CX Business Class Food 1

Date: 15th April, 2015
Duration of Flight: 3 Hours 10 minutes
Class: Business
Seat Number: 21A (Aisle seat)
Configuration: 1-2-1 (Each seat in Business Class has aisle access)
Flight No: CX636
Time Departed: 9:55am – right on time

I always enjoy flying on Cathay Pacific Business Class. In my view so far – the seats here are sufficient enough for a nice comfortable flight. Having flown it twice before I already.…

Skyview Singapore Lounge Entrance 1

Date: 15th April, 2015

I had access to this lounge as I was flying on Cathay Pacific Business Class from Singapore to Hong Kong. I had high expectations as this was the dedicated Cathay lounge for Singapore. Probably unfair as Cathay's main hub is of course in Hong Kong and their Business Lounge was the best I've been to so far.…

SATS Premier Lounge Seats 1

I wanted to use my Priority Pass that I was given from my Citibank Signature card but never really had the chance to use it before. As I arrived earlier in Singapore airport – I had a bit of time roaming the terminal.

I remembered that Changi had a Priority Pass affiliated lounge and wanted to try this before.

Upon entering the arrivals hall – there was a sign to go to SATS Premier lounge.

This lounge also hosts other business class customers such as Japan Airlines.…

So Sofitel Singapore Room 6

Date: 14th April, 2015
Nights: 1
Room: Heritage room – I was told that I was upgraded 2 categories up

I booked the So Sofitel Singapore for 2 reasons. I knew that it was right next to a Hawkers market and I wanted to get my hands on some Singaporean cuisine. The Hawkers market is called Lau Sa Pat – quite big – but when I was there were only a few shops open. The second reason was that I hold Platinum Le Accor Club status – so I wanted to see what benefits I could get.…

Arrival Date: 14th April, 2015
Departure Date: 15th April, 2015

I flew into Singapore at approximately 10pm and have a 12 hour layover with my flight the next day being at 10am.

Upon arrival and hearing about so many great and efficient things about Changi airport – I think I got off to a wrong start.

In the arrivals hall where I had to wait for customs – I had to wait 20 minutes before I could have my passport checked. It was either the people in front of me were slow or as I believe the person behind the counter was disinterested in her job.

The bad thing was there wasn't that many people. There was about 10 people – but in most airport this could be completed in 5-10 minutes. Other people behind me grew frustrated as well.…

One of the best frequent flyer programs out there was the US Dividend Miles program by US Airways. The integration into the merge in terms of the IT aspect of combining both USDM and American Airlines Advantage program was completed at the end of March 2015.

Therefore if you had a USDM account – it is now actually an AAdvantage account and using their routing rules. All points converting across is one to one so you really haven't loss anything there.

But in terms of the ridiculous routing you could put together for USDM – that is forever gone now. AAdvantage routing rules are much more strict – but can have some advantages.

The biggest issue is that you cannot transit a different continent to get to your destination. For example you cannot go from Sydney to America via Asia. This would require 2 award tickets. So you need to find a direct flight from Sydney to the US – but that could be very hard to do as it is usually only Qantas in the One World Alliance that provides this service and getting business and even first class is extremely hard.…