SQ Business Melbourne Wellington Flight Review is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report.
I booked this flight in the literal sense at the 11th hour. Was 33k Lifemiles worth it for a 3:35 flight? Let’s find out.
SeatGuru said there were various versions of this 777 plane. Some with lie flat seating, but the default one was angle. I thought I could luck out and get lie flat like I did on Etihad from Cairo to Abu Dhabi. I did not.
Obviously, I’ll take angle flat over 737 recliner, but all angle flats need to be phased out. It’s like sleeping on the side of a mountain. Use your eagle talons to hold one to the chair, lest you slip onto the floor.
I was exhausted and debated sleeping through the meal service like I did on Cathay Business to Sydney. I fought through that Blog Malpractice because I had worked so hard to get this flight. The least I could do is try the breakfast noodles. It was worth it.
Noodle review complete, it was time to sleep. I woke up to the flight attendant request that I change the angle from 160 to 90.
I was so tired I would’ve been able to sleep standing up in economy. I still think it was worth burning the points because the convenient flight schedule allowed me to make my connection to Blenheim. I would’ve preferred to spend 20k Avios on business, but that was not an option.
There’s SQ Business then there’s SQ business. This was the former.