Travelling from Sydney to HK in business this Wed (18 Sept) and was hoping someone might have some tips on which flight will have a better plane/seats.

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djbsmith

Member since 31 Aug 2012

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Travelling from Sydney to HK in business this Wed (18 Sept) and was hoping someone might have some tips on which flight will have a better plane/seats. Will probably try the buy business get first with QF but thought I should consult the knowledgeable folks here first.

I have to travel on this date so will pre-empt the suggestion of travelling Thurs to get A380..

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Fly Cathay...duh?

johnaboxall

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Aug 2011

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+1. Nice bed, CX service, lounges at HKG, choice of flights. 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Indeed. I thought that was a no brainer.

Frequency and consistency of product is key when connecting to asia. Until Qantas realises that it cannot hope to compete affectively.

How can you claim to be connected to the region when your national airline views the asian market as an after thought and seeks to establish presence through low-cost joint ventures. Like seriously!

djbsmith

Member since 31 Aug 2012

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Is QF that bad on this route?  I did Cathay Bris-HK in March and wasn't impressed at all.  Plane seemed very old.

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

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It's alright, but they've got a slightly poorer business offering - fully-flat but not 100% aisle access, service is seasonal - and a much poorer schedule of daily rather than quadruple daily.

msport2012

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 14 Apr 2013

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Try flying with Virgin Atlantic. There Upper Class product is fun and funky. If you prefer to fly with Qantas & wantt to use the bsuiness get first promotion on the return from HKG and ensure that you book a weekend retun with the A380. 

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

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CX is the better option if schedule is taken into account.

Merc25

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2013

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I agree with martin ,Fly with Virgin Atlantic in upper class their is a bar on board and it is a day flight ,so you will enjoy the trip ,also VA shares air New Zealand's lounge in Sydney so try to use the lazy boy seats on the right hand  side near the window,they are great to relax in .hope this helps 

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

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Schedule up is mostly day flights for CX, QF and VS, although CX have one overnight option.

Coming back is the big difference, with only CX offering a day flight option.

djbsmith

Member since 31 Aug 2012

Total posts 10

Thanks all.  Cathay it is!

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