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QF SYD - SIN business class angled bed

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kaz

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Hi

Thinking of booking 2 x Business Award seats through AA on a QF flight Syd-Singapore for early next year.

Obtaining the AA points through their 'buy miles' program and taking into account the 30% points bonus promo, it would end up costing us alot less than what QF sell their business seats for.

There are business award seats available, but as QF now only fly A330's to Singapore which does not have a flat bed, is the cost of buying points through AA for a business award worth it for a angled bed ? (approx. cost would be $1650 p/p return, inc AA points purchase fee)
Thoughts appreciated.

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Kaz
 
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You would be paying less to go through Avianca and SQ or Thai at present. QF are of course updating the fleet, but the schedule in terms of rollout on which routes has yet to be published.
 

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You would be paying less to go through Avianca and SQ or Thai at present. QF are of course updating the fleet, but the schedule in terms of rollout on which routes has yet to be published.

Never heard of Avianca so did a quick google and found their site. Do they allow you to purchase points like AA ??
 

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Sounds like a good deal to me.

On the way out the flight will be during the day, right? It wouldn't really matter to me what the bed was like on an 8 hour daytime flight.

On the way back the departures are all at night though I think, is that correct? If so I presume you'll want to sleep, but I don't think SIN-SYD or MEL is a great flight for sleeping anyway, as it's not long enough, especially if you want to eat on board. In fact, even if I don't want to eat, I find it difficult to sleep during the meal service due to the noise/activity around me. So I personally wouldn't let the lack of a fully flat bed put me off.

Btw, you don't always get a flat bed with SQ either (at least not to/from MEL) - their 777s still have an angled seat.
 

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Hey Austman

I quickly browsed the link on ABF for Avianca, I will join up but one of the points was noted was 'For business class travel, award seats on SQ's Australian flights are unlocked around 14 days before departure for LifeMiles members, including the A380 flights to Sydney and Melbourne:

Now as the flight to Singapore is for leisure we usually plan and book hotels well ahead of the 14 days that the Business class SQ flights become available, so it looks like for this trip AA is our best option for business class.

But I will join up so thanks for the tip, and hopefully I can take advantage of any further double miles promos that may be on offer in the future (to existing members only)
 

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Hey Austman

I quickly browsed the link on ABF for Avianca, I will join up but one of the points was noted was 'For business class travel, award seats on SQ's Australian flights are unlocked around 14 days before departure for LifeMiles members, including the A380 flights to Sydney and Melbourne:

Now as the flight to Singapore is for leisure we usually plan and book hotels well ahead of the 14 days that the Business class SQ flights become available, so it looks like for this trip AA is our best option for business class.

But I will join up so thanks for the tip, and hopefully I can take advantage of any further double miles promos that may be on offer in the future (to existing members only)

Check out the knowledge centre for our info, the promos are every two months as a rule, and you can book way in advance using Thai or Eva Air as an alternative to SQ. If you want One World, look at dividend miles, info in the knowledge centre also, similar deal re buying miles but promos are more frequent.
 

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For a 7hr flight I wouldn't bother paying for business class. I know alot here would disagree but I'd be happy to suck it up, pay $400 for Scoot return and then use $1,250 saved per person on dining, outings, activities etc.
 

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Btw, you don't always get a flat bed with SQ either (at least not to/from MEL) - their 777s still have an angled seat.

On AFF, you're not permitted to point out that OTHER airlines still fly 'angledflat'...it goes against the 'only bash QF'' stance:D
 
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