Singapore Airlines flight SQ26 is a perfect way to cross the Atlantic. During the short stop over here in Frankfurt, Business Class passengers were able to access Lufthansa’s Senator Lounge while waiting for the onward sector to New York JFK.
Before long, boarding commenced at the same gate, with a dedicated aerobridge for Business Class in the upper deck.
I returned to my seat 21K, and so did the other passengers who flew up from Singapore, where this flight originated. There were also some other new passengers from Frankfurt for this onward sector. A new set of crew also joined us for this flight.
After settling into my seat, I had a look at the menu, and was immediately looking forward to both meals.
After an on-time departure, the cabin crew prepared for the brunch service, which started with sliced fresh fruit and a croissant, fresh from the oven.
As I had something to eat earlier in the lounge, I skipped the yoghurt and went straight for the main course: Seared beef steak with grain mustard-flavoured gravy, roasted tomato, mushrooms and potatoes. It’s generally difficult to serve a good cut of steak at altitude, but this was pretty alright for me.
To round up the meal, I had the black forest gateau, which I enjoyed as it wasn’t too sweet.
I decided to get some sleep as we cruised across the Atlantic as I had watched most of what I had wanted to view on the Singapore-Frankfurt sector. At around 2 hours before arrival, the cabin crew turned up the lights and distributed hot towels for passengers to freshen up, in preparation for the light meal before landing. To begin, I was served the antipasto plate, with bresaola, pork sausage, mozzarella cheese and marinated artichoke heart.
For the main, I had the panfried red snapper with sweet and sour dressing, vegetable ratatouille and steamed potatoes. Fish is also tricky at altitude, as it can tend to get a bit dry, but this was done fine.
For dessert, I had the raspberry sorbet with sesame tuile, a perfect way to wrap up the meal.
Soon we began our descent to the Big Apple, which was followed by an on-time arrival at New York JFK.
Once at the gate, Business Class passengers disembarked from a dedicated aerobridge for the upper deck, and we were on our way. Singapore Airlines passengers will soon be able to opt for a non-stop option to fly from Singapore to New York once the airline receives the new A350-900ULR. In the past, the A340-500 connected Singapore to Newark, and it remains to be seen which airport in the New York area the A350-900ULR will serve.