After a short stay at the KrisFlyer lounge, I head to the gate to board my flight to Kuala Lumpur.
As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:
Today, we are boarding from gate C20, located at Changi terminal 1. Fortunately, even though the gate is far from Terminal 3, the pathways are simple in Singapore and it is possible to either walk or take an automated shuttle to Terminal 1. I will decide to walk and will take less than 15 minutes from the lounge.
When I arrived, the flight was at the end of the boarding process and security was almost deserted. I could access the aircraft directly via the Business class gateway.
Cabin and welcome
When I arrived at the gate, I was greeted by no less than 3 crew members with big smiles on their faces.
One of the flight attendants accompanies me to my seat, and helps me to put my things in the racks.
No welcome drink is offered, not sure if this is related to the flight time or the COVID measures.
The flight time announced by the captain is 38 minutes.
The cabin of the Singapore Airlines A350-900 is obviously designed for long-haul flights.
The seat is impressive, very private and obviously Full Flat. Its width is also impressive. I won’t use it in the night position, but I’m sure one sleeps very well in it. You can imagine that on a 38 minutes flight, it will be perfect.
Service and catering
The service starts as soon as the seatbelt sign is switched off.
A simple snack is distributed, with a choice between a vegetarian croissant or a salmon croissant. Curious idea but I will try it and it will be very good.
I’ll wash this down with a milk tea, then two espressos which will be perfect. The benefit of flying on the A350 is to have an espresso machine on board.
The crew will come and ask several times if I would like something else, a sign that even on a 38 minute flight this is still possible.
Arrival and disembarkation
We will arrive a few minutes late and I think the ADP teams must be on a mission in Kuala Lumpur since the gateway will take about ten minutes to set up. The captain will come to the door to apologize at the landing, nice gesture.
An excellent flight on Singapore Airlines with a service adapted to the duration of the cruise.