Singapore Airlines Unveils New On-the-ground Experiences

Lion City residents can dine aboard an Airbus A380 at Changi, tour SIA’s flight training center, and enjoy premium-class meals at home.

Business-class dining at Restaurant A380@ Changi. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

Singapore’s flag carrier has dropped a previous proposal to trial three-hour “flights to nowhere” citing environmental and economic concerns, and is instead offering a range of special activities for those based in the Lion City. These will soon be available under the newly launched Discover Your Singapore Airlines program, with KrisFlyer members eligible to redeem miles for the experiences or earn miles when booking. Here’s what to expect in the coming weeks:

 

Restaurant A380 @Changi

Singapore Airlines will be converting one of its double-decker A380 superjumbos into a pop-up restaurant serving dinner on October 24 and 25. Customers who book a seat at Restaurant A380 @Changi can choose which cabin class they will be seated in, and pick from a range of international dishes as well as Peranakan specialties from a menu designed for the experience by acclaimed Singaporean chef Shermay Lee. Their meal includes two complimentary alcoholic beverages and free-flow non-alcoholic drinks. Diners will also receive goodie bags, with those who turn up in traditional attire such as a sarong kebaya, cheongsam, sari, or batik shirt given an additional souvenir. A limited number of spots are available for a pre-dinner tour of the A380, which offers a rare look at crew-only areas. Tickets for the experience will be sold on KrisShop.com from October 12.

The business-class cabin aboard one of Singapore Airlines’ A380s. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

SIA@Home

Those who prefer to dine in the comfort of their own homes can order from a special delivery menu with French, Australian, Japanese, and Indian fare created for first- and business-class passengers by the airline’s international culinary panel. Choosing a first-class meal will get you a bottle of 2008 Dom Perignon champagne, and all menu options come with a 22-piece tableware set from Lalique, Wedgwood, or Narumi, made exclusively for Singapore Airlines. An easy-to-follow digital guide for preparing the food will be supplied, and customers are welcome to watch interactive 360-degree aircraft cabin videos and listen to a curated playlist at mealtime. By paying extra, it will even be possible to ask one of SIA’s chefs to come to your home and reheat, plate, and serve the meal. SIA@Home will be available on KrisShop.com starting on October 5.

 

Inside Singapore Airlines

If you’ve ever wondered how prospective pilots and cabin crew prepare for their jobs in the sky, SIA will be offering behind-the-scenes tours of its flight training center for two weekends in November. The experience also includes an inflight meal during the visit and a heritage tour taking in the evolution of the airlines’ cabin products and cabin crew uniforms. As an add-on, adults can sit at the controls in a flight simulator, where you’ll learn to take off and land under the guidance of a professional flight instructor. For kids, the Junior Cabin Crew Experience lets them don their very own sarong kebaya uniforms (which they can take home at the end of the session) and role-play with parents in a mock-up of an A380 business-class cabin. Other available add-ons include a wine appreciation class led by SIA’s air sommeliers and a grooming workshop, with each participant given a Lancôme makeup palette as a souvenir. Tours are scheduled for November 21, 22, 28, and 29, with tickets available on KrisShop.com from November 1.

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