I am flying SGN-SYD later in the year and can fly: 1)SGN-HKG (Cathey Reginal a330) then HKG to SYD (Cathey a330) 2) SGN-HKG (Cathey regional a330) then HKG to SYD (Qantas 747-400

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AndrewMep

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Oct 2014

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I am flying SGN-SYD later in the year and can fly:

1)SGN-HKG (Cathey Reginal a330) then HKG to SYD (Cathey a330)

2) SGN-HKG (Cathey regional a330) then HKG to SYD (Qantas 747-400rr)

3) Vietnam airlines direct on a330

Option 2 and 3 are the same price and option 2 is about USD200 more expensive. All my flights are in J. SQ is too expensive and my wife is scared of flying and won't go MH. I am leaning to option 1. What choice would you make?

AndrewMep

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Oct 2014

Total posts 17

Sorry I meant option 1 is $200US more expensive. 

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

If she is scared of flying I would go with QF cause you get the great aussie service but then again thats my pick

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

For me is option 3 - I just love 747 and IMHO it is pity that such great aircraft going from sky.

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

I think I'd go with the CX connecting to QF combination if it's the same price as VN.

abudhabi1

Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus

Member since 15 Jan 2013

Total posts 65

It comes down to who you have a loyalty membership with in my opinion but the two Cathay Pacific flights would be my first choice.

074061

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

Member since 25 Apr 2013

Total posts 262

If your wife's scared of flying, definitely choose the latter option, with as little connections/takeoffs/landings as possible. While CX and QF are far superior in terms of service and seat, I think the main problem with flight phobia is being in the air itself, so VN as a direct service gets the mark - not for you, but for your wife.

qfflyer

Member since 26 May 2012

Total posts 131

Nothing more comforting than a G'day. Qantas from HKG. 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

No brainer. Option 1 of course. Cathay, Cathay, Cathay, Oi, Oi, Oi!

msport2012

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 14 Apr 2013

Total posts 295

I would fly a combination of CX & QF. I beleive that CX is upgrading one of the SYD flights from the A330 to the B777-300

riley

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Mar 2014

Total posts 358

Singapore direct isn't an option? They have A380 services. You'll negate any loyalty benefits you forego by flying J. If you lack status with Krisflyer, why not join yourself and your wife to Velocity, family pool her points and credits to you and you'll be 20 status credits short of gold at the end of your trip?

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

He's flying to SGN Ho Chi Minh City; the code is derived from the old name Saigon. Singapore is SIN.

johnaboxall

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Aug 2011

Total posts 384

If you're trying to save money and feel lucky for an upgrade, try Vietnam airlines direct in Y with an Optiontown bid for J.

MartinS

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 05 Feb 2013

Total posts 16

If it's a flight in Y, then I'd choose daytime CX SGN-HKG, overnight in HKG, and daytime CX HKG-SYD (with option 3 as a 2nd choice).

If it's a flight in J, then I'd certainly pick Cathay straight through.

S

Member since 13 Sep 2013

Total posts 114

VNA all the way!
A direct overnight flight. VNA Busn class is no Cathay Pacific, but it's pleasant enough and gets you there in the shortest amount of time.

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