A cheeky glass or 2 of champagne, including the 2004 Veuve Cliquot from the F lounge and we were off to board at gate B7 – a 10-15 minute walk from the lounge.
The take off roll was slightly disconcerting as the electronics on the left hand side of the plane turned off mid way through. It took 3 or 4 resets to have the entertainment system back up, and a further 10 minutes to get the lighting functioning!
Whilst we had both utilised the ‘Book the Cook’ service, standard meals had also been catered, and with the 2 of us the only occupants in the cabin of 14, we were able to have a meal both at the beginning and end of the flight.
A small consolation for missing out on a full meal service of satay, caviar, soup, salad etc.
First, a croissant? Particularly amusing given the meals we had chosen (keep scrolling)
I had my BTC boston lobster thermidor
Consomme of beef, sous vide tenderloin and petit garden vegetables
The flight attendants had very kindly set up this little display.
This time I had the nasi lemak from the a la carte menu.
By coincidence Leslie had ordered nasi lemak from the BTC menu – can you spot the difference?
The flight had wifi but at these prices i wasn’t a taker
And soon enough that familiar view was out the window and we were home
Total cost per person – 116,875 Krisflyer miles & SGD$775. (these tickets were booked in April 2015, and I believe SQ has reduced their taxes on redemption bookings since this date)
So tell me folks – on overnight flights do you prefer a shortened meal service in order to maximise rest, or would you prefer the full spread on request?