This was booked as a paid Economy fare, one way Singapore to Sydney. Qantas tickets departing Singapore are usually more flexible and cheaper than one-way’s departing from Australia. They book into a more permissive booking class, allowing upgrades using points, and changes and refunds too.
As such, we applied for upgrades to Premium Economy using points as soon as the ticket was booked. They both cleared at a cost of 25,000 points each.
In summary –
- Check-in and Lounge were as expected – quick, and the lounge was busy but perfectly adequate.
- The A380 was nice, as usual. Quiet, more humid air, comfortable.
- QF staff and food were fine. Nothing outstanding though.
- Put it this way – I’d happily experience this again, but it’s not one I’d tell my friends about.