Would you fly malaysian or cathay on business from adelaide to london?

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minale01

Member since 20 Mar 2012

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Would you fly malaysian or cathay on business from adelaide to london?

driley28

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 May 2012

Total posts 302

Cathay offers a better product.

cooper81

BA Gold

Member since 01 Apr 2012

Total posts 75

110% Cathay.

The seats are fully flat the whole way versus MH's dreadful lie-flat on the A330 from ADL-KUL.

The lounges in HKG are far far better than MH's in KUL.

IFE is also better on Cathay.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 993

I've flown both and I'd go for Cathay. Fantastic fully flat business class seat with ample personal space and great lounges in Hong Kong at which you can break your journey. Malaysia Airlines' KL lounge is not up to par with Cathay's Hong Kong lounges, even its business (Wing Business) and mixed class (Bridge, Cabin) lounges.

Yusef Danet

Member since 20 Oct 2011

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Cathay

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

Total posts 218

If same price, then of course Cathay, no question. 

If Cathay was say 30% more expensive than Malaysian or more, then I would start considering Malaysian. 

Merc25

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2013

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Cathay is the better of the two.but MH is  possibly  the cheaper 

am

Member since 15 Apr 2011

Total posts 216

You'll also earn more points flying with Cathay - 1.25 per mile compared to 0.75 on Malaysia (which is quite a signficant difference!) Cathay is easily the better airline of the two. 

That said, Malalysia flies daily nonstop out of Adelaide, while Cathay will require a stop in Melbourne for the next few months before they switch to less than daily nonstop flights later in the year. Worth considering. 

074061

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

Member since 25 Apr 2013

Total posts 262

I would go for Cathay, but it means a very early wakeup time for you, since the flight departs at 7:30am (or 6:30am, depending on time of year). Connection to CX 253 is swift and you should be able to complete it on time.

If being up by noon is a hardship for you, then I would recommend Malaysia, who does a 14:30 departure and has a more relaxed 4 hour connection time onto the A380 where there are almost flat business seats. Write a report if you can!

qfflyer

Member since 26 May 2012

Total posts 131

Cathay is superb. Faultless on my last two flights. Only thing was after flying Emirates, the IFE seemed slightly lacking. But that's it. 

wilsoni Banned

wilsoni Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Sep 2011

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MH? You've got to be joking.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

You've got to love these open ended unqualified questions. Everyone's circumstances are exactly the same right? ;)

What is your criteria to select an airline? How do you perceive value?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

You've got to love these open ended unqualified questions. Everyone's circumstances are exactly the same right? ;)

What is your criteria to select an airline? How do you perceive value?

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 872

And why not? Especially Cathay.

11sjw

Member since 11 Mar 2012

Total posts 159

Is it business or pleasure (ie out of your pocket or someone elses?

Do you have pricing to compare and an amount you'd baulk at paying?

Do you absolutely have to be at a meeting shortly after arrival?

Do you sleep well on aircraft?

Are you travelling solo?

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