Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 08 May 2014
Total posts 48
I’ve booked Business Class on SQ255 SIN-BNE on 10 October, served by an A350-900.
Member since 10 Jul 2018
Total posts 105
The long haul A359 has a row 22 and is missing 18A/18K in business class. Your flight is currently showing up as that configuration.
Member since 23 Oct 2015
Total posts 41
Does anybody understand why SQ has commited this stupidity? We used to fly SQ almost exclusively (PPS for over 15 years between the 2 of us) but now, you never know what you’re going to get.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 360
Consistency is still quite good on SQ. You're guaranteed direct aisle access, lay-flat business class on every flight except their a330s. Compared to Emirates, who has the a380 in 1-2-1 and the 777 in a 2-2-2 or 2-3-2 and some are lay-flat whilst some are angled doesn't help matters. SQ hasn't commited any stupidity, they introduced a better regional product and served it on a route that WAS previously served with a regional product.
I think the clue in what I missed is in the word “first”
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 11 Mar 2015
Total posts 9
how can you compare the 2?? EK business class sucks on the 777-food and everything else is much better on SQ
Member since 20 Aug 2014
Total posts 156
You're wrong there djtech about the flat beds and direct aisle access. The 777-200's flying to Melbourne and Wellington don't have it either. I agree with the lack of consistency comment up thread.
First class - not business; I've heard that business on EK's 777s suck but I don't know, never having flown it. Equally I'm not complaining, I am making a statement of regret at the passing of what was my preferred airline (in first class - in case it's still not clear to all of those who simply attack and tick the 'dislike button' whilst waxing lyrical about business class)
Sorry, missed that. But my point still stands that Singapore first class isn’t worse product wise in my opinion and the same level of consistency as with Emirates. Emirates have old and new first class flying on their 777 and one standard first class on the a380. Singapore airlines have new first class all on their 773s and also an old and new a380 first class. Your argument on rare Singapore first class is understandable but first class is available on major routes including from Melbourne, London, New York etc.
- the bed is too short for me and it's horribly hard and narrow- solo travellers always book 1A and 1K first, as they are significantly larger than row 3 - that means you cannot fly together- the seat part of the cabin faces the aisle when in table mode, the doors are open when dinner service is on and you haven't really lived the first class lifestyle until you've sat face to face with a stranger with the table manners of a goat- even when you can get 1&2A or 1&2F, you can't talk to each other when you're eating that beautiful SQ BTC as you're facing the wrong way and you feel like you're shouting
I see the issues for you. Personally, I still find t first class on routes I fly most (SYD to LHR, SYD to JFK). I never thought about some of the problems with the first class that you mentioned but I'll keep those in mind next time I fly them.
Member since 08 May 2018
Member since 10 Jan 2012
Total posts 106
SQ245/246 have the long haul J. 235/236 and 255/256 have regional. 265/266 is the 772 with 2006 J. If you've got regional J then you have the better product of the three flying to BNE.
Member since 04 Nov 2017
Total posts 84
Slight correction: Only SQ235/SQ256 has the regional A350 at this stage. SQ265/SQ266 is still currently the 'regional' 772 with the sloped flat seats, although it's tipped/expected 265/266 will be replaced with the regional A350 sooner or later.
SQ255/SQ236 and SQ245/SQ246 are the three-class A350s (equipped with PE).
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