I’m sitting here in my kitchen on this lovely Saturday morning (day 2 of a juice fast…) I have a lot to do today in terms of goals I’d like to accomplish – do some yoga, find some Harmless Harvest Raw Coconut Water, and laundry – lots and lots of laundry… but all I can do is day dream about our next trip.
We finally booked our next adventure and I’m crazy excited about the plans. My best friend Nicole is going to Thailand to do her yoga teacher certification and we are going there to visit her as well as do some exploring of our own and to celebrate our wedding anniversary! We are so proud and excited about her decision and bravery to leave her life and family here to pursue her dreams. In less than a month - I’ll be doing yoga on the beach in Koh Samui with Nicole. It’s going to be wondrous!
I’d like to share my experience on Singapore Airlines, which we will be taking again to get to Asia. Singapore Airlines is quite an extraordinary airline for the healthy traveler like myself and if you ever get the opportunity to choose between them and the rest – choose Singapore everytime, you won’t be disappointed!
Top Three Reasons why Singapore Airlines is the Healthiest Airline –
1. Best Food – You can order several types of meal choices to suit your dietary needs. Over 31 different types! Talk about satisfying the need of every picky eater. You can order everything from a straight up Japanese meal to raw vegan, which is my choice every time.
While you know that I am not a 100% raw vegan, or 100% <enter diet dogma here> …my choice of meals on a plane are always light not heavy. So pre-ordering meals like the raw vegan option on Singapore Airlines is a must. Remember from my post No Reason to Panic on the Plane, your digestive system doesn’t do that well on foods that take a long time to digest like meat and heavy carbs because your body and internal organs are literally be compressed in the air. This is why many travelers complain about constipation and intestinal issues after flying.
These are a few snap shots of three different raw vegan meals I had while flying last Fall…. Have you ever seen this much fresh food served on an airplane before? I certainly hadn’t until I ordered this meal. There’s two different plates of fruits and vegetables. I brought along a little healthy fat and protein combo of almond butter, raw buckwheat crackers, other nuts, an avocado and some seeds to supplement this meal with – which are all perfectly acceptable things to bring through TSA security. These meals were perfect and sustaining regardless of the long flying times.
I also found out the company that Singapore Airlines uses in the US, cooks their meals just a few hours of each flight – so you aren’t getting something that has been frozen and thawed out or sitting around for days at a time. Knowing that they cut these fruits and vegetables the day of was reassuring, and I noticed the freshness immediately when I took a bite.
2. Space to do a Little Yoga – One trick I learned about Singapore Airlines is that you can reserve a seat that has more space in advance, giving you room to do lots of stretching and some yoga…Remember it is crucial for you to move around on a flight, you’ve got to keep your circulatory system moving!
Doing a little airplane pose on the airplane will definitely keep your joints, legs and back from getting stiff or cramped up.
Plenty of space to Warrior One….
And Tree Pose….
And more stretching…
3. Better Mental Health with Less Stress and More Smiles – The attitude and positivity of the Singapore Girl makes flying 20 plus hours a breeze and stress just melts off your body seeing their smiling faces the whole flight. Traveling on a plane is turbulent to say the least. Your body is being hurled through the air, upsetting your natural balance and this can make you a cranky person all while probably having to deal with crying babies, being late or other frustrations that arise. And when the airline attendant is no fun and rude, it can literally ruin your whole flight and maybe even the trip altogether.
Well this just doesn’t happen on Singapore Air, because they have Singapore Girls! Whatever training these women go through, I am impressed, because every single one of them I encountered on the 9 different flights I took were absolutely delightful! If any situation arose – they were quick to fix it and in the most polite way humanely possible. I definitely learned something about asian hospitality watching these women. They just make you smile – because they are smiling all the time no matter what happens. I’ve never experienced anything like this on any other airline I have flown ever and I’ve been to about 50 countries!
(In the picture below – Malaysia travel tips hand written on a beautiful post card from our Singapore Girl.)
Anyone out there ever flown with Singapore Airlines? What did you think? Do other airlines you’ve experienced even come close to this? I’d love to hear your travel war stories.
I can’t even imagine was business class or first class on this airline would be like – especially after economy feeling like most first class flights here in the United States! A girl can dream…