Welcome to my 9th TR and my 1st on SQ.
After spending a semester in Denmark, it was finally time to fly back home . As I had booked myself a one way ticket into Europe, I had the freedom to choose the city of departure. Milan was my obvious choice as I had made plans to visit my relative who is currently living there. There is a long list of airlines that I can choose from, but being a student, I had to go with the cheapest. It was a pleasant surprise when I found out that SQ had the lowest fare (EUR550) considering I was flying back on new year's eve! What made it even sweeter was that it was going to be my first time flying long-haul on SQ.
Upon arrival at MXP, I went straight to the check-in area. However, since there was a long queue for economy, I decided to wait a while longer for the queue to shorten.
"Good morning Sir, welcome abroad! May I see your boarding pass please?"
As I was one of the last few passengers to board the plane, i was personally ushered to my seat by a steward. Good customer service or was he just trying to get me to my seat asap? hmm..
As usual, I was snapping away as soon as I settled down. Unfortunately, my seatmates (a Singaporean couple) found me weird and questioned my actions. I told them about a.net but they seemed uninterested. I tried making small talks with them during the next few minutes but they weren't interested in chatting. Oh well! I just ignored them for the rest of the flight. Anyway, they probably found me really annoying as I kept going to the toilet throughout the flight. haha!
Hot towels were distributed. That's something most airlines are doing away with in economy.
There were many hydration rounds conducted by the cabin crew throughout the flight. I couldn't keep track of how many times I drank juices and water!
Service on SQ is top-notch! Even in economy class, passengers are treated well by the cabin crew. Personal requests were granted without any hesitation. I really like how the crew made small talks with us passengers while serving our meals. I noticed how SQ takes turbulence seriously, even when there is a minor turbulence. All in all, I am satisfied having flown with probably the best airline in the industry!