Is First Class worth the additional Krisflyer miles when compared to Business class (Boeing 777)?

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Hi all,

After finally saving for the last 10ish years I have enough points for a Lon-Mel one way on Singapore First Class (transferring points from Velocity). My question is though looking at the 777’s which seems the availability is through, should I spend the 296k on first or 210k on business and save the rest for later. The cabins don’t look all that different to me. (although if I could snare a 380 cabin, I would do that)

This is a “once in a lifetime” holiday, I also have enough Qantas point for MEL-DXB in first so that checks the first cabin off my list.

Thanks in advance for your opinions

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Just check which aircraft you are flying… While obviously you want the new¬†Suites on an A380 (which is possible LHR-SIN), SIA fly’s a mix of aircraft to Melbourne, including

  • SQ207 and 217 use the A350 with the standard, 1-2-1 long-haul business class. These are my preferred flights on this route. SQ217 sometimes gets an A380 over Summer.
  • SQ227 uses the 777-300s/B77W, which have the standard First, which is not a huge improvement over 1-2-1 Business class, IMHO e.g. SQ227
  • SQ237 uses mostly the B77W, but also the older A380s, which will not all be refitted till 2020.
  • SQ247 use the old 777-200, which has the old 2-2-2 Business and no First, and should be avoided.

While First is lovely and all, I personally believe the difference with the modern, private, 1-2-1 business class products is smaller than the gulf between economy and business, and I would opt for the Business reward on new planes. That may leave you enough to get an Economy reward or an upgrade at a later date as well.

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If you want to go first ensure they are daytime flights, otherwise I honestly don’t see the point if most of the flight is spent sleeping.

  • thanks for that, hadn’t thought of it that way, was going to try n snag the night flight which is harder but I will go the day flight in first

  • Yeh I’m doing business on the way to Frankfurt and first on the way back as it’s a lunchtime flight.

    Really want to try the brand new suites so only a night flight available from Singapore to Sydney on sq221

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I vote yes if you can afford the points/miles. Each to their own.

  • Agree with Warren.
    Also if you are using the right combination of cards, it shouldn’t take you this long to collect the points.

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