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Old May 9, 12, 2:31 pm   #1
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Cathay Pacific First vs. Singapore Airline Business

I'm currently booked on Cathay first from JFK to HKG to SIN. I'm considering swapping for a fee to Singapore Airlines to ride the A380 from JFK to SIN with a brief stop in FRA. I've never flown Cathay First or Singapore Airlines business. Which should I choose?
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Old May 9, 12, 2:39 pm   #2
  
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This is an absolute no brainer. Stick with what you've got. There would be a debate to be had if you were talking SQ F vs CX F and then you'd probably find 50/50 responses. Anyone who suggests SQ J is on a par with CX F needs to put down whatever they are drinking or smoking.

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Old May 9, 12, 4:09 pm   #3
  
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No question CX F --- SQ's A380 in J is nice but not way near CX F.
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Old May 9, 12, 8:14 pm   #4
  
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F is F, 'nuff said.

To think of downgrading at a fee... out of the question.
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If it was EWR-SIN in J vs a route with a stop in F it might be worth debating. But as both routes have stops I think F trumps J when on comparable airlines.
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Old May 10, 12, 4:39 am   #6
  
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F is F. J is J. No comparison.
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Old May 10, 12, 11:06 am   #7
  
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What you get in CX F and not in SQ J: pajamas, proper amenity kits, caviar, very personalized service including handwritten welcome note, wider bed, exquisite meal, eggs cooked and rice freshly steamed on-board.

It's a no brainer - definitely stick with CX F.
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I'm currently booked on Cathay first from JFK to HKG to SIN. I'm considering swapping for a fee to Singapore Airlines to ride the A380 from JFK to SIN with a brief stop in FRA. I've never flown Cathay First or Singapore Airlines business. Which should I choose?
If you can swap for a fee to SQ Suites (their F class on the A380), then it will be a different matter.
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I know the pics look great advertising the enormous SQ seat, but you're talking about CX F, one of the best F class products out there.
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For me CX F = SQ Suites > SQ F so personally I think you would be crazy
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Old May 11, 12, 1:50 pm   #11
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Thanks to everyone for helping me feel better about my Cathay decision!
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Old May 11, 12, 10:38 pm   #12
  
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Cathay F !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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First is first.
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Remember, you can ask for a second serving of caviar.
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The SQ J seat looks great... and IMO is fine for sleeping.. but it isn't a great "seat"...

If the CX F you are booked in is the same as the "suite" I experienced (once!) on their 747 then it is AS good a bed.. and a much, MUCH better "loungng" proposition...

Add to that the F service (which was amazing) and it really is a no brainer....

Enjoy!
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