For a dedicated First Class lounge, Singapore Airlines’ flagship facility does a good job, with friendly staff and an attractive design, but it is let down by unremarkable food and a lack of extra amenities.
This is one of the world’s best ways to fly, with a comfortable bed and high degree of privacy, but it is due for a makeover. Still a great use of KrisFlyer miles or Velocity points.
There is no reason to avoid this product, but at the same time, no reason to actively seek it out either. Having said that, thanks to the spacious seat and comfortable bed, I would not hesitate to fly in their First Class again if the opportunity came up.
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This is a competent Business Class product worth redeeming your Velocity points or KrisFlyer miles for, but there is room for improvement (literally) in the seat.
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A beautifully-designed but small space with better food and drink options than the Business Class side but lacking the ‘wow’ factor of some other First Class lounges.
This is the most common Singapore Airlines First Class product available for award redemptions from Sydney and Melbourne and a great use of KrisFlyer miles or Velocity points.
With Qantas’ partnership with Emirates, an ongoing and useful provider of benefits to points collectors, redeemers and frequent flyers, flying Emirates’ top premium cabin has become one of the best ways to use your Qantas Points balance.
The oneworld carrier sets the bar with fantastic service, a comfortable lie-flat seat and premium dining options. A great choice for using your Qantas Points or Asia Miles.
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Arguably one of the best First Class lounges in the world, this private terminal makes security and immigration a breeze, with fantastic dining options, a calm environment and excellent customer service. Being driven directly to your plane like a celebrity is just the icing on the cake.