If you’re going to fly, then it can be oh so tempting to upgrade so that you can travel in luxury. Singapore Airlines Premium Economy is a nice option for flying without feeling like you’re stuck in cattle class. An upgrade to Premium Economy comes with a number of benefits, including priority boarding that lets you skip the queues and a special cabin. The airline even lets you pick your meal in advance so that you know you’re going to get something you’ll enjoy. The service is award-winning, and all you need to do is sit back, relax, and look forward to arriving at your destination in style.
There are many reasons to upgrade:
1. It’s the Smart Option
When you upgrade to Premium Economy on Singapore Airlines, you get to stay in a dedicated cabin that’s a little bit more spacious. You can enjoy priority check-in, baggage handling and boarding, and let’s face it, those perks will make you feel like a VIP. You can also enjoy a generous 35kg baggage allowance. If your flight is on one of the newer A380s, you get to board through a different door, adding to the red carpet treatment.
2. You Fly in Comfort
Premium economy cabins are far nicer than the standard cabin, making you feel cocooned and comfortable. The leather seats were designed by JPA Design, a London-based firm that specialises in luxury airline design. The seats are 19.5 inches wide and have an 8-inch recline, and you have access to a calf-rest and a foot-rest, so you can easily get comfortable if you want to doze off. The amenity pouch includes a pair of travelling socks and a dental kit so you can get cosy before the flight and freshen up in preparation for landing.
3. All in Good Taste
Singapore Airlines uses simulated pressurised cabins to test the foods that they are planning on adding to the menu. This means that they know for sure that the culinary creations they’re working on will taste great even at 30,000 feet. You may not have spent much time thinking about this, but being up in the air makes your food taste different! You can pre-order food up to 24 hours before the flight, meaning that you don’t have to worry about your chosen dish not being in stock. If you forget, you can still choose from a variety of meal choices. Champagne and bottled water are served on board as well.
4. High Tech Entertainment
Forget those tatty, unclear screens. When you take a long-haul flight in Singapore Airlines Premium Economy you get to enjoy noise-cancelling headphones, a 13.3-inch HD touchscreen monitor, and a seat with two USB ports and a power supply that lets you keep your devices charged during the flight. You can sample up to 1,800 different movies, games, TV shows, apps and music offerings, so there should be something to suit your tastes.
5. A Transit Treat for Premium Flyers
The Changi Transit Privileges Programme is an interesting option for people who are transiting Changi in both directions of their Singapore Airlines journey. Flyers receive a voucher for S$20 which can be used on refreshments or in stores at the airport. Alternatively, it can be used to get up to two hours of access to the Ambassador Transit Lounge in Terminal 2 or Terminal 3. The lounge features showers, refreshments, reading materials and complimentary Wi-Fi access for travellers, so it’s a good option if you’re tired and want a couple of hours of quiet and downtime. Whether you’re planning a visit to Borneo Dream or another destination, upgrading is worthwhile.