Fortunately we got one both ways to the US and back, probably because we booked a bassinet and they wouldn’t jam a third person into that Dante circle of hell. Was a 3+3+3 config, super handy as the flights were $$$$$ because Xmas.Extra seat is a brilliant plan once they're mobile
I think you need to choose one airline and concentrate on accruing. The credit card thread is good for tips and subscribe to the frequent flyer tips website.
Fair call. And another big expense I can pay on Amex through DEFT with a 3% surcharge which doesn't add up.Visa/MC earn rates are pretty bad now. I don't even bother
2.5% means you are basically paying for the flight though?232000 Singapore points for return to Euro plus $200 to $600 taxes...LHR taxes are a joke
Flight costs $6500 normally so $6000 if you ignore taxes
2.58c per point
So anything up to 2.5% surcharge is good IMO
LolReally, the gold status is a wank. I get a gold tag on my baggage and lounge access that I would have got flying PE or business anyway. For trips like next week +0.95 Mk III and I route plan and then throw the bookings to a trusted (corporate) travel agent who always come up with better pricing than we can find.
I see what you mean about the beds. Great seats, the built in massage was nice, food good, but not a comfy bed. Still managed 5-6hrs of sleep/nap which will help with an early night tonight. Good food and no swollen legs/ankles. Beats the back of the bus. Look forward to comparing with the 787.
Bit of turbulence at times but not enough to upset my empty glass perched on the bulkhead. Pleasant flight
Speaking of, I think I like the idea of business class being elsewhere (ie up the back!) I swear it felt rougher up the front!Bit of turbulence at times but not enough to upset my empty glass perched on the bulkhead. Pleasant flight
I was disappointed with the Sydney Kris lounge. It's looking tired and dated IMO and in need of a refurbishment. I really didn't like bathroom access from the dining area. Changi is so much better!
Wheels up for me in 5 days, so starting to get that little bit excited!
I booked Singapore Airlines business to Narita via Singapore. At the time of booking it was one of the cheapest business tickets. I then booked through Amex travel service which provided a saving of several hundred dollars. Then I threw a few points to lower the final cost. It's my first time flying business with Singapore. I have heard nothing but good things about them.
I was careful to select flights which had the new/retrofitted business configuration. The only negative I have read is that unless you are in the bulkhead seats, the footwell position is a little askew. I couldn't book any bulkhead seats as, I believe, they are reserved for their elite club level passengers.....and only release them a couple days out from the flight. So...fingers crossed about that.
I flew Korean business last year, again to Japan. I thought they were pretty good. I especially liked the Absolut Vodka lounge set up at the rear of the upper deck. They had a bunch of vodka based cocktails on offer which were yum. Be warned though, if you want something other than vodka they'll politely ask you to return to your seat and will bring it to you there. Go figure!?!
Korean lounge at Sydney airport is the Sky Team lounge, directly below the Amex lounge. It's meh.
I'm looking forward to the Kris Lounge, which is Singapore Airline's dedicated lounge and more so the one in Changi.
Currently sitting in the Kris Lounge at Sydney. I was right not to be too excited. It's a bit tired.yeh, I'm not expecting amazeballs for Sydney Kris Lounge. Just hoping for better than the Sky Team lounge.
Emirates lounges are good except the ones in Dubai!
The Dubai lounge has a couple of good things, such as the kids playroom where they can make as much jet-lagged noise as they want and still be contained, and the whole gate at lounge thing as per above. These both take stress out of the transit.
But it lacks ambience and feels like a mall rather than a lounge. Certainly wins for scale, though.