Ok so it’s not non-stop to Paris but Perth travelers don’t hold your breath on that service starting any time before 2023.
SQ 214, an Airbus A330, departs from Perth at the very respectable hour of 5.10pm and you arrive in arguably the world’s best airport, Changi, at 10.35pm.
The onward connection is SQ336 an Airbus A380 departs for Paris just after midnight and arrives in the world’s most magnificent city at 7.35am.
See a spectacular video of three jets passing at high altitude
The break at Changi is a delight. You can go to the lounge, shop, stroll or visit one of the many bars and restaurants that make this airport an oasis for the weary traveler.
Our flight from Perth departed on time, as we have come to expect from Singapore Airlines. The airline has four flights a day between the two cities and while some airlines have been cutting back Singapore Airlines has been expanding its services with larger aircraft and new products.
Next was the appetizer of Smoked Salmon Gravalax with potato salad crumbed feat cheese and cucumbers. Magnificent!
For the main course I had selected Dukkha Encrusted Pan Seared Tasmanian Salmon with white wine sauce. It was accompanied by spinach puree, charred tomatoes and vegetables with gratin potato.
Another stunning dish.
To finish, I can’t go past ice cream and indulged in Mint Chip Swirl.
Two hours on the ground was plenty of time to stretch the legs and get some refreshments in the lounge while catching up with emails.
Push back on the A380 was a little late as favorable winds would have us arriving too early in Paris.
Just after take-off, the flight attendants were quick to convert our seats into b and tuck us in for the night.
Slumber came quickly and I slept all the way to the Black Sea – which was outstanding for me.
A delightful Continental breakfast was not far away as was Paris, possibly the home of the light breakfast.
A few years back the airline appeared to lose its way competing with Emirates and Qatar but now the airline has refocused on what has made it one of the great names in aviation – innovation and service.