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Member since 04 Jul 2015
Total posts 21
EY or SQ A380 Business LHR > SYD?
Using Velocity points to fly in Business from LHR to SYD with the choice of EY or SQ available on the A380 - which do I go for? In this instance I'm not looking at the cost (I know EY is c.$900 compared to c.$400 on SQ for taxes) but the overall experience. What are your thoughts? Cheers!
Edit - meant EY not EK!
Member since 02 Nov 2012
Total posts 39
SQ, odds on EY will loose your luggage
I'll be sure to carry it on!
Member since 26 Jul 2016
Total posts 1
The Etihad A380 is excellent in terms of hard product in business and probably better than SQ (have SQ installed their latest seats on the A380?)
Personally I would go SQ as I have found their in-flight service to be more consistent. I am not a big fan of the ME3 airlines.
Member since 14 Jul 2016
Total posts 2
Last month I travelled to London on the Etihad A380 and returned on the Singapore Airlines A380.
For me, they were both very comparable in terms of service and seats. I would have to say however that overall I enjoyed the Etihad experience more. I am fairly tall (186 cm) and found the SQ seat to be not quite long enough in bed mode. In terms of food and service, I found them both to be excellent. I would say you'll be very satisifed with whichever airline you select.
Member since 13 Sep 2013
Total posts 114
I did the EY A380 in J a few weeks ago and its a fabulous hard product.
But the other posters are correct, the service is very hit and miss. We sat up front in the bar for a while and the staff almost seemed to go out of their way to ignore us. When we finally flagged one girl down to get a champagne, she looked horrified that I had dared ask for a drink in the bar.
Fantastic, thanks for the feedback. I've booked with SQ A380 all the way. Hope the SIN lounge is decent...
Member since 20 May 2014
Total posts 91
Another option you might not have considered:
An Etihad J redemption from Australia to Europe costs 280,000 velociy points round-trip.
If you transfer Velocity points to Singapore's KrisFlyer program, and book your redemption online, you would only need 304,000 Velocity points for a return trip in Singapore's Suites class. If you have the 24,000 extra points, I can vouch that the Suites are a lot nicer than Etihad or Singapore J, plus its just more fun on such a long trip to go all out.
A great option! Unfortunately the first available Suite on the LHR > SIN leg is 3 days after I need to leave London, so in this instance the timings don't fit, otherwise I'd be there!
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