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.
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.
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.
This one is heading to SYD.
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.
Here we are.
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.
At 5pm I take a shower and head back to the restaurant since the menu is different.
Lunch starts at 10:30. I start with satays they were good but I preferred the ones from MH.
For the meal I take the lamb with rosemary sauce. The lamb was all but tender and the strong sauce killed the meal.
I try the fish. Fair.
Je sors un peu me changer les idées et faire du shopping pour la famille.
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.
I take the lobster where I believe he left the taste in the sea. Never mind. I did not insist and worked until boarding.
Before boarding we have to go through security.
I’m the first to board.
Despite being tired I’m like a kid in front of a candy store.
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.
The Suite in Huge it’s still a magical moment months after the flight itself.
A seat for Adan ;)
Tonight’s menu is light but it a late departure. But no worries I did order Book The Cook in advance.
The little screen to control the TV.
The pajama is good and still use it at home ?
The bathroom/wc is huge.
Time to take off. It’s smooth you don’t really feel it unlike the 77W.
Sparkling water for me.
The starter arrives it’s fresh and good but not enough caviar for my liking ?
Enjoying my garlic bread.
The soup was superb !
I booked the lamb while it was beyond rare it was juicy and so tasty.
I still had to try the menu.. I picked the lobster and it was so-so.
The desert was very good and god knows how picky I am it terms of sweet. I love everything simple and not fancy.
I went to the wc while the charming FA is preparing my bed.
There is a worst bed to sleep 9h.
After 8 hours of sleep I’m ready for another feast.
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.
It’s just gorgeous. I start with fruits and cereals.
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.
Since my wife is Chinese I went for the Chinese BF. Not fan !
Unfortunately it’s already the end…
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========== Singapore Airlines - The Private Room ==========
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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 !