Business on a budget SYD-LHR.

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Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 29 Dec 2013

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Business on a budget SYD-LHR. Air China or China Southern? I am not too concerned over duration (both are around 24 hours each leg anyway). Air China is offering AUS200 cheaper than CS, but is it worth it. Also how are lounges, food, service etc.



Member since 30 Aug 2013

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Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Since you're on the subject, read Ben Schlappig's experience of China Southern First Class (from the onemileatatime website)

OMG - Makes you wonder if they're worth flying.

I'd choose Air China if I had a choice.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jan 2013

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Try Royal Brunei. No Booze but cheap


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 05 Jun 2014

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BI dont fly to SYD .


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

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Air China isn't great, from the reports I've read anyway.

You may wish to consider using a redemption of purchased miles. To this end, I would recommend either US Airways or United Airlines mile purchases, for Oneworld and Star Alliance respectively.


Member since 10 Mar 2011

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Are you alliance bound? Malaysian usually have some good offers and BA also do if you are OneWorld. I think the Chinese airlines are amoungst the cheapest though.


Member since 16 May 2014

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If you go via Perth

Air Mauritius does some good deals too.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Apr 2013

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If you have the time, try leaving from an asian port.  For example business class Denpasar to London is good value on Qatar (around $4,212 US) or Malaysian Denpasar to London for  for approximately $3,200 Aus.  Ifyou add the cost of a return flight Melb to to Denpasar in business on JQ (about $1400 return) this can still be good value and you gain the benefit of a good quality One World Airline.


Member since 09 Jul 2012

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LJS is spot on - leaving from an Asian port is great value for business class. You may wish to consider flying economy or reward seat from SYD and then take advantage of the reasonable pricing from there.

From SIN, best bet is SriLankan (UL) to LHR via CMB (transit 2.5 hrs). LHR to SIN via CMB, transit varies 6-8 hours, but UL put up business class pax in quality hotels for the transit (meals included). UL was recently inducted into OneWorld, if that is relevant to you.

From BKK, Etihad (EY) is usually good for business class fares via AUH, with better timing and a chance to bid for first class upgrade. EVA (BR) from BKK direct LHR is also another option to consider. Hope this helps.

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