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Air Berlin Business or Singapore Economy - which is better
« on: March 04, 2015, 02:27:28 PM »
I am flying one way from New York to London in August. So far I have booked an Air Berlin Business award JFK-DUS with 40K Avios and $5.60. I need to book another ticket from DUS to London, say Economy for 4.5K and $25. I will not have baggage, the layover is short [no lounge needed] and so is the flight so spending 9K of Avios makes no sense. Total 44,500 Avios and $31.

I have another open option through Aeroplan with award space in Economy: Singapore to FRA and LH from FRA to LHR  for 20K Starwood points and 5K AMEX MR points and $61.

I have seen very good reviews of Singapore Economy on the upper deck. How is that comparable to Air Berlin Business class? As I said I don't need the extra baggage nor do I need the lounge at JFK. I have flown Air Berlin on the single class TLV routes from BER and DUS and have found it very average all round. Is Air Berlin Business class really any good? Is it worth blowing an extra 15K AMEX MR points?
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Re: Air Berlin Business or Singapore Economy - which is better
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 03:00:50 PM »
I am flying one way from New York to London in August. So far I have booked an Air Berlin Business award JFK-DUS with 40K Avios and $5.60. I need to book another ticket from DUS to London, say Economy for 4.5K and $25. I will not have baggage, the layover is short [no lounge needed] and so is the flight so spending 9K of Avios makes no sense. Total 44,500 Avios and $31.

I have another open option through Aeroplan with award space in Economy: Singapore to FRA and LH from FRA to LHR  for 20K Starwood points and 5K AMEX MR points and $61.

I have seen very good reviews of Singapore Economy on the upper deck. How is that comparable to Air Berlin Business class? As I said I don't need the extra baggage nor do I need the lounge at JFK. I have flown Air Berlin on the single class TLV routes from BER and DUS and have found it very average all round. Is Air Berlin Business class really any good? Is it worth blowing an extra 15K AMEX MR points?
SQ flights to JFK is business only on the upper level

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Re: Air Berlin Business or Singapore Economy - which is better
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 06:02:09 PM »
I hear. I was told that part of the Upper Deck is Economy. Is Air Berlin Business worth anything or should I go up a notch to Singapore?

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Re: Air Berlin Business or Singapore Economy - which is better
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015, 08:40:48 AM »
I hear. I was told that part of the Upper Deck is Economy. Is Air Berlin Business worth anything or should I go up a notch to Singapore?
Once was, SQ has A380s whose upper is business only, and they use that for JFK flights

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Re: Air Berlin Business or Singapore Economy - which is better
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2015, 09:07:37 AM »
Tks. SQ told me that directly and encouraged me to fly with them.

Is Air Berlin Business worth anything or should I go up a notch to Singapore?

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Re: Air Berlin Business or Singapore Economy - which is better
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2015, 09:41:47 AM »
Tks. SQ told me that directly and encouraged me to fly with them.

Is Air Berlin Business worth anything or should I go up a notch to Singapore?

why in the world would economy seat be better than biz lay flat seat ?

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Re: Air Berlin Business or Singapore Economy - which is better
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2015, 09:44:49 AM »
Tks. SQ told me that directly and encouraged me to fly with them.

Is Air Berlin Business worth anything or should I go up a notch to Singapore?
Lucky has a pretty good review on AirBerlin business class.

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Re: Air Berlin Business or Singapore Economy - which is better
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2015, 10:40:48 AM »
why in the world would economy seat be better than biz lay flat seat ?

+1.

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Re: Air Berlin Business or Singapore Economy - which is better
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2015, 10:43:50 AM »



Is Air Berlin Business worth anything
The new J is supposed to be very nice. Just booked with them for the summer