Pexel From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 9 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 6163 times:
I'm moving to the UK soon and was adamant that I'd fly the A380 the entire journey from Sydney to London. Having just compared prices between some of the major airlines, I've found Etihad to be the cheapest, coming in at AUD $1030!
The pictures of the Etihad cabin look great and the trip reports seem the same - and now I'm torn on who to fly. Singapore is $500 more. Does flying on the A380 justify an additional $500? Flight times are comparable (23 hours on SIA, 25 on Etihad).
The tough part is I may have enough KrisFlyer points to possibly get an upgrade on the Syd to Singapore leg. Decisions, decisions...what do you guys think?
Kdm From New Zealand, joined Feb 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5961 times:
Also don't count on being able to use your points to get the upgrade between Sydney and Singapore on SQ. For over three years I flew Singapore/Sydney every couple of months and not once could I get an upgrade with points. Maybe I was really unlucky but I do believe it is a very popular segment. Between Singapore and London however I nearly always managed to get an upgrade, but then that was from Business to first so maybe a little easier.
Having said that I would probably go for the A380 as it is a great plane to fly, even in economy.
Ansett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days ago) and read 5898 times:
It also depends, is the $500 going to count a lot for when you move to London? i.e. is it just disposable income you're willing to spend to fly the A380 that you wouldn't have spent on doing a couple of short haul trips within Europe?
If so, then do the A380 for the experience! I am yet to do it, my parents flew it in J class and hated it during the day flights as the seat is too wide and uncomfy, but during the night flight aparently it was a really comfortable bed... how lucky if you could score an upgrade, but it's very difficult on SYD SIN routes.
QatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1960 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5798 times:
If I had the choice, I would definetly go for the A380--even if I would pay $1000 extra! Its the biggest plane in commerical history and only a few are privelaged to ride it currently since only SQ has the monopoly on that plane for the time being!