First class

Review: Frankfurt to Accra in Lufthansa First

Lufthansa introduced first class to Accra on March 30, 2014, with the introduction of its Airbus A330-300 aircraft on this route. Lufthansa is currently in the process of rolling out its new first class product on these planes, which we enjoyed on this 6 1/2 hour flight from Continental Europe’s largest financial centre through to Ghana’s capital. Whilst many airlines struggle with priority boarding, Lufthansa have the process down to a tee (out of Frankfurt at least). In our last post about this trip, we left off with the car transfer from the First Class Terminal. After a quick transfer…


Review: Emirates first class, Melbourne to Singapore

Emirates flies a mixture of Airbus A380 and Boeing B777-300ER (77W) services to Australia, with the Airbus operating the non-stop services between the airline’s mega-hub in Dubai and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane. The Boeing operates one-stop services between Dubai and the aforementioned state capitals via its mini hubs in Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. We flew first class between Melbourne and Singapore on EK405, a one stop flight from Melbourne to Dubai. While the flight usually boards from the gates closest to the Emirates lounge in Melbourne, recent construction projects at the airport meant that today’s gate was a bit further…


Review: JAL First Tokyo (NRT) – Sydney (SYD)

On 1 December 2014, JAL (JL) started flying Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its daily Tokyo Narita (NRT) – Sydney (SYD) return service. This means that for a limited time JAL operate four class service to SYD. First class is again available on this route, as well as fully flat business class seating and a premium economy cabin. At present, this aircraft is only scheduled to fly this route through 28 March 2015. This aircraft is fitted with JAL’s latest SKY SUITE product and means fully flat beds are offered in both first and business class – a vast improvement on what is…


Review: Sydney to Singapore in Suites Class

Singapore Airlines’ (SQ) Suites Class sets the standard for commercial aviation. The cabin is very well presented, comfortable and practical. The catering is of a high standard and the service is solid. We highly recommend that you try it – if you haven’t already that is. At the boarding gate, Suites and business class, as well as PPS Club members, board through the same priority lane (as is usually the case with SQ). Strangly, the economy boarding lane also lists ‘Star Alliance Gold’ (no priority boarding for you). While there is a business class jetbridge, and this aligns with the…


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