Singapore Airlines’ most luxurious plane looks like a hotel in the sky

Singapore Airlines is not your typical South West coach fare experience. No shade in the southwest! We love your free bag policy! There’s simply no comparison to the carrier’s double-decker planes with first-class suites that look like the Four Seasons.

After a two-year pandemic-related hiatus, Singapore Airlines’ reconfigured A380 has just completed its maiden flight from JFK to Changi Airport via Frankfurt, marking its U.S. debut, and the in-flight experience is a vacation in its own right, Travel + Leisure reports.

First class semi-private cabins have 50 square feet for each passenger (which, as New Yorkers, seems like a lot), but you can also choose to merge suites with your travel companion for a shared 100 square foot space with a double bed, no less.

Suites have a walk-in closet, pajama sets and slippers, Bang & Olufsen noise canceling headphones, an amenity kit courtesy of French luxury brand Lalique, and a 32-inch HD touchscreen TV . There are even tablet controls that let you control lights and in-flight entertainment from anywhere in space.

“We took something basic, like a magazine rack, and turned it into a statement of luxury. If you look at the stitching on the magazine rack, it was inspired by a Hermès Birkin bag,” said vice president of public relations James Boyd, according to the outlet. “Or the cultured stone above the credenza – those are little moments of luxury, of surprise, like when you open a storage compartment and it’s lined in leather…or there’s a light in handle shape that slowly lights up when you open the door.”

Each passenger has a choice of Dom Pérignon or Krug Champagne plus blackout shades for the impending headache that may or may not ensue. All meals are served on fine linens and china, and there is a three position bathroom with vanity, sink and toilet. Personally, I might not get off the plane.

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