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lind26

Member since 24 Apr 2014

Total posts 230

Economy to London

lind26

Member since 24 Apr 2014

Total posts 230

Family flights are so cheap at the moment that you can buy 2 one way tickets for almost the same price as a return. What do you think of MEL to LON via Middle East leaving evening (you get your sleep) and back leaving in the evening LON to MEL via Singapore (you get your sleep again)?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Via ME, leaving LON in the evening is not great. LON to ME3 hubs only average 7h and your longer leg to Oz leaves in the morning local time.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Why mucking around when you can have SQ both way. They have quite a few services MEL-SIN as well as SIN-LHR, so you can easy choose most convenient one.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Or Cathay via HKG for that matter. 

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Cathay usually more expensive. Also while Cathay Business is prized everywhere (and it really good) SQ economy one of the best.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Agreed re SQ economy. But if you're OW sapphire/emerald, nothing beats the consistency, variety and general quality of CX home base lounges.

SQ economy and Changi airport is great if you're status-less. 

I don't know why anyone would muck around going any other way.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Generally speaking exactly status-less flying economy. I am not flying that little – for recent years averaging one flight to Europe per year. And even then I still status-less.

Mark77

Member since 06 Sep 2015

Total posts 13

How would you rate BA premium economy to London? 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

From SYD, it's way too expensive for what you're paying for. I'd recommend BA Premium economy on SIN/SYD - it's good value.  

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

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TRB & Mark77: For the second time today your posts have again been edited/deleted in line with our comment policy to remove personal remarks/attacks aimed at each other.

Let that be the last time, please. Opinions are welcome, remarks about other users are not.

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TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Hey Chris,

I don't need nanny watching my back.

I'll respond to trolling as I see fit, if at all.

If you want to stop anything, I suggest you stop the trolls :)

My response has never been personal attacks. Please refrain from blanket assertions like that. I merely suggest improvements so that trolling comments may appear more entertaining. I'm quite happy to be trolled as long as it's amusing :)

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

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"I don't need nanny watching my back."

TRB, we have an established comment policy which applies to all users of the site, including you.

We remove 'trolling' comments and the like whenever we have the opportunity, but if you choose to engage in off-topic discussion, make personal remarks against other users (as you've just done again) and 'feed the trolls' to encourage others to continue breaking the rules, then you're also in breach of that policy.

"If you want to stop anything, I suggest you stop the trolls"

^^ We do, by deleting or editing their comments. Stop engaging with them and there'll be fewer comments for us to delete in the first place.

"I'll respond to trolling as I see fit, if at all."

^^ As per our comment policy: comments "will be edited or deleted as we see fit and at our discretion, in the interest of keeping things on topic and on track".

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We've given enough reminders now, so back to the topic at hand: flying in economy class to London. Any further off-topic posts will be removed without notice.

rob01

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 10 Nov 2011

Total posts 94

I always fly SQ to London, and generally stop over even if it's just overnight, to break up the flight. Usually arrive late evening (midnight-ish), crash at the Crown Plaza (great hotel) then hop on SQ318 at lunchtime.

lind26

Member since 24 Apr 2014

Total posts 230

The point of my question was missed, I was saying the first leg in each direction is the long one, i.e. More conducive to sleep.

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