Even the meals are designed to trick your jet lag-addled mind
The updated technology and sleek, spacious design will wow the airplane nerds everywhere, but Singapore Airlines also placed importance on the flight experience as a whole. The airline partnered with Canyon Ranch, a 40-year-old wellness brand, to introduce health-conscious meal options designed to help the body fight jet lag and make you feel better on arrival.
My three-course meal option from Singapore to Newark included prawn ceviche and lavosh, followed by citrus-braised pork shoulder and French apple frangipane tart for dessert. To further trick the mind, each meal service coincided with the meal times in Newark, my destination. Even though my brain craved Kaya toast back in Singapore, in the air, I was served filling Hainanese chicken rice -- easing my body back into a different routine.
More and more airlines are getting hip to the aircraft’s tech, with new long haul flights like Qantas’ non-stop London and New York to Sydney set to open in 2022. As more A350-900 ULRs take flight, accessing hard-to-reach corners of the world on everyone’s bucket lists will be easier and more appealing.