Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 06 Aug 2017
Total posts 30
Member since 02 Jun 2013
Total posts 34
Well, if it’s hard product you’re focussed on, EY’s cost cutting won’t have changed anything. Their A380 first “apartment” product (including shower) is second to none. What I can’t comment on is the standard of the soft product and if/how it has recently changed.
Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 19 Mar 2016
Total posts 52
If can fly the new SQ A380 and first suites they are pretty good; however no SQ flights have showers and the space that EY gives to its apartment. If you consider the lounge to be part of the hard product then the SQ Singapore Private Room is pretty dated compared to EY. Both are spacious and well serviced with a good hard product.
Member since 10 May 2017
Total posts 55
I'd go with EY as I prefer their suites.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 08 Jun 2014
Total posts 88
SQ I say.... but shame about EY's Flounge not doing so well. Still love the feel there.
Member since 20 Nov 2015
Total posts 39
Member since 01 Mar 2013
Total posts 32
Good question. If you're on your own I'd say EY. It's a wonderful product and for the long haul, hard to beat. The Apartment is the bee's knees. I do disagree with the commentary about the Lounge. The First EY Lounge I'd take over the SQ Private Room. If they know you are in First you will be well and truly looked after. Yes, I still think SQ is the pick for style, class and Champers - but, on this leg, and going solo, go EY.
Aegean Airlines - Miles & Bonus
Member since 17 Sep 2017
Total posts 26
I would recommend Etihad for the reason that the shower is a huge part of the experience, and in general I regard the hard product as still superior. I would consider the new Singapore Suites to be in a league above Etihad but the old one still lags behind. Etihads cost cutting can be felt more in economy and business rather than first, but EY first won’t feel as luxurious as Emirates for example.
Member since 23 Mar 2015
Total posts 4
FYI I found the Etihad Apartment bed far too hard to sleep comfortably but the pace is nice, the old SQ suites bed is much better IMHO, managed to miss new SQ on recent trips )-: SQ serve better drinks too. The SQ Private room though is terminally boring! I go to Be Relax for an hours massage and find the hidden Australian coffee shop. Overall Emirates on this route is far better than either SQ or ETY. Have fun!
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 992
A 'hidden Australian coffee shop' at T3..? Tell me more, please :)
Member since 28 May 2018
Total posts 1
Comparing with SQ First with EY apartment is no comparison at all at the cost difference between Fiirst and the apartment one-way Sydney to London is $25K! Fly on Emirates which has 2 showers not one.
Member since 15 May 2019
Total posts 2
On the topic of Etihad first class, can anyone give me an update on the First Lounge in Abu Dhabi?
I'm heading there in June and am advised that the all day tasting menu is now gone, and the only food option is breakfast for morning arrivals (like most Australian flights).
In other words, if you don't feel like eating breakfast again, there is no food offering in the First lounge - this seems a bit underwhelming given this is supposed to be a Tier 1 lounge .
Anyone had similar experieince?
Thank you in advance (first post)!
American Airlines - AAdvantage
Member since 16 May 2019
I just returned home from RTW19 2.0 which featured Etihad Apmt 4A AUH-SYD and Singapore new Suite 3F SYD-SIN
Member since 08 Dec 2016
Total posts 11
Seconded. Let us all know :)
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