Friday 30 August 2019
Highlights: Singapore Airlines A380 First Class
The thing to keep in mind about Australia and travel is it is so far away. My return home started on Thursday evening in New York (USA), which was Friday morning back home, and it will take almost 48 hours to get back there.
When visited: August 2019
Time of day: Late morning
Rating: 4 / 5
- Lufthansa and SWISS First Class ticket for a flight departing on the same day
- First Class Star Alliance boarding pass for a flight departing on the same day
- Valid HON Circle Member card and boarding pass for a Lufthansa/ Star Alliance / codeshare partner flight arriving or departing on the same day
- Valid Senator card and boarding pass for a Lufthansa/Star Alliance/codeshare partner flight
- Star Alliance Gold Members
I gained access by flying Singapore Airlines First Class (Frankfurt to Singapore) during a 1 hour 50 minute stopover.
Note: Business class passengers without status don’t get access to this lounge, First Class passengers do get access but there is a separate (and presumely better) First Class lounge making this mostly for Star Alliance Gold Members flying in business or economy.
Seat: 3A (First Window)
Departed: 21.31 (Scheduled 20.55)
Arrived: 10.14 (Scheduled 10.40)
Duration: 7 hour 20 minutes
Distance: 6,206 kms
This was the first leg of three flights (2 different airplanes) to get back home to Melbourne, Australia. This flight provided a 1 hour 50 minute transit in Frankfurt before the next flight.
This flight was from the John F Kennedy International (New York) to Rhein Main Airport (Frankfurt).
Thursday 29 August 2019
Highlights: Virgin Atlantic JFK Clubhouse
Today I said goodbye to New York and the USA on the long road to returning to Australia. My flight wasn’t until 8.55 pm but you could check in with Singapore Airlines 6 hours before your flight, with hotel check out at noon I didn’t have much time to kill before catching the subway out to the airport.
When visited: August 2019
Time of day: Afternoon / Early Evening
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Wednesday 28 August 2019.
Highlights: ‘Hamilton’, Gospel Singing, The Apollo Theatre
The last full day of this trip doing tourist things before heading home tomorrow on Singapore Airlines First Class turned out to be an amazing day, maybe the best of the trip.
Tuesday 27 August 2019.
Highlights: US Tennis Open 2019
One of my life time goals is to see all Grand Slam Tennis events around the world. Today I got to see the third Grand Slam, the US Open, and it was a great day at the tennis.