I need to fly from Melbourne to San Fran in a couple of weeks, and after a lifetime of only flying Qantas internationally, I find myself needing to fly a Star Alliance airline in e

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hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 761

OP is flying in a few weeks.

SeatNextToYours

Member since 12 Mar 2014

Total posts 115

The UA 787 won't happen until Oct14. There's a relevant article on this site:

http://www.ausbt.com.au/united-airlines-to-launch-boeing-787-9-on-melbourne-los-angeles

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

I like Air NZ. And you can get skycoach there :-)

Ksmith

Member since 05 Sep 2011

Total posts 28

Currently AirNZ use 747s and 777-200ERs on their AKL - SFO flights, neither of which offer the skycouch. Only the 777-300ERs offer this, and these aircraft are not scheduled to be used on SFO flights again unitl July.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Yea.. Inconsistency in product really disgraceful.

Alicepire

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Aug 2013

Total posts 13

Hope is giveth, and then hope is taketh away. Lol. Maybe next time, though?

Ksmith

Member since 05 Sep 2011

Total posts 28

If you are flying alone, the skycouches are a very expensive option. Usually cheaper to fly premium economy yourself.

Regarding the inconsistency, I'd rather fly economy on the older 777-200s, as they still offer a more spacious 3-3-3 seating layout, unlike the 777-300s and their cramped 3-4-3 arrangement.

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