Asked on 02 Dec 2019
Should i save up 100,000 more miles for a first-class trip to europe instead of just redeeming a business class ticket? I've never flown first-class before, but i've flown business class on sq.
For me Business class is already good enough. But of cuz if you have never seat on 1st class, you can save extra miles for it to give it a try once.
I'd save the extra miles for a first class, as it's an experience that one usually does not get to have, even if you regularly fly on the company's dime.
But if it is hard to do so, then you can always book first class out of Singapore and business on the return. That should allow you to at least sample it for 12-14 hours. In my view, flying out of Singapore in SQ First Class is very much more different than flying out of an European airport in First, since the experience starts the moment you arrive in the airport (private room/first class lounge, etc) Plus, book the cook options are far more plentiful out of Singapore.
Well, if you haven't flow first class, I think it would be a great experience! For me, I will aim business first as I've havent flown in it.. Haha
All things considered, I think everyone should do First Class at least once in their life. It's not just about a better seat- with Business Class so good already, First Class seats offer only incremental comfort (unless you're flying Suites, in which case I'd say it's still way ahead of Business Class).
It has more to do with the totality of the experience. Think vintage champagne, luxury amenities kits, designer PJs, The Private Room dining experience at Changi, and caviar /expanded book the cook options on board.
Remember- miles are all about getting experiences we wouldn't be able/willing to pay for with money. I'm guessing you'd never buy a First Class ticket. So your only way to have that experience is with miles.
If it's for practical reasons, then business class.
If for YOLO / Bucket List reasons, then first class.
Personally I am a practical person, and I would probably just fly business class for long haul. I have flown business class on SQ before, and didn't even bother eating the food save for a cheese platter. Talk about not appreciating the perks!
I think that when it comes to choosing what to redeem your miles on, it's extremely important that you know your goals and limitations first.
Based on the way you've phrased your question, it sounds like your miles don't expire, and hence you'd be able to earn another 100,000 more without having to worry about your miles expiring. However, if this is not the case, I would then suggest that you consider whether it's feasible for you to save up another 100,000 miles- based off your spending patterns and schedule, would you be able to earn enough miles to redeem your first-class flight before your existing miles expire? If the answer is no, then I'd suggest you go ahead with a business class trip.
Another thing you could consider is how much you value the prospect of a new experience. Personally, I highly value the chance to experience something new- it's almost invaluable to me. Hence, if you're like me, I would definitely go for the First-Class experience, as it's not only a new experience to you, but SQ is well known for being one of the best airlines around. I'm sure the delayed gratification will be more than worth the wait. However, this is again contingent on your ability to earn these miles within your allotted timeframe, but if this is viable, I'd definitely recommend saving up your miles for what could possibly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Hope this helps! :)
You have to choose your plane well if you are going for first class. if you can save up that amount of miles, it is worth it for an once a lifetime experience. after that, you will go back to business class.
How do you feel about business class on SQ? If that's good enough for you, then there's no point in spending more for first class. I would however, splurge on suites.
The more important question should be whether you're able to find award availability for SQ first class/ suites from Singapore to London and whether you have enough time from now till when you have to book your trip to accumulate the 100k miles you lack.
Good luck with your search.
Redeeming First class is for a once in a lifetime experience
Business is the more practical option especially for long haul flights since the businesss miles redemption value is already quite high. Just stick to redeeming businesss if you have already taken SIA first class seats before.
Business class is more than comfortable enough.
I believe business class is more value for money.
Of course its good to have a first class experience once or twice.... go for it to pamper yourself!
Assuming you have opportunity for both - I would go for first (mainly suites)
Hopefully you get lucky and get a business upgrade otherwise upgrades to first would be very very rare
The first class does sound enticing. If you're an experential person, the first class would suit you better. Time to tick it off your bucket list! Pretty sure it'll be an amazing experience since it's your first, maximsing true value out of these miles.
But definitely, if it's for logical reasons, then business class ticket would work too - it's already an experience by itself (though you've already flown it before).
Redeeming for first class, in my opnion, is worth it for a once in a lifetime experience. This is because most of us wont bother spending the money on first class tickets.
Business Class on SQ is quite sufficient for a good comfort and journey already.
Hence my advice is to use your airmiles for first class trip only once. In fact you can use the first class redemption for your leg there and then take a business class or even economy trip back. The key is to feel refreshed for your journey; you do not need to be so refreshed on your return journey to Singapore because you are not coming to Singpaore for a holiday
Do you want to go skydiving one day? Some people says yes for sure; others would say its crazy risking life.
If it gives you a warm feeling inside to say you did fly first class one time in your life then great - it works for you and so do it !