Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 20 Jun 2015
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Member since 15 Nov 2017
Total posts 143
I flew that flight in business last year, good to have a nice meal, a few reds and fall asleep watching a movie. Not sure why you wouldn't earn SCs on the upgradem and take a run at Platnium?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 07 Aug 2013
Total posts 146
$700 is a lot to pay for a ‘nice meal’ - id fill up in the lounge anyway. Assume u already spend $$$ for PE. Clever marketing from SQ though.
Member since 29 May 2012
Total posts 10
Question is would you trade a business class for $200 /massage, $200/dinner, $200/show and $100/drinks in Singapore? I would.
Member since 20 Jan 2016
Total posts 47
Hell yeah.. well actually my head would say that you dont pay $700 for a daytime flight when you already get baggage and lounge access. However, if the price is acceptable then enjoy the experience. SQ service in J is fabulous, and in some ways a daytime flight gives you the chance to properly enjoy the experience and not just sleep through it.
Member since 26 Sep 2018
Total posts 3
Why not upgrade to a suite in your hotel when you arrive, money better spent.
Member since 22 Nov 2017
Total posts 8
Hmm I'd probably say no. $700 seems a lot for an upgrade from PE to J for 7 hours, IMHO. I flew SQ WLG-CBR and they were offering upgrades from Y to J for less than half that, which is a much bigger jump in service, really (particularly noting you'll already get lounge access and priority baggage and boarding).
Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 14 Nov 2013
Total posts 40
Ive never received such a call from SQ, you are lucky. If you have never flown J on SQ then id say go for it just to experience it, the food is great as is the wine list and the service top notch. What i enjoy most is opening the bed and having a snooze even if its a day flight. The a350 has the newer business class seat that is not too bad unless you are over 6'1 then you might find your feet cramped in the foot well. I flew J to Moscow back in June and had a great flight, its a beautiful aircraft especially when the champagne keeps flowing haha
Member since 10 Jan 2014
Total posts 6
Do it! You only live once and if you don’t fly J regularly I can’t imagine a nicer aircraft to do it on than the A350. I never regret splashing out points or money for an upgrade even if it seems a bit indulgent at the time. Enjoy!
Member since 04 May 2018
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I was offered this on a SYD-CBR-SIN leg not long ago. It was a nice offer and I mentioned I would like a call back next morning. When I did my math later that day for an extra $50 or so I could have tacked on making my onward SIN-HKG leg into business as well. Politely declined the upgrade on call back.
If it makes any difference to your scenario, I questioned the rep who called me re: status credits, apparently your upgraded ticket will reflect a business saver bucket (IIRC "U"?) so instead of P mileage you get J milage instead.
Interesting coincidence on the return SIN-SYD leg I was op-up'd to J at the gate... YMMV
EDIT: To clarify the above I could have bought business outright one way SYD-CBR-SIN-HKG for $750 more than the PE seat.
In the end, J on SQ is completely different to PE ( which personally is very hit/miss in standards) If you don't think you will ever fly in J again, by all means it is worth doing at least once.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
It depends what your priorities are but I wouldn't think about that for more than a nano-second. PE is fine but J on SQ is a complete different world. There is just no comparison and $700 for a sector of that length is worth every penny. Being a day flight, you actually enjoy the experience whereas at night it becomes just an expensive sleep.
Member since 22 Jun 2017
Total posts 4
If it was an overnight flight I would say go for it. Having said that, SQ has a great Biz class, and it is a rare opportunity to upgrade for not a fortune.
Member since 29 Jan 2015
Total posts 12
Personally my response would have been "500 and I'll do it". otherwise not.
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