All posts tagged: London

FLIGHT REVIEW: Qantas A380-800 First Class, Singapore – London Heathrow (SIN-LHR)

Qantas made quite a fair bit of news in Singapore just before Covid-19 with the grand opening of its first class lounge, which sadly shuttered not long after it was officially opened. The good news is, the lounge survived the pandemic; it is now reopened and received guests at full force, just as with before. I have had the fortune to experience the first class cabin some years back, but it was from Sydney to Singapore. I had such a great time, it created a new bucket list item for me, to try the same product again but on a much longer flight, from Singapore to London or vice versa. However, the first class cabin across all airlines is some what of a unicorn in the post-Covid era. Even with a bank full of points, it takes sheer determination and an awful lot of patience to find any kind of award availability. And I finally laid my hands on it. In this post:• Flight today• The Qantas A380• Checking in• Qantas First Lounge• Boarding• The …

FLIGHT REVIEW: Emirates A380 Business Class, London (Gatwick) – Dubai

Returning from my trip to London after the New Year holiday, I booked myself on Emirates business class via Dubai back to Singapore. I was pretty excited since it was my first time trying out their business class product. On this journey, I deliberately booked myself on both the A380 and the Boeing 777, which are the only two aircraft types that Emirates operate, to get a taste of what the business products Emirates serves its customers.

Qantas’ Kangaroo Route to fly via Singapore from 26 March 2017

Five years after moving out the transit point of its flagship Sydney-London route to Dubai, Qantas is now moving the layover stop back to Singapore from next year. Along with the shift of the stopover point, Qantas will also increase services to Melbourne to twice daily, including a daily A380 service. Qantas and Singapore shares a historic link, given that the Australian carrier operated its first international service to Singapore way back in 1935, becoming one of the oldest airlines to operate into Singapore. In 2012, Qantas and Emirates became strategic partners, which saw Qantas moving its transit point for Australia-London flights to Dubai. This is so that Qantas customers travelling from Australia could benefit from connecting to Emirates’ network of over 30 destinations in Europe in Dubai. With the move to Dubai, Qantas also suspended flights to Frankfurt via Singapore in 2013, and focused on only point-to-point destinations between Australia and Asia. In its announcement of the return, Qantas also announced the extension of the partnership with Emirates, which means that Qantas and Emirates …