So I’m planning on heading to Europe (Melb-Lon) with my wife in Late August 2019 for about 5 weeks and am wondering what the best use of my velocity points would be? I’ve only ever flown Economy but will have enough points to fly return Melb-Lon first class with either Singapore or Etihad. I’m trying to get all of the planning sorted now so when the seats become available I can book straight away.
I’ve done as much research as I could and have basically found out I won’t be able to use the points for the new Singapore A380 First Class suites which is what I was really hoping for. Therefore my questions become;
- Is it still worth it to fly return First Class on Singapore Airlines? Through researching I believe there is still an A380 flight from Melb-Sin and then Sin-Lon so we would still be able to travel in the Suites, albeit the older version. Or should I just travel Business Class return on the same A380 and save the additional points for another trip? Or should I look to fly Etihad First Class (although their surcharges are significantly higher than Singapore regardless of which class you’re travelling in).
Any help and suggestions would be sincerely appreciated.