Sydney-London: is Qatar worth the points premium over Emirates?

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jezza1983

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Member since 27 May 2017

Total posts 1

Hi 

First post.

Im going to London and torn between Emirates or Qatar business, especially as I am not sure I will get the new Qatar business as the fastest flight uses 2xA380 (not A350) and the A380's may not be updated by November?

Oh, and Emirates is 128K vs 139K on Qatar.

Cheers

Jez

Dredgy

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Member since 02 Apr 2017

Total posts 167

You won't get the new business class, unless you fly out of Adelaide I think. It's not going to be rolled out on the A380s at all in the same form as the A350 as there's not enough room on the upper deck, so it will be reworked.


In general, the hard product is roughly the same on the A380 between Emirates and Qatar. Qatar usually has better service though, the a la carte dining option is really great and I also find the food generally better. Worth 11k points? Probably not regularly, but would be worth checking them out once if you haven't before.

ajstubbs

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Member since 15 Mar 2016

Total posts 117

I favour QR over EK in service, food and seat. You won't get the new Q-suite but the A380 product is still very much a quality product with a better feeling of personal space than EK's J product. Personally, i'd opt for QR :)

GregXL

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Member since 26 May 2014

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On J classic award flights the cash component is significantly lower on CX than on QF, QR or EK.  Availability is also usually good.

NQflyer

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Member since 02 Jun 2015

Total posts 47

I agree with GregXL.  CX is great for points, cash component and availability and a good product. Both the First and Business Lounges in Hong Kong are great.

mitchimus

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Member since 23 Mar 2012

Total posts 67

I personally prefer the QR A380 over EK. Crew attentive, friendly and helpful. I also like the bar/lounge on the QR aircraft over the EK version. Both are good.

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