5 Airline Products I’m Determined To Review Next Year

by Zac George
a close up of a seat

This year has been a massive year for the blog, there’s been a lot happening and a lot of flying was done. As the year is quickly coming to end I thought it’d be a good idea to start planning and look at what I will be flying/reviewing next year but for those who know miles and points, planning doesn’t always work.

This year I’ve had some fantastic flights and some reviews that would be highlights would have to be Etihad’s Residence from Abu Dhabi to Sydneyflying on the longest flight in the world on Qatar’s 777-200LR from Doha to AucklandVirgin Australia’s re-inaugural 777 flight to Los Angeles and of course the Singapore Airlines A380 delivery flight which I’m still writing.

As you can see above, that’s a pretty great list but what’s next?

I’ve been thinking and I’ve come up with a list of 5 products that I really really want to try and want to try fly most before mid year. (None of these are in order).

1. Qatar Airways’ 777 Qsuite

A product I’ve really wanted to try is Qatar’s Qsuite. I covered the seat quite a lot when the airline first announced it so I thought it’d be appropriate to review it and trial it. The airline is also expanding the Qsuite and it’s now on the New York route as well as Paris and London.

When I fly the product I’ll most likely fly it to New York to test it long-haul and well, I absolutely love New York 😉

a woman reading a book while lying in a bed

Qatar Airways Qsuite

2. Singapore Airlines’ A380 New Suites

This one is quite important to me and one I’m wanting to do fairly soon. I’ve flown the old Suites twice now and after taking multiple photo’s and trying the new suite on the delivery flight, it makes me want to try it more and more.

At the moment the new product is only available on the Singapore – Sydney leg and the flight is during the day if on the service to Singapore so it’d be a good opportunity to try it before flying it long-haul in the future.

two beds in a room

Singapore’s New A380 Suites

3. Emirates’ 777 New First Class

Emriates’ 777 New First Class has been everywhere on my Twitter feed and I can’t stop looking at fares for it! I’ve flown the old First quite a lot and it’s great but this is next level and cannot wait to trial it.

It currently only flies to Brussels, Geneva and soon London’s Stanstead airport. When I fly it, I’d most likely fly it to Geneva just for something different and I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland.

a bed in a plane

Emirates New 777 First Class

4. China Airlines A350 Business Class

Yes this ties in with my earlier post but it’s true, it’s a product I really want to try. I love the A350, I’ve heard fantastic things about China Airlines and their Business Class looks awesome so may as well add it to the list.

an airplane with rows of seats

China Airlines A350 Business Class

5. Aircalin A330 ‘Hibiscus Class’

No I’m not crazy but I really want to fly on Aircalin’s A330 Business Class. I don’t know what it is but I just think it’ll be really interesting and something different. I’ve flown in the pacific a bit and it’s always fun and enjoyable so why not add this interesting and a bit dated product to the list.

a close up of a seat

Aircalin A330 Business Class

Overall I think that’s a pretty good list so far and it’s products which aren’t too hard to redeem miles for or find a discounted fare.

Anything I should add to the list?

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Sam December 22, 2017 - 9:59 am

Given there’s no award availability for new EK F or SQ F at all, and you said there’s no easy way to earn points to redeem for CI J, how do you expect to find a discounted fare for these products?

Zac George December 22, 2017 - 1:56 pm

EK F fare’s will eventually go down in price for doing some smart routing will help, SQ F does have availability but at standard rates and CI does actually have some reasonable fares.

Alvin Tse December 23, 2017 - 12:49 am

Thai’s A350 business class would make a good read as well.

China Southern business class and Garuda’s new A330 would also make some interesting and “something different” reviews that would help you gain a wider audience.

Some premium economy reviews would help – you’d be the first of the “great” airline reviewers to review Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, or even Qantas/Virgin Australia premium economy.

Zac George December 23, 2017 - 5:23 am

Ohhh yes, thank you for reminding me – Garuda’s new J is very high on the to-do list as I had to miss out on it from a previous trip.

Harrison Mendes December 23, 2017 - 10:28 am

Geneva would be great – it’s a beautiful city that I’m sure you’d love but very, very expensive! Where would you route from? Would also like to see a review Maybe of the Chinese carriers that fly to Sydney – e.g hainan or Xiamen as they actually have great products and I wonder if their flights fill up. Also cheap if you get the routing right. DM/email for informations on geneva, I’ll be there Christmas as you know 🙂

Nev Johnson December 23, 2017 - 5:22 pm

Well done Zac , great post !.. I’m very interested in AirCalin also , as they’re a bit out there on their own in terms of partners. The challenge is finding redeemables that work. Hawaiian and Air Tahiti Nui spring to mind in terms of redeeming award flights however there are sweet spots to be found with those guys as well

Nev Johnson February 12, 2018 - 1:40 pm

I see Air Mauritius are about to take delivery of their 3rd A359 , and usually have cracking Fares in J for their National holiday every 12 Mar for a week. JNB-MRU-PER can be had for $850 return in J


would be good to see if you could review their product also

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