Nov 24, 2016
There’s also storage in the armrest for headphones, should you prefer to use your own. But there’s little reason to bring yours along. Premium Economy provides Phitek noise-cancelling headphones (above), which are effective enough to drown out the din of the media preview happening around me.
The inflight entertainment system is pretty slick, too. It’s based on hardware from Panasonic Avionics, and has a customised user interface. The 13.3-inch HD monitor (above) is also the largest in its class.
Yet another distinction is advance food ordering using the Premium Economy Book the Cook service, and glasses of Ernest Rapeneau Brut Prestige champagne. While we saw displays of the menu items (above) available for Premium Economy passengers, such as rosemary beef brisket and pancakes with maple syrup and scrambled eggs, we didn’t get a chance to taste test the meals.
I did get to play with the limited edition amenity kit (below) given out to each Premium Economy traveller. There are two designs, and each set contains a toothbrush, toothpaste and soft non-slip socks. The pouches clip together, so frequent fliers may be inclined to use them to house different currencies.
But the other question we all want to ask, of course, is about price. On the same return flight, from Singapore to Sydney in August, Singapore Airlines website today quoted the following fares:
Premium Economy Class – S$1,890.60
Flexi Economy – S$1,540.60
Flexi Saver Economy Class – S$1,380.60
*All prices quoted included taxes and surcharges.
For my money, I’d happily pay the difference to have the extra space.
For Premium Economy destinations, read what to expect from Singapore Airlines’ new Premium Economy Class.
To book a Premium Economy Class flight, visit the Singapore Airlines website.