Singapore Airlines is the national airline of Singapore, and is a 5-star carrier. The airline operates flights to over 60 destinations in 35 countries from its primary hub, the acclaimed Singapore Changi Airport. The carrier has managed to build a stellar reputation over the years, and commands a strong presence in Southeast Asia, and even the rest of the world.
How to Check in?
Check-in can be done in two ways: online or at the airport check-in counters. For flights from Singapore Changi Airport, typical check-in timing is 48 hours to 40 minutes before departure. However, travellers are advised to go at least 15 minutes earlier before the check-in counters close, to prevent missing their flight. Check-in can also be done online or on mobile, between 48 hours to 2 hours before flight depature. Print out your online passes, or flash your mobile pass, to board the plane. Note that at some airports, passengers are required to verify their travel documents at airport check-in counters before heading to immigration; hence, always check in in advance as a precautionary measure.
For Singapore Airlines, checked baggage allowances are based on the weight or piece concept. The usual baggage weight limits are as follows: 50 kilograms for both Suites and First Class, 40 kilograms for Business Class, and 30 kilograms for Economy. Infants are granted 10 kilograms of baggage, along with a fully collapsible stroller or pushchair, and a carrycot or car seat. Each traveller is allowed to check in 2 pieces of baggage. Carry-on baggage have a limit of 7 kilograms per piece, where the height of each piece cannot exceed 115 centimetres. Excess baggage charges are levied per exceeded kilogram and based on flight destinations.
Passengers are able to choose their preferred seat when making the flight booking. Seats with more legroom in Economy Class are found in the emergency exit row and certain rows. Choose the window or aisle seats, or even the middle seats, according to your preference. If no arrangements have been made – seats were not purchased and reserved during flight booking – they will be assigned to passengers on a first-come, first-served basis.
The aircraft has excellent inflight entertainment. Watch one of the recent blockbuster movies that you might have missed in the cinemas. Catch up on your favourite television programme, or start on a new drama serial. With the range of shows provided, from Korean soap operas to F1 Racing on the sports channel, travellers are spoilt for choice. Apart from movies and television shows, passengers can also tune in to various radio stations, for music genres of all types. Play interactive games onboard, like Bejeweled, Sudoku and more. Further, inflight internet, text and multimedia messaging services are progressively made available on the newer fleets. Passengers can stay connected at 35,000 feet, using the personal in-seat telephones to make calls to practically anywhere in the world.
Besides fun and games, passengers can look forward to delicious airplane food. The meals served onboard are neither run-of-the-mill nor substandard; rather, they are of quality, specially prepared to reflect the culinary influences of the regions to which Singapore Airlines fly. The carrier hires world-renowned chefs, as part of their International Culinary Panel, to ensure travellers’ tastebuds are more than satisfied.
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