This article really highlights the value of miles, even with the current devaluations. I love how the author assumes that most of his readers will never in their lifetimes be able to afford first class flights on Cathay, Emirates, and Singapore, though all are obtainable with miles and points and our community does it every day! In fact, I redeemed for first class seats on all three of these airlines in the last year. He is right about the pricing though, my recent Emirates First Class A380 flight from LAX to the Maldives via Dubai was priced at $27,583 one-way. The Singapore Airlines flight from IAH to Bali via Singapore in first was pricing between $14-16,500 one-way and the Cathay Pacific flight home to JFK from Hong Kong was $13,853 one-way.

However, this is nothing compared with the luxury a few international carriers provide on their long-haul flights. From onboard showers to fully private suites to gourmet delicacies, these airlines have designed their service so that passengers are in no rush to land. Not surprisingly, the prices for this kind of service can be astronomical. Here are three particularly extravagant examples…

Check out the  article  for his briefs on flying first with Cathay, Emirates, and Singapore.  …or better yet my trip reports funded by points and miles and with lots of pictures:

Cathay Pacific

Singapore Airlines


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Bill n DC January 21, 2014 - 9:05 am

I thought the same thing about the article. Already done CX in 1st 3x and another flight booked for July. In October I’m booked in Emirates 1st on A380 Syd-DXB-JFK. Have only done Business on Singapore A380, which was grand in its own way. Life is good with points and miles 🙂

Points with a Crew January 21, 2014 - 9:15 am

Nice – those are some great trip reports

Shannon January 21, 2014 - 5:54 pm

Adam, please don’t forget a lot of your fans are still waiting for your trip reports including the EK A380…this blog is almost as cold as today’s NYC!

adam January 23, 2014 - 7:28 pm

@Shannon – They are coming…it’s been straight travel since December without a chance to catch my breath. Have not been home since January 2nd!

VHunter January 23, 2015 - 11:16 pm

I’ve flown CX first from JFK/HKG twice and HKG/SFO. Nicest flights ever…16 hours (JFK/HKG) didn’t want to land. My wife and I did CX first NRT/HKG and sat across from each other for dinner. Better than any restaurant. Top notch flight with the best crew. We’re ExPlat on AA and get treated like royalty on any CX flight. Very nice…

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