu profiter des deux.

    Merci James pour ton com'
  • LeColombienFR


    Que dire ? En fait beaucoup. Le salon est quand meme pas normal. Pas pour SQ. En revanche en vol, c'est beau c'est top. Du coup entre LX et SQ tu preferes quoi ?
    Merci pour cet excellent reportage!
    Casper

    Reply
    Thomas
    Choix difficile, pour la cabine je vais dire SQ. Pour le service les deux. Pour le repas c'est a la marge mais les eux sont top. Merci du com'
  • Capoune


    Hello Thomas!
    Waowww!!! Que dire??? Quelle prestation divine en vol! C’est tout simplement magique!
    Dommage le salon qui n’est pas à la hauteur du reste du produit et ce PIF avant d’embarquer...
    Merci pour ce TR hyper complet qui nous a permis de vivre ce vol en ta compagnie!
    Merci du partage et à très bientôt

    Reply
    Thomas
    Merci Seb pour ton com' je me devais d'etre au niveau apres ton vol F.
  • Flyera


    Impressive Thomas. I'm impressed how great it was. Great food and crew. Nice!

    Reply
    Thomas
    Thank you for the comment.
  • jetsetpanda


    Salut mon cher Thomas.

    "After 2 min of talk he let me go."
    - Your charm is irresistible. :P

    "While checking-in the agent told me that I’m very far in advance. I’m getting the BP with the golden stub on it."
    - They will never say no to a F pax. ;)

    "While I’ve done it a lot in the in the past (QR FCL) there was a bed to sleep. Not in TPR which makes sense."
    - That is quite unexpected. If LH lounges have compartments for sleeping there is no excuse for SQ TPR not to have them.

    "SQ might be one of the best in the Air on the ground it’s another story.. The lounge isn’t huge and the catering provided was average at best. "
    - I agree with you 100%, especially with *A Gold members having to use the Krisflyer lounge instead of the true Business one @ SIN. Looking at the food display from the buffet I don't get the sense that they are that elaborate and appealing.

    "For the meal I take the lamb with rosemary sauce. The lamb was all but tender and the strong sauce killed the meal."
    - Everything tastes better with ketchup. :P

    "Despite being tired I’m like a kid in front of a candy store."
    - They should place a bowl with candies waiting for the pax as a welcome gesture. That would be so sweet of them. ;)

    "A seat for Adan" ;)
    - Only a throne seat will do for me. ;) I'm really not a high maintenance passenger - trust me.

    The seat looks very comfy with great privacy. However I'm not a fan of the decoration on the walls and sliding door. It kind of reminds me of the movie "Predator" and the weapon on the alien's arm. :P

    "The pajama is good and still use it at home ?:
    - A sign of quality if you can reuse them after a few washes.

    Your taste for movies is "interesting". A teaser before the meal perhaps? ;) I'm sure it helps to whet the appetite.

    "The starter arrives it’s fresh and good but not enough caviar for my liking ?"
    - Oh not enough foie gras I'd say.

    "I booked the lamb while it was beyond rare it was juicy and so tasty."
    - Not pink enough inside but it looks fantastic and so tempting.

    Beautiful dinner but too bad that it was not outstanding.

    "There is a worst bed to sleep 9h."
    - That setting reminds me of a psychologist and his patient. :P

    "Since my wife is Chinese I went for the Chinese BF. Not fan !"
    - Miam miam!!!! :P

    Thank you so much for this exclusive TR. Such a great way to fly indeed. Until another F TR ;)

    Reply
    Thomas
    - Your charm is irresistible. :P = Thanks ;)
    They will never say no to a F pax. ;) = I'm a fake one or cheap!
    - That is quite unexpected. If LH lounges have compartments for sleeping there is no excuse for SQ TPR not to have them = Well SQ is not known to have long layovers.
    - Everything tastes better with ketchup. :P= Not sure about the blend.
    - Only a throne seat will do for me. ;) I'm really not a high maintenance passenger - trust me. = LEt see in the Polaris lounge.
    Beautiful dinner but too bad that it was not outstanding. = Still very good.
    Thanks Adan!

  • Vendredi13


    Ouf ! Ça envoie !

    L'espace à bord, la présentation, le service sont d'une parfaite fluidité. A déguster. Jusqu'au bout.
    Ou presque : 007 à qui on ne la fait pas, perçoit tout de même quelques aspérités...3 fois rien.
    Au final, et bien, on est quand même content d'avoir la langouste au petit-déjeuner.

    Merci, Thomas, pour le partage de cet excellent TR.

    Reply
    Thomas
    Merci Francis pour le com' C'est vrai que le salon c'est pas super mais en vol cela reste magique ;)
  • AntoinePil


    La cabine en F donne juste envie!!! Ca a l'air topissime en vol! Merci de me faire rever!!

    Reply
    Thomas
    En vol c'est juste excellent mais au sol c'est pas terrible. Merci Antoine.
  • GRMY


    Merci Thomas pour ce TR.

    A bord, SQ envoie du lourd !
    Au sol, l'expérience est plus mitigée.
    Mais cela reste une superbe expérience !

    A bientôt !

    Reply
    Thomas
    Merci pour ton com' Jeremy ! Effectivement plus que moyen. Mais c'est a refaire.

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