Qantas has announced a thrilling surprise for travelers flying between Melbourne and Singapore in the next two weeks. The airline is temporarily bringing back its renowned Airbus A380 onto the route, offering a unique experience for passengers. This article provides all the essential details you need to know about this limited-time opportunity.
Qantas A380 Schedule:
The Airbus A380 will operate on Qantas flights QF35 (Melbourne-Singapore) and QF36 (Singapore-Melbourne) on the following dates:
- Monday, July 17
- Wednesday, July 19
- Friday, July 21
- Monday, July 24
- Wednesday, July 26
- Friday, July 28
Business Class Rewards and First Class Upgrade:
On the A380-operated days, passengers can take advantage of an abundance of Business Class Reward seats. Qantas has increased the number of business class seats on these flights compared to the regular A330 aircraft. Additionally, top-tier frequent flyers in business class will have the exclusive opportunity to upgrade themselves to a first class suite, enjoying enhanced comfort and amenities.
The A380 Experience:
During the six designated “Superjumbo Days,” Qantas will operate the A380 in its classic configuration, featuring the original Skybed business class seats arranged in a 2-2-2 layout. While this layout may not be ideal for overnight flights like QF36 from Singapore to Melbourne, the A380’s spaciousness compensates for it.
Classic Reward seats are available for just 68,400 Qantas Points (plus $231 in surcharges) during this period, compared to the regular Business Saver fares. To access the first class suite upgrade, savvy Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers, along with Chairman’s Lounge members, can choose their desired seat from rows 1 to 5 during the booking process.
Tips for First Class Suite Selection:
Passengers can select their preferred suite by using the seat selection screen or checking the Manage My Booking page. Remaining unoccupied suites may be assigned by Qantas to selected frequent flyers or made available on the business class seating chart. For a luxurious experience, we recommend choosing suites 1A, 1K, 2F (affectionately known as the Harry Potter suite), or 5A and 5K for ultimate privacy.
Premium Economy and Other Amenities:
On these A380 flights, Qantas will also offer premium economy seats, albeit in the original recliner style rather than the latest A380 premium economy seats.
For the next two weeks, Qantas passengers traveling between Melbourne and Singapore have the opportunity to fly aboard the Airbus A380. With an increased number of business class seats and exclusive first class suite upgrades, this limited-time offering promises an unforgettable journey. Take advantage of this unique experience and make your reservation now to enjoy the exceptional service and comfort provided by the iconic Qantas A380.
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