Lifestyle Here's what it's like to fly first class on Singapore Airlines, one of the best airlines in the world

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Breakfast in bed might not be what you picture when you think of air travel, but in first class on Singapore Airlines, it's all part of the service.

First Class on Singapore Airlines is pretty luxurious. play

First Class on Singapore Airlines is pretty luxurious.

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Breakfast in bed and restaurant dining might not be what you picture when you think of air travel, but in first class on Singapore Airlines, it's all part of the service.

The airline, named the third best in the world by consumer-aviation website Skytrax, is based at Singapore's Changi International Airport, which in turn has been voted the best in the world for four years in a row.

While the airline has been commended for its "standout service" and entertainment options, its first class options certainly seem to be the highlight.

From comfy double beds covered in rose petals and chocolate in a private cabin, to Champagne and an extra-wide leather seat, here's a taste of what it's like to fly first class with Singapore Airlines.

Welcome to your private first class suite on Singapore Airlines, the third best airline in the world. But before you get too comfortable, let's take a look at your journey so far.

Welcome to your private first class suite on Singapore Airlines, the third best airline in the world. But before you get too comfortable, let's take a look at your journey so far. play

Welcome to your private first class suite on Singapore Airlines, the third best airline in the world. But before you get too comfortable, let's take a look at your journey so far.

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After a quick check-in process — first class passengers have their own private security line and immigration checkpoint — you'll be handed a ticket to The Private Room, a special part of the first class lounge.

At Changi airport, there's even an exclusive Singapore Airlines first class drop-off area.



Here's Singapore Airlines' SilverKris Lounge at Heathrow...

Here's Singapore Airlines' SilverKris Lounge at Heathrow... play

Here's Singapore Airlines' SilverKris Lounge at Heathrow...

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...or the uber luxurious lounge at Changi.

...or the uber luxurious lounge at Changi. play

...or the uber luxurious lounge at Changi.

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The Changi First Class lounge looks like "part of a Gatsby set with its modern and spacious design," according to Travel blogger Sam Huang.



There's a full-service buffet.

There's a full-service buffet. play

There's a full-service buffet.

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You might choose to start with some wine and cheese.



However, the a la carte dining in the Private Room is easily the best feature.



Here, a first class customer dug into some lobster before boarding.



This passenger matched Champagne with a curry.



Singapore Slings — and even Singapore Sling flavoured ice cream — are also on the menu.

There are even showers in the lounge, if you want to freshen up before you board.



Time to board! In 'new first class,' available on the airline's Boeing 777–300ER aircrafts, you'll be led to your seat which acts as a private space.

Time to board! In 'new first class,' available on the airline's Boeing 777–300ER aircrafts, you'll be led to your seat which acts as a private space. play

Time to board! In 'new first class,' available on the airline's Boeing 777–300ER aircrafts, you'll be led to your seat which acts as a private space.

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The luxurious leather seats are extra wide at 35 inches wide, made with the "finest grade full-grain leather with mahogany trimmings."



You might even get lucky and be given a teddy bear.



The regular first class seats, available on the Boeing 777–300ER and refitted Boeing 777–300 aircrafts, are just as spacious.



This woman looks pretty comfy.



However, if you want the best experience, go for the suites — individual cabins available exclusively on the Airbus A380–800 aircrafts, which fly to Paris, Sydney, and London, among other destinations.



Each suite, cream and brown with leather and wood accents to 'create a cosy, homely atmosphere,' has a sliding door and window blinds.

There are leather armchairs, a chaise lounge, and a large table that makes the perfect dining space for a couple.



They also have a standalone bed, completely separate from your seat, complete with turndown service and "sleeping essentials."

They also have a standalone bed, completely separate from your seat, complete with turndown service and "sleeping essentials." play

They also have a standalone bed, completely separate from your seat, complete with turndown service and "sleeping essentials."

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This double bed suite is usually reserved for passengers travelling together. Breakfast in bed, anyone?



The standard single suite looks more like this.



You'll be offered Champagne once you're seated, and you can start ordering food.



Whether you're in a suite or in first class, on-board 'restaurant service' meals — which look insanely delicious — are served on bone china.

Whether you're in a suite or in first class, on-board 'restaurant service' meals — which look insanely delicious — are served on bone china. play

Whether you're in a suite or in first class, on-board 'restaurant service' meals — which look insanely delicious — are served on bone china.

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Singapore Airlines has an "International Culinary Panel comprising award-winning chefs from the culinary capitals of the world" to work with the airline's chefs to create the on-board menu.



Premium passengers can also pre-order their meal choices up to 24 hours in advance via separate 'book the cook' menus, which offer a selection of local and international delicacies.

Premium passengers can also pre-order their meal choices up to 24 hours in advance via separate 'book the cook' menus, which offer a selection of local and international delicacies. play

Premium passengers can also pre-order their meal choices up to 24 hours in advance via separate 'book the cook' menus, which offer a selection of local and international delicacies.

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If you're flying from London in, these meals include the likes of grilled Angus beef, Cantonese roast duck, grilled salmon, and lobster noodles.

If you're flying from London in, these meals include the likes of grilled Angus beef, Cantonese roast duck, grilled salmon, and lobster noodles. play

If you're flying from London in, these meals include the likes of grilled Angus beef, Cantonese roast duck, grilled salmon, and lobster noodles.

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There are even 'air sommeliers' on board to help you pick the right wine.

There are even 'air sommeliers' on board to help you pick the right wine. play

There are even 'air sommeliers' on board to help you pick the right wine.

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In 2016, Singapore Airlines won "Best Overall Wine Cellar" from the Business Traveller UK Cellars in the Sky judging panel.



When you've had enough of eating and drinking, you can enjoy the KrisWorld inflight entertainment, with a selection of 1,000 movies, TV shows, games, apps, and music via a video touchscreen handset, 24-inch HD-personal LCD screen, and Bose noise-cancelling headphones.

When you've had enough of eating and drinking, you can enjoy the KrisWorld inflight entertainment, with a selection of 1,000 movies, TV shows, games, apps, and music via a video touchscreen handset, 24-inch HD-personal LCD screen, and Bose noise-cancelling headphones. play

When you've had enough of eating and drinking, you can enjoy the KrisWorld inflight entertainment, with a selection of 1,000 movies, TV shows, games, apps, and music via a video touchscreen handset, 24-inch HD-personal LCD screen, and Bose noise-cancelling headphones.

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Some flights even offer WiFi.



Whether it's in your suite or on the fully flat bed you get in first class seat — which extends to 80 inches and comes with linen, a duvet, and pillows — you might decide it's time to relax and get some shut-eye.

Whether it's in your suite or on the fully flat bed you get in first class seat — which extends to 80 inches and comes with linen, a duvet, and pillows — you might decide it's time to relax and get some shut-eye. play

Whether it's in your suite or on the fully flat bed you get in first class seat — which extends to 80 inches and comes with linen, a duvet, and pillows — you might decide it's time to relax and get some shut-eye.

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You can adjust the mood lighting depending on whether you're working or sleeping.



You'll be given an amenity kit by Ferragamo full of toiletries as well as pyjamas and slippers. Here's the amenity kit for women...

You'll be given an amenity kit by Ferragamo full of toiletries as well as pyjamas and slippers. Here's the amenity kit for women... play

You'll be given an amenity kit by Ferragamo full of toiletries as well as pyjamas and slippers. Here's the amenity kit for women...

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...and for men.

...and for men. play

...and for men.

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Someone will even come tuck you in, if you want. Sleep tight, and enjoy the flight!

Someone will even come tuck you in, if you want. Sleep tight, and enjoy the flight! play

Someone will even come tuck you in, if you want. Sleep tight, and enjoy the flight!

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