Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Feb 2014
Total posts 131
Emirates Business or Cathay Pacific Business.
Hi Guys, I'm thinking of either flying Emirates or Cathay pacific from Australia to London. I know cathay pacific was awarded some awards for their business class seats but haven't really heard of the Emirates business class. I know emirates has the A380 which is a cut above the rest but which business class is really the best? Whats ur opinion??
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,059
For me it's Cathay hands down.
But it depends on your preference. In my opinion CX gets my business because:
Member since 03 Dec 2013
Total posts 3
I have gay friends that are worried about accidentllay showing too much affection towards each other at DXB. Wether that fear is justified or not, the restrictive public liberties in the region outside the terminal can make many apprehensive.
Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles
Member since 25 Apr 2013
Total posts 262
I'd say go with the one with the better rate. China Southern has a good product but blander and lacking direct aisle access, but it could be cheaper. Etihad also has a nice product (though I haven't flown). EK has A$6290, CZ has A$4700 and MH has A$5740. I'm still trying to get the Cathay website to work but I'm suspecting prices won't be pretty.
CX - Marco Polo
Member since 13 Apr 2014
Total posts 1
Cathay hands down for me as well.
Cathay has a better seat, more consistent services
HKG is miles ahead of DXB in terms of transit
Lounges at DXB and HKG is pretty much on par
Unless you are going to travel at peak seasons where Cathay's price could be ridiculously more expensive or the award space availability is almost non-existant.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 09 Jun 2011
Total posts 63
Having experience both, Cathay easily over Emirates.
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 14 Apr 2013
Total posts 295
Cathay All The Way
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