Business class from Brisbane to Seoul?

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djbsmith

Member since 31 Aug 2012

Total posts 10

Business class from Brisbane to Seoul? Am only Silver with QF and Gold with Virgin.

StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 195

The best direct is Korean Air really or if you want to stay within the Virgin Alliance take Singapore Airlines. I think Asiana flies from Brisbane to Seoul as well if you want Qantas flights.

djbsmith

Member since 31 Aug 2012

Total posts 10

Korean Air looks likely due to direct flights but it seems a waste to not get some status credits or points in a FF programs I can use.

StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 195

yeah I know, it is a hard one from Brisbane to Korea. Personally I would take Korean Air, the times I have flown them I have been pretty impressed by the quality of service.

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

One thing about flights to Korea is that if you're connecting via either Hong Kong or Singapore is that at least one leg will be a red-eye, whereas the four-times-weekly Brisbane-Seoul flight is a pure day flight.

If you're willing to connect to earn on either Velocity or QFF, I've come up with two options - Hong Kong and Singapore. Via Hong Kong, the best daily routing is QF 97 connecting to CX 412. (All times henceforth are local.) This has you leave Brisbane at 1020 and arrive in Hong Kong at 1725. The first Cathay Pacific flight out of Hong Kong after this is the 0100 red-eye, CX 412. This leaves at 0100+1 and arrives in Seoul/ICN at 0535+1. (There are Cathay flights from Brisbane to Hong Kong, but neither nonstop is daily.)

Via Singapore, one leg will also be a red-eye, but the daily picking are better as you can choose which leg is the killer. You can either connect a day Singapore flight to a red-eye Seoul flight, or vice versa. You could join SQ 236 to SQ 608, leaving Brisbane at 1430 and arriving in Singapore at 2050, leaving Singapore at 0010+1 and arriving in Seoul at 0745+1. Alternatively, you could connect SQ 246 to SQ 600, leaving Brisbane at 2245 and arriving in Singapore at 0505+1, leaving Singapore at 0800+1 and arriving in Seoul at 1535+1.

djbsmith

Member since 31 Aug 2012

Total posts 10

My boss wants to avoid a red-eye so we'll be sticking with Korean Air and doing the day flight now.

Am having some confusion now with business visa requirements though - travel agent says I need one but internet says no.  Have you been there?

AndrewYes

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Oct 2012

Total posts 147

JAL?

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