First Class Flight Reviews
Travelling in First Class ranks as a bucket-list activity for many travellers - and you can fairly easily use frequent flyer points to fly in First Class at a fraction of the cost of the full retail airfare. Here are reviews of First Class flights, most of them booked using frequent flyer points.
This is one of the best uses of Qantas Points and Asia Miles. Here is the rundown of what to expect at the pointy end with Cathay Pacific.
This is probably one of the ‘sweetest’ sweet spots in the world of frequent flyer points—and I don’t think it will be around for too much longer.
Other airlines may offer a fancier product, but this is still an excellent use of Qantas Points and absolutely worth flying if you have the points.
The German flag carrier has an elegant cabin and impeccable soft product but this redemption is best suited to those with last-minute flexibility.
How does the updated product weigh up? Read all about the seat, bed, food and entertainment options.
BA fly daily from Sydney to Singapore and onwards to London. Points seats do come up every so often for this flight, so it’s worth remembering it as an option.
Read about what to expect from the seat, food and customer service, as well as the differences between this product on the A380 and 777.
Perhaps not the best use of Qantas Points but still a solid option for longer flights within the US.
Velocity members can use their points on these flights but is it worth it? Here is what to expect from the seat, cabin crew and dining options onboard a Delta First Class flight within the US.
Exceptional food, a private seat and a complimentary massage tick all the boxes but make sure you can find award availability and book the right aircraft. A good use of KrisFlyer, United or Avianca miles.
This is one of the world’s best ways to fly, with a comfortable bed and high degree of privacy, but it is due for a makeover. Still a great use of KrisFlyer miles or Velocity points.
There is no reason to avoid this product, but at the same time, no reason to actively seek it out either. Having said that, thanks to the spacious seat and comfortable bed, I would not hesitate to fly in their First Class again if the opportunity came up.
This is the most common Singapore Airlines First Class product available for award redemptions from Auckland and a great use of KrisFlyer miles or Velocity points.
The first leg of my flight from Europe back to Australia was in Etihad’s Diamond First Class from Geneva to Abu Dhabi, redeemed using Velocity Points, and I really enjoyed it! Etihad’s ‘standard’ long-haul First Class product offers an excellent seat, and for my flight, great service.
Qatar Airways fly their A380 from Sydney to Doha and start Melbourne services soon. I had a chance to enjoy their First Class service from Sydney earlier this year.
Our take on Etihad’s luxurious A380 flagship First Class Apartments. Australians and Kiwis have several options to access this Etihad product with frequent flyer points, and it’s worth well aiming for.
Using 54,000 Qantas Points on this flight really is a stellar use of your Qantas balance. We cover how to easily book an award seat, what to expect in the air, and how to choose the best lounges before your flight and the best seats onboard.
A very comfortable bed, attentive service and great award availability, let down by some minor frustrations, gives this flight a solid four-star review. This is a great use of SPG Starpoints.
Oddly, I never got around to publishing this review, despite having it ready to go a couple of months ago. Regardless here goes – my take on the overnight return experience of First Class in […]
Qantas has now stopped operating First Class to and from Hong Kong as of September last year, but I had reason to head up for a few days. It happened to be in the last […]
Returning from Hong Kong recently, my travel was booked into Business Class but I was travelling on one of the once or twice weekly services operated by an old configuration 747 rather than an A380. […]
Our review of QF9 from Melbourne to Singapore in Qantas A380 First Class from 2012 – Qantas A380 inflight service, seats, dining in First Class.