deltamartin
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The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:19 pm

This is a tripreport covering my recent journey to Singapore together with my family.

In the evening of November 10th 2011, airliners.net member Jonas, LH4116, mentioned that Lufthansa is having a 11/11-11 sale, selling Business Class tickets to a number of longhaul destinations, for only 1111 EUR for a return trip. These prices was available ex-Europe, with a shorthaul connecting leg in Business included for the same price. And for some reason these prices were available already on evening of the 10th.
The destination that got most attention from me on this offer was Singapore. It was the one that was furthest away of the available destinations, and it was also a place I had long wanted to visit.
But then again, I didn't have the money to go on a journey costing 1111 EUR, with the additional expenses of being abroad.
Later that evening, I told my mother about this deal over the phone. And when I mentioned Singapore, she realized two things: That 1111 EUR is incredibly cheap for such a long journey in Business Class. And that my fathers company, where both me and my mother works part-time, has company relations in Singapore.
After consulting with my father, the three of us decided that we should take the opportunity to visit our relations in Singapore by booking a trip during this limited time offer.
So on that evening, we booked ourselves on ARN-FRA-SIN-FRA-ARN, all in Business class, for 1111 EUR per person. This would be my first time traveling longhaul in Business class, after experiencing it on short haul for the first time earlier this year (see: Try It Before It's Gone, TXL & Bmi ARN-TXL-LHR-ARN (by deltamartin Jan 9 2012 in Trip Reports) ).
The ARN-FRA-ARN flights were to be operated by SAS, due to favorable price and timings. The longhaul flights, operated by LH, were scheduled on the A380, which I was rather happy about in March this year, when I missed out on the opportunity to try it.
However, a few weeks before departure, LH announced that the A380 would be replaced by the Boeing 747-400 a few weeks in April. Both of our flights were affected.
I was bummed about again missing the A380, but I was still glad that it would be operated on a 747, a type I hadn't flown since 1998.
Needless to say, I was still quite exited about going on my first ever longhaul Business flight. Also, I had never been as far away from home as Singapore.
This trip would also allow me to visit FRA and fly LH mainline for the first time.

Since the return journey has the same routing and the same kind of aircraft in both directions, and both of the longhaul journeys were over-night flights I have decided to mainly cover the outbound journey, and only write a short summary of the inbound flights.

April 6

We parked at the parking garage beneath Sky City and made our way towards Terminal 5.

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FIDS:
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We checked in at the manned Business Class check-in desk, mainly to take use of any available perk of flying Business Class!

The SAS employee at the desk asked us if we were flying in Business, we told him that we did, and we were quickly checked in, our three bags were checked all the way to Singapore.
We received the standard SAS-branded boarding passes which were our boarding pass for both ARN-FRA and FRA-SIN. I very much like this, one of the reasons being that they can't tare this boarding pass at the gate.
We were also advised by the check-in agent that we could use the Fast Track security line.

So that's where we headed. And with only a couple of people ahead of us, we were through in no time.

After security we headed through the tax free store and pretty much went straight to the lounge.
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The FIDS told us that our gate would be F33, so on the way to the lounge I peaked at that gate, only to see LN-RCT parked there. Perhaps it will be our ride in a couple of hours.

LN-RCT parked at the gate with the AY retrojet behind:
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ET 757 as seen from the elevator leading to the lounge:
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Once at the lounge we were welcomed to the Business Class lounge after showing our boarding passes to the lounge agent who looked like she'd rather be somewhere else.

We settled down in some comfy armchairs at the inner sanctum on the lounge, next to some windows overlooking the older check-in hall at ARN T5.

I must say I was positively surprised about the offerings in this lounge, it was better than it was on my only previous visit to an SAS lounge, the business class lounge at OSL (see: Scandinavian Capital Hopping: ARN-OSL-ARN On SAS (by deltamartin Jan 16 2012 in Trip Reports) ).

Here at ARN there were a couple of cold dishes, sandwiches with spreads, salads, snacks, cookies, wines, beer, soft drinks and hot drinks.
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The lounge was overall clean, but a little worn at places. It was quite empty during our visit.
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We decided to head towards our gate as soon as the status of our flight said “Go to Gate”, as the F-pier, where gate F33 is located, is quite a distance away.

I like this:
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As we reached the gate boarding had just begun, we had to queue a little but we were soon heading down the jetway.

SK637
ARN-FRA
Boeing 737-600
LN-RCT “Fridlev Viking”

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As we boarded I was greeted by an older female FA, the other two cabin crew members was a middle aged male and a young female. The young female turned out to be the one mainly serving the Business Class cabin.

I took a few steps to the seat I selected months ago, at the time of booking, which was 2F. I put my backpack in the overhead bin and settled down.
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The seat was comfortable enough and I can't complain about the legroom here upfront.
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Comfortable:
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Boarding was soon completed, 1½ rows of Business Class today, 1 row of Economy extra. There were a total of 5 passengers in the business cabin, and I believe it was 5 people in Eco+ too. Economy seemed to have a rather healthy load.

The crew preformed a manual safety demo and shortly after we pushed back.

We taxied to runway 08, where we took off.
Eurowings CRJ taking off ahead of us:
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It was pretty cloudy over Sweden today, so not much views of the ground after we entered the clouds shortly after takeoff.

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After takeoff we banked to the left, preforming a 270 degree turn lining us up towards Frankfurt.

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Shortly after, the seatbelt sign was turned off, and shortly after that, we were given hot towels and later magazines by the male FA. The young FA shortly afterward offered pre-meal drinks together with almonds. I decided to have some champagne (the joys of flying in Business Class) together with some sparkling water.

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A little later the hot meal was served, unlike on my first Business class flight with BA in January, there was no choice regarding meal and I was served fish with some sort of risotto and asparagus. The fish was very tasty together with the sauce, although one could feel it was reheated, it was rather wet etc. The asparagus was a nice touch and it was overall a nice dish.
I had some apple juice to my meal.
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As the picture shows, it was served together with a selection of cheese.

The dessert was this chocolate bar. Small but very tasty.
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After the meal I had some coffee.

After this I spent the rest of the flight just relaxing and chatting with my travel companions.

It was pretty cloudy during the entire flight, so not many views of the ground. The clouds became more and more sparse the closer we got to Frankfurt, though.
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Soon our descent was initiated and 10 minutes later the seatbelt sign was turned on.

As we went through the cloud layer, the ground became more and more visible, and soon enough, I noticed the town of Frankfurt pop up on my side of the plane.
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I was given some spectacular views over Mainhattan. Too bad about it being a little hazy, even though it did make the view a little moody.
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The descent continued and we soon touched down on FRA's new runway, 25 R.
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Landing on 25R meant quite a long taxi. About 10-15 minutes after touching down we reached our gate at the end of the A pier.

Passing some parked equipment on the way:
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Parked at the gate:
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I managed to be the first one to exit the aircraft and I thanked the crew as I did so. Once in the jetway I turned around and took a picture of my father as he deboarded after me. The jetway operator noticed me doing this, she pointed up the jetway and told me “If you walk further up you can take a good picture of the plane”. I was very surprised to hear her say that since when an airport employee talks about picturetaking it's more often to say it's not allowed.
I thanked her and headed up the jetway and took this picture:
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Needless to say, my first impression of FRA was very good!

The impression of FRA didn't become any worse when entering the terminal. This part of the A-pier was very bright, airy and clean.
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As we had a layover of almost 5 hours, we decided to head for the lounge opposite to gate A26 before continuing to the lounge connected to our gate at the C-pier.

An A380 spotted while heading to the lounge:
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We were let in to the Business Lounge without any problems. We took a seat next to some big windows with a great view of some of the action at FRA.

The lounge was nice with a good selection of food and drinks, including hard liquor, wine, beer, soft drinks, snacks and some hot dishes. There were also showers available.
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I spent the time by eating some snacks, having a drink or two, and of course looking at some planes.
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Probably the best looking A380 to date:
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I'll fly one of your pals later today:
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After an hour or so in the lounge we decided to head towards the gate assigned to our next flight, over at the C-pier.

To do this we had to go landside, which wasn't a problem really since I wanted to take the opportunity to take a look at that famous check-in hall of FRA.

The check-in hall was rather impressive, but more so was the classic FIDS.
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We were soon heading to the passport control, which was very quick without any queue.

The tax free stores did not interest us at this time, so we just went towards our gate and through security straight away.

Some nice and exotic tails seen on the way:
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There were no queue at the fast track security (or at the normal security checkpoint either for that matter) so we were quickly through.

After security there was a quick boarding pass/passport check, once passed we went straight to our lounge located at our gate C14.

This lounge was also very nice, albeit not as good food and drink offerings as the previous lounge. But that's really to be expected when it's a lounge dedicated to one gate only.
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Plenty of seats, nice views and over all clean.

Soon after we got seated in the lounge we saw the 744 dedicated to our flight taxi to the gate. D-ABVN, Dortmund, would do the honors today.
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We spent around 2 hours in the lounge in total before boarding begun.
 
deltamartin
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:20 pm

LH778
FRA-SIN
Boeing 747-400
D-ABVN “Dortmund”

I scanned my boarding pass at the self-service scanner and I was let through. Down a couple of escalators and we were soon at the jetway leading to door 1L of the jumbo.
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I was greeted at the door by a rather old blonde FA. The other FA's serving our part of the cabin was two more oldish German woman, and an Asian woman.

I chose seat for this flight on the same evening I found out that it would be operated by a 744 instead of an A380. There was one open seatpair in the nose section, so I quickly grabbed it, since it's not likely I will get the chance to sit in the nose of a 747 again.

So I turned left and sat down on my seat 4A, on the last row of the nose section. Each seat had a pillow and a blanket provided.
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Can't complain about the legroom:
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As the stream of boarding business class passengers calmed down the FA's walked around the cabin with trays offering pre-departure drinks. Water, OJ and Champagne was on offer.

Shortly after, boarding was completed and the safety demo was shown on the screens.
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As the safety demo played we pushed back and begun taxiing. The runway of choice tonight was
18.

Cabin as seen before they turned off the lights:
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Passing some RJ equipment on the way to the runway:
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As we reached the runway and begun to accelerate I was rather surprised of how powerful the acceleration felt.
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Not many views during the takeoff, due to the darkness outside.

Here's a bad shot of FRA though:
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A long way to go:
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It took a surprisingly long time before they turned the seatbelt sign off (is this a LH thing?). Shortly after we were offered hot towels.

At this time I decided to explore my seat.
The seat itself was very comfortable for sitting and lounging. The sleeping test would come later when I got tired. The following pictures are taken on various times during the flight:

Handset:
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Safety card:
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Lounge mode:
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Lie-flat mode:
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The amenity pack was either a fabric one or the LH A380 metal one. Luckily I got the metal one on this flight (on the return flight I got the fabric one). Both had the same contents though.
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Speaking of contents:
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It was soon time for dinner which begun with a drinks run and menu distribution.

Keeping in mind that LH serves their beer in glass bottles, I decided to have one. I asked for sparkling water along with it. It was served together with some almonds.

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Alright, let's see what's on offer for tonight:
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Menu:
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Drinks list:
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I decided to have the Salmon Confit for entree. It tasted good enough, no complaints at all.
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As none of the main dishes really spoke to me I decided on the “Lufthansa Classics” Beef Stroganoff. Nothing wrong with the dish, but it was rather small, and as mentioned, it didn't really speak to me.
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The rhubarb/yoghurt cake for dessert was okay. A little tasteless. We were also offered apertifs, I had some Baileys.
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The pralines served with the dessert were very tasty:
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Overall, a fairly nice, but not really impressive, meal.

After the meal service the FA's walked around the cabin asking everyone to shut their blinds on the windows, since the sun would go up in the middle of the night. I obliged since there wasn't much to see outside at that time anyway and I was planning on sleeping too.

At this time the flight attendants also put some drinks on a tray on a table in the middle of the nose section so that passengers were free to grab a glass whenever they liked.

I decided to do some exploring around the aircraft.

Front section:
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LH motif:
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The middle Business Class cabin:
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The aft Economy cabin:
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Walking through the cabin I did not spot a single open seat. Well, this flight was scheduled to be operated by the A380 not too long ago.

WC:
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As I got back to my seat I decided to put the seat in a lounge position, and enjoy an episode of Modern Family. This was the only time I used the IFE-system to anything else than the airshow, so I can't say much about it. But it did seem to be decent enough with a fairly nice selection. The airshow itself were also nice, but it was an old one without any interaction.

After the episode was finished, I turned of the IFE-screen and put my seat in the lie-flat position, to get some sleep.

April 7

I was awoken about 1hr 40 min before landing by my Mother, that informed me that the Breakfast service was just about to begin. I had a good nights sleep and felt rather rested.

The view out my window as I had awoken:
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And our position:
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The breakfast was a “Special Moment” Alpine Breakfast.
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I didn't eat too much of it, I'm not a big fan of bread with raisins. The mini-salamis were very tasty though, and I like the touch with the ceramic goat.

Here's the goat pictured together with the goats that my mother and father got.
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I spent the rest of the flight looking out my window and keeping an eye on the airshow. It was a little cloudy outside, but I was treated with some nice views.
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This is the airport in Phuket, HKT, which was closed for a few hours a couple of days later, due to a tsunami warning.
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This is the old airport in Kuala Lumpur, SZB, nowadays only turboprops operate there.
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It was sadly cloudy so I didn't see much more of KL.
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At about this time, even before beginning our descent, the seatbelt sign was turned on. It wasn't strictly enforced yet though and people still had their seats reclined etc.
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Getting closer:
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Shortly after the seatbelt sign was turned on we did however begin our descent towards Singapore Changi Airport.

It was rather hazy, so even if I was seated at the left side of the aircraft, and we approached SIN from the southwest, I did not see much at all of Singapore.
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What I did see however, was the famous ships outside of Singapore. There's hundreds of them! A very impressive sight.
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We soon touched down gently on runway 02C.
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Firefly holding:
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Touching down, low-cost terminal in the background:
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The, at that time still grounded, QF A380:
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KE in a special livery:
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SQ bird parked at T2:
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Landing on runway 02C meant a very short taxi to our gate at one of the piers of Terminal 2.

We docked to an A380 gate with three jetways, since we weren't on an A380 only two of the jetways were in use.

I grabbed my belongings and went out of door 1L a little over 12 hours after I entered it.

Immediately when exiting the plane and entering the jetway I could feel the humidity that Singapore is so famous for. I continued the walk up the jetway to the air-conditioned air of the terminal, snapping a picture or two on the way.
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My first impression when entering the terminal was very good. Bright, clean and modern. Very nice. I could easily see why this airport is so popular among frequent travelers.
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The arrival process at SIN was very nice. After arrival one is released in the transit lounge so one does not have to walk through endless and sterile corridors when transiting or arriving at SIN.

We walked to the terminal and followed the signs for arriving passengers, and a few minutes later we reached the immigration desks, which had a quick 3 minute queue. Once at the desk our passports were quickly stamped and we were released in to the baggage reclaim. Very impressive how easy it all went.

Once at the baggage belt assigned to our flight our bags were already waiting for us. What can I say, the arrival process at SIN was very, very impressive.
 
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:20 pm

April 7 to April 11

We spent a few very enjoyable days in Singapore. We did not only work during our visit, we luckily had time to do some touristy stuff too.

We decided to stay at the Marina Bay Sands, mainly due to the fact that we wanted to take a swim at the famous rooftop pool. Here's some pictures from and of the complex:

Marina Bay Sands with the Singapore Flyer:
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Lobby:
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Our room:
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The view during daytime:
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And nighttime:
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The complex as seen from the ground, a very impressive building:
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The metal bridge in the foreground is inspired by DNA:
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And of course, the famous swimming pool:
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The Singapore Flyer was an experience, currently being the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, reaching a height of 165 meters. It offered some really nice views of Singapore and the Marina Bay Sands complex.
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Marina Bay Sands:
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The capsule:
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View of the sea:
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The other capsule is blocking the view!
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Ahh, that's better:
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All good things comes to an end:
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In the complex around the Singapore Flyer there were a few stores, including this one:
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I of course had to buy a few souvenirs, pictured here:
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The Singapore Flyer was also the starting point a “Duck Tour” we did. It was an old revamped amphibious military vehicle that was used for a mixed land and sea tour. It was a very good was of seeing central Singapore as a tourist. A very nice experience.
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“Cabin”-view:
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Driving around Singapore in a boat:
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Entering the water:
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Some really nice views from the water:
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The famous Merlion:
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During our visit in Singapore, we also popped in at the Raffles hotel to try the original Singapore Sling. I must say it tasted very good!
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We also visited Sentosa Island, where we did a number of activities. Without realizing it at first. We bought tickets to a tour group, which meant we went around to a number of places with a bus. Due to this, we found the whole thing a bit too touristy for us. I'm sure Sentosa is beautiful if we'd get to see it from a different perspective though.

The ride on the Cable Car was a very cool experience though!
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Maritime museum:
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Exhibition “Images of Singapore:
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Here's a couple of food pictures from our visit to Singapore, to all of you food-lovers out there.

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A dessert I tried:
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April 11

I'll briefly show some impressions of SIN that I got when we departed back for Europe.

ATC tower:
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T2 curbside:
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T2 landside was very airy and nice, I'm not so sure about the color of those check-in desks though.
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Impressive FIDS here too:
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T2 airside was also very pleasant. I really like those indoor gardens!
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The SilverKris lounge was a very pleasant experience. Good selections of hot and cold foods, and a nice drink selection. The only downside was the lack of views. No windows at all.
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Before heading to the gate I went around to check out airside of the other terminals.

Our 744 parked next to an ANA bird:
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Arrived at T3:
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T1:
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The view of our plane obstructed by the jetway:
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Over-all, SIN really does seem to be a 5-star airport. As mentioned, I can see why people rate it so highly.

Summary of the return journey

LH779, SIN-FRA, was operated by D-ABVH “Düsseldorf”, sadly not in the ”50 Years Innovation Partnership Boeing”-livery anymore. The flight was pretty much the same as the outbound one, I spent most of it sleeping. We were offered a horrible tasting Singapore Sling as a choice for pre-departure drink. I was seated in 11A which appeared to have a little more legroom than 4A, maybe they have to reduce it a little to fit 4 rows in that nose section.

The layover in FRA was mostly spent in the A-pier lounge again. It was nice but rather crowded in the morning rush-hours.

We flew back to Stockholm on SK1632, operated by a 736 with the reg SE-DTH ”Vile Viking”. Pretty much an exact copy of the ARN-FRA flight a few days earlier. Another fish-dish that tasted okay.

To sum things up,

I got to fly SAS and LH in Business Class on the routing ARN-FRA-SIN-FRA-ARN on a ticket with the pricetag 1111 EUR. That value is pretty much unbeatable. I'm very thankful that LH had this promotion so that I got the opportunity to do this journey.

SAS intra-Europe Business Class was good, no complaints. I would like a proper dessert instead of just a little chocolate bar, but that's just a minor detail. And less sweet stuff is good for the health anyways. The crews were nice and all.

LH longhaul business class was also a very nice experience. Nice crews, okay food, a comfortable seat that worked well sleeping in (for me at least, but I can imagine that a proper flat-bed seat is even better for sleeping).

FRA was a huge airport that does what it's supposed to do. Some long walking distances but that's to be expected at such an airport. I must say that overall I like FRA. At least based on these two layovers.

SIN was perfect. Incredibly smooth arrival. Very smooth check-in and departure as well. Modern and clean. The one and only (minor) complaint is the location of the security checks, at the gates. I prefer to have them when one enters airside. Still, it's easily the best airport I have ever been to.

Thank you all for reading my report. All comments and feedback is appreciated.
Also, thanks to Jonas for posting about the LH deal!

My next report should be out some time in mid/late June, covering the 5th freedom flight ARN-FCO operated by ET on one of its last days of operation. Something Italian and something German might be included in that report too.

Martin
 
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:07 pm

Excellent report mate - cheers.
 
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:33 pm

Hi Martin!

Great report on your trip to Singapore! Seems like I was in SIN around the same time as you were there. I arrived from HKG April 10 (how I got there is a secret which will be told in my next TR, part 7 of my RTW series   ) and departed for Thailand on TG April 12.

Singapore was great! Unfortunately, as I was on standby tickets, I couldn't book hotels far in advance. I would've booked Marina Bay Sands, but the fare 2 days in advance was 800 USD a night! No thank you.  

I actually quite like the security at the gate concept, less queues (in my experience) instead of having up to 1000 people in the same queue (can happen in such a big airport).

cheers,
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:32 pm

Hej Martin!

Great report! I'll be travelling to SIN with LH two weeks from now, although that'll be in coach and in the a380.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
In the evening of November 10th 2011, airliners.net member Jonas, LH4116, mentioned that Lufthansa is having a 11/11-11 sale, selling Business Class tickets to a number of longhaul destinations, for only 1111 EUR for a return trip.

That was really a great deal!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I was bummed about again missing the A380, but I was still glad that it would be operated on a 747, a type I hadn't flown since 1998.

Well, you don't know how many opportunities you gonna get to fly the 747-400 in the future, it's getting increasingly rare in the skies as opposed to 10 years ago. Especially since the business class seats are the same, had it been the new business class seats vs the old it might have been another story.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The breakfast was a “Special Moment” Alpine Breakfast.

That looks quite underwhelming. Didn't you get a choice of hot breakfast?

/Henrik
 
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:21 pm

Hi Martin

What a cool report. Pity though that you didn't manage to catch an MD-80 on the ARN to FRA sector. I've recently noticed they are used quite frequently on the route, although perhaps from Copenhagen and not Stockholm

I really had to laugh about your Special Moment breakfast. I had a 'Special Moment' dinner yesterday on my flight from FRA to BSL and it was equally ridiculous as your. Mine was Caribbean delights and came in a box shaped like a boat. I mean, they can't possible be serious about this.

Thanks for posting!

Cheers,
William
 
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:10 pm

Hey Martin, great report and congrats again on reaching the EBG status!  
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
In the evening of November 10th 2011, airliners.net member Jonas, LH4116, mentioned that Lufthansa is having a 11/11-11 sale, selling Business Class tickets to a number of longhaul destinations, for only 1111 EUR for a return trip.

Well glad to be at help, many of the tickets sold out the following day so the availability was still quite good in the evening before. Shame that I wasn't able to book that, as I'd already booked my SWISS tickets. A bummer indeed, but hopefully next time they have such offer I'd jump it right away 
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The ARN-FRA-ARN flights were to be operated by SAS, due to favorable price and timings.

Quite ironically, a return on SAS ARN-FRA would've cost more than your entire trip to Singapore   But a nice opportunity indeed to savour SAS's biz product, and it's far superior to Lufthansa's (who don't even have Champagne).

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I have decided to mainly cover the outbound journey, and only write a short summary of the inbound flights.

Well would've still been interesting to see the return flights, different food, etc. But I suppose it was nice for you to just put the camera away, not bother about reporting and just enjoy the flight.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
We checked in at the manned Business Class check-in desk, mainly to take use of any available perk of flying Business Class!

Oh yes, a nice perk indeed. Especially when the airport is overcrowded. Agents are often friendly, and it's nice sometimes to just pick up the BP there and have a morning chat.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
ET 757 as seen from the elevator leading to the lounge:

I am not looking forward to spending 9 hours on that plane in January! Really hope they will upgrade ARN to a 787.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I must say I was positively surprised about the offerings in this lounge, it was better than it was on my only previous visit to an SAS lounge, the business class lounge at OSL

Interesting that you say so, since normally the ARN lounges have the worst offerings in the entire SAS Lounge network. But by the looks from your visit the offerings looked really really good, seems like they've listened to the customers for once and improved the offerings. Hopefully we'll never see that curry-chicken pasta again  
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The young female turned out to be the one mainly serving the Business Class cabin.

As it should be! Was she friendly at least? (unlike many of her same-age colleagues)

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Needless to say, my first impression of FRA was very good!

Still quite strange that you hadn't been to FRA before, but yes I'd say it's a nice airport. Never experienced the messes the place is so notoriously known for.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Lounge mode:

That looks very comfortable, much more comfy than the SWISS seat which basically just slightly slanted in lounge mode, not providing much support for the legs, hence making it slightly uncomfy to sit. Did you manage to sleep well?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The breakfast was a “Special Moment” Alpine Breakfast.

Hmm that doesn't look too nice to me, looks very Y-ish with all the pre-packed items. Heck I bet Y got a hot breakfast. Other airlines usually serve up something more proper for brekkie.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The SilverKris lounge was a very pleasant experience. Good selections of hot and cold foods, and a nice drink selection.

Wow, very nice of SQ to let partner *A pax use their beloved SilverKris Lounge. For very long it's been kept exclusively for SQ J, condemning partner *A carriers to use crappy contract lounges, and *G to use the inferior KrisFlyer Gold Lounge.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I would like a proper dessert instead of just a little chocolate bar, but that's just a minor detail. And less sweet stuff is good for the health anyways. The crews were nice and all.

I have to agree. They could really replace that cheese stuff (which is far more unhealthy) with some nice dessert. Also a proper starter would be nice, instead of just those small one-bite canapé sized bowls.

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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:22 pm

Hi Martin,

Nice report and pictures, thanks for posting.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
that Lufthansa is having a 11/11-11 sale, selling Business Class tickets to a number of longhaul destinations, for only 1111 EUR for a return trip

- That was a good deal, wish I'd taken LH up on it.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The longhaul flights, operated by LH, were scheduled on the A380, which I was rather happy about in March this year, when I missed out on the opportunity to try it.

- Excellent!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
However, a few weeks before departure, LH announced that the A380 would be replaced by the Boeing 747-400 a few weeks in April. Both of our flights were affected

- Bummer!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I decided to have some champagne (the joys of flying in Business Class) together with some sparkling water.

- I love the SK business class glasses, really cool shape.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
A little later the hot meal was served, unlike on my first Business class flight with BA in January, there was no choice regarding meal and I was served fish with some sort of risotto and asparagus. The fish was very tasty together with the sauce, although one could feel it was reheated, it was rather wet etc. The asparagus was a nice touch and it was overall a nice dish.

- Still, not a bad looking meal though not great if your not that into fish, I'm not.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Once in the jetway I turned around and took a picture of my father as he deboarded after me. The jetway operator noticed me doing this, she pointed up the jetway and told me “If you walk further up you can take a good picture of the plane”. I was very surprised to hear her say that since when an airport employee talks about picturetaking it's more often to say it's not allowed.

- How nice, impressive!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
As none of the main dishes really spoke to me I decided on the “Lufthansa Classics” Beef Stroganoff. Nothing wrong with the dish, but it was rather small, and as mentioned, it didn't really speak to me.

- Hmm, not how I usually see a Stroganoff.......

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The breakfast was a “Special Moment” Alpine Breakfast.
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I didn't eat too much of it, I'm not a big fan of bread with raisins. The mini-salamis were very tasty though, and I like the touch with the ceramic goat.

- Looks a decent brekky.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Here's the goat pictured together with the goats that my mother and father got

- Hmm, more useless crap to take home that you have no use for.......

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
During our visit in Singapore, we also popped in at the Raffles hotel to try the original Singapore Sling. I must say it tasted very good!

- A must do, go slightly sloshed in there one night a few years back, not great when you have a 6am flight next day.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The SilverKris lounge was a very pleasant experience. Good selections of hot and cold foods, and a nice drink selection. The only downside was the lack of views. No windows at all.

- If the lounge has views it would be great, such a shame it lacks views.

Cheers

Mark
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:01 pm

Hello!

Thank you all for the first round of replies! It's greatly appreciated!

Quoting phunc (Reply 3):
Excellent report mate - cheers.

Thank you!

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 4):
Seems like I was in SIN around the same time as you were there.

What a coincidence! Glad to read you enjoyed Singapore too!

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 4):
I arrived from HKG April 10 (how I got there is a secret which will be told in my next TR, part 7 of my RTW series )

Looking forward to reading it!

Quoting SRQKEF (Reply 4):

I actually quite like the security at the gate concept, less queues (in my experience) instead of having up to 1000 people in the same queue (can happen in such a big airport).

True. As with everything, there is pros and cons.  
Quoting henrikg (Reply 5):
I'll be travelling to SIN with LH two weeks from now, although that'll be in coach and in the a380.

I'm sure you'll have a nice trip, enjoy the A380!

Quoting henrikg (Reply 5):
Well, you don't know how many opportunities you gonna get to fly the 747-400 in the future, it's getting increasingly rare in the skies as opposed to 10 years ago

Yeah, that's how I see it too.

Quoting henrikg (Reply 5):

That looks quite underwhelming. Didn't you get a choice of hot breakfast?

I seem to recall that we did get another option that wasn't on the menu. It might have been omelet. I'm not sure though.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 6):
Pity though that you didn't manage to catch an MD-80 on the ARN to FRA sector. I've recently noticed they are used quite frequently on the route, although perhaps from Copenhagen and not Stockholm

Yeah most of the SK MD80s that are still around are based at CPH.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 6):
I really had to laugh about your Special Moment breakfast. I had a 'Special Moment' dinner yesterday on my flight from FRA to BSL and it was equally ridiculous as your. Mine was Caribbean delights and came in a box shaped like a boat. I mean, they can't possible be serious about this.

Indeed. Give me a good tasting meal over one with ornaments etc. any day.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
great report and congrats again on reaching the EBG status!

Thank you, Jonas! 
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Well would've still been interesting to see the return flights, different food, etc. But I suppose it was nice for you to just put the camera away, not bother about reporting and just enjoy the flight.

Yeah, the dealbreaker was that the return journey was also a night flight which took place in the dark from takeoff to landing. And I again spent most of the flight sleeping.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
I am not looking forward to spending 9 hours on that plane in January!

I am, however, looking forward to spending 3 hours on that plane in 10 days! 
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Really hope they will upgrade ARN to a 787.

If they would upgrade it I think a 767 is more likely, sadly.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Interesting that you say so, since normally the ARN lounges have the worst offerings in the entire SAS Lounge network. But by the looks from your visit the offerings looked really really good, seems like they've listened to the customers for once and improved the offerings. Hopefully we'll never see that curry-chicken pasta again

Come to think of it, it might have been extra good offerings on that day due to Easter being around the corner.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
As it should be! Was she friendly at least? (unlike many of her same-age colleagues)

She was friendly and polite, but one could tell she was quite inexperienced compared to your usual SAS grandmothers.  
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
That looks very comfortable, much more comfy than the SWISS seat which basically just slightly slanted in lounge mode, not providing much support for the legs, hence making it slightly uncomfy to sit. Did you manage to sleep well?

As a seat it was indeed very comfortable. I slept without any major issues, but it wasn't like sleeping in a bed.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Wow, very nice of SQ to let partner *A pax use their beloved SilverKris Lounge.

I'm glad we were entitled to use it though, such a great lounge.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):

- I love the SK business class glasses, really cool shape.

Agreed, good looking and practical!

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):
- Still, not a bad looking meal though not great if your not that into fish, I'm not.

Fish isn't really down my lane either, the dish was fine though.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 8):
- Hmm, more useless crap to take home that you have no use for.......

Ha, that could might as well have been a quote from my father! I tend to agree to some degree though, but still a nice novelty factor to it.

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Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:48 pm

Wow, very cool report! I like the photos from Singapore a lot - I would love to visit this city, it looks really cool. Is the swimming pool high up on the building open to the public to use? How awesome!

SAS J class looks pretty nice, and LH J looks fine as well - I like the alpine breakfast idea!

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Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:03 am

A nice way from Sweden to Singapore. I wonder what would it be like on Thai Business class ARN-BKK-SIN.

I know they are using their ancient Biz seats on 744 to ARN.
But CPH will be switched to their lie-flat shell Biz seat (B/E) and full flat F class 744 (7443) by the next week, so F seats sold as Business class and C seats sold as Premium Economy! Nice!!

Many thanks for the report and your short fun in SIN!
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Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:51 pm

Hi Matthew and net-hkt!

Thanks for commenting!

Quoting 767747 (Reply 10):
I like the photos from Singapore a lot - I would love to visit this city, it looks really cool.

I highly recommend a visit if you get the opportunity!

Quoting 767747 (Reply 10):
Is the swimming pool high up on the building open to the public to use? How awesome!

I believe it was only open for the guests of the hotel.

Quoting nethkt (Reply 11):
I wonder what would it be like on Thai Business class ARN-BKK-SIN.

I'm sure that would have been great as well, I'd sure love to try that too some day!  
Quoting nethkt (Reply 11):
I know they are using their ancient Biz seats on 744 to ARN.
But CPH will be switched to their lie-flat shell Biz seat (B/E) and full flat F class 744 (7443) by the next week, so F seats sold as Business class and C seats sold as Premium Economy! Nice!!

Yeah, on the 744's that currently are deployed on the ARN route they sell an old First Class as Business and an old Business Class as Premium Economy. I believe ARN will get the same kind of 744's as CPH will get but at a later stage, August if I'm not mistaken.

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Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:16 am

Hi deltamartin,

Very nice story of your trip to SIN. I’m glad you were able to make use of that 1111 promo. It is a great price for flying C to a destination like SIN. Great footage throughout the report, I particularly liked the photos of the pool on top of your hotel, the view from the water is outstanding!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I was bummed about again missing the A380, but I was still glad that it would be operated on a 747, a type I hadn't flown since 1998.

A slight bummer on missing the A380 but a ride in a classic ‘queen of the skies’ is always good too.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Sky City

Since Jan 2012, I am familiar with this sight on a photo  

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
mainly to take use of any available perk of flying Business Class!

Ha ha ha, I think I would do exactly the same!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I decided to have some champagne (the joys of flying in Business Class) together with some sparkling water.

Wow, you really let yourself go there, did you? Was the champagne nicely chilled?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
but more so was the classic FIDS.

That is one huge classic FIDS. I like the one in CDG a bit more though.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
it didn't really speak to me.

   I’m relieved to hear your meal didn’t speak to you   (sorry, I couldn’t resist...)

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The breakfast was a “Special Moment” Alpine Breakfast.

Nice touch. I applaud the LH catering for trying something different. Although it was not really your cup of tea, still it is good to see some variety.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The view during daytime:
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
And nighttime:

Pretty impressive!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The metal bridge in the foreground is inspired by DNA:

Aha, the double helix. I’m quite familiar with that kind of stuff!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
And of course, the famous swimming pool:

I would give my life to have a swim there 

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Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:39 pm

Hi Nils!

Thanks for commenting!

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):
Great footage throughout the report, I particularly liked the photos of the pool on top of your hotel, the view from the water is outstanding!

Indeed, it was quite the experience to swim there!

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):
A slight bummer on missing the A380 but a ride in a classic ‘queen of the skies’ is always good too.

Yeah, the 744 was a nice bird anyways!

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):
Since Jan 2012, I am familiar with this sight on a photo

  

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):
Wow, you really let yourself go there, did you? Was the champagne nicely chilled?

Haha yes.   I'd say it was the perfect temperature.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):
Pretty impressive!

Yes, the views were great. Could look out that window for hours.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 13):
I would give my life to have a swim there

Sounds like someone should plan a trip to SIN! If the opportunity arises of course.  

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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:11 am

Hi Martin,

great report with nice pictures! Too bad the A380 was replaced, but you'll have many more chances to try that bird.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
There was one open seatpair in the nose section, so I quickly grabbed it, since it's not likely I will get the chance to sit in the nose of a 747 again.

Good choice!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Speaking of contents:

These items look a bit cheap.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
As none of the main dishes really spoke to me I decided on the “Lufthansa Classics” Beef Stroganoff. Nothing wrong with the dish, but it was rather small, and as mentioned, it didn't really speak to me.

The presentation isn't nice either.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The breakfast was a “Special Moment” Alpine Breakfast.
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I didn't eat too much of it, I'm not a big fan of bread with raisins. The mini-salamis were very tasty though, and I like the touch with the ceramic goat.

Here's the goat pictured together with the goats that my mother and father got.

Very interesting offering - was there a special occasion?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
During our visit in Singapore, we also popped in at the Raffles hotel to try the original Singapore Sling. I must say it tasted very good!

Very good choice!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
I am not looking forward to spending 9 hours on that plane in January!

Why did you book it then?

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Never experienced the messes the place is so notoriously known for.

How often have you been to FRA and also transferred there?

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 7):
Wow, very nice of SQ to let partner *A pax use their beloved SilverKris Lounge. For very long it's been kept exclusively for SQ J, condemning partner *A carriers to use crappy contract lounges, and *G to use the inferior KrisFlyer Gold Lounge.

How often have you used these "crappy contract lounges" at SIN?  


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Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:08 pm

Hi Martin !

Thanks for a great report with great pictures ! Very good that you got to experience Business class long-haul!

SK seems to have dismal legroom; that would be okay for Y but for C totally inadequate even for short haul. Meal don't look good either.

LH has a better seat but no horizontal lie flat seat is not good and the meal doesn't look that great either. Singapore looks great and there's so much to do there.

Amazing with the roof top pool!

Quoting nethkt (Reply 11):
I wonder what would it be like on Thai Business class ARN-BKK-SIN.

Probably much better than LH, both service wise and food wise. Seat is probably about the same.

Looking forward to your ET report, Martin!

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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:01 pm

Fantastic TR, especially because of the pictures from Singapore. Looks like you had a lot of fun, the pool looks irresistible, have to visit SIN, too, now. Some more cabin views would be nice in your next TR.
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:09 pm

Hej Martin!

Thanks for the story. Really good as always and nice that you and your family could get such a good fares on this trip!

Singapore looks great! A place I always wanted to visit and I want to visit it even more after seeing your pictures. Looks like a really cool place with a lot of things to see and do!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The descent continued and we soon touched down on FRA's new runway, 25 R

Great! I landed there too last weekend. Really cool that you flew past the hole airport.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
(is this a LH thing

Don´t think so. At least not in my experience on short-haul

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
LH A380 metal one

Nice!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Here's the goat pictured together with the goats that my mother and father got

Is this standard on LH? Never seen this in a report before. Like KLM´s houses!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
at the Raffles hotel to try the original Singapore Sling.

Not to missed when you´re in Singapore 

Thanks again

Greetings
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Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:28 pm

Hello!

Again thanks for the further feedback! It's very much appreciated, you know!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
Too bad the A380 was replaced, but you'll have many more chances to try that bird.

Indeed, it will likely be around way longer than 747-400.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
Very interesting offering - was there a special occasion?

Not that I know of anyway, I don't think it had anything to do with Easter that was around the corner. I think these "Special Moment" meals are just something they add to spice up the menu card.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
SK seems to have dismal legroom; that would be okay for Y but for C totally inadequate even for short haul.

Wasn't too bad for these 1hr 40mins flights. One can't expect too much of the hardware of intra-Europe C-class nowadays.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 16):
LH has a better seat but no horizontal lie flat seat is not good and the meal doesn't look that great either.

The seat was very comfortable as a seat. I can't really compare it to anything else when it comes to sleeping but I can definitely imagine that a horizontal surface makes quite the difference!

Quoting CARST (Reply 17):
Fantastic TR, especially because of the pictures from Singapore.

Thank you. Singapore is indeed quite photogenic.

Quoting CARST (Reply 17):
the pool looks irresistible

It was indeed a great experience.

Quoting CARST (Reply 17):
Some more cabin views would be nice in your next TR.

Will do. I guess I didn't take too many this time since the longhauls were nightflights.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 18):
Great! I landed there too last weekend. Really cool that you flew past the hole airport.

I can imagine that it's rather cool when seated on that side of the plane! I'll hopefully experience that too some day!

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 18):
Don´t think so. At least not in my experience on short-haul

OK, good to know.

Quoting Parton87 (Reply 18):
Is this standard on LH? Never seen this in a report before. Like KLM´s houses!

I was thinking the same thing! It might have been something included in the Alpine Breakfast special though.

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Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:37 pm

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
Why did you book it then?

Well I wasn't the one who selected the itinerary. If I'd have picked it myself I'd have rather flown via some European hub like FRA or CDG and gotten an extra EU segment. But then again the 787 is the main goal of the trip so I'd just be fine with this itinerary and hope for them to send in one of the nicer 757s.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):
How often have you been to FRA and also transferred there?

Well not that many times, but some 15 times over the past 7-8 years, enough to form a judgement of the airport. I do however remember at one occasion back in the days when LH4116 used to operate as a daytime service, it was the middle of the summer and the place was indeed packed. Luckily traveling as a UM on Lufthansa, I was escorted past the lines by the agent, and driven to the gate in one of those golfcars. But still it's a nice airport that I much prefer over AMS or CDG.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 15):

How often have you used these "crappy contract lounges" at SIN?

Well not in SIN particulary but contract lounges are seldom of the same standard as an airline lounge. And while they may be good in EU standards, they may seem crappy in comparison to the lounges operated by the airlines in SIN.

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Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:46 pm

Hi Martin,

You certainly got a very nice deal with those special LH 1111 fares! Just yesterday I got an email from KLM advertising their "super cheap" World Business Class campaign where the cheapest fares (to CAI, a relatively short flight but with long haul equipment) were 1999 EUR  . And the deal is certainly sweeter when "pappa betalar" (or in this company "pappas företag betalar"  ).

Very nice that you managed to fly SAS on the shorthaul segments, SAS shorthaul business class is far superior to the LH one. A shame about missing the whalejets, but then again 747s aren't that common these days anymore, so better fly those when they are still around. BTW FRA-SIN is the longest route in the whole LH network so you certainly got your money's worth of flying there  

Finally some beautiful pictures from Singapore. That infinity pool looks amazing but I think I'd be scared as hell there on the edge...
 
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Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:21 pm

HI Martin.

A thoroughly enjoyable report and congratulations on your first business class Long Haul on LH. Cool.... I have still to taste the delights of the front (or above on A380) cabin.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
11/11-11 sale, selling Business Class tickets to a number of longhaul destinations, for only 1111 EUR for a return trip.

available for 11 minutes only at 11 oclock? I remember that day. was filming in London.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I was bummed about again missing the A380, but I was still glad that it would be operated on a 747, a type I hadn't flown since 1998.

Exactly... the A380 will be a common lady in the future and you'll be reminiscent about your 747! She looked stunning during boarding at FRA.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The lounge was overall clean, but a little worn at places. It was quite empty during our visit.

A little characterless. Perhaps it is a taste preference but I think a lounge should feel a little more classy than cafeteria?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I decided to have some champagne (the joys of flying in Business Class) together with some sparkling water.

Nice. But did they really put the nuts into another glass? Urgh. The food looked very tasty though...

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Beef Stroganoff. Nothing wrong with the dish, but it was rather small, and as mentioned, it didn't really speak to me.

I found the humour in this remark....

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
This is the old airport in Kuala Lumpur, SZB, nowadays only turboprops operate there.

Great. I've mixed memories of this airport as my own personal dramas played out there...

Thanks Martin. A great account of some special flights. Oh and the pool? Well worth it!

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Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:31 pm

Hi!
And again a big thanks for the further replies!

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 21):

You certainly got a very nice deal with those special LH 1111 fares! Just yesterday I got an email from KLM advertising their "super cheap" World Business Class campaign where the cheapest fares (to CAI, a relatively short flight but with long haul equipment) were 1999 EUR . And the deal is certainly sweeter when "pappa betalar" (or in this company "pappas företag betalar" ).

Indeed it was a very nice deal, and the payment arrangement did indeed suit me fine! 
Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 21):
Very nice that you managed to fly SAS on the shorthaul segments, SAS shorthaul business class is far superior to the LH one

So I've heard. It would have been quite nice to compare them both though.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 21):
BTW FRA-SIN is the longest route in the whole LH network so you certainly got your money's worth of flying there

Oh I didn't know it was the longest! Good to know, and indeed the value is pretty much unbeatable.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 22):
A thoroughly enjoyable report and congratulations on your first business class Long Haul on LH. Cool.... I have still to taste the delights of the front (or above on A380) cabin.

Thank you! I'm sure you'll get the opportunity one day!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 22):
available for 11 minutes only at 11 oclock? I remember that day. was filming in London.

Haha, almost! The discounted SIN tickets ran out real fast!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 22):
A little characterless. Perhaps it is a taste preference but I think a lounge should feel a little more classy than cafeteria?

Well it's the IKEAness of the SAS lounges. I rather like it but as you say, it might be a bit characterless.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 22):
Nice. But did they really put the nuts into another glass?

Yup they did. I didn't mind it but I could just as well has taken them in the usual plastic bag.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 22):
Great. I've mixed memories of this airport as my own personal dramas played out there...

Ah yes, I thought about you when I found out what airport it was! Come to think of it I should have dedicated the picture to you. If you want that is!

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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:48 pm

Hello Martin,

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
But then again, I didn't have the money to go on a journey costing 1111 EUR, with the additional expenses of being abroad.
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Later that evening, I told my mother about this deal over the phone. And when I mentioned Singapore, she realized two things: That 1111 EUR is incredibly cheap for such a long journey in Business Class. And that my fathers company, where both me and my mother works part-time, has company relations in Singapore.
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
This would be my first time traveling longhaul in Business class,
Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 22):
available for 11 minutes only at 11 oclock?

I am so glad it all worked out for you. Is this true 11 minutes at 11 O'clock?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I was bummed about again missing the A380, but I was still glad that it would be operated on a 747, a type I hadn't flown since 1998.

Well the A380 will be around for a while. Might as well enjoy the Queen of the skies

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):

Comfortable:

Loved what the headrest says!!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I decided to have some champagne (the joys of flying in Business Class) together with some sparkling water.

Why not! Good idea to start off your trip in style

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):

The dessert was this chocolate bar. Small but very tasty.

Now even organic chocolate....

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
noticed the town of Frankfurt pop up on my side of the plane.
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I was given some spectacular views over Mainhattan.

Isn't Frankfurt a city? Mainhattan sounds so much like Manhattan lol.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I managed to be the first one to exit the aircraft and I thanked the crew as I did so. Once in the jetway I turned around and took a picture of my father as he deboarded after me. The jetway operator noticed me doing this, she pointed up the jetway and told me “If you walk further up you can take a good picture of the plane”. I was very surprised to hear her say that since when an airport employee talks about picturetaking it's more often to say it's not allowed.
I thanked her and headed up the jetway and took this picture:

How nice of the FA to give you a heads up, and you didn't have some strict security person on the air bridge down the path to stop you.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Some nice and exotic tails seen on the way:

What airline is that with the number 20 on the tail. Sorry too lazy to google.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 1):
Down a couple of escalators and we were soon at the jetway leading to door 1L of the jumbo.

I guess that must have given you goosebumps with all the excitement!!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 1):

Shortly after, boarding was completed and the safety demo was shown on the screens.

How I love the LH safety videos

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 1):
The amenity pack was either a fabric one or the LH A380 metal one. Luckily I got the metal one on this flight (on the return flight I got the fabric one). Both had the same contents though.

Is this amenity kit only in Business. A trip report here showed a similar type box given in TK's Y class, which even looked fancier.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 1):
Keeping in mind that LH serves their beer in glass bottles, I decided to have one. I asked for sparkling water along with it. It was served together with some almonds.

Almonds served in a packet in J? What happened to a bowl of warm nuts?

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 1):
The breakfast was a “Special Moment” Alpine Breakfast.
Quoting deltamartin (Reply 1):
and I like the touch with the ceramic goat.

Here's the goat pictured together with the goats that my mother and father got.

I really thought this was a nice touch, and so glad you managed to get the whole set, or well three different kinds. Do they indicate LH anywhere perhaps on the bottom? Not really the Delft Miniature houses on KLM but still something to keep I guess.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 1):
What I did see however, was the famous ships outside of Singapore. There's hundreds of them! A very impressive sight.

That sight is gorgeous by night. I still remember SYD-SIN where there was nothing but darkness and then we banked right and then the darkness changed to the line of ships lit up below. Very magical.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 2):
April 7 to April 11

Lovely pics of Singapore. Though the weather seemed a bit too cloudy for nicer pics

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 2):
And nighttime:

Did you book the room keeping the view in mind. Awesome pic of the Singapore skyline.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 2):

The complex as seen from the ground, a very impressive building:

Seems the kind of architecture the folks in Dubai seem to be inclined to build, so futuristic.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 2):
And of course, the famous swimming pool:

Sitting at that edge would scare me and probably cause me to contaminate the pool lol

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 2):
The Singapore Flyer was also the starting point a “Duck Tour” we did. It was an old revamped amphibious military vehicle that was used for a mixed land and sea tour. It was a very good was of seeing central Singapore as a tourist. A very nice experience.

Must be quite something to be on land and then in the water...Never heard of a tour like this before.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 2):
Here's a couple of food pictures from our visit to Singapore, to all of you food-lovers out there.

Singapore street food is very well known. I've even read on reports here, well just one recently when even SQ tries to get the same street food feel in meals prepared for F and J. How incredible is that.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 2):

The view of our plane obstructed by the jetway:

Hate when that happens.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 2):
I was seated in 11A

Looks like the fare of 1111 seems to have followed you there too. Did you also depart on the 11th of April, or was that the 12th already?
 
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Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:21 pm

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 21):
Just yesterday I got an email from KLM advertising their "super cheap" World Business Class campaign where the cheapest fares (to CAI, a relatively short flight but with long haul equipment) were 1999 EUR  .

Well that ain't much of a good deal. SWISS had the same route, but for €999. Still waay too much for a 3hr flight, and one would be a fool to do so. AF-KLM did however have BKK for €1600 which is far better value, or SWISS with their same fares but to Asia i.e NRT/PEK/PVG.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 21):
BTW FRA-SIN is the longest route in the whole LH network so you certainly got your money's worth of flying there

Actually FRA-EZE is the longest route in the LH network, with a flight time of roughly 14 hours.

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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:12 pm

Hi Flightsimboy!
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment!

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 24):
I am so glad it all worked out for you. Is this true 11 minutes at 11 O'clock?

Thanks! Well not really but the deal to Singapore was only available on the night between the 10th and 11th, some time in the morning all open seats for that price were pretty much gone. Not sure if LH pulled in on availability or if they sold all of them to the campaign price.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 24):
Well the A380 will be around for a while. Might as well enjoy the Queen of the skies

Yeah, that's how I see it too.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 24):
Isn't Frankfurt a city?

Town, city. I'm not sure, both words translate to the same word in Swedish! 
Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 24):
What airline is that with the number 20 on the tail. Sorry too lazy to google.

It's a Sun Express 737 in what I believe is the 20th anniversary livery.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 24):
I guess that must have given you goosebumps with all the excitement!!

Indeed!  
Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 24):

Almonds served in a packet in J? What happened to a bowl of warm nuts?

Personally, I don't really mind it, as long as it's tasty.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 24):
I really thought this was a nice touch, and so glad you managed to get the whole set, or well three different kinds. Do they indicate LH anywhere perhaps on the bottom? Not really the Delft Miniature houses on KLM but still something to keep I guess.

Yup, agreed.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 24):
That sight is gorgeous by night. I still remember SYD-SIN where there was nothing but darkness and then we banked right and then the darkness changed to the line of ships lit up below. Very magical.

Wow I can imagine the views must have been spectacular.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 24):
Did you book the room keeping the view in mind. Awesome pic of the Singapore skyline.

During booking one could choose sea view or city view.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 24):

Must be quite something to be on land and then in the water...Never heard of a tour like this before.

It was indeed a very cool experience.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 24):
Looks like the fare of 1111 seems to have followed you there too. Did you also depart on the 11th of April, or was that the 12th already?

Haha I didn't even think about that, the departure was indeed on the 11th!  

Martin
 
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Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:22 am

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 23):
Ah yes, I thought about you when I found out what airport it was! Come to think of it I should have dedicated the picture to you. If you want that is!

haha. Yes thanks... dedicated to Luke vomiting off the freeway overpass bridge outside SZB in Malarial delirium! It is a great little airport though, and nice to see HKT from air too...
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Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:40 pm

Hey great report and nice to see a LH J one. Love the Alpine breakfast presentation and the goat   Nice to get something different . Shame the main course wasnt too good. I seem to remember the choices were much better on my A380 trip to MIA .

Love the pics of SIN and that swimming pool is amazing but Im not sure how I would cope there as I have dizzy spells when at heights ! Still something Id love to do sometime.

I love the SK meals they always impress me .

Thanks for the read

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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:35 pm

Another great report from deltamartin, I see!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The lounge was overall clean, but a little worn at places. It was quite empty during our visit.
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...rtin/Singapore%202012/DSC06816.jpg

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/...8.jpg

For me, it looks too IKEA'ish.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Singapore%202012/DSC07023.jpg

Ah, the classic gigantic FRA FIDS.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l499/deltamartin/Singapore%202012/DSC06837.jpg

I can see the "poem" beside the door. LH4116, I thought of you!

Thanks for sharing! AF351
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:44 pm

Very nice report Martin! Looks like you had a great time in Singapore

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I was served fish with some sort of risotto and asparagus. The fish was very tasty together with the sauce, although one could feel it was reheated, it was rather wet etc. The asparagus was a nice touch and it was overall a nice dish.

Looks like a good meal. The last time I flew SK in C (a long time ago, and actually connec ting onto a LH744 in C to HKG) the fish served was so good I asked for more.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The breakfast was a “Special Moment” Alpine Breakfast.

Was there nothing hot? Looks like an itneresting breakfast

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
And of course, the famous swimming pool:

Wow, looks great!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The capsule:

Doesn't look very busy. The London Eye is always packed out
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:00 am

Hi again!

And very much thanks for dropping by and commenting!

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 27):
Yes thanks... dedicated to Luke vomiting off the freeway overpass bridge outside SZB in Malarial delirium! It is a great little airport though, and nice to see HKT from air too...

:D
If I'd ever get an aerial shot over DOH I'll remember dedicating it to you as well!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 28):
Love the Alpine breakfast presentation and the goat Nice to get something different .

Indeed, sadly this one wasn't really to my liking food-wise though.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 28):
Love the pics of SIN and that swimming pool is amazing but Im not sure how I would cope there as I have dizzy spells when at heights ! Still something Id love to do sometime.

It's highly recommended if you ever get the opportunity.

Quoting AF351 (Reply 29):
For me, it looks too IKEA'ish.

Yup, all the SAS lounges are very IKEA. For better or worse.

Quoting AF351 (Reply 29):

Ah, the classic gigantic FRA FIDS.

Yeah, I was glad to finally see it myself!

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 30):
Looks like you had a great time in Singapore

Indeed, it was a very pleasant place. Would love to go back there one day.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 30):
Looks like a good meal. The last time I flew SK in C (a long time ago, and actually connec ting onto a LH744 in C to HKG) the fish served was so good I asked for more.

Sounds like you should try to fly SK C again!

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 30):
Was there nothing hot? Looks like an itneresting breakfast

The raisin bun was hot.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 30):

Doesn't look very busy. The London Eye is always packed out

Indeed, there were no queue at all.

Martin
 
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:27 pm

Hi Martin

I'm glad you where able to sample LHs J class.
A nice oppertunity in my opinion.
Great too see the refurbishment of the back of the 747's is finally in progress.
Too bad you did not get the 380, but many new chances will come in the future
Great SIN pics as well

Greetings
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:51 am

Great report! Loved the pictures of your visit to Singapore as well, and really cool to see you grabbed this fare opportunity!
I still think LH's J class is not that impressive, including the lounge (vs. the SK one in ARN and the SIN one you were at), I always feel 2nd tier knowing that there are the senators who fly in Y and get to go to better lounges, right?  

FRA is mainly a painful airport when arriving around 6am into Europe, where there are no priority lanes for customs, a transfer there really takes more than an hour... :s

SK flight looked quite good, right? At least the food did  

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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:49 pm

Hej Martin!

Sorry for my late reply, I just came home from some travels yesterday so I have a bunch of trip reports to catch up on - this one was the first one and I really enjoyed it! Good for you to get to sample long haul business class - specially on such a long stretch, I'm still waiting to do that some day.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I was bummed about again missing the A380, but I was still glad that it would be operated on a 747, a type I hadn't flown since 1998.

Impressive! I flew my first ever flight on the 747 yesterday - DXB-AMS on KLM, but that's another story!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Since the return journey has the same routing and the same kind of aircraft in both directions, and both of the longhaul journeys were over-night flights I have decided to mainly cover the outbound journey, and only write a short summary of the inbound flights.

Good that we'll at least have a summary as there is no such thing as a "standard" flight, remember?  
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
We checked in at the manned Business Class check-in desk, mainly to take use of any available perk of flying Business Class!

Oh, so the check-in desk wasn't womanned?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The SAS employee at the desk asked us if we were flying in Business

What a clever question. Or perhaps passengers just don't look at signs and they are used to redirecting people to the right lanes.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
LN-RCT parked at the gate with the AY retrojet behind:

That retrojet is flying its last flights for Finnair at the end of this week!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I decided to have some champagne (the joys of flying in Business Class) together with some sparkling water.

Another perk of business class on SK that will soon be gone! But I guess some sparking wine will still do even though it could be considered to be faux bubbly?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I managed to be the first one to exit the aircraft and I thanked the crew as I did so

This is something I fail to understand: disembarking the aircraft as the last passengers allows you to take some cabin pictures, make a connection with the crew and even further if you are travelling with bags they have most probably got on the belt by the time you get there. Perhaps I am the only one preferring doing it this way?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
We walked to the terminal and followed the signs for arriving passengers, and a few minutes later we reached the immigration desks, which had a quick 3 minute queue. Once at the desk our passports were quickly stamped and we were released in to the baggage reclaim. Very impressive how easy it all went.

Was there any dedicated immigration counter for premium passengers?

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
And nighttime:

Wow, what an amazing shot!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
A dessert I tried:

This makes me curious - tell me more. What is it? What did it taste like?

Some really nice pictures from Singapore thrown in as well - definitely a place I should visit sometime (but most definitely not on a nonstop Finnair flight!).

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:15 pm

Hello!

A very big thank you to all of you who replied!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 32):
I'm glad you where able to sample LHs J class.
A nice oppertunity in my opinion.

Indeed, It was a really nice experience and I'm glad I got the opportunity.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 32):
Great too see the refurbishment of the back of the 747's is finally in progress.

Indeed, those Y seats didn't look too bad at all and I could sure see myself fly there one day.

Quoting mayhem (Reply 33):
I still think LH's J class is not that impressive,

I found it to be quite nice. But then again I got nothing to compare it too! 
Seriously though, I can imagine that there are far superior hardware products and that a smaller cabin gives more personal service, otherwise I can't really complain on anything.

Quoting mayhem (Reply 33):
including the lounge (vs. the SK one in ARN and the SIN one you were at), I always feel 2nd tier knowing that there are the senators who fly in Y and get to go to better lounges, right?

I'd say that all three of the airline lounges I visited was quite nice, but the SQ one was easily the best when it comes to food and drinks.

Quoting mayhem (Reply 33):
SK flight looked quite good, right? At least the food did

Yup, two nice and comfortable flights upfront.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 34):
Sorry for my late reply, I just came home from some travels yesterday so I have a bunch of trip reports to catch up on - this one was the first one and I really enjoyed it!

Good to hear it and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 34):
Impressive! I flew my first ever flight on the 747 yesterday - DXB-AMS on KLM, but that's another story!

Also good to hear, I'm looking forward to the report!

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 34):

Good that we'll at least have a summary as there is no such thing as a "standard" flight, remember?

Haha yep!  
Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 34):
Oh, so the check-in desk wasn't womanned?

Not on this occasion, no.  
Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 34):

That retrojet is flying its last flights for Finnair at the end of this week!

Yeah I heard about that! Sad to hear it.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 34):

Another perk of business class on SK that will soon be gone! But I guess some sparking wine will still do even though it could be considered to be faux bubbly?

I'm not at all good at comparing wines and all that, but apparently the sparking wine they are changing to is supposed to be awful. If that is the case SK will not only lose the point for offering "proper" champagne on board, they will also lose a point for not offering a decent tasting sparkling wine on board.
Good idea however to get rid of the free champagne in Economy Extra.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 34):
This is something I fail to understand: disembarking the aircraft as the last passengers allows you to take some cabin pictures, make a connection with the crew and even further if you are travelling with bags they have most probably got on the belt by the time you get there. Perhaps I am the only one preferring doing it this way?

I tend to agree to most of this, but at this time I was very eager to see Frankfurt Airport, and the SK 736's are pretty well known to me by now. So I thought it was a better idea to use an additional perk of flying in Business, to be able to deboard before everyone else.  
Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 34):
Was there any dedicated immigration counter for premium passengers?

I didn't see one. But it wasn't really needed anyway.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 34):
Wow, what an amazing shot!

Thanks!

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 34):
This makes me curious - tell me more. What is it? What did it taste like?

It was a myriad of weird things one wouldn't expect to see at a western dessert. The base was thin flakes of ice with a weird tasting purple jam beneath (this one isn't featured on the picture, in fact I didn't know it was there at first), the ice is covered by some different sauces and whatnot, all different tastes, and on top of this there was some corn in a yellowish liquid. Don't know anything about the dish but I do recall seeing something similar somewhere else so I don't think it was completely random.

Martin
 
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:00 pm

Hej, Hej, Martin,

now you´re story stopped me from heading for a couple hours of sleep.
Well done and also nice pictures from Singapore.
Sure not the nice experience when the A380 is missing here, but anyway a 744 is also not bad.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
My next report should be out some time in mid/late June, covering the 5th freedom flight ARN-FCO operated by ET on one of its last days of operation. Something Italian and something German might be included in that report too.

Looking forward to this one.

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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:07 pm

Hi Martin,

Thank you for sharing this fantastic report.

Singapore seems to be a popular destination among us A.netters this year. Good to know you managed to take advantage of Lufthansa’s 11-11-11 special offer. Herman and I would have gone into it if we had not settled down any arrangement with Cathay before.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I was bummed about again missing the A380, but I was still glad that it would be operated on a 747, a type I hadn't flown since 1998.

Nothing wrong with 747, the Queen of The Sky. Though I would love to fly A380 one day since it is still missing in my log.

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
AY retrojet

Soon to become history.  



Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
I decided to have some champagne (the joys of flying in Business Class) together with some sparkling water.

Good choice!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The jetway operator noticed me doing this, she pointed up the jetway and told me “If you walk further up you can take a good picture of the plane”. I was very surprised to hear her say that since when an airport employee talks about picturetaking it's more often to say it's not allowed.

German is one of the few countries where photography is allowed.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 1):
I scanned my boarding pass at the self-service scanner and I was let through.

A self-service scanner on intercontinental flight? Cool!

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 1):
The breakfast was a “Special Moment” Alpine Breakfast.

Nice breakfast, but was there no other choice?

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 1):
What can I say, the arrival process at SIN was very, very impressive.

That’s SIN! No problem for me as well.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 2):
We decided to stay at the Marina Bay Sands,

Wow! We did consider it but went for another hotel at the end.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 2):
Here's a couple of food pictures from our visit to Singapore, to all of you food-lovers out there.

Love it. You make me hungry!   



Quoting deltamartin (Reply 2):
T2 landside was very airy and nice, I'm not so sure about the color of those check-in desks though.

Ah, memories…  



Quoting deltamartin (Reply 2):
The SilverKris lounge was a very pleasant experience.

Good to hear. I never had any chance to sample the lounge.

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 2):
We were offered a horrible tasting Singapore Sling as a choice for pre-departure drink.

Nothing can beat Raffles Singapore Sling, can it?   


Thanks again.

Best regards,
Suryo.  
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:19 pm

Hi Martin,

what a great report, a good idea to take advantage of that LH offer, this was really great value for money. Just a shame that you missed the A380, but then another flight on the 747 is also quite cool, especially when you are seated up front in the nose section.

Really liked that breakfast you got on board. Sure it might not be everyone's taste, but it is certainly something different, very creative and nicely presented. And indeed, that goats are a nice touch, even though it is not something you might expect on a flight to SIN   ...

And then some nice pictures of Singapore. That rooftop pool is surely impressive, especially at night, must be a cool experience to take a swim there with this view.

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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:16 am

Hi again!

Thanks alot for the further replies! It means alot!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 36):

now you´re story stopped me from heading for a couple hours of sleep.

Haha, good to hear!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 36):
Well done and also nice pictures from Singapore.

Thank you!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 36):

Looking forward to this one.

Should be up in a few days, hopefully.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 37):
Singapore seems to be a popular destination among us A.netters this year.

Indeed. And after being there myself I can see why. The airport and it's operators are great for aviation enthusiasts, and the country is great for visitors in general.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 37):

Soon to become history.

Yes, sadly.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 37):
German is one of the few countries where photography is allowed.

Big thumbs up to that!   

Quoting akhmad (Reply 37):
A self-service scanner on intercontinental flight? Cool!

Those Germans sure knows how to be efficient!  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 37):
Nice breakfast, but was there no other choice?

I do seem to recall there was an omelet available too.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 37):
Love it. You make me hungry!

Haha, me too, looking back at the pictures!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 37):
Ah, memories…

I can imagine the opening was quite an experience?  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 37):
Nothing can beat Raffles Singapore Sling, can it?

True! I doubt there's a better one anywhere.  
Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 38):
but then another flight on the 747 is also quite cool, especially when you are seated up front in the nose section.

Indeed, it was a really nice and cool experience!

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 38):
Really liked that breakfast you got on board. Sure it might not be everyone's taste, but it is certainly something different, very creative and nicely presented.

Yeah that's pretty much how I see it too. Just to bad I fall under the "not my taste" category for this one.  
Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 38):
That rooftop pool is surely impressive, especially at night, must be a cool experience to take a swim there with this view.

Indeed, it sure was a memorable moment (or moments, as we went there several times!).  

Martin
 
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:25 pm

Hi Martin,

Finally found time to read this report. Great idea to catch the cheap BC fare! Anyway, great report I enjoyed it very much. The food on SAS looks quite good for such a flight, not that impressed by LHs food service. Fantastic pictures of Singapore too!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The jetway operator noticed me doing this, she pointed up the jetway and told me “If you walk further up you can take a good picture of the plane

always nice to hear that  
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The impression of FRA didn't become any worse when entering the terminal. This part of the A-pier was very bright, airy and clean.

Yes indeed, my favorite part of FRA, airside  
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The check-in hall was rather impressive, but more so was the classic FIDS.

Those FIDS sure remain impressive

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The amenity pack was either a fabric one or the LH A380 metal one. Luckily I got the metal one on this flight (on the return flight I got the fabric one). Both had the same contents though.

Nice to get both amenity kits, even though they had the same contents  
Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
What I did see however, was the famous ships outside of Singapore. There's hundreds of them! A very impressive sight.

An impressive sight indeed!

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
Our room:

Nice room with a fantastic view

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
And of course, the famous swimming pool:

Great pictures of the pool

Quoting deltamartin (Thread starter):
The Singapore Flyer was also the starting point a “Duck Tour” we did

Reading your report makes me want to visit Singapore sooner  

Thanks for taking the time to write this report!

cheers,
Brendan // adamspotter
 
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RE: The Business Way To Singapore: ARN-FRA-SIN

Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:17 pm

Hi Brendan!

Thanks for commenting and sorry for the late reply!

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 40):

always nice to hear that

Indeed, a positive surprise!

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 40):
Yes indeed, my favorite part of FRA, airside

After my limited experience of FRA, I must say that I agree.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 40):
Nice room with a fantastic view

The view was indeed amazing.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 40):

Reading your report makes me want to visit Singapore sooner

Definitely recommendable to do so if you get the opportunity!

Martin

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