All posts tagged: flight review

FLIGHT REVIEW: Qantas A330-300 Business Class, Singapore – Sydney (SIN-SYD)

In November 2022, Qantas resumed flights between Singapore and Australia, after a 20-month hiatus since Australia closed its borders in March 2020. With Australia allowing Singapore citizens into the country since November last year as a pilot before reopening the borders, I thought I’d take a trip Down Under in February this year to see a couple of friends that I have not met for years. I had a good experience with Qantas several years ago, and was excited to see if the experience remained the same. In this post:• Flight today• Pre-trip planning• Checking in• The seat• The service• Food & drinks• Qantas amenity kit• Final thoughts Flight today Qantas QF82Singapore (SIN) – Sydney (SYD)16 February 2022Depart: 9:00PMArrive: 7:20PM (+1 day)Duration: 7 hr 20 minAircraft: Airbus A330-300Seat: 7F (Business Class) Pre-trip planning Visa Most visitors to Australia will require an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) or a visa to enter, including Singapore citizens. Citizens of over 33 countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong and Japan can apply for the ETA through the Australia ETA …

FLIGHT REVIEW: Spring Airlines A320 Economy SpringPlus, Bangkok – Shanghai

I was scratching my head as to how to get from Bangkok to Shanghai on a one-way ticket, and to my surprise there wasn’t many cheap options for flights during the day. Strangely, there were a lot of red-eye options, but I’m not particularly excited at doing a five-hour red-eye flight, having travelled from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur on a red-eye service a year before and trying very hard to survive through the day after the flight. I then stumbled across Spring Airlines, which seemed like a perfect option given that it had a mid-day departure and arriving into Shanghai at about dinnertime. About Spring Airlines Spring Airlines was established in 2004, and operated its first service in 2005. It’s one of China’s first low-cost airline, although in its early days it offered complimentary food and drinks to all passengers. The Shanghai-based airline operates only the A320, serving over 50 domestic destinations within China and 25 international destinations across Asia. Bangkok is one of Spring Airlines’ focus cities internationally, serving over 10 Chinese cities, including …

FLIGHT REVIEW: Singapore Airlines B787-10 Business Class, Singapore-Perth

Singapore Airlines / 4 August 19 / B787-10 / SQ215 SIN-PER / Business class / 12K Earlier this year I was planning for a National Day long weekend getaway with some friends, so I decided to dump some of my miles into a Bangkok-Singapore-Perth redemption for 32,500 miles (one-way) just before the devaluation of the Krisflyer miles kicked in. Singapore Airlines had started operating its B787-10 on select services to Perth since earlier this year, so I thought it was prime time to check out the latest seats and service in business class. Singapore Airlines operate 4 services between Singapore and Perth daily. Out of Singapore, two of the services are in the morning, one was in the evening and one was overnight. On the return leg from Perth to Singapore, there is one service each in the morning, afternoon, evening and overnight. For my SQ215 service today, departure was at 6.45pm and scheduled to arrive into Perth at 11.55pm. All Singapore Airlines Australia-bound services depart out of Terminal 3 at Changi Airport. Check-in was …