Singapore Air first class – check it out

Last year I traveled from San Francisco to Hong Kong on Singapore airlines and I had the great fortune to be boosting up to first class. This is not the first time that this has happened to me and I think that a combination of my frequent flier status and my debonair charm is what seems to seal the deal for me, well, my frequent flier status at least.

This was the first time that I had ever traveled with Singapore airlines period, let alone on their first class cabin and I must say, I was absolutely blown away but the excellence of the service. If you re looking to travel first class then here is exactly why I would recommend Singapore Airlines.

Check-In

There were just 8 seats on the plane’s first class cabin so as you can imagine, both check-in and boarding were an absolute dream. I hate waiting in queues and such so this really helped to get my journey off to the best possible start. The brooding area was around a 10 minute walk away from the first class lounge and of course, when the time came to get on the flight, there was zero waiting around.

The Lounge

The lounge was exactly what you would expect and nothing more, a pleasant selection of drinks and snacks as well as great service. The lounge did nothing special but in reality, it doesn’t really need to.

Cabin and The Space

The seats in the first class cabin had a 1-2-1 formation and offered a great deal of space for passengers, I read in the in-flight guide that we actually had a whopping 35 inches of space to play with.  I really like the design of the cabin, it was dark chocolate and orange and it really gave it a welcoming atmosphere.

The seat had a high definition TV in front and a deep footwell below which was incredibly comfortable. The seats change into beds when you need to sleep and honestly, it was so incredibly comfortable that I could’ve stayed there for days.

Additional Touches

On the way into first class we were given a small Ferragamo-branded bag with lots of little goodies in it such as aftershave and lip balm, highly useful on long flights!

Food and Drinks

I was really impressed with the food and drink choices on the flight and I sipped on Krug Champagne and ate a range of wonderfully cooked French cuisine. There was a wide range of fine fine dining choices on the menu and by the looks of the other guests meals, everyone had delicious options in front of them.

The only thing that I would say the first class section lacked was the presence of a shower to freshen up but I understand that their other models have this. All told this was a wonderful experience that I would be more than happy to pay for the next time I travel.

The 5 Best Luxury Suitcases

If you are looking for a luxury vacation then the first step is to travel in luxury and give the appearance of a stylish jetsetter who is off on a luxury stay. In order to do this, the best way to start is with your luggage, after all, what would a luxury holiday maker look like if they didn’t have the luggage to help with the luxurious appearance! We have put together a list of some of the very finest and most luxurious pieces of luggage which you need in your life if you want to become the ultimate luxury traveler. Let’s take a look at the pieces which you need.

Samsonite

Samsonite have been making high quality luggage since 1910, named after the biblical strongman Samson, the luggage makers are notorious for their durable and hard-wearing luggage. The beauty of this luggage is that it not only looks great and is incredibly hard, it is also lightweight and well crafted. Samsonite is a market leader in luggage and it has since gained fame for being the go to luggage of those looking for luxury.

Tumi

Somewhat strangely, this luggage manufacturer is named after a Peruvian knife which is used for sacrifices. In spite of its interesting heritage, the brand has become the poster boy for luxury luggage options and ever since the 70s, both hippies and yuppies have used this company as their luggage of choice. The Tumi vapor in particular is one of their most luxurious, hard wearing and iconic pieces and with one of these bags, everyone will know who you are.

Victorinox

This company was the original Swiss Army Knife manufacturer and they have been making some of the world’s finest luggage for over 130 years. The luxury status which the company has achieved is as a result of the incredibly high quality and craftsmanship which goes into the making of their cases. Lightweight, beautifully designed, incredibly well made and luxurious to a tee, if you want to stand out, Victorinox is for you.

Globe-Trotter

Globe-Trotter specializes in vintage looking cases that are well made and highly durable and with one of these cases you can really become true luxury traveler. The design of these cases has won numerous awards and when that beautiful piece comes around on the luggage carousel, everyone will basking who’s it is, and where you got it from.

Louis Vuitton

Whilst the company has become the victim of the black market and many fakes are in existence, there really is not a luxury case quite like that of Louis Vuitton. The design of these cases is iconic, the faded chocolate brown color with the Louis Vuitton emblem repeated throughout. These are not just fancy looking cases either, they are spacious, durable and lightweight and they come in a  wide range of sizes to suit any traveler. If you want to show off your luxury status, Louis Vuitton is a great option.