Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 14 Apr 2013
Total posts 295
I am panning to fly to San Diego in December from Sydney in Business Class. I am tossing between Deta, Air New Zeland & United. Who has the better business class to the US?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 07 May 2012
Total posts 299
QF would be my first preference. Other than that, I would prefer Air NZ, however you will have to go via AKL. The others offer a less superior offering and you would depart from SYD.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 01 Mar 2012
Total posts 195
Out of those three I'd go with Air NZ. I fly them quite a lot to the States. Even though you have to travel via Auckland, their service and product is far superior to Delta and United.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 04 Sep 2012
Total posts 102
HelloI would DEFINATELY fly Air New Zealand. I would fly them over all the above and over QF. This is because their Business Premier cabin is spectacular. All suites offer direct isle access and the food and IFE is excellent (and a fantastic wine selection ;) ) Then you can fly on NZ partner Virgin America to San Diego, they are the best US Airline. With Air NZ you can choose to fly to either LAX or SFO. LAX is on the new 777-300ER and has a better bed and a bar, adn SFO is on the 747-400, with self serve bar. The pkanes are much of a muchness.
Member since 20 Mar 2012
Total posts 194
I did this route late last year. If you can fly Qantas, it's the easiest and most time-effiecient. But if it has to come to a choice of the above, go ANZ.
Member since 26 May 2012
Total posts 131
Qantas – A380 straight from Sydney, MK2 Skybed, oneworld connection with AA. Easy.
Member since 15 Apr 2011
Total posts 216
Flying with Air NZ will mean an extra stop, which would put me off. Between Delta and United, I would definitely pick Delta, but that's only because UA is miserable. Qantas or VA would be my preference (if you're restricted to the listed airlines then pick a DL codeshare operated by VA).
Member since 07 Jun 2013
Total posts 10
Definitely would go with QF and than AA for the short flight to San Diego. However, if you really need to choose between the three above than NZ would be my first preference in terms of service, but too many layovers... so if you want something more direct than DL over UA.
Thank you all for your thoughts. I endded up booking with Delta as the fare was $4,000 cheaper than QF, UA , VA & NZ. $5,000 return buiness. UA came in at $8,500
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