How does American Airlines first class compare to Qantas?

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msport2012

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 14 Apr 2013

Total posts 295

How does American Airlines first class compare to Qantas?

msport2012

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 14 Apr 2013

Total posts 295

Flying next Thursday SYD - LAX with AA in First Class. Does AA offer the same ammenities as QF on the route. I read that AA is allianing their products and services with QF but from what I have read that hasn't happened so far?

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,110

Hi Martin, see our comparison here:

Sydney-Los Angeles first class comparo: Qantas vs American Airlines

(Since that was published, a new walkway has opened at LAX between T4 and TBIT, so if flying AA first class, you could walk over to TBIT and use the Qantas First Lounge, before returning to T4 ahead of your flight, without the need to clear security in between.)

We also have a separate AA first class flight review for added detail.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Read this and judge for yourself:

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/07/05/american-first-class-review/

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Martin,

I sent you a link detailing the AA First class service but its being held for moderation.

Check in after a few hours when/if the post has been authorised for publishing.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,110

More like a few minutes. ;)

We have our own review linked above, but different writers look for different things and write for different types of audiences, so there's never any harm in reading multiple reviews for multiple perspectives.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Agreed!

For me though, if you're paying QF First fares, then fly QF.

AA First is fine, but not at those prices.

grumpytravel

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jun 2016

Total posts 20

Qantas A380  versus American 777 ? Give me Qantas any day.Apart from the aircraft type, Qantas on board service is light years ahead of any American carrier,including AA.

eminere

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Sep 2013

Total posts 371

In F on this route I'd be inclined to choose QF but if in J then definitely AA hands-down for the superior seat.

msport2012

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 14 Apr 2013

Total posts 295

When I was booking the flights, QF website directed me to the AA code share BUT when retuning I will be on the QF A380 in F. Best of both worlds really ;-)

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Some have suggested ex-LAX QF catering is not as good as ex-AU.

But you'll have the QF LAX lounge for supper, which is very good and will only really have breakfast.

I should imagine breakfast is hard to mess up!

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