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The A350 joined the Singapore Airlines fleet in early 2016 and this was my first time on the aircraft. I had planned to go on a trip to Europe at the end of February and I managed to find availability to Rome around the dates I wanted.I did my search in the first week of January so it was only about 7 weeks away, so I guess I was pretty lucky.
As I had not taken the A350 yet, so I booked the flight to check out the product. As I was planning to use my Citibank Prestige during this trip, I booked the free airport transfer from my home and the return as well.
The T&C states that I can use the transfer 8 times a year, a maximum of 4 per quarter and I needed to spend $1500 in foreign currency in that quarter.
The vehicle arrived before the scheduled time and I arrived at the airport smoothly and into the crowded Silverkris lounge. I was seated in 21F, which is in the second section of Business Class.
Having experienced this Business Class seat before on the B777 back in 2015, I seem to remember it was slightly more spacious during that flight.
After the usual drinks and hot towels, we were off the ground and I tried the new free WIFI.
I found that I had to type in “singaporeair-krisworld.com” as it did not connect automatically.
After that, it was rather straightforward and I was connected to the internet!
I checked Facebook once and I was down by 3 megabytes.
Woah, Facebook really requires a lot of data.
Speedwise, it felt ok but I only had that little data to play with. Louis did a fantastic detailed review of it previously.
I ordered the “6 oz Rib eye steak” for this flight and was quite disappointed. Even the picture looks that way.
I did not finished the meal and the inflight manager Judy asked me how it was and if I wanted anything else. I politely declined and prepared for sleep.
After a satisfactory 8hr rest, I woke up to breakfast.
I chose the “grilled angus beef burger” and felt that I made a bad decision again.
I have had beef on Singapore Airlines previously and it was not this bad!
Again, Ms Judy asked if I wanted anything else, but I just did not feel like eating.
It was time to land after the not-so-great breakfast and I arrived in Rome safely and on time!
I have to mention Ms Judy again for her attentiveness during the flight and I saw her many times walking the aisles to check on the passengers.
Next up, the Le Meridien Rome!
Happy and Healthy Travels to all!