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Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

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Last Christmas Eve, travel blogger Sam Huang flew on a Singapore Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, and he got a great deal. The flight normally costs $16,000 if booked as separate flights, but instead he booked it as one flight, and it only cost him $480.

After my wonderful stay in Singapore, I took a taxi and headed to Singapore’s Changi Airport. We pulled up into Singapore Airlines’ exclusive drop-off and check-in area for first-class passengers.

1 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

A bell hop offered to take my bags, and I was escorted into a check-in area reserved for solely first-class passengers, complete with tables, plush sofas ...


2 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

... and even a fully decked out Christmas tree.


3 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

Considering the check-in process took less than 5 minutes, the entire place was way over the top. I was handed my golden suites ticket and headed to the first class lounge. Singapore Airlines first class passengers have their very own private security line and immigration checkpoint.


4 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

A lounge agent warmly greeted me and upon seeing my golden ticket and escorted me to my seat. We first walked by the relatively crowded business-class lounge, where a lounge attendant wearing a Santa hat was cheerfully serving Christmas themed meals, and headed to the first-class lounge guarded by a separate lounge agent who waved us through.


5 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

The first-class lounge looked like part of a Gatsby set with its modern and spacious design.



6 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

But this wasn't our final stop as we talked by another lounge checkpoint and through a frosted double pane door into the Private Room, only open to passengers flying on Singapore Airline’s first class cabin.


7 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

By far the highlight of the Private Room was the dining area decorated with large plush leather seating and intricate wooden flooring.


8 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

After being seated, I was promptly served a glass of Piper Heidsieck Rare Millesime 2002.


9 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

I decided to try the roasted lamb, which came with a handful of veggies.


10 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

Afterwards, I took a quick shower in a marble lined bathroom, and headed back to the dining room to order a second round of food.


11 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

I had sautéed lobster along with another glass of champagne.


12 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

After my amazing meal, I took a quick nap in one of three small private relaxation rooms at the back of the lounge. Pillows and blankets were provided, along with some champagne.


13 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

I woke up as the flight boarding, wished the wonderful a staff a happy holidays, and headed down the king of jets, the A380. The leather creamed finished suite, designed by French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste, looks much taller and spacious up close.


14 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

Since we were still on the ground, the windows were drawn up and doors left open. A flight attendant quickly introduced himself and asked whether I wanted a glass of champagne. Singapore Airlines is the only airline that serves both Krug & Dom Perignon for first-class passengers. In fact, Singapore Airlines offers a champagne tasting in which you can try both and see which high-end champagne is “right for you.”


15 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

Having done the taste test on a previous flight, I started with a glass of Krug. Interestingly, the flight attendant poured the champagne into glass while holding onto a tray, before settling the glass on my seat. He later told me this was to “minimize discomfort to our passengers.”


16 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

I was then handed a Ferragamo amenity kit, along with a pair of slippers and pajamas.


17 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

We soon took off as gentle roar of the surprisingly quiet four engines on the A380 came to life. I decided to start with chilled caviar along with garlic toast.


18 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

This was tailed by seared tuna, which was fresh and quite delightful.


19 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

Having already ordered the lobster on my previous flights, I decided to roll dice and book the US grilled beef fillet.


20 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

Afterwards, my flight attendant asked if I would like my suite to be prepared for napping. I asked if it would be possible for me to try out the world famous double bed suite. Usually, the double bed is only available for passengers traveling together. However, if the cabin is relatively empty and the seats are unoccupied, exceptions can sometimes be made for solo travelers.


21 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

My Christmas wish came true when the purser came back and informed me since the pair of seats in the first row was unoccupied, they’d be happy to make a double bed for me! The bed is unparalleled in comfort and size at 40,000 feet, and even comes with a Singapore Airlines teddy bear.


22 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

I really felt like I was in my own exclusive room, with my own private server only one button call away.


23 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

I quickly dozed off as the clock turned past midnight.


24 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

A few hours later, I was woke up as we flew over Australia and decided to play around with the entertainment system. All suites come with a 23-inch TV and Bose noise-canceling headphones.


25 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

As the Christmas Day sun began rising in the horizon, I decided to celebrate the holiday spirit by ordering the special Christmas entrée of roasted turkey with stuffing.


26 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

We soon started our descent and flew along the beautiful Australian coast as the morning sun shined on Sydney.


27 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

I found the flight crew to be one of the best crew I’ve had the pleasure of being served by. The chief first class attendant was such a pleasure to talk to, and he gave me quite a few tips of what to see in Sydney.


28 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)

My only wish was my flight could be a bit longer, but I took solace that in a few days I would be able to experience one of the world’s most famous New Year’s Eve celebrations.


29 Guy Gets A $16,000 First-Class Airline Ticket For $480 On Christmas Eve (29 pics + video)




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№1 Author: Aindy (24 Nov 2016 08:57) Total user comments: 2863


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It cost 16k if booked as separate flights - who does that? If you book a flight you dont split it up...

Also worth noting that this is not the american first class, which is actually equal to business class. First class in the rest of the world is a step up.
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№2 Author: novw (6 Dec 2016 00:24) Total user comments: 200


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lol. The title says it all: "travel blogger"... He probably begged Singapore airlines, or he just used a sh*tload of miles on the ticket.
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