SQ Y Class | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

Login Now to remove this and all advertisements (GOLD and SILVER members)
Not a member? Register Now for free

SQ Y Class

Status
Not open for further replies.

clifford

Established Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2004
Messages
1,827
Does anyone on this board have a good word to say about SQ's treatment of economy class pax (who do pay a premium over other airlines).

I'm a Lifetime *Gold FF with over 800,00 miles in the bank, so I'm not a complete novice. I wouldn't ever book a seat on SQ until they recognise me as a human being (albeit *G). With award seats in Y they do treat you like something of a lower order than garbage. C class is different, and I could book SQ C class (if they made it available), but I just object to this policy. So I stay completely clear of SQ. There are much nicer airlines, not controlled by ethnic Chinese.
 

mrsmart

Established Member
Joined
Dec 14, 2013
Messages
1,416
Flights
My Map
Does anyone on this board have a good word to say about SQ's treatment of economy class pax (who do pay a premium over other airlines).

I'm a Lifetime *Gold FF with over 800,00 miles in the bank, so I'm not a complete novice. I wouldn't ever book a seat on SQ until they recognise me as a human being (albeit *G). With award seats in Y they do treat you like something of a lower order than garbage. C class is different, and I could book SQ C class (if they made it available), but I just object to this policy. So I stay completely clear of SQ. There are much nicer airlines, not controlled by ethnic Chinese.
SQ Y is hands down, the best economy experience I've ever had. Bulkhead on A380 upper deck with shadow next to me. Crew used my name the entire flight. Amazing. Was basically J without the food.

Was VA silver at the time.

But for some reason you seem to dislike SQ, so I'd suggest you stick with airlines that are "not controlled by ethnic Chinese" (which rules out a lot of the good ones).
 

TomVexille

Enthusiast
Joined
Nov 12, 2013
Messages
11,029
I've booked an SQ Y award seat and it was exactly like my other SQ flights. FA's couldn't do enough to make a Y flight acceptable.
 

mitwg

Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2012
Messages
340
Flights
My Map
What exactly is wrong with SQ Y?

I've certainly had 'bitchy' Singapore girls (yes you guys know exactly what I mean) working on my side a few times but this is more of a rarity than the norm. And I actually get this more in J than F or Y.

In fact, I can't recall ever having a bad SQ Y flight, ever. It's probably the most consistent product line SQ has (ironically) and the only other airline that comes close in Y is OZ.
 

mushez

Active Member
Joined
Mar 17, 2013
Messages
590
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Platinum
Flights
My Map
I wouldn't pay a premium to fly SQ, but they are not terrible.

I would disagree their Y product is at all consistent as they use some not so modern set ups on regional routes like SIN-PVG that has old I guess 8" screens that is not vod, but old school 10 channels with pre-set movies etc.
 

Denali

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2012
Messages
6,254
Ive always walked away thinking I had a great Y flight with them. I was never left wanting or felt spoken to in anything less than polite but Ive read many times and have been told by locals that they feel they are badly treated by the FAs. Never seen it myself.
 

TomVexille

Enthusiast
Joined
Nov 12, 2013
Messages
11,029
Ive always walked away thinking I had a great Y flight with them. I was never left wanting or felt spoken to in anything less than polite but Ive read many times and have been told by locals that they feel they are badly treated by the FAs. Never seen it myself.
The impression I get from reading travel forums and blogs, is that Singaporeans feel that the FAs ignore them and look after the "foreigners".
 

smit0847

Established Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
4,044
Never had a bad SQ Y flight. If I was travelling Y they would probably be my first choice.
 

yohy?!

Established Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2009
Messages
4,485
Flights
My Map
Does anyone on this board have a good word to say about SQ's treatment of economy class pax (who do pay a premium over other airlines).

I'm a Lifetime *Gold FF with over 800,00 miles in the bank, so I'm not a complete novice. I wouldn't ever book a seat on SQ until they recognise me as a human being (albeit *G). With award seats in Y they do treat you like something of a lower order than garbage. C class is different, and I could book SQ C class (if they made it available), but I just object to this policy. So I stay completely clear of SQ. There are much nicer airlines, not controlled by ethnic Chinese.
*G is recognised in SQ Y for seat selection, lounge access etc there would be no difference for an award ticket

Not exactly sure what your ethnic chinese comment refers as I doubt racial origin plays a part in their service culture - certainly Singaporean management styles do though.
 

SuzieQ68

Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2012
Messages
366
Have only ever had one not so good experience with SQ, but that was in J on a night flight - and I think the staff in J were having a bad day. I fly SQ at least 2-3 times a year (am VA Gold) and, so far, have to say IMHO they rate as one of the best airlines for Y.
 
Vinomofo is the best wine deals site on the planet. Good wines, real people and epic deals, without all the bowties and bs.

Recommended by the Australian Frequent Flyer

burmans

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2006
Messages
6,955
Flights
My Map
Do elaborate?
Appears just to be another anti-Chinese rant. I'd rather travel SQ Y than QF Y and can't think of any airline I rate better in Y. But it does appear there are some on this forum who don't like the Chinese much and I guess that's their prerogative, just not sure why they try and share their views repetitively when we clearly in general don't agree.
 
Joined
May 16, 2012
Messages
297
Flights
My Map
I guess they share their ideas because they can, and while I disagree with them, I'll always argue for their right to express them. Dissenting views make life interesting.
Now to the point - I've only flown SQ Y once in recent times (a few times earlier in life) and I was very happy with the hard product. The FAs were efficient and didn't really engage much but I understand this because they have a lot more people to cover than, say, in suites.
I would definitely fly then again and in fact am probably doing SIN-JNB rtn in Y later this year with the wife and 3 kids. I'll report back.
 

seanpodge

Active Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2011
Messages
609
Flights
My Map
I wouldn't pay a premium to fly SQ, but they are not terrible.

I would disagree their Y product is at all consistent as they use some not so modern set ups on regional routes like SIN-PVG that has old I guess 8" screens that is not vod, but old school 10 channels with pre-set movies etc.
The old 772 gets used on the overnight SIN-PEK flight too. Really annoying given how convenient the timing of the flight is for connections from PEK. They desperately need to be either updated or replaced.

Never had a bad SQ Y flight. If I was travelling Y they would probably be my first choice.
Agreed.
 

cfellows

Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2010
Messages
119
Flights
My Map
I wouldn't pay a premium to fly SQ, but they are not terrible.

I would disagree their Y product is at all consistent as they use some not so modern set ups on regional routes like SIN-PVG that has old I guess 8" screens that is not vod, but old school 10 channels with pre-set movies etc.
The SIN-SGN also uses the old Blue n Purple setup, I hope that they finally get a new bird on this route soon
 

eminere

Established Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2014
Messages
1,848
Qantas
Platinum
Flights
My Map
I've only had good to great service on the odd occasion where I'm in Y.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Community Statistics

Threads
86,311
Messages
2,080,994
Members
53,717
Latest member
reggy1

Currently Active Users

Top