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This Is What It Looks Like to Fly in a $23,000 First Class Suite From Singapore to New York

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"Would you like a glass of Dom Pérignon, sir?”

Image source: Derek Low

As a travel blogger, Derek Low has flown over the world — but never quite like this.

After amassing thousands of airline miles, Low recently decided to cash them in for a suite on-board a Singapore Airlines flight from Singapore to New York City.

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As he explains on his blog, the airline introduced Suites Class in 2008 as the most luxurious flying experience commercially available — and if Low's travel photos are any indicator, Singapore Airlines was not bluffing.

Low wrote online that when he arrived at the airport, he was treated to a special check-in lounge exclusively for first class and Suites passengers.

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Soon after, he was "in possession of The Golden Ticket" which apparently gave him access to a place called "The Private Room."

That room was described to him by an attendant as "higher than first class."

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Low, who was greeted by his name, ordered several appetizers while waiting to board.

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Then it was time to board.

"There was a dedicated jet bridge solely for Suites passengers. Standing at the end of the bridge was a flight attendant ready to greet me," he wrote.

He was escorted to his seat and then offered a wide-array of amenities.

"Would you like a glass of Dom Pérignon, sir?”

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“Sir, would you like a copy of every newspaper we have onboard today?"

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"Dom Pérignon and Iced Milo in hand, it was time to take off," Low wrote. "I took this time to check out what was provided onboard the flight."

The suite did certainly come equipped with many other things.

A pair of Bose headlines.

A Salvatore Ferragamo amenity kit which "included a full-sized bottle of cologne."

And then a luxury kit for the night.

"Everything else was Givenchy: blankets, pillows, slippers and pajamas," he wrote.

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Low then settled in and watched a movie, before dinner service began.

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Finally, it was time to go to sleep.

"In the Suites, you don’t just lie on a seat that has gone flat. Instead, you step aside while the Singapore Airlines flight attendants transform your Suite into a bedroom, with a plush mattress on top of a full-sized bed," Low explained. "When the adjacent suite is empty, the dividing partition can be brought down to create a double bed."

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When he awoke, Low decided to order breakfast.

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"[W]e finally landed at New York, a huge problem presented itself — I didn’t want to leave the plane," he said.

"I have to say, after being served Dom Pérignon in a double-suite bedroom at 36,000 feet, I’m not sure flying experiences get any better than this."

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