Posted at 12:12 pm , on December 24, 2015
My first Singapore Airlines premium class, do I need to say more? The step up from Economy Class to Business Class is indeed exhilarating! Back in 2012, I barely know much about the miles game, what more how to maximize it. Nevertheless, I decided to make use of what I had in my account to try out the Business Class.
My initial plan was to redeem SIN-TPE. I managed to get a pair of tickets to Taipei but I was unable to secure any return tickets. At 4.5 hours, Taipei is probably the best sector to fly to at 23,375 miles. However, availability is usually scarce (as compared to Hong Kong). Eventually I settled on Hong Kong as I was able to get the return tickets. I was initially booked on SQ860 (which uses the old 777-200 but with the regional business class seats). I managed to waitlist myself on SQ856 (on A380-800). One week out, my waitlist cleared and I managed to get myself on SQ856.
Posted at 3:52 pm , on December 23, 2015
As a kid, I used to hold Malaysia Airlines in high esteem and would feel proud whenever I get to fly on MAS. But those flights were limited only to short haul flights on their old regional workhorse, the 737-400 (back then, flying was really expensive!). My first redeye flight on MAS was on a 777-200ER to Melbourne in 2002. It was quite exciting going on a 777 back then, although the 2-5-2 arrangements in Economy wasn’t exactly my favorite (but hey, getting to travel on a plane back then was already a luxury). My first and only long haul flight with MAS was in 2007 to London and my experience on that flight was far from satisfactory. By then, MAS was a shadow of its former self and was nowhere near their glorious past. It took me another 6 years before I gave MAS a try again. The trip was on MH73 from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur on one of their brand new A380-800 followed by MH 609 back to Singapore on a 737-800.
Posted at 2:22 pm , on December 22, 2015
Date: 30 November 2013
Flight: SQ 866
Seats : 3C/3D
Plane: A380-800 (unsure of built)
Photo taken: Nikon D5100
Posted at 4:32 am , on December 5, 2015
SQ 26 (the journey continues…) – for Part 1(A) click here
We were met at door 1L by a ground staff who escorted us through the security checkpoint and transit area. The walk to the transit area is a little far (about 5 minutes) and we spent another 5 minutes going through a tight security check (similar to that done by TSA agents in USA). Out of the 12 pax, 3 of us continued on to JFK.
Posted at 3:29 pm , on November 18, 2014
Date : 15 November 2014
Flight : SQ807
Class : Business
Seats : 12 A/D/F
Plane : A380-800 (9V-SKA)
Photo taken : iPhone 6+
This is my second trip report after my first which was SQ802 from Singapore to Beijing. SQ807 will be my return trip to Singapore and for this leg, I will be traveling in Business Class instead of Suites. For my SQ802 trip, I was initially booked in First as Singapore Airlines did not release 3 Business Saver Award (as it was operating a 77W until August 2014 when it was changed to an A380). For my return trip however, I managed to snag 3 Business Saver Award tickets (saving me 12,750 miles if I had taken 1 suites + 2 business. This savings will go to my redemption in 2015).
Posted at 2:50 am , on November 17, 2014
Date : 11 November 2014
Flight : SQ802
Class : Suites
Seat : 3F
Plane : A380-800 (9V-SKB)
Photo taken : iPhone 6+
This is my first ever trip report – I am not a regular traveller, just an average guy who enjoys miles collection to be used for premium travel. I have no status with any carrier, just a regular Krisflyer member with Singapore Airlines.