Member since 24 Feb 2015
Total posts 55
Curly question for hump day and just wanted thoughts....Oneworld Emerald. I'd have to get a connecting flight to the departure city regardless. Both options round out to be about $3500 return and interested to see the different opinions.
Stockholm to Auckland Singapore Airlines premium economy one way, return in business vs
Frankfurt to Auckland Cathay Pacific premium economy both directions. What would you guys do?
I need 60 status points to maintain Plat for the year but can pick this up elsewhere with a side trip if need be.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 May 2017
Total posts 18
Almost doesn't matter what airline you're flying, I wouldn't pass up business one way so Singapore Airlines gets my vote - particularly if you can pick up those 60 SC elsewhere (maybe partially on the connecting flights)
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,111
Member since 17 Jan 2018
Total posts 16
If you are asking which airline is best i would say Cathay and they are much more generous when it comes to upgrades especially for One world platinum. Plus Cathay 1st class lounge not to be sneezed at. Much much better than Singapore Kris Business lounge. Obviously the only compelling reason to choose Singapore Airlines is biz class one way as Cathay premium economy is nothing special. I would take a gamble and go Csthay and hope for at least 1 upgrade.
Member since 18 Jul 2015
Total posts 17
Are you One World or Star Alliance? Which one do you need 60sc for Platinum?
Member since 01 Mar 2011
Total posts 32
Qatar ? oneworld and sale fares pretty good.
One World. 60SC on Qantas.
They seem to be super expensive. I've tried from multiple cities and am happy flying into Sydney or Melbourne as well. If you spot anything, let me know! Thanks
Pretty overwhelming majority for the business class. My last couple of SQ experiences havent been great but I guess at the end of the day the value is lie flat, which is always nice!
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 21 Oct 2016
Total posts 8
So, I did vote for the Singapore option but having now read the thread, I would ask what time of year are you flying? And hence how busy would the flight be and therefore what chances of upgrade? All that said, I'd probably stick with Singapore for the guaranteed sectors in Business
Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 03 Jul 2017
Total posts 2
Singapore Airlines are a lot better than Cathay in all aspects of flying.
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