Wow I am overwhelmed with the kindness of you all! We will be flying out of Sydney. Budget? We thought we would probably have to pay about $8,000 each (very expensive I know) but hubby is determined to make this the trip of a lifetime (35th Wedding Anniversary) but of course I would love it to cost less.
I had thought about a flight that would perhaps have a layover of a few hours to give me time to get up and about and stretch my muscles. Having stopped in Singapore I thought that one of the hotels at the airport would be the go. But you have given me food for thought about maybe breaking the journey. I naievely thought that flying Business Class equated to it not be tiring, even to London, I'm guessing that I am probably over estimating how exhausting just the act of flying for that long will be.
I did it once in 1979 on a $500 airfare Sydney to London return and I don't have fond memories of that journey lol!
I really do not want to stop in Dubai or similar and there are not a lot of Asian destinations that interest me as far as a stopover.
Interesting to know about the top notch business seats on SQ limited to two a day. What flights would they be?
Once again I am really appreciative of the advice.
You're welcome - you'll find we're a friendly and helpful bunch here and there are a lot very knowledgeable people.
What are your travel dates?
The best SQ product is found on their A380 and 77W planes, so look for this plane type when booking (avoid the '777-300 refurb' and A330). I believe all flights SIN-LHR-SIN are the A380/77W product.
While SQ is fantastic, if you really want the best of the best (and you have a generous budget for it) I would consider CX over SQ. They really do have the worlds best business class and all flights to Australia have their best product so no need to be careful in trying to get a specific flight. HKG is also a very nice airport to transit (SIN is also good).
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