Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 07 Feb 2013
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SYD-BKK Business class QF vs EK.
About to make an award booking, are both the QF A330 and EK 777 business cabins fitted out with fully flat skybeds or is there a chance of copping one of the older angled flat bed or not even a bed style seat at all? Thanks in advance. Thinking of giving EK a spin for something different, from the rumours around the traps I could only assume their business cabins would beat QF? Cheers
Member since 10 Mar 2011
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Both QF and EK have lie flat (angled) seats in Business for this sector. QF use the A330 and EK the 777.
Sorry also would be doing BKK-SYD on either QF24 or EK418 and this is the leg I would be considering using the extra points for business not on the way over seeing its a bit of a waste on a day flight (Would love to of course but the balance wont allow!) Thanks again
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 Aug 2012
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I would go with QF 23 on the outbound, as the timing is a lot better (arrives BKK mid-afternoon rather than past midnight), and if you're QF Platinum you get the F Lounge.
I would go with EK 418 on the return, as the timing is similar, so give EK a spin for the lolz.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
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Ah neither has a fully flat skybed. They both use angled beds on the this route. The only difference is EK has a superior entertainment system and possibly better service. But YMMV
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QF A330's have the original Skybed 1, it is at an angle, but at least the cabin is 2-2-2. Emirates 777's are mostly angled seats, and in 2-3-2 (even their A330's are 2-3-2). If you go Emirates try to avoid the 3 in the centre, it's not a lovely experience! (QF A330s are due for the new flat business 'suites', but don't think any aircraft have been converted yet)
Returned o/night from HKG a couple of weeks ago on a QF A330, managed an ok sleep, the Skybed is longer than most angled beds, so not too bad. Crew did a quick supper service and late mini-breakfast to maximise sleep
Member since 16 Feb 2012
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All of the above are good suggestions. Just Remember: Should you book the Emirates option, use a QF code-share Flight No.
Member since 22 Apr 2014
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I travel this route all the time and have tried both airline offerings. QF cabin is better for sleeping, service is a bit hit and miss on EK. EK lounge is better than QF lounge, EK also offer limo service for first/business passengers. This means Holden Statesman/Caprice transfers in Syd, and Merc E220 transfers in BKK. Bonus is you can earn QF SC and points on EK flight
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