I am sitting in seat 11F (a 1-2-1 configuration) in this rather empty regional business class cabin bound for Taipei, Taiwan. I think, by count, there are only 5 passengers in total in this cabin. I am pretty sure the seats are new – they are immaculate, and smell fresh. There are lots of ‘hidden’ nooks and crannies for storage, and each comes with a personal ‘Covid-19’ safety pack. The colour scheme is quite soothing, beige, browns, and orange.
Upon sitting in my seat, the Head Purser greets me by name, introduces himself, and explains the seat functionality and amenities. And then the most important question, “May I offer you a glass of Champagne?”. Without hesitation both my partner (flying with me in the adjacent seat) and I answer, “Yes, please”.
I have pre-ordered my lunch using SQ’s ‘Book the Cook’ service. My Peranakan Stewed duck dish is absolutely delicious. It comes with a chicken & avocado entrée, garlic bread, fruit salad, and the most exquisite chocolate torte. A glass of 2015 French Bordeaux complements this nicely.
I decide to watch a couple of episodes of Modern Family (Season 11), but after a glass of Baileys and a coffee with my dessert, I become instantly sleepy, and fall into a deep sleep in fully-flat bed mode for about 2 hours.
We arrive on schedule, refreshed, stomach filled, and ready for our 2 weeks of quarantine! A great way to get back up in the skies!