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Singapore Airlines Offers New Wellness Experiences on World’s Longest Flight

by Voices Wellness 26 Oct 2021
Photo: Singapore Airlines

Travellers can look forward to new wellness experiences on their next SQ flight to Los Angeles.

Thanks to Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme, travel-starved locals can now look forward to visiting eight countries including Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Britain, The Netherlands, and the United States. What this scheme does is allow travellers who have received at least two jabs of a COVID-19 vaccine to enter Singapore without quarantine.

With travel back on track slowly but surely, one airline has spared no efforts in ensuring health and safety is at its fore. Singapore Airlines (SIA) has partnered with California-based health and wellness retreat Golden Door to offer a roster of health-focused meals, exercise, as well as wellbeing options to travellers flying with SIA between Singapore and the US.

Photo: Singapore Airlines

With the world’s longest non-stop flight—between Singapore and New York, lasting nearly 19 hours, you can bet you need all the help you can get to stay comfortable, especially during an ongoing pandemic. As such, SIA will consult experts from Golden Door, including top chefs, nutritionists, and personal trainers, who will develop menus, exercise, and stretching programmes to help travellers enjoy better relaxation, sleep, and nutrition on the flight.

Come January 2022, travellers can expect these new wellness experiences on flight SQ37, the direct service from Los Angeles to Singapore. These will eventually be extended to the airline’s nonstop services from San Francisco, New York, and Seattle to Singapore.

Mr. Yeoh Phee Teik, senior vice president of customer experience, Singapore Airlines, said: “Our long-standing commitment to wellness has led to us to work with Golden Door’s highly specialised expertise, and create new options for health-oriented dining, exercise, and strategies for better sleep on long flights. Now, more than ever, our customers are focused on maximising wellness in every aspect of their lives. This partnership is instrumental in finding practical, effective ways to extend the principles and practice of well-being to air travel.”

Ms. Kathy Van Ness, general manager and chief operating officer, Golden Door said: “A healthier travel experience is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity. Bringing the Golden Door programme to a world-class airline like Singapore Airlines will enable guests to arrive at their destination nurtured and refreshed — no doubt setting the bar for wellness and the future of travel.”

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