Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 25 Sep 2013
Total posts 371
J in EK B77W vs QF A330 refurbed
Which of the two would you go for on a red-eye flight from SIN to MEL? Besides the obvious differences in the seat and seating layout are there any significant differentiators to make you choose one airline over the other?
Member since 09 Apr 2015
Total posts 14
The seat and seating layout differences are pretty significant in that the QF bed is fully flat, wider, and all seats have direct aisle access. Unless you're chasing points or status that alone makes it a no-brainer for me.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 09 Jun 2011
Total posts 63
Having experienced both I couldn't agree more, a refurb QF A330 anyday over EK's B77W.
I also find the service in J on QF more personable and the QF meals/wines (not there is much on this sector) of a higher standard.
Member since 08 Jun 2014
Total posts 308
perhaps try the new ba lounge if flying QF
Member since 15 Dec 2014
Total posts 191
Definetley QF instead of the EK 777 2-3-2 is absoultley yuck! The seats are hard!
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 303
If your SIN - MEL is soon, you won't necessarily get a refurbed A300 with QF (just looking at recent history). I would still choose QF over EK.
Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus
Member since 15 Jan 2013
Total posts 66
I think you mean A330.The last of the inherited TN A300's wide bodies went out of service at QF in 1998.
Member since 04 Mar 2014
Total posts 81
Agree with all the above, EK J on the 777 is pretty sub par, and woudlnt pay for it again - after making the mistake once.
Member since 21 Feb 2015
Total posts 9
The kicker is are you absolutely certain you'll get a QF refurbished bird? As it is, of the 10 planes, 6 (QPA/B/C/D/E/I) are refurbished, whereas the remaining 4 aren't.
60% is good odds, but not entirely a dead cert. Depending on when your flight is, there's the off chance of a substitution, and if it came to that, I prefer EK's 777 seats to Skybed Mk1 any day.
Member since 10 Apr 2013
Total posts 167
Well technically it's (6/9) 66.6% since 1 A330 is out of service being refurbished.
it's a personal preference on scheduling and if you are connecting onwards from Melbourne that determines everything.
Thank you all for weighing in. Looks like there is an overwhelming support for the QF product (assuming the aircraft isn't subbed out at the last minute). Unfortunately on the day I need to fly all the saver fares are sold out on QF with only EK available, so now I have to decide whether to fly one day earlier or just take the EK option...
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Mar 2015
Total posts 182
Why not try SQ. Far better service and seats!
Can't - need the status credits.
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