As soon as Singapore Airlines launched its Discover your Singapore Airlines initiatives yesterday, the travel community went abuzz trying to figure out how much these experiences will cost.
Within 48 hours, the prices were leaked. According to the Hardwarezone forum, the listings were already made on KrisShop.com, except that they were kept ‘private’ before the live date.
Wine & Dine packages price leaked
According to HWZ, there were a handful of packages leaked, one from business class, and five from first class.
Let’s take a at two specific packages – a first class Japanese bundle and a Business class Indian bundle – on how they are priced, and what they include.
Business Wine and Dine to New Delhi Ruchi Thali Menu
Business Wine and Dine to New Delhi, a bundle for 2 people, was priced at S$288, far higher than our first prediction of under $200. If you wish to use your miles, that would be 36,000 miles.
For a meal for two, with one bottle of wine and two amenity kits, this sky-high price is indeed shocking.
To put things in context, 36,000 miles can fly you to Hong Kong or Taipei with some spare change, although it’s only for one person. That would have included the business class meal, the seat, the air passage to your destination, and all the booze you can drink. Having said that, you won’t get the amenity kit, though.
Here’s the menu:
As for the other inclusions:
In case you can’t read the above, you get two SIA business class Penhaligon’s amenity kits, as well as a choice of the following:
- Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut Champagne
- 2015 Chateau Magnan la Gaffeliere, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
- 2017 Joseph Drouhin Vaudon Chablis
Apart from the Champagne, both wines retail under S$100 in Singapore, so that puts the value of the rest of the bundle in perspective.
First Class Singapore to Tokyo Kyo-Kaiseki Menu
The Wine and Dine Japanese menu in first class is an astounding S$498, good for two people. If using miles, that will be a cool 62,250 miles, good enough for a first class ticket to Beijing or Shanghai.
At that price, it includes food for two people, a bottle of Burgundy wine (red or white) and one Lalique amenity kit. Now this is the strange one, because the PR said amenity kits for two, but the listing only mentioned one kit, so there could be some adjustments here.
In case you are wondering what kind of delicacy they are serving for the price of a sale fare ticket to Perth, here you go:
On top of that, you also get two 180ml bottles of the Takara Sho Chiku Bai Junmai Daginjo sake, as well as your choice of wine from the following:
- 2017 Bouchard Pere & Fils Meursault 1er Cru “Genevrieres”
- 2014 Albert Bichot, Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru “Les Sorbets”
Unfortunately, the famed Dom Perignon is not available in this bundle, but will be available in the Champagne and Dine bundle or the All-inclusive packages.
With these prices leaked, we will shudder to think how much SIA will be charging for the other experiences. For now, we are predicting that the Restaurant A380 @Changi will be about S$380 for the First Class experience (for one), but who knows, it might go up to an auspicious S$888 given that there’s only 12 slots over two days.
For all its worth, the SIA@Home prices that are leaked are objectively not cheap. For S$498, I will be able to dine at Odette, arguably one of Singapore’s most expensive restaurants.
Who knows? Maybe SIA has got enough crazy fans to keep it going.