If every cloud has a silver lining, then the axing of Qantas' Airbus A380 flights from Melbourne to London brings a shiny dash of good news for some travellers to Asia.
Qantas will swing the surplus superjumbo onto flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Singapore and Hong Kong "to meet periods of high demand."
These will include school holidays and the Chinese New Year season.
Qantas already rosters an A380 between Sydney and Hong Kong across December and January each year, and the airline is now looking to expand that to Melbourne-Hong Kong as well as adding Singapore into the mix.
And when the A380 pops into those schedules, there's a treat in store for Qantas Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers.
While Qantas doesn't sell first class to Singapore and Hong Kong, it makes those suites available to its top-tier travellers who have booked into business class.
On those flights the first class suites are categorised as business class seats, and if you hold Platinum or Platinum One status they shown up during the seat selection stage of your booking – just click on any seat from row 1 to row 5 and you're set.
You'll still be served the same meals and wine from the business class menu, but any chance to fly in Qantas' great first class cabin is worth grabbing.
And while there's no such thing as a bad seat in first class on the Qantas Airbus A380, some of the 14 suites have the edge over their siblings.
For example, 1A and 1K give you that ‘private jet’ feeling with nobody in front of you; 4A and 4K boast an extra window for enjoying the view on the daytime northbound leg; while 5A and 5K are best for privacy.
Read our Qantas A380 first class suite guide for the full skinny.