Singapore Airlines offers numerous flight options to Tokyo, and this includes both Narita and Haneda airports. For Narita, I prefer the morning departure SQ12, that has an onward connection to Los Angeles. The airline has since switched the aircraft to the B777-300ER for this route, but the A380-800 was a splendid way to travel all the way to Los Angeles. Let’s also not forget the non-stop option between Singapore and Los Angeles too!

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The dedicated check-in rows for Business Class passengers were moderately busy when I arrived at the airport, partly because they were handling quite a number of passengers for the morning departures out of Singapore. But once I was done, I whisked through security to the SilverKris lounge before heading to the gate for boarding.

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Boarding calls were made for Suites, PPS Club, followed by Business Class passengers.

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Once on board, I headed for my seat 24A, stretched out and had a look at the lunch menu for this sector. The Japanese selection was far superior, but I wasn’t feeling that hungry, and decided that I should settle for the normal selection once airborne.

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I must have been so tired because after a short nap, we were already at cruising altitude.

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The cabin crew began the lunch service, starting with Singapore Airlines’ signature satay. The moist and succulent skewers of meat, topped with creamy peanut sauce, is perhaps one of the best appetizers in the air.

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Next was the antipasto, comprising marinated prawns, prosciutto ham with rock melon, mozzarella with assorted tomatoes and grilled vegetables, an overall well balanced and tasty dish.

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For the main course, I chose the beef hor fun, which is essentially Chinese-style stir fried sliced beef with rice noodles in thick gravy, a very humble dish indeed.

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Finally, to round off the meal, I had a Christmas log cake chocolate mousse with cherry, perfect for the season.

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As we flew into dusk, I decided against going to sleep as I would be getting much of it after landing anyway. Instead, I took the time to browse through the loads of entertainment options on KrisWorld.

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After a bumpy descent, we arrived pretty much on time at Tokyo Narita, and in efficient Japanese style, we disembarked quickly and in an orderly fashion.

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