Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 08 Jun 2014
Total posts 308
Sydney to New Orleans in F. which route, which airline ( I want QF status credits), prefer A380 but which lounge is best Dallas or LA
Member since 20 May 2014
Total posts 92
Well the choice is fairly easy.
The only nonstop flights between LAX and MSY (new orleans) are on Southwest, Delta, and United, none of whom are partners with Qantas. Unless you want to have an additional stop, which would be in Dallas anyway, it makes the most sense to fly straight to Dallas.
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 436
Agree with RealKid - its a no-brainer to fly into Dallas on Qantas then take the cheapest/most convenient option down to New Orleans
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,059
Although if you have the time, the stopover via LAX and DFW might mean more points and SC.
Member since 22 Oct 2012
Total posts 193
QF SYD-LAX in F gives you 90 SCs. SYD-DFW also gives 90 SCs. If SCs are your priority, then go SYD-LAX, then AA LAX-MSY (via DFW) in F and you'll then earn another 40 SCs.
Qantas - Platinum
Member since 18 Jan 2011
Total posts 27
Not sure where you got the 90 SC's for SYD-LAX Phil, it's 270 each way according to the Qantas website in First.
Oops. You're correct. It's 270 SCs for both SYD-LAX or SYD-DFW in F. Then it's another 40 SCs on AA LAX-DFW in F. It's 90 in Y.
And if flying AA LAX-DFW in F you'll get access to AA's Admirals Club lounge at LAX Terminal 4. It's a very good lounge, several steps above AA's standard lounges, with very acceptable food & drinks, wi-fi, showers, comfy seating etc.
I'll leave it to others to comment on lounges at DFW.
And while you're in New Orleans and if you like genuine trad jazz, be sure to go to Preservation Hall.
The Flagship Lounge may be used at LAX Terminal 4, which is considerably better than the Admirals Club as per the oneworld lounge access rules below:
Indulge yourself before departure in a wider range of airport lounges when you fly First Class or Business Class with anyoneworld member airline.
You're correct TRB. I got confused over AA's lounge naming system.
Member since 12 Jun 2013
Total posts 216
In addition to everything else mentioned, flying via LAX means a few more hours spent in AA domestic F instead of QF international F. If you're gonna buy an F ticket you might as well get your money's worth.
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