I always thought first-class was as high as you could go when flying commercial, but boy was I proven wrong after Derek Low, a young entrepreneur from Singapore, blogged about his experience on Singapore Airline’s Suites Class, the most luxurious cabin in the world. He posted pictures of his extravagant, $23,000 trip from Singapore to New York, which has since gone viral.
Cashing-in a ridiculous amount of frequent flier miles bought Low an experience on Singapore Airlines that could be mistaken for a suite at the Four Seasons, what with the endless lobster and gourmet meals, a full-size bed and designer toiletries.
The VIP treatment started with him entering a private check-in lounge that was ‘like a hotel lobby’. After his bags were checked in without being weighed, Low made his way to The Private Room, which airline staff report is ‘higher than First Class’. Once settled, he ordered menu items such as a baked Boston lobster and a prime beef burger with foie gras and a fried quail egg… talk about decadence!
After walking across a private bridge to the plane, he was escorted to his cabin and greeted with a glass of Dom Pérignon champagne. “The rooms in Suites Class feature a full-size bed that can be turned into a double bed, a television, bedside cabinets and a leather armchair hand-stitched by the Italian master craftsman Poltrona Frau”, reports the Daily Mail.
Some of the amenities included Bose headphones, Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries and Givenchy pajamas and blankets, just to name a few! All this isn’t surprising considering Low was flying the same class as A-listers Leonardo DiCaprio and Morgan Freeman.
Damn, now I just have to figure out how many miles I’ve racked up…